Tip & How-To about Computers & Internet
Many corporate environments are locked down, all users do not have rights to install applications by themselves. This helps reduce virus infections and spreading.
But as IT staff, we need to help these users install applications that will help them do their job. Many new applications are in .msi format which means you can not hold shift and right click on the .msi file to Runas Administrator or elevated privileges.
This tip requires you to know some basic MS-DOS command line syntax. But first you need to start a command prompt with the elevated rights.
Step 1, Open command prompt Step 2, Type: Runas /user:administrator "cmd" (enter administrator password) Step 3, change directory to location of .msi install file (simple DOS commands) Step 4, Run .msi file via command line, this will start theinstall via local administrator account. Complete installation Step 5, close admin command prompt screen.
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