Do not request alternate credentials

Prevents users from submitting alternate logon credentials to install a program. This setting suppresses the “Install Program As Other User” dialog box for local and network installations. This dialog box which prompts the current user for the user name and password of an administrator appears when users who are not administrators try to install programs locally on their computers. This setting allows administrators who have logged on as regular users to install programs without logging off and logging on again using their administrator credentials. Many programs can be installed only by an administrator. If you enable this setting and a user does not have sufficient permissions to install a program the installation continues with the current user’s logon credentials. As a result the installation might fail or it might complete but not include all features. Or it might appear to complete successfully but the installed program might not operate correctly. If you disable this setting or do not configure it the “Install Program As Other User” dialog box appears whenever users install programs locally on the computer. By default users are not prompted for alternate logon credentials when installing programs from a network share. If enabled this setting overrides the “Request credentials for network installations” setting.

Additional Information

  1. Registry path is:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER -> Software -> Microsoft -> Windows -> CurrentVersion -> Policies -> Explorer # NoRunasInstallPrompt

  2. The Administrative Template path is:

    Windows Components -> File Explorer


* Making mistakes while changing registry values can affect your system adversely. We recommend you to create a System Restore point before making registry manipulation. If you're new to Registry Editor, read this beginner's guide.
** To locate the registry and administrative template path, checkout beginner's guide.
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