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Installing device drivers without Administrator privileges

 
 
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      11-05-2003
Hi,

Is it possible to install a signed (or unsigned) device driver for virtual
network adapter without administrator privileges?

Thanks,
Gana


 
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      11-05-2003
At least the "Load/Unload Device Drivers" privilege is necessary, which is
"administrator for PnP purposes".

UpdateDriversForPlugAndPlayDevices, though, requires the real admin rights
sometimes - was reported on this forum once.

Anyway - Windows is just not designed for non-admins to install software.
For instance, you must be the Power User to install any COM components.

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