I am running Win 2008 Standard Ed. I am logged in as a user (non-admin) and am trying to install a program (via an install.exe file). Windows will prompt for an Admin userid and password which I do enter correctly, but it doesn't accept the credentials and keeps re-prompting for admin user and pass.

I am able to log onto the system with the admin user and password and run the executable installer. Any idea why Windows is not accepting the admin credentials?

  • Any differance if you Shift + RClick the installer and select "Run as Differant User", and enter the admin credentials? – Frank Thomas Jun 25 '15 at 13:12

The only reason I know for this, is if You are trying to install the program from a folder where the admin user has no access.

For example: I have a local admin account, but it has no access to the fileserver. My (non admin)user does have. I enter to the file server with my user, try to install a program, I am prompted for the admin user/pass, and it will not let me install because the admin account has no access to the file.

Only solution I know for this is to copy the files to the local drive first, than install. Or give access to the admin user.

Your Answer

By clicking "Post Your Answer", you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy, and that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.