[Winpcap-users] Running as non-admin

Bengt Werstén Bengt.Wersten at enea.com
Fri Jan 30 07:48:47 GMT 2009

I know this but is it possible to start it automatically so it is possible for no-admin to reboot and use without admin privs.



Bengt Werstén



From: winpcap-users-bounces at winpcap.org [mailto:winpcap-users-bounces at winpcap.org] On Behalf Of Gianluca Varenni
Sent: den 29 januari 2009 19:29
To: winpcap-users at winpcap.org
Subject: Re: [Winpcap-users] Running as non-admin


Admin rights are required to start the driver.



	----- Original Message ----- 

	From: Bengt Werstén <mailto:Bengt.Wersten at enea.com>  

	To: winpcap-users at winpcap.org 

	Sent: Thursday, January 29, 2009 3:06 AM

	Subject: [Winpcap-users] Running as non-admin



	Stolen from FAQ:

	Q-7: Do I need to be Administrator in order to execute programs based on WinPcap on Windows NT/2000/XP?

	A: Yes/no. The security model of WinPcap is quite poor, and we plan to work on it in the future. At the moment, if you execute a WinPcap-based application for the first time since the last reboot, you must be administrator. At the first execution, the driver will be dynamically installed in the system, and from that moment every user will be able to use WinPcap to sniff the packets.

	I understand admin rights are required for the first run to install and start the NPF driver but why do you need admin again after a reboot? Is there any work around to only require admin at first run _ever_. That would help us out a lot.

	Bengt Werstén



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