I think it has to do with user access control. When I attempt to run the JRE installer from windows explorer, it requires permission. So then I thought, well what if I run the Air app's exe with admin privileges. Sure enough, the JRE installer showed up. So I'm okay with having the AIR app attempt to run the installer and having the user be prompted for permission, but how do I even do that?
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I found that if I execute the java installer using cmd that it will force windows to open the privileges prompt. It seems to do the trick. Thanks for letting me talk to myself.
Actually - that is a great trick to know. There have been other requests by folks to allow some kind of auto-elevation of privs on windows when launching something with NativeProcess - but this is a great workaround.
Thanks for the response. It's a nice workaround but I'm wondering if this shouldn't be taken care of natively by Air. Or, Windows...I don't know where the deficiency is. I just find it awkward that when attempting to execute a process that requires elevated privileges it doesn't show up, doesn't display an error, nothing. I would assume if cmd can force the prompt then Air could do likewise. If you see this as being a possibility, I'd be glad to enter a feature/bug ticket if you would point me in the right direction.