RunAs is a great way of temporarily elevating your privileges to admin level when you are logged on as an ordinary user. However, while you can right-click on .exe files and select Run As from the shortcut menu, this doesn't work with Windows Installer (.msi) packages.
Here's a workaround that makes this possible.
Credit for this trick goes to: http://www.windowsnetworking.com/kbase/WindowsTips/WindowsXP/RegistryTips/Security/InstallingMSIPackageswithElevatedPrivileges.html
- Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
- @="Install &as"
- @="msiexec /i \"%1\""
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