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OFF2000: Unable to Run Setup with AlwaysInstallElevated Policy Enabled

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Even though the Always install with elevated privileges System Policy from the Microsoft Office 2000 Resource Kit is in effect when you run setup for Office, you may receive the following error:

Installing this product requires Administrative privileges on systems running this version of Windows.

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You may receive the above error if all of the following are true:
  • You are using Microsoft Windows NT 4.0. -and-

  • You are not a member of the Administrators group. -and-

  • The Windows Installer files have not yet been installed on your computer.

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To set up Office with the Always install with elevated privileges system policy, a member of the Administrators group must first install the Windows Installer files. To do this, follow these steps:

  1. Log in as a member of the Adminstrators group.
  2. Double-click Instmsiw.exe, in the Msi folder on the Office compact disc.

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More information

Once a member of the Administrators group installs the Windows Installer files, you (the non-admin user) must run Office Setup with either the /q or the /qb command-line switch. For example, you can run setup using the following command-line
<path>\setup.exe /qb
where <path> is the is the path to the setup files.

If you do not use either /q or /qb you will will receive the following error:

Microsoft Office 2000 has been advertised on your computer by the system administrator. To install Microsoft Office 2000, run Setup with the /q or /qb command-line option. Contact your system administrator for more information.

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For more information about the Office 2000 System Policy templates in the Microsoft Office Resource Kit, please see the following Microsoft Web site:

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Keywords: kbprb, KB231611

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Article Info
Article ID : 231611
Revision : 2
Created on : 7/16/2012
Published on : 7/16/2012
Exists online : False
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