[wix-users] How to launch EXE file under current user account?

Farrukh Waheed farrukh1 at gmail.com
Mon Apr 4 01:01:41 PDT 2016

Windows Installer Service is actually running as msiexec.exe. If you launch
any MSI installation, you will see another msiexec in task manager. There
may be more in child-process.

Did you tried with Impersonate="yes" or "no"?, e.g.:

    <Property Id="WixShellExecTarget" Value="[#myapplication.exe]" />
    <CustomAction Id="LaunchApplication"         BinaryKey="WixCA"
        Impersonate="yes" />

On 4 April 2016 at 11:41, Dileep S <dileep.sanampudi at gmail.com> wrote:

> Dear All,
> I have created MSI package using WIX script.
> When running an MSI, two process of msiexec is running in Task manager.
> 1. msiexec is running under SYSTEM.
> 2. another msiexec is running under CURRENT USER account
> Using MSI package i have to launch an EXE file. That EXE file should run
> under current user.
> But, EXE is running under SYSTEM account.
> How to launch EXE file under current user account?
> Please help me on this.
> Thanks in advance.
> Regards,
> Dileep
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