Request credentials for network installations

User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Windows Explorer


Prompts users for alternate logon credentials during network-based installations.

This policy displays the Install Program As Other User dialog box even when a program is being installed from files on a network computer across a local area network connection.

If you disable this policy or do not configure it, this dialog box appears only when users are installing programs from local media.

The Install Program as Other User dialog box prompts the current user for the user name and password of an administrator. This policy allows administrators who have logged on as regular users to install programs without logging off and logging on again using their administrator credentials.

If the dialog box doesn't appear, the installation proceeds with the current user's permissions. If these permissions are not sufficient, 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.

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If enabled, the Do not request alternate credentials policy takes precedence over the setting for this policy. When that policy is enabled, users are not prompted for alternate logon credentials on any installation.