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Is it possible to elevate the permission of a program in Windows without using “Run as Administrator”?

I have an MSI that needs to run with administrator permissions. This installer will do some admin stuff, and eventually put a shortcut on the user's desktop. When I set the installer to "Run as ...
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Windows 7 hide *.lnk target

I'm attempting to have a program run with administrative privileges for regular users.(The actual software throws an error about needing the admin account, I can bypass windows through the registry). ...
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Run Network and Sharing center with rights of a different user

How do I change network adapter settings (i.e. change between DHCP and static IP address) while logged in as a non-administrator user, but with available credentials of an administrator user? I have ...
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Install MSI package for non-admin users

we have requirement to create a MSI package to run on non-admin users machine. i have created msi package using wixedit tool and works perfectly for Admin users and not for non-admin users. is there ...
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Creating user account without admin or control panel

Simply put I need to create a basic user account on the computer without using control panel and without running any programs such as cmd with admin. Thanks In Advance
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Windows XP - shutdown without administrator privileges and without group policies for shutdown.exe

I am facing a problem at my workplace: I have a Windows XP comupter with no administrator rights granted. I would like to be able to shutdown my local machine from the command line. I already tried ...
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Allow Non-Administrator Users to Access Windows 7 Home Premium Via Remote Desktop

We know that we can access Windows 7 Home Premium via Remote Desktop via some workarounds. But now, after enabling Remote Desktop, I'd like to allow some users outside of the Administrators group to ...
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right click menu modification non-admin

I'm not an admin, but I will like to customize the right click menu. I searched the web, and fond quiet a few posts on how to change the registry in order to modify the menu - but all require changes ...
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Customize Windows keyboard layout [duplicate]

First a tiny bit of background: I customized my father's OS X keyboard layout to add him a few specific characters (specific to Polish) on his regular azerty layout. On OSX you can do this by ...
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Portable Drive Permisions

My computer operating Windows 7 has gone down with serious problems, I have another computer with Windows 7 (Professional). With this later one, I try to access the files from the failing computer. ...
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restart tomcat server as non-root

info: Apache Tomcat/6.0.36 CentOS 2.6.32-279.14.1.el6.x86_64 Is it possible? I heard from someone that an older version of tomcat had a manager tool that allowed non-privileged users to restart the ...
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Best option for db installed in home dir? [closed]

My research group shares a server for which I do not have root access. I would like to install a database in my home directory to manage my results. What would the best option in terms of ease of ...
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Find out information about installed hard- and software using the terminal without admin rights

I have access to a remote server, to which I login via ssh. I don't have admin rights, but I like to find out as much as possible about the machine, among other things to see If I get what I pay for. ...
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How can I install .NET Framework without administrator privileges?

I'm on my Windows 7 computer and want to set up .NET Framework. However it's asking for an administrator password but I have no idea what it can be. I really need the .NET Framework. I hope there's a ...
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Installing Flash for Firefox on OSX without admin rights

I have installed a local copy of Firefox in my folder without admin rights. Is there a way to install Flash for it as well without admin rights? I have found instructions for Windows here and here. ...
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Java plug-in runs only for administrators in Firefox 8

I had Firefox 3.6 installed on a Windows XP with the Java plugin working fine. I then installed Firefox 8 and now the Java plug-in only works for users with admin privileges. The Add-Ons -> Plugins ...
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nagging samsung apps on rf511 notebook

I just bought a Samsung rf511 notebook. While I find it an excellent buy, I have one problem with it: many of the Samsung apps that come preinstalled nag me each time I boot up the computer and login; ...
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Loss of settings with Multiple Monitors configuration

At work, I'm using a Fujitsu Lifebook E series laptop, along with a HP ZR22w secondary screen, connected on DisplayPort. My OS is Windows XP, fully updated, but without Admin privileges As soon as ...
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Sniff my own Packets (non-Administrator)

Running in Windows (Windows 7), I'm trying to sniff my browser's requests. I can install tools that sniff packets for all users, and require high permissions. But, I would like to just run a tool to ...
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Is there any way to run Google Chrome without installation on a Mac?

I tried to install Google Chrome on my Mac school computer last night. After I downloaded the .dmg, I opened it like I do with any other .dmg to get around actually putting the application into the ...
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Is it possible to run TrueCrypt without administrative privileges?

I'm looking at FreeOTFE, I don't know if it's compatible with latest TrueCrypt. Upon starting, it immediately results in an error message: FreeOTFEExplorer.exe has encountered a problem and needs to ...
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Installing MySQL without root access

I am trying to install MySQL without root permissions. I ran through the following steps: Download MySQL Community Server 5.5.8 Linux - Generic Compressed TAR Archive Unpack it, for example to: ...
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Compile and execute Awesome in a non-root environment

I want to install the Awesome window manager. In the environment where I want to configure it I don't have root access. It's a shared environment for all the users in the Faculty I study in. I am ...
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Install Winpcap on Windows XP without admin rights

Is there a way to install Winpcap on Windows XP without admin rights?
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Behaviour of disabling “Allow non-administrators to receive notifications” GPO

As the title suggests, I'm trying to figure out the specific behaviour of the following GPO when disabled: Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Allow non-administrators to receive ...
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Run Flyff without elevating user to Admin or requiring Admin Password

Bottom Line: I need to set up one game on my little sister's laptop to run without requiring an admin password/account. Its the only game that seems to insist on it... so far. Detailed Version: I ...
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How can non-admin monitor GPFS i/o

Running on SuSE, I am one of several "uninitiated" users on a moderately sized cluster farm. I have my suspicions that something is not right with i/o to the mounted /home. How can I get some data on ...
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How can I set user environmental variables (such as PATH) from a non-administrator account on Windows 7

How can I set user environmental variables (such as PATH) from a non-administrator account on Windows 7? On Windows XP I could go into the Advanced Settings in the System Control panel. However, on ...
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Running Windows without administrative rights? [closed]

Among the millions of applications written for Windows, I assume there are probably quite a lot that are too old or too sloppy to run without administrative rights. To convert users to using ...
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How to configure non-admin account to install updates for Java, Adobe Acrobat Reader on Windows 7?

How to configure non-admin users to allow them to install updates for Java and Adobe Acrobat Reader without needing for administrator password on Windows 7. Updates for Microsoft products install ...
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Install Flash Player on Firefox w/o admin access?

Say, juys. I'd really like a way to install Adobe Flash Player 10 (or latest version) on Firefox 3 without having admin access in a corporate environment. Because I'm a limited user, I can't do the ...
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What are the differences between limited accounts and computer administrators in XP?

I'm looking for particular examples of what can and can't be done by a limited account rather than vague generalisations. For example, run batch files/scripts but what commands can't be used? What ...
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VLC no video displayed for DVD when non-admin

When I play a DVD using VLC in Vista as a non-admin user, I don't get any video displayed. The DVD plays normally when running as an administrator. Any ideas why this is?
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Running without admin rights: As users, what can we do to get apps working (that demand admin rights)?

I was prompted to ask this because of following question: Why does the majority of people in the Windows world still appear to not get that working as admin is plain stupid? We all know, deep down, ...