Do some games really have to run under an XP adminstrator account?


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Icebiker

Hi,

I am seriously irked by the fact that some games (Rayman 3 immediately comes
to mind) have to be run under an admistrator account. It seems that
Microsoft is wasting its time with security patches when there are legions
of home machines that run with administrator accounts because of this.

Is it really necessary? In Unix and OpenVMS land, it is possible to install
programs with elevated privileges. The programs control access to critical
resources so that non privileged users can get the required functionality.

There must be similar mechanisms in XP. Can they be applied to application
programs? For example, is there something I can do to the Rayman 3
executable to allow it to be run in adminstrator mode by a limited user?

I'd appreciate any insights.

/icebiker
 
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Hans-Georg Michna

I am seriously irked by the fact that some games (Rayman 3 immediately comes
to mind) have to be run under an admistrator account. It seems that
Microsoft is wasting its time with security patches when there are legions
of home machines that run with administrator accounts because of this.

Is it really necessary? In Unix and OpenVMS land, it is possible to install
programs with elevated privileges. The programs control access to critical
resources so that non privileged users can get the required functionality.

There must be similar mechanisms in XP. Can they be applied to application
programs? For example, is there something I can do to the Rayman 3
executable to allow it to be run in adminstrator mode by a limited user?
Icebiker,

first thing I'd try is to increase the access rights to the
program files and folders. Include read and write rights for the
person who wants to run the game. Do this for the main program
folder of the game and allow these settings to be inherited by
all subordinate files and folders.

Hans-Georg
 

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