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

Andrey Repin
Wed Sep 25 17:05:00 GMT 2013

Greetings, Larry Hall (Cygwin)!

>> 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).

No, this means that it will need to request privilege elevation when
appropriate, instead of running with elevated privileges from the start.
Or we would need a tool to run postinstall scripts with elevated privileges,
where necessary. run/run2 are likely candidates for such functionality.

Andrey Repin ( 25.09.2013, <20:55>

Sorry for my terrible english...

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