[wix-users] Installing updates only for non-admin users

Herman van Drie hvandrie at outlook.com
Fri Oct 16 16:16:12 PDT 2020

Two options:
- Create a service that runs with LocalSystem which gets installed with the application first time that will take care of installing updates
- Create a Scheduled Task that will act as a helper to install updates using some trigger system



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From: wix-users <wix-users-bounces at lists.wixtoolset.org> On Behalf Of Neelesh Rawal via wix-users
Sent: vrijdag 16 oktober 2020 21:56
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Cc: Neelesh Rawal <Neelesh.Rawal at infogain.com>
Subject: [wix-users] Installing updates only for non-admin users


We are creating MSI installer for a windows application using Wix (through DevOps pipeline) which asks non-admin users to enter admin credentials to install it in their machines and that is fine.

However, if there are any updates available (updated installer) and user tries to update the installed application, it again asks user to enter admin credentials. And entering admin credentials every time while updating the application has become very cumbersome process given  a scenario when we have a release for this app every month.

So is this possible to create MSI installer in that way like it asks admin credentials for the first time (for all users) but does not force to enter admin credentials while updating the already installed application (for all users including non-admin)?

Thanks & Regards
Neelesh Rawal

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