The system administrator has set policies to prevent this installation
I have been trying to install software on my Vista 32-bit Business. Windows Installer keeps me warning 'The system administrator has set policies to prevent this installation'. On forum discussions, I have understand to gain administrator access with the command: net user administrator /active:yes. As a 'real administrator' I was stil not able to install the program, I still got the warning 'The system administrator has set policies to prevent this installation'. What's wrong? I have been trying to install the Microsoft SyncToy 1.4, which to my understanding is also designed to operate with Vista.
June 7th, 2008 4:03pm
Hi Pen87, See ifinformation in this linkhelps.
June 9th, 2008 8:12am
Hi, If your administrator has turned on UAC, you will run into issues if you are not in the local admin group. You might need to have your admin add you to the local admin group so that you can install applications. You can also right click on the exe and click on "Run as administrator" if you have administrator credentials.
June 12th, 2008 4:34pm
I wonder why this possibility to "Run as administrator" isn't given with the SyncToy setup.msi file?
June 14th, 2008 4:49am
Hi All, I ran into this issue installing SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services Add-in for Sharepoint on a Windows Server 2008 box. Steps to resolve were are as follows: 1 - Open Command Prompt in administrator mode (Start --> Accesseries --> Right Click on command prompt select Run as administrator 2 - Run the msi file from command prompt (rs.msi) 3 - Install runs fine with no error message Hope this helps someone. P.S: If you run as local administrator e.g. <server_name>\Administrator this will resolve the issue as well. Cheers, Jamie
September 1st, 2008 3:07am
OMG. Thank you so much! I have spent hours online trying to find a way to either update or uninstall itunes. I kept getting that System Administrator message. I tried that "right click" and it worked! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
September 11th, 2008 4:13pm
Ok, this may to simple to believe, but I was having the same problem with installing itunes of all things. I downloaded it, but then got the windows installer error. I just right clicked on the itunes download and selected install as administrator and it worked like a charm. Hopefully this helps!
September 12th, 2008 5:39pm
Glad to hear you have sorted your issue out. Dont forget to help the community. Regards, Jamie
September 13th, 2008 6:55am
Really - a problem installing itunes?? - your solution worked fine. Thank you and thanks, Jamie.
October 5th, 2008 10:56am
I am trying to uninstall a winzip trial program, using the 'programs and features' method in the control paneland I am getting this message. I am the only user and I am the administrator. Using this method, one cannot 'right click' and get the "run as administrator" option, and winzip does not have an uninstall executable. Any ideas
October 23rd, 2008 12:42pm
Have a look in where winzip has been install it will be under c:\program files\WinZip most likely there should be a file called uninstall.exe or something like that. Cheers, J
October 25th, 2008 1:00am
It definitely helps!
November 21st, 2008 8:00pm
Hmm, I noticed after downloading the latest version of iTunes, when I try to run iTunes today, I get an error that there is something wrong with Quick Time. According to the Apple website, I will need to uninstall and reinstall QuickTime. This is when I get the Windows Installer error that the system administrator has set policies to prevent this installation. This is my home computer and my account is the administrator account. I tried to check under C:\Program Files\Quick Time, but there is no file labeled uninstall.exe. I'm not sure what else I need to do. Any suggestions? Thank you!!
November 26th, 2008 1:31am
Have a look in add / remove programs it is the control panel (Start --> Control Panel) you may see quick time in there and may be able to remove it from there. If that fails try downloading the latest quicktime it should see the is an old version there and remove it
November 26th, 2008 2:49am
I was having the same problem uninstalling programs until I tried the uninstaller in Glary Utilities. It works great. Glary is a free utilities program available here:http://www.glaryutilities.com/download.htmI got the information about it in my Smart Computing magazine. If you are still having problems uninstalling programs in Win 7, give it a try. It has some other really nice features, and it's free and has no spyware.Bill
August 17th, 2009 1:30pm
Thanks Jamie. This helped for installing webex player on my Vista -64bit
March 22nd, 2010 3:56pm
It hepled me! Thanks. However, I do not get why is windows thinking I am not the admin. I got no other user accounts. Is there a workaround so this does not happen aagin?
May 10th, 2010 4:07pm
Jamie : I normally just read the post and get the answers, but today i had to reply. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THIS HELP. I was racking my brain all this morning.
May 11th, 2010 9:17am
Solved!! Solved!! Solved!! All I too faced the same issue, but i found its Solution here http://tech2solution.com/index.php?topic=5.msg31#new Regards Raju Gunnal
December 31st, 2010 5:35am
Thankgod for that! I was having the same problems with Itunes! It was driving me batty!! Now to teach my father how to do that ........ save me!!! Thankyou for the help!!
February 4th, 2011 8:07pm
thanks a lot macksta1 this answer was really helpful to me !!! Keep posting such good ideas to forums...
March 24th, 2011 2:54pm
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September 18th, 2011 7:42am