This is the seventeenth in a series of notes about UAC in MSI. Per the earlier caveat, these are just my notes and not an official position from the Windows Installer team. The previous entries
It depends. The dependencies include
When talking to customers, package producers (generally ISVs) have told me they don't want per-user for these reasons
When talking to customers, package consumers (generally corporations) have told me they
The one case Standard User makes the most sense is viral applications that are being distributed via the web. Even for these applications one has to ask the question: do you want to eventually grow-up to be distributed inside a corporation?