Bug 7067 - initial tlclient can run as wrong user on Windows
Summary: initial tlclient can run as wrong user on Windows
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: ThinLinc
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Client platforms (show other bugs)
Version: 1.3.1
Hardware: PC Unknown
: P2 Normal
Target Milestone: LowPrio
Assignee: Peter Åstrand
Depends on:
Reported: 2017-10-12 11:21 CEST by Pierre Ossman
Modified: 2023-11-21 13:27 CET (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Pierre Ossman cendio 2017-10-12 11:21:06 CEST
In the Windows installer we have the option to start tlclient directly after installation. However this might start the client as the wrong user, as the installer will run as a different user if the logged on account does not have the rights to install software.


1. logged in as ossman
2. get a UAC prompt asking for an admin user
3. enter Administrator credentials
4. install tlclient
5. let the installer start tlclient at the end
6. client now runs as Administrator, not ossman
Comment 1 Pierre Ossman cendio 2018-10-16 13:37:51 CEST
See also bug 7260, which is a similar scenario without the change of user.
Comment 3 Samuel Mannehed cendio 2023-11-08 08:20:40 CET
It would be easy to remove the run-after-install option from our installer, but it is unknown how many users like that feature.

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