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December 02, 2004

Running as Non-Admin, Day 4

An uneventful day for Adam the non-admin. No news is good news in this case. I installed a new build of Monad and it ran fine. "Installing" Monad at this point just means copying a directory over. Or I could build the whole project in about ten minutes.

The internal builds of Monad just recently gained the ability to directly refer to UNC paths from the command like (e.g. "dir \\server\share"). It's a complicated story why it didn't used to work...anyway I was testing this by doing "dir \\mymachine\c$" and it was failing. Oh right, I'm not admin on \\mymachine, so I can't see the c$ share.

I should point out Aaron Margosis's blog. The subtitle says it all: "The Non-Admin blog - running with least privilege on the desktop." It's pretty sparse timewise, but it has some great information.

Posted by AdamBa at December 2, 2004 08:53 PM

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"It's a complicated story why it didn't used to work..."

I'm sure it's also an interesting story; care to share?

Posted by: Mat Hall at December 6, 2004 03:21 AM