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Re: cannot run setup64.exe without admin privileges (even if renamed foo.exe)
- From: LRN <lrn1986 at gmail dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Thu, 12 Sep 2013 19:44:20 +0400
- Subject: Re: cannot run setup64.exe without admin privileges (even if renamed foo.exe)
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On 12.09.2013 19:31, Ryan Johnson wrote:
> On 12/09/2013 11:26 AM, FrÃdÃric Bron wrote:
>>> Try *copying* setup64.exe to foo.exe. Or download it again but save it
>>> with the name foo.exe.
>>> Windows may be remembering that the file used to be called setup*.exe.
>>> That memory might not get copied.
>> Doesn't work: "the requested operation requires elevation".
> I have vague memories that someone (Corinna?) suggested copying the file
> to a USB key and back: the FAT filesystem can't track the permissions
> that cause this behavior. Never tested it myself, though (maybe I
> should, it would be nice to lose the UAC prompt).
You can graft manifests into exe files. Such manifest could be written
to tell W32 that the executable does NOT need to be run as Administrator.
I used that in my MSYS2 releases to fix /usr/bin/install,
/usr/bin/patch, /usr/bin/install-info and some git utils.
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