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#1 iGIR

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 02:47 AM

Hi All,

Without sounding like I disregard my workplace rules in anyway - does anyone know if there is way to bypass administrator rights?

Basically, I am at work and wanting to run Program Manager while I go about my daily duties (work related of course). I have an IT department that has set administrator rights to all user PC's so I cannot install any of my own programs.

Now, before you flame .. I understand that the rights are there for a reason, but any ideas on how to get around this?

Yours in procrastinating,

Steve.

#2 iGIR

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 02:58 AM

Thanks Soul.

Will let you know how it goes.

#3 Sida

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 03:06 AM

Do they use Windows XP by any chance? If they do, as you're logging in look for the message saying it's applying your network permissions and settings. Pull out your ethernet cable at this point, and once it's done put it back in. That used to work for us, assuming your permissions are set based on your login information over the network. Another thing that worked for me was to zip the installer, then extract it to C drive using WinRAR or something. Create a shortcut to the installer and run it using that. Then create a shortcut to the exe after it's installed.

#4 iGIR

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 03:29 AM

Yeah they are using XP.

One of the guys here mentioned the shortcut method but that doesn't seem to work.

About to give the ethernet cable option a go ... *crosses fingers*

Don't have a flash drive here at work, so will attempt that one tomorrow if the above doesn't work.

Thanks for you help.

#5 iGIR

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 03:39 AM

Perfect. Thanks again.

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 03:41 AM

Perfect. Thanks again.


Does that mean it worked?

#7 iGIR

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 03:44 AM

The ethernet option - No.

Although I just logged off and back on to look for the message ... will do a reboot at lunch.

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 04:46 AM

btw, I was wondering. Is there a standalone version of the neocodex program manager? It would be great if I could run it in school.

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 04:55 AM

btw, I was wondering. Is there a standalone version of the neocodex program manager? It would be great if I could run it in school.


Can't you go grab it from the install location?

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 05:02 AM

That works. :thumbsup:

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 05:07 AM

Mmmm... Maybe try taking ownership of the exe? I'm not sure if it'll work in XP (it should though), or if you can mess around with the registry at your workplace, but it's worth a try anyways!!

Good luck :3



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Posted 09 February 2012 - 05:13 AM

No.


But my initial post should allow you to make a portable version that can be run from a USB drive (or copied to the hard drive).


I just copied the installed files into my usb drive and I can run the prog manager. :)

Edited by grapes, 09 February 2012 - 05:13 AM.


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Posted 09 February 2012 - 05:22 AM

Mmmm... Maybe try taking ownership of the exe? I'm not sure if it'll work in XP (it should though), or if you can mess around with the registry at your workplace, but it's worth a try anyways!!

Good luck :3



I don't think that'll work if the current owner is an Administrator and he isn't.

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 05:42 AM

I don't think that'll work if the current owner is an Administrator and he isn't.


Well, you never know until you try? :p I think he'd be able to do it until editing the registry is blocked or something silly like that.
I tried doing it at the library about a week ago and got
>Cannot import C:\DOCUME~1\tbpub05\LOCALS~1\T​emp\Temporary Directory 1 for TakeOwnership.zip\InstallTakeO​wnership.reg: Error accessing the registry.


It miiiight be the same for OP, and I'd test it out on an non-admin account on this computer, but I can't be bothered making a new account :p Maybe later~

Edited by Turnip, 09 February 2012 - 05:43 AM.


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Posted 09 February 2012 - 09:20 AM

Well, you never know until you try? :p I think he'd be able to do it until editing the registry is blocked or something silly like that.
I tried doing it at the library about a week ago and got
>Cannot import C:\DOCUME~1\tbpub05\LOCALS~1\T​emp\Temporary Directory 1 for TakeOwnership.zip\InstallTakeO​wnership.reg: Error accessing the registry.


It miiiight be the same for OP, and I'd test it out on an non-admin account on this computer, but I can't be bothered making a new account :p Maybe later~



No. He does know. Admins are the only one with the rights to do that. He is not an admin.

The solution is as posted above. Install on your home copter. Copy the folder it created in c:\program files\neocodex and put it on your computer at work and run it from there.

Please remember. Circumventing security protection on a computer at work is grounds for being fired. Do this at your own risk.

#16 Freidmont

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 10:40 AM

A method that I've used in a similar situation is using Ophcrack to crack the administrator password, then right clicking on the file and running it as admin. Of course, this requires some time you know you won't be disturbed, kind of hard to explain yourself if you get caught since it requires you to boot into linux from a live CD.

#17 Blazin

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 11:32 PM

A method that I've used in a similar situation is using Ophcrack to crack the administrator password, then right clicking on the file and running it as admin. Of course, this requires some time you know you won't be disturbed, kind of hard to explain yourself if you get caught since it requires you to boot into linux from a live CD.


Agreed, although from my knowledge Oph uses a dictionary attack of sorts and I prefer the Offline NT Password Editor approach to replacing the password, and just tell the IT department "I dunno wasn't me...I eat crayons, what do I know?".

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 07:01 AM

Agreed, although from my knowledge Oph uses a dictionary attack of sorts and I prefer the Offline NT Password Editor approach to replacing the password, and just tell the IT department "I dunno wasn't me...I eat crayons, what do I know?".



Except that does nothing if they are in a domain.

#19 Blazin

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 10:33 AM

Except that does nothing if they are in a domain.


Hmm, perhaps I misread it. What's being done that requires elevated rights in the domain? Alternatively, how about a VPS, or remote connection to your home computer via something that uses an open port (teamviewer)? Seems a lot easier to explain when asked why you're running neopets shit at work.

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 01:30 PM

Hmm, perhaps I misread it. What's being done that requires elevated rights in the domain? Alternatively, how about a VPS, or remote connection to your home computer via something that uses an open port (teamviewer)? Seems a lot easier to explain when asked why you're running neopets shit at work.





Hes trying to install a program. That requires administrative rights. Since hes in a corporate environment with IT guys, unless they are morons (Can't credit that out) he is on a domain. Domain policy overrides local policy. Thus he wouldn't be able to override it.

The solution has already been posted multiple times. copy the folder over. No admin rights needed then.

#21 iGIR

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 06:36 AM

Forgot to respond - this worked by the way. Thanks for your help :)

*corrects grammar*

Edited by kasteve, 13 February 2012 - 06:36 AM.



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