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Questions tagged [non-admin]

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How Can I enable DirectPlay without Admin Rights?

I've been trying to get GTA SA to work but apparently I need to enable DirectPlay, how can I do that without Admin rights?
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Windows time service configuration update by non-admin user

I want to configure Windows Time Settings as a non-administrator user and without using an elevated command prompt. I gave permission to user to change the system time from User Rights Assignments. ...
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Disable Windows animations for a single user

With the System Performance Options, I can enable or disable Windows animations and animation sets among a host of other options. This method sets these options for the entire system and requires ...
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Allow non-admins to reboot remote computer

Description of Problem We have some kiosks (running Windows 7) at some of our stores that have software on them that error out occasionally. The fix is to simply reboot these kiosks and they work ...
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subl command does not invoke the editor unless cmd.exe was ran as administrator

On my Windows 10 system, when I open a regular terminal (cmd.exe), I cannot edit files using the subl command: subl myfile.txt The command does not do anything, I did not get any error message. ...
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Windows hosts file alternative without needing admin rights?

I was inspired by DNS66, an app available to Android, which used a fake DNS server that dropped outgoing DNS requests to certain hosts. This way, it didn't need to modify the /etc/hosts file, thus not ...
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Disable Admin approval for one application on Windows Domain (Windows 10)

I'm installing a workplace with a security system application. But this application needs an admin approval when you start it. The user is not an admin. I don't want to turn off admin approval for ...
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Chocolatey upgrade all as non admin user

I install chocolatey and the programs I want to install with chocolatey on all my domain devices trough MDT. That works! But I want to create a task that executes (as SYSTEM) the "choco upgrade all" ...
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Unlock Bitlocked data drive as standard user on the command line

I have a Windows 10 Pro PC, no domain, I don't use BitLocker on the system drive but have encrypted some fixed data drives using BitLocker and a password (no TPM). When I like to unlock these drives ...
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Which namespaces of xattrs a non root user can set in android?

I know it isn’t possible to setsecurity.capabilitiesattributes without uid 0 or CAP_SETFCAP. However I was unable to find a complete list of what namespaces of names are allowed or what are those ...
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I am getting “ln: /usr/local/bin/<Cask>: Permission denied” when trying to install some casks

I have installed Homebrew and Cask to my machine, and it has worked for some things. But I sometimes get an error saying ==> ln: /usr/local/bin/<Cask name>: Permission denied Error: Command ...
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Restore MATLAB preferences on a computer that doesn't store them, e.g. work computers with limited permissions

I have two questions (and answers to them). I could make two separate questions and answers of them, but I won't, because the second question is the same as the first, but with a twist. The two parts ...
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How can I change my Windows desktop background without administrator rights?

How can I change my desktop wallpaper to something I prefer when I don't have administrator rights? I'm using Windows 7.
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Trying to install program as non-admin user but Windows 2008 doesn't accept admin password

I am running Win 2008 Standard Ed. I am logged in as a user (non-admin) and am trying to install a program (via an install.exe file). Windows will prompt for an Admin userid and password which I do ...
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Windows Batch file get filesystem info without elevated priveledges

I have a batch file that needs to check the filesystem and choose options for a program it's running based on the filesystem (which could be NTFS or FAT32 in this environment). For Windows systems I ...
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Running CMD as Admin on a Standard User on Windows 8.1

The limitations I have right now are the fact that I can't run or install new programs. I don't want to reset the Administrator password. How can I do this?
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BitLocker: how to allow non-admins to unlock the secondary drive?

The primary and secondary harddrives on my computer are encrypted by BitLocker. My account is a non-admin account. I can logon to my machine fine, but I cannot unlock my secondary drive - the only ...
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How does one get an admin account on windows 8, with both accounts as Standard?

Alright, So I kind of 'derped' and made myself Standered accidentally, and now my whole computer's screwed up. Every time I try to access something? I have the 'Yes' and 'No' options, but 'Yes' is ...
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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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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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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: /home/...
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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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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)? [closed]

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, ...