Install MSI packages as administrator

On Windows Vista you don’t see “Run as administrator” in the context menu when you right click on a MSI package.

1. Run regedit.exe as administrator.
2. Create the following key: HKEY_Classes_Root\Msi.Package\shell\RunAs. Add the following data to the default value: Install &as administrator
3. Create the following key: HKEY_Classes_Root\Msi.Package\shell\RunAs\command. Add the following data to the default value : msiexec /i “%1”
4. Right click on a MSI package and you should now see “Install as administrator”.