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How to use Privileged property in Installshield - Suite Installer

Hello Guys,

Can somebody provide a code snippet where it shows how to use "Privileged" property. What value needs to be checked and all?

Currently i am using SuiteGetProperty("Privileged", szAdmin);
Its returning me " "

I dont know how to use this property but i know that this is the property i need to use.

Please help.

thanks
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MarkusLatz
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Re: How to use Privileged property in Installshield - Suite Installer

With SuiteGetProperty you can retrieve "suite properties".

But the "Privileged"-Property I know is a Windows Installer property.

We have to know from where you want to retrieve that value.

i.e. if you are inside an MSI you can just use the property.

regards

Markus
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Re: How to use Privileged property in Installshield - Suite Installer

MarkusLatz wrote:
With SuiteGetProperty you can retrieve "suite properties".

But the "Privileged"-Property I know is a Windows Installer property.

We have to know from where you want to retrieve that value.

i.e. if you are inside an MSI you can just use the property.

regards

Markus


Thanks markus, I want to use this property in Suite installer. Can I do this? Or any alternative is there?
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MarkusLatz
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Re: How to use Privileged property in Installshield - Suite Installer

Privileged is like AdminUser so you could also create an InstallScript action and call: Is(USER_ADMINISTRATOR,"") and set the result to a suite property.
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Re: How to use Privileged property in Installshield - Suite Installer

MarkusLatz wrote:
Privileged is like AdminUser so you could also create an InstallScript action and call: Is(USER_ADMINISTRATOR,"") and set the result to a suite property.


Is(USER_ADMINISTRATOR,"") anyways i am using but its not full proof, as i found and also read in lot of forums that its not capable of finding full admin privileges as compared to Privileged property. Privileged property is the ultimate property for knowing that you have all the privileges or not.
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MarkusLatz
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Re: How to use Privileged property in Installshield - Suite Installer

What I know is from here:

https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/aa370852(v=vs.85).aspx

If setting the "Required execution level" to "Administrator" is also not sufficient you can write a custom dll in C/C++ or .NET. There you have access to all APIs from Microsoft ....

What I sometimes use:

public static bool checkElevatedPrivilege() {

WindowsIdentity winIdentity = WindowsIdentity.GetCurrent();
WindowsPrincipal winPrincipal = new WindowsPrincipal(winIdentity);

return winPrincipal.IsInRole(WindowsBuiltInRole.Administrator);

} /* end method */


regards

Markus
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