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Developing Software in Visual Studio .NET with Non-Administrative Privileges

There was a big discussion not long ago in the .Net community whether it is feasible to actually do Dev work as a non-admin. While the benefits are very big for the end user, a lot of people insisted that it is just too darn hard to do all the grunt work without the right permissions, and that getting those permissions every time(i.e logging on and off, RanAs commands) were terribly restrictive and hard to accomplish without a heavy dose of discipline and masochism.

Then I came across this article, written by Lars Bergstrom of the Visual Studio Core Team:

Developing Software in Visual Studio .NET with Non-Administrative Privileges

Apparently, the folks at Redmond are dealing with those issues as well. So much so that someone decided to write an article on how one would go about their daily tasks f they were running as a non-admin. Very informative. There's a whole table of references of what's needed to launch and why, where and how to do it.  What's good is that the article does not spare you from the gory details of just what's *not* possible easily, but what *can* be done about it.

Good one.


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