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Re: cannot run setup64.exe without admin privileges (even if renamed foo.exe)

On Thu, Sep 12, 2013 at 11:42:28AM -0500, Yaakov (Cygwin/X) wrote:
>On 2013-09-12 04:07, Fr?d?ric Bron wrote:
>> I would like to run setup64.exe on Windows 7 without asking for admin
>> rights but the computer asks me for admin credentials.
>> I read this: where
>> Corinna suggested to rename the .exe to foo.exe but this did not work.
>> I also do not have the rights to modify the Local Security Policy.
>UAC Installer Detection only affects x86 binaries, so that only helps 
>with setup-x86.exe. As for setup-x86_64.exe, its builtin manifest 
>requires Admin privileges because otherwise it won't promote itself 
>automatically, and most people install Cygwin for All Users.
>> Is there any workaround? Would it be possible to supply a setup that
>> do not need admin privileges?
>You can build setup.exe yourself for x86_64-w64-mingw32 with the 
>requestedExecutionLevel entry removed from the manifest.  The sources 
>are in cygwin-apps CVS.

A definitive, non-speculative answer that even gets the name of the
executable right.  Thanks, Yaakov.


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