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Install .msi files for plain user account

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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Please Help!! my pc is not getting any anti virus installed(i tried kaspersky,eset,avira,bit defender etc),some virus(i don't know the name) is infecting my pc.. it slowed down speed of my computer,disabled working of almost every application in my pc (even paint and notepad).. i cannot format the disc as some very important data is there which i can not store in external hardisc.. when i try to install an antivirus,setup doesn't show any kind of error,,setup just vanishes,disappears.. please help sir,i love my pc..,,, ----Aysh Jones


Yes, this sounds like a serious virus infection.
Try this:
1. Download a free Antivirus program like Avast:
http://download.cnet.com/Avast-Free-Antivirus/3000-2239_4-10019223.html?part=dl-85737&subj=dl&tag=button
2. Your downloaded file will be "setup_av_free.exe".
3. Instead of opening the exe file as is, rename the file first. You can rename a file by selecting it then right click then choose "rename". For example, you can rename the file to "paris.exe" or whatever you want.
4. After renaming the file, you can now run and install it.
Note: Some viruses recognize antivirus programs because they know the installer file names. By renaming the installer file, you are tricking the virus into allowing you to install the antivirus application.

Mar 23, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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what is a computer virus?


a computer virus,, make your system files, to corrupt,, the system cannot boot some times,, your working files,, documents,, pictures,, all will not open. depending upon the type of virus.. ,, for that an antivirus ins installed to detect virus and clean computer,,

Sep 27, 2009 | Bell Computers & Internet

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