Applies To: 

Windows server 2012


I am not completely sure why a local admin cannot install an MSI... But the error given is "The system administrator has set policies to prevent this installation".  


  1. open regedit (if I have to tell you how to do that, you should stop right now)
  2. browse to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows
  3. right click Windows
  4. select new -> key
  5. type Installer
  6. right click Installer
  7. select new -> DWORD (32-bit) Value
  8. type DisableMSI
  9. make sure the value is 0