Detect application installers that need to be run as administrator

This policy setting determines whether the Program Compatibility Assistant (PCA) will diagnose failures with application installers that are not detected to run as administrator.

If you enable this policy setting, the PCA is configured to detect application installers which do not have privileges to run as administrator by the User Access Control (UAC). When potential failures are detected, the PCA will provide the user with an option to restart the installer as administrator.

If you disable this policy setting, the PCA will not detect application installers which do not have privileges to run as administrator by the UAC.

If you do not configure this policy setting, the PCA will be configured to detect application installers which do not have privileges to run as administrator by the UAC.


Note: Disabling the "Turn off Program Compatibility Assistant" policy setting will cause this policy setting to have no effect. The Diagnostic Policy Service (DPS) and Program Compatibility Assistant Service must be running for the PCA to execute. These services can be configured using the Services snap-in to the Microsoft Management Console.


Supported on: At least Windows Vista
Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Registry PathSOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WDI\{D113E4AA-2D07-41b1-8D9B-C065194A791D}
Value NameScenarioExecutionEnabled
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Enabled Value1
Disabled Value0

Scenario Execution Level


  1. Detection and Troubleshooting Only
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WDI\{D113E4AA-2D07-41b1-8D9B-C065194A791D}
    Value NameEnabledScenarioExecutionLevel
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value1
  2. Detection, Troubleshooting and Resolution
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WDI\{D113E4AA-2D07-41b1-8D9B-C065194A791D}
    Value NameEnabledScenarioExecutionLevel
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value2


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