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installing programs without administrator's rights

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installing programs without administrator's rights

shweetnsour
hello all

im new to the site and would like to find out is their anyway i can install software on a pc running windows xp pro , without having administrators rights, as its a pc from work and they have havent given me those rights

please any help will be much apreciated and thanks in advance
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    JamesRL

    Is to talk to the powers that be about it and have them either give you admin rights, or install the software for you.

    Some software can be installed without admin rights, depending on the installer.

    But many apps require admin rights to install and/or run.

    At my work, they created an admin ID for me that isn't on the domain, so that I can install software by rebooting my computer and using the admin ID (but log on as local, not on the domain). Then I reboot and logon on to the domain and everything is fine.

    James

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    shweetnsour

    hi James

    thanks for the reply and your help. i just have one problem though??/ The powers that be are total D...!!!!!!!'S (NO HE REALLY IS)and im prettty sure he wont help me with this, this is why i thought maybe someone knows a way around this, or even knows how to maybe crack a way into finding out the username and password of the Administrator? even if there's program that i can install that can crack this?

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    CG IT

    if the equipment is owned by the company and given to you to use for your job, then cracking the local admin account and they find out about it might cost you your job. Most every company I know of has the employee sign a document concerning company property such as laptops and the use of it. Tampering with or the installation of unauthorized software is a dismissal offense.

    They will find out about it.

    Browse the web you'll find sites that can help you but we can't here.

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    shweetnsour

    thanks for the info CG IT, i will just leave it alone then.

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    heartrobber18

    This page describes some ways using which you can now use your favorite applications (without installing!) without Administrator privileges.

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    OldER Mycroft

    This thread was put to bed 31 months ago.

    That's over TWO AND A HALF YEARS ago !!

    Then you pop up with a half-arsed offering and manage to miss off whatever you are describing.

    Well done!

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    neilb@uk

    It's his first post here and, as he's one of our most welcome friends from the Subcontinent, you should be proffering The Hand of Friendship. He can't help being an incompetent, unobservant idiot. If you're nasty to him then he might never post again.

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    Kenone

    Stop defending him, he was better off before you jumped in on his side.

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    OldER Mycroft

    For not noticing that the person, being that they are from the Sub-Continent, and ONLY having 25 months experience of TR, I should have realised how easily getting sucked into a Zombie Posting can be.

    I'll try to be nicer next time I find a TR member with greater than 2 years experience, stepping forth into that void we all call POSTING BLINDLY.

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    heartrobber18

    Dude, I already saw the date before posting!
    The only reason I made an entry is because if you search "installing without admin privileges" in G00gL3 its still one of the top three results.

    And all you network administrators out there, there are ways for installing applications without administrator rights. check out my blog for details! abtevrythng(dot)blogspot(dot)com

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    OldER Mycroft

    I was particularly impressed by this:

    "WAY THREE ? Other ways

    Well if none of the above worked for you, maybe you could search for an alternative application that does the same thing what you want, or you can make your own portable applications by using vmware ThinApp or other techniques available. Just do some Googling and you will find different methods."


    Odd that you included a 'Get Out Of Jail Free Card' for all the hapless individuals who'd just wasted half-a-day trying all your equally half-arsed methods which didn't work for them. Most definitive fail-safe methods don't require the get-out clause.

    Oh - and by the way, employing the use of Portable Applications DOES NOT involve installing ANYTHING because Portable Apps run remotely from a USB stick.

    So, where are all these "ways for installing applications without administrator rights"-- that DO work? :)


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    IC-IT

    for the time three months from now.

    At least that was the wait for the last response. :-)

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    office

    It is security my dear friend - Admin rights are required, when the files you install deals with system folders or drivers. Windows is having native security system to manage this - better contact your admin.

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    CG IT

    There should be some voodoo [3DFX lol] magic so that Zombies aren't rising up from the dead.

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    seanferd

    The Voodoo Toothfairy. Then leave the zombies under your pillow...

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    JamesRL

    Is to talk to the powers that be about it and have them either give you admin rights, or install the software for you.

    Some software can be installed without admin rights, depending on the installer.

    But many apps require admin rights to install and/or run.

    At my work, they created an admin ID for me that isn't on the domain, so that I can install software by rebooting my computer and using the admin ID (but log on as local, not on the domain). Then I reboot and logon on to the domain and everything is fine.

    James

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    shweetnsour

    hi James

    thanks for the reply and your help. i just have one problem though??/ The powers that be are total D...!!!!!!!'S (NO HE REALLY IS)and im prettty sure he wont help me with this, this is why i thought maybe someone knows a way around this, or even knows how to maybe crack a way into finding out the username and password of the Administrator? even if there's program that i can install that can crack this?

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    nah

    CG IT

    if the equipment is owned by the company and given to you to use for your job, then cracking the local admin account and they find out about it might cost you your job. Most every company I know of has the employee sign a document concerning company property such as laptops and the use of it. Tampering with or the installation of unauthorized software is a dismissal offense.

    They will find out about it.

    Browse the web you'll find sites that can help you but we can't here.

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    shweetnsour

    thanks for the info CG IT, i will just leave it alone then.

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    heartrobber18

    This page describes some ways using which you can now use your favorite applications (without installing!) without Administrator privileges.

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    OldER Mycroft

    This thread was put to bed 31 months ago.

    That's over TWO AND A HALF YEARS ago !!

    Then you pop up with a half-arsed offering and manage to miss off whatever you are describing.

    Well done!

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    neilb@uk

    It's his first post here and, as he's one of our most welcome friends from the Subcontinent, you should be proffering The Hand of Friendship. He can't help being an incompetent, unobservant idiot. If you're nasty to him then he might never post again.

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    Kenone

    Stop defending him, he was better off before you jumped in on his side.

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    OldER Mycroft

    For not noticing that the person, being that they are from the Sub-Continent, and ONLY having 25 months experience of TR, I should have realised how easily getting sucked into a Zombie Posting can be.

    I'll try to be nicer next time I find a TR member with greater than 2 years experience, stepping forth into that void we all call POSTING BLINDLY.

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    heartrobber18

    Dude, I already saw the date before posting!
    The only reason I made an entry is because if you search "installing without admin privileges" in G00gL3 its still one of the top three results.

    And all you network administrators out there, there are ways for installing applications without administrator rights. check out my blog for details! abtevrythng(dot)blogspot(dot)com

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    OldER Mycroft

    I was particularly impressed by this:

    "WAY THREE ? Other ways

    Well if none of the above worked for you, maybe you could search for an alternative application that does the same thing what you want, or you can make your own portable applications by using vmware ThinApp or other techniques available. Just do some Googling and you will find different methods."


    Odd that you included a 'Get Out Of Jail Free Card' for all the hapless individuals who'd just wasted half-a-day trying all your equally half-arsed methods which didn't work for them. Most definitive fail-safe methods don't require the get-out clause.

    Oh - and by the way, employing the use of Portable Applications DOES NOT involve installing ANYTHING because Portable Apps run remotely from a USB stick.

    So, where are all these "ways for installing applications without administrator rights"-- that DO work? :)


    Edited for Compositor Layout

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    IC-IT

    for the time three months from now.

    At least that was the wait for the last response. :-)

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    office

    It is security my dear friend - Admin rights are required, when the files you install deals with system folders or drivers. Windows is having native security system to manage this - better contact your admin.

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    CG IT

    There should be some voodoo [3DFX lol] magic so that Zombies aren't rising up from the dead.

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    seanferd

    The Voodoo Toothfairy. Then leave the zombies under your pillow...