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User installations are disabled via policy on the machine

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Overview

Below article describes how to change Windows policy which may prevent installation of software.

Environment

  • MicroSoft Windows

Steps

 

SOLUTION 1:

  1. Start Local Group Policy Editor - gpedit.msc

  2. In the Group Policy Editor select Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Windows Installer

  3. In the Extended Properties pane, double-click Prohibit User Installs

  4. Click Disabled (to enable installations) or Enabled (to disable installations)

  5. Click OK and close the Group Policy Editor

 

SOLUTION 2 (Windows 7):

  1. Open Windows Registry Editor

  2. Go to key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Installer

  3. Change the DisableUserInstalls value to 0 (to enable installations) or 1 (to disable installations)

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