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

Larry Hall (Cygwin)
Wed Sep 25 16:00:00 GMT 2013

On 9/25/2013 11:21 AM, Frédéric Bron wrote:
>>> In fact, what would be the issue to set the requested execution level
>>> to "asInvoker" for the official setup-x86_64.exe?
>>> People with admin rights will still be able to install for all users
>>> and people without admin rights will be able to install for
>>> them-selves.
>> Doesn't that mean that "setup-x86_64.exe" needs to be "Run as Administrator"
>> to be installed for "All Users"?  If so, I wouldn't be in favor of the
>> change because it changes the default install behavior (= more confusion/
>> list traffic).
> I understand. Halas, I cannot try this my-self.
> Can somebody with admin rights try to install cygwin 64 for all users
> using the following setup:

A quick check shows that yours definitely doesn't ask to elevate.
I can't check to see how that affects the downstream installation
and services ATM.



A: Yes.
 > Q: Are you sure?
 >> A: Because it reverses the logical flow of conversation.
 >>> Q: Why is top posting annoying in email?

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