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How to find out which of the installed programs require admin privileges

Is there a (programmatic, i.e. script- or tool-based) way to find out which of all applications installed on the PC (or existing on the PC as a portable installation), require admin privileges?
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Install an ODBC driver on Windows without admin rights

Is it possible to install an ODBC driver on Windows 10 without admin rights? I have SQLiteODBC driver, which is a single dll file. I want to be able to use it without touching any privileged areas. In ...
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PsShutdown needs admin rights when setting t neq to 0

In a batch script on Windows 10 using PsShutdown to sleep my PC I noticed that PsShutdown needs admin rights if setting -t to everything except 0. You get an "Access is denied" message if ...
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How do you use a .bat file (or any kind of file) to run an exe or msi program without admin rights

So I've only done one thing with a bat file, and that was install steam with this command that I got off of a YouTube video: set __COMPAT_LAYER=RunAsInvoker start steamsetup. Now I want to use a bat ...
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Installing / Updating Docker Desktop on Mac without admin

I have a Mac where I do not have admin rights. I have requested and received temporary admin rights on the machine to install Docker. I just recently read that if we can install any software in a ...
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Windows 10: Disabling in-app app installation

I have setup a non-admin account for my kids in Windows 10 and installed a game from Microsoft Store (To make it specific: Dragon Mania Legends, it is an online game and needs network connection). The ...
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Windows 10 non admin install

I was at school today and saw something weird I wanted an explanation of how it works. So we can't install any programs on the school laptops, and someone at my school tried to install Roblox. I ...
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How to install vcruntime140.dll without admin rights?

I am starting to learn PHP, and installed php. The problem is that I need vcruntime140.dll to be able to run PHP. But it requires admin rights. Is there any way I can install it?
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MS Windows 10 rights for Tablet PC Settings?

I work for a company with tightly locked down admin permissions on our Win 10 laptops. I need to occasionally tweak the Control Panel -> Hardware and Sound -> Tablet PC Settings, but as a normal user ...
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Print works only on administrator account

I am using a Windows server 2019. I added a local port directed to a local address. If I print through the Administrator account, print works successfully but if I print through other account, it ...
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How to log out on Mac without sudo?

When I try to log out on a Mac, I often get a message, such and such an application "interrupted logout". I would like to "force" log out, but I don't have administrative privileges. Since I don't ...
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Windows 10: Error trying to create a local windows path

I am trying to setup a Python virtual environment by using Python's virtualenv package. Because I do not have any Admin. rights I have installed the package using this command: pip install --user ...
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How to create an encrypted rewriteable diskimage that doesn't require admin to mount on Windows 10?

I want to run some portable programs on a computer where I am not admin. I need the program data to be encrypted. How can this be achieved? I have looked at the builtin diskmgmt.msc that can create ...
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Impossible to login to Kali Linux with non-root user

I want to create a non-root user in Kali (with Xfce desktop environment) on my Raspberry Pi. I followed these instructions. The problem is that when I tried using adduser and useradd, the account was ...
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Allow Non-Admins Permission to Manage Windows Firewall

I am attempting to setup a process for our support team (non-administrators) to have access to remotely enable or disable a group of Windows firewall rules. I did the following to get to the point of ...
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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 I ...
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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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