I have a question to all Windows testers:
Is it possible to install OpenCPN (all versions from 1.3.6 up to the latest Beta) without admin privileges (as a standard user) with UAC enabled (Win >= Vista)?
If so, could you please have a look at the Registry if the following keys exist:
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curre ntVersion\Uninstall\OpenCPN ...
- or any other keys (starting with "opencpn") under HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\...
If not, please look at the same subkeys but in 'HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE'.
IMPORTANT: Make sure you are loged on as a standard user (not as a PowerUser in XP or as an Admin)!
Please report back
- your installed version(s) of OpenCPN
- your Windows Version (2K, XP, Vista, 7)
- your UAC setting (for Win >= Vista)
Thanks a lot for your help,
PS: I am running Windows 7 Ultimate 32Bit and I am unable to install OpenCPN without granting admin privileges to a standard user when running the setup file. The problem hereby is that as soon as you grant the admin privileges to the standard user he is no longer the owner of the task/ process. Instead it is the user from whom you granted the privileges. As a logical result from this behaviour it isn't possible to install OpenCPN for a standard user but instead you have to install it for all users. Only by doing so a standard user will be able to run OpenCPN on the system.
But as I only have a Windows 7 system and normally have only one (admin) user account on my machine I would like to ensure/ check back, if my "observation"/ conclusions are right.