Running Add/Remove Programs with Administrative Rights


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Chris Briant

Hello,

Is there a way to run the Add / Remove programs applet in Windows XP with
administrative privileges. I have tried entering runas /user:administrator
appwiz.cpl from command prompt, but it won't run.

Where I work, our users are prevented from having administrative rights on
the computers. This becomes a problem when software needs to be removed as
it requires adding the user to the administrators group, asking for their
password, re-logging on to the computer, installing the software, testing
that it works, removing the user from the local admins and then re-logging
on. I would appreciate it if there was a way that I could run appwiz.cpl
with my privileges or local admin rights to remove programs as this would
save a lot of effort and look more professional. There are so many
applications which require full admin rights to be uninstalled.

Chris.
 
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Steven L Umbach

I don't think you can do what you want. Why not just logon as a local
administrator to uninstall the software. That is the usual procedure.

Steve
 
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Frank Minadbour

Chris said:
Hello,

Is there a way to run the Add / Remove programs applet in Windows XP with
administrative privileges. I have tried entering runas /user:administrator
appwiz.cpl from command prompt, but it won't run.

You can run the applet under adminaccount with the tool runasspc on
www.robotronic.de\runasspcen.html
The password and other login informations are in an encrypt file.

To configure the cryptfile with runasspcadmin you find a screenshot on:
http://www.robotronic.de/images/screenshotsRunasSpcAdmin/screenshot10.gif






Call with rundll32 the >>>Add / Remove programs applet<<<
 

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