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Run async elevated process after install #3249

wixbot opened this Issue Jul 6, 2011 · 5 comments


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wixbot commented Jul 6, 2011

We need to run an application when the bootstrapper closes. This application requires administrator privileges. In order to avoid multiple elevation prompts it would be helpful to have a method in the bootstrapper engine which is capable of executing an elevated process. (E.g: Engine.RunElevated(fileName, arguments));

See also: [WiX-users] Run a custom exe with administrator privileges with burn (2011-07-05)

Originally opened by *anonymous from http://sourceforge.net/p/wix/feature-requests/650/


wixbot commented Sep 15, 2012

I think a better solution would be to allow Burn to be built with a manifest that required elevation. Then the prompt is done once at the beginning and never has to be done again.


wixbot commented Oct 31, 2013

This covers the case of running a config tool at the end of the chain. It won't be letting the BA run elevated.

Originally posted by barnson
Area changed from bootstrapper to burn
Release set to v3.x


wixbot commented Apr 26, 2014

Originally changed by rseanhall
AssignedTo set to shall


wixbot commented May 18, 2014

Originally changed by rseanhall
Release changed from v3.x to v3.9


wixbot commented Jun 20, 2014

Pull request accepted.

Originally posted by rseanhall
Resolution set to fixed
Status changed from Open to Resolved

@wixbot wixbot added this to the v3.9 milestone Dec 20, 2015

@wixbot wixbot closed this Dec 20, 2015

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