Install Spectrum with a non administrator user


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CA Spectrum


Installing Spectrum with user that is not the administrator is permitted, The user must have administrative privileges.

Can a user that is not the Administrator install Spectrum?


Windows 2008r2
Windows 2012


To install CA Spectrum as a user other than Administrator, User Account Control (UAC) must be turned off. UAC is a Windows security component that prompts you for permission when a task requires administrator privileges.

During CA Spectrum installation, the installation user is elevated to an administrator in CA Spectrum Remote Administration (SRAdmin). UAC would then need to prompt the user for permission, which is not possible because SRAdmin is a noninteractive service. Disablement of UAC allows the installation to run continuously.

Note: Disabling UAC is required for CA Spectrum installation as a user other than Administrator only. After installation and during normal CA Spectrum operation, UAC can be enabled.

How to Disable UAC on Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2012

To install CA Spectrum as a user other than Administrator, UAC must be turned off. The following procedure describes how to disable UAC on Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2012.

Follow these steps:

1.From the Start menu, select Control Panel, User Accounts.

2.Click "Change User Account Control settings".

3.Move the slider down to the bottom line, Never notify, and click OK.

4.Disable UAC in Local Security Policy. UAC is now disabled.

How to Disable UAC in Local Security Policy on Windows Server:

In addition to the UAC setting, a Local Security Policy option for UAC must also be disabled, as described in the following procedure.

Follow these steps:

  1. In a Run dialog, enter secpol.msc and click OK Select Disabled, and click OK.
  2. The necessary Local Security Policy option for turning off UAC has been disabled.
  3. Right click the "User Account Control: Run all administrators in Admin Approval Mode" policy, and select Properties.
  4. In the Local Security Policy window, select the Security Settings, Local Policies, Security Options folder.

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