Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Run MSI file as Administrator in Windows 8


Right clicking an MSI file through Windows 8 and then "Run As Administrator" isn't supported. After doing some research, I found some steps to achieve it. See instructions below:

1. Start Button / key
2. Type in "cmd" without quotes and press Shift+Enter to open a command prompt as an administrator.
3. Type in the full path to the msi and press enter.
Put the path inside quotes if it has any spaces like "C:\Users\username\My Documents\SoftwarePackage.msi"
4. Press enter and agree to execute the MSI

See Reference here: Run an MSI file as Administrator


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