Install application as standard user

Posted: 06-28-2008, 05:14 PM

Hello all.
I need to convert my old InstallShield project to work under Vista for
Standard User account. But I really don't know how to perform simple
tasks like create some keys in HKEY_CURRENT_USER or install/delete files
to My Documents for user running installer. There is Admin rights UAC
prompt at the beginning and all actions now are related to this admin
account. But i need user account registry path and user documents path.
Not admin's. What can I do? How can I access registry and directories
for current user?

Thanx for any help


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Install application as standard user


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RE: Install application as standard user
Posted: 06-28-2008, 07:42 PM
You may be able to set special permissions with a program. Vista Manager is probably the best chance you have for setting special permissions for a user account. I also suggest you try and use the compatible setting when you right click and go to properties, that may fix your problem for installing old installshields.


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Re: Install application as standard user
Posted: 06-28-2008, 08:10 PM

I don't need to modify or install this program to my account, i need t
create valid installer. I can't modify user account, because thi
installer will be shipped with final program and must be validated a
Vista ready

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Re: Install application as standard user
Posted: 06-28-2008, 08:44 PM
Raptor wrote:
> I don't need to modify or install this program to my account, i need to
> create valid installer. I can't modify user account, because this
> installer will be shipped with final program and must be validated as
> Vista ready.
>
>

If the application and installer must be validated/certified as
"Vista-ready" than it absolutely cannot and must not be installable by a
standard user. That is utterly contrary to Vista's security model.

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Re: Install application as standard user
Posted: 06-28-2008, 09:20 PM
It is game installer and must be in Games for Windows edition, so it is
required to be installed by standard users (with admin user prompt from UAC).

"Bruce Chambers" wrote:
> Raptor wrote:
> > I don't need to modify or install this program to my account, i need to
> > create valid installer. I can't modify user account, because this
> > installer will be shipped with final program and must be validated as
> > Vista ready.
> >
> >
>
>
> If the application and installer must be validated/certified as
> "Vista-ready" than it absolutely cannot and must not be installable by a
> standard user. That is utterly contrary to Vista's security model.
>
> Windows Vista Logo Program Partner Marketing Guide
> http://microsoft.mrmpslc.com/WINDOWS...ting_guide.pdf
>
> --
>
> Bruce Chambers
>
> Help us help you:
> http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
>
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/555375
>
> They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary
> safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. ~Benjamin Franklin
>
> Many people would rather die than think; in fact, most do. ~Bertrand Russell
>
> The philosopher has never killed any priests, whereas the priest has
> killed a great many philosophers.
> ~ Denis Diderot
>
Bruce Chambers
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Re: Install application as standard user
Posted: 06-29-2008, 06:34 PM
Raptor wrote:
> It is game installer and must be in Games for Windows edition, so it is
> required to be installed by standard users (with admin user prompt from UAC).
>

Then it cannot be called "Vista-Ready" or "Designed for Vista."


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Re: Install application as standard user
Posted: 06-29-2008, 08:39 PM
Well, so maybe its another program or another name for it. But I need
solution to pass all requirements that Microsoft have for Games for Windows
edition. So back to my question in 1st post. How to write to correct
HKEY_CURRENT_USER and to Ducuments from installer, if it is running as admin?

Thnx

"Bruce Chambers" wrote:
> Raptor wrote:
> > It is game installer and must be in Games for Windows edition, so it is
> > required to be installed by standard users (with admin user prompt from UAC).
> >
>
>
> Then it cannot be called "Vista-Ready" or "Designed for Vista."
>
>
> --
>
> Bruce Chambers
>
> Help us help you:
> http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
>
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/555375
>
> They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary
> safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. ~Benjamin Franklin
>
> Many people would rather die than think; in fact, most do. ~Bertrand Russell
>
> The philosopher has never killed any priests, whereas the priest has
> killed a great many philosophers.
> ~ Denis Diderot
>
 
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