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Optim Archive Classic/Designer Workstation run WITHOUT ADMIN RIGHTS

Infosphere Optim Archive Classic/Designer Workstation to run without needing Admin Rights on the windows.

Installation with Admin Rights is ok, but the product needs to be able to run WITHOUT Admin Rights.


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At HSBC employees do NOT have Admin Rights on their laptops or desktops, therefore risk exceptions are required to run Infosphere Optim Archive Classic or Designer workstation. This is preventing global deployment of the Infosphere Optim Archive tool at HSBC.

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  • Dec 31 2018
  • Future consideration
Why is it useful?
Action: Archive Creation

Actor: Archive Developer

The Archive Developer needs admin privileges on their laptop to run Infosphere Optim to create archive files.

Idea Priority High
Customer Name HSBC (HSBC Archive Factory)
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    Guest commented
    20 Apr 07:47pm

    To further expand on this idea, Optim will not work if Windows "User Account Control" is turned on. UAC was introduced in Windows Vista/XP and Optim still has issues with it. Microsoft has information available on how to work within UAC constraints. Please work to remove Windows Administrator requirementsfor Optim Workstation to run and to make Optim Workstation work correctly with UAC.

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