Access Denied error on installing MSIX package

Copper Contributor

Whenever I try to install any MSIX package by double clicking it on Windows 10, I get this error App installation failed with error message: Access is denied. (0x80070005).

When I try to install it from powershell with elevated administrator rights, then it install it.

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What version of Windows 10 are you on? Elevation is required on certain versions of windows 10 and beyond

@Aditi_Narvekar Can you elaborate? I'm investigating moving an existing desktop application to MSIX packaging but need to support users which do not have local admin / cannot auto-elevate. Is that a supported use case for MSIX? Or has it changed between Windows versions? The application does not use services or need admin for any reason.

@Aditi_Narvekar Here are the details of windows:

Edition Windows 10 Enterprise
Version 20H2
Installed on ‎30/‎10/‎2021
OS build 19042.1889
Serial number PF36CD4R
Experience Windows Feature Experience Pack 120.2212.4180.0