[wix-users] Prompt for Windows Credentials in Wix for Admin Privileges

Ven H venh.123 at gmail.com
Thu Nov 23 19:14:30 PST 2017

This is a requirement from my customer. Many times, the end customers of my
customer simply double click on the MSI and proceed with the installation,
but it fails after some time when it tries to perform some actions which
require Admin privileges. Even though, we have given a batch file
accompanying the MSI which will have msiexec command for invoking the MSI,
there is no guarantee that the customers will run this batch file from
command prompt in Admin mode. Hence I am asking for this.


On Thu, Nov 23, 2017 at 11:26 PM, Joseph L. Casale via wix-users <
wix-users at lists.wixtoolset.org> wrote:

> -----Original Message-----
> From: wix-users [mailto:wix-users-bounces at lists.wixtoolset.org] On Behalf
> Of Ven H via wix-users
> Sent: Thursday, November 23, 2017 10:35 AM
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> Cc: Ven H <venh.123 at gmail.com>
> Subject: [wix-users] Prompt for Windows Credentials in Wix for Admin
> Privileges
> > My Package element has InstallPrivileges="elevated" and a launch
> condition
> > like below.
> >
> >  <Condition Message='You need to be an administrator to install
> > [ProductName].'>
> >       Privileged
> >     </Condition>
> >
> > If I run it in non admin mode, it does display a message, which is
> > configured in the launch condition, i.e., You need to be an administrator
> > to install the product. But, I would like to display the Windows
> > Credentials pop up to capture the Admin user credentials and then
> validate
> > it and proceed with the installation under the Admin credentials. Is this
> > possible? Can anyone please help me achieve this?
> Remove the condition and let Windows invoke the elevation request? Why
> do you need to capture the credentials at all?
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