[Mono-dev] [Bug 414209] Mono 1.9.1 - Windows Installer needs admin rights

Kornél Pál kornelpal at gmail.com
Sun Sep 21 14:02:06 EDT 2008


 > This should be discussed on the mailing list and once the reason is 
 > down, this bug reopened

The installer does the following things that require adminsitrative 

Copy files to "Program Files": other path can be chosen

Write to some registry keys in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE: don't know if used by 
other applications but could be done in HKEY_CURRENT_USER when non-admin 
or just skipped.

So there is no good reason to require adminstrative privileges altough 
extra functionality can be provided.



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