Installing R# without Admin Rights???

The company i'm working for has a quite restrictive security policy which forbids to give admin rights to normal windows users (including developers). The process to get admin rights for installation takes quite long and i have to answer a lot of dumb questions. So any hint to install R# without admin rights will be helpful for me.

Regards
Klaus

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Hello,

The company i'm working for has a quite restrictive security policy
which forbids to give admin rights to normal windows users (including
developers). The process to get admin rights for installation takes
quite long and i have to answer a lot of dumb questions. So any hint
to install R# without admin rights will be helpful for me.


Visual Studio requires write access to the Machine Registry Hive and, probably,
the Program Files locations in order to register the ReSharper package. This
is not easily achieved under a simple user account.

A power user account has all of the needed privileges, I guess. However,
installer still checks for explicit Administrator, for simplified Vista friendliness
and all. Having a Power User account, one has two possible paths to take:
either suppress the installer check for Administrator with the Orca tool,
or elevate self to an Administrator on his own, which is often possible from
under a Power User account.

PS after R# is installed (for example, by IT stuff from under their admin
accounts), no special privileges are required for running R#. A simple user
account would be enough.


Serge Baltic
JetBrains, Inc — http://www.jetbrains.com
“Develop with pleasure!”


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Hello Serge,

i understand this. You mentioned the Orca-Tool to surpress the Administrator-Check. Can you tell me where i can find this tool? As i'm a power user on my machine i will try this tool. This would help me installing the frequently released EAP builds :-).

This is important for me because i have to work with Visual Basic in my current project and the performance of R# with VB is really bad at the moment. I hope that this problem will be targeted for the next release.

Regards
Klaus

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Hello Serge,

meanwhile i found the ORCA tool in the MSDN download area. Beneath deleting the launch condition i had to remove the ALLUSERS property because i don't have access to the appropriate registry hive. After removing the two entries i could install R#.

Thanks for the tip
Klaus

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Hi,
I am also in exact same situation(non admin rights). Having admin rights or getting software through full process is too time taking so by that time I want to use evaluation version of resharper version 8.
I thought .vsix of resharper might help but we dont have that as well online.
Tried twisting .msi via Orca might be I am failing some where.
Any one else has such kind of experience.

Regards,

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the trick with the ORCA tool doesn't work on Windows 7 anymore.

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