• 06Oct

    The profile for the user is a temporary profile

    When installing an application you get this error message “The profile for the user is a temporary profile”. This happens after installing a security update: MS14-049. This update affects the execution process of the Windows Installer. To bypass this, set the following registry key and it will ignore this prompt and continue with the installation.


    REG_DWORD: 1

    You can apply this setting via Group Policy or via command line:

    To Add:
    PS: New-Item -Type DWord -Path HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Installer\SecureRepairPolicy -Value “1” -Force
    CMD: REG ADD HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Installer /v SecureRepairPolicy /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f

    To Verify:
    PS: Test-Path -Path HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Installer\SecureRepairPolicy
    CMD: REG QUERY HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Installer /v SecureRepairPolicy

    Another option is that you can add the software GUID’s to a whitelist reference is listed below.
    Ref: https://support2.microsoft.com/kb/2918614