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Installshield IDE without Admin rights - Win 10

How can I use the the InstallShield IDE without Admin rights?

In our company it is not allowed to runs software permanently with admin rights - only for installation purposes .

What do I need to change?



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Hi Johannes (@ThierolJ),

Thank you for your post.

Please accept our apologies for the confusion and any frustration. But InstallShield requires Administrator privileges. This is not negotiable.

This requirement is listed on the InstallShield system requirements page under For Systems Running InstallShield, available at the following link:

Please review this documentation, specifically the entry for Privileges. This entry says: Administrative privileges on the system

Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns. Thanks!

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To add some additional information here:

As we are dealing with the creation of Installations, access to restricted areas of the machine are required for Installshield to work correctly.
Without administrative privileges the following functionality within Installshield would fail:

COM Extraction,
Redistributable downloading,
Ability to specify All Users locations for InstallShield prerequisites,
Ability to specify All Users locations for merge modules,
Ability to edit the locations for Regasm.exe and InstallUtilLib.dll,
Ability to specify the frequency for checking for InstallShield updates

In addition mapped drive locations may encounter issues depending on the privilege context they were created and the context Installshield attempted to access them.

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