Set the MSIUSEREALADMINDETECTION property to 1 to request that the installer use actual user information when setting the AdminUser property. When running on Windows Vista, the Privileged and AdminUser are the same. Authors should use the Privileged property in new packages. Legacy packages that require distinct Privileged and AdminUser properties can restore the difference by setting the MSIUSEREALADMINDETECTION property.


Requirement Value
Windows Installer 5.0 on Windows Server 2012, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows 7. Windows Installer 4.0 or Windows Installer 4.5 on Windows Server 2008 or Windows Vista. See the Windows Installer Run-Time Requirements for information about the minimum Windows service pack that is required by a Windows Installer version.

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Not Supported in Windows Installer 3.1 and earlier versions