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Installing/Upgrading without administrator rights

Question asked by Tom Rendon on Apr 23, 2012
Latest reply on Apr 23, 2012 by David Oustifine

Hello all,


Our company just implemented a new IT policy where local users are no longer allowed to be local admins on their computers.  Select users are allowed to have a USB token that gives administrator access when needed, but those tokens are restricted to specific users on specific computers.


We've had some difficulty in getting this token to work consistently on all of our machines and then there is the issue of not all SolidWorks users were issued tokens.  Our IT guys have superuser status and can bypass this step, but they are overloaded with work due to this switch and I'm hopeful to take some of the workload off of them.  I'm going to throw this out there to see if anyone has had any luck with trying to install or upgrade SolidWorks without administrator rights.  I don't see how that would be possible given how SolidWorks has to write to the registry, but someone may have some ideas.


Thanks in advance.