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Is it possible to have PDQ Deploy run from a standard user account?

I'm trying to enact some best practices like not being an administrator of your machine, entering admin credentials only when absolutely necessary... but just opening PDQ Deploy triggers a UAC prompt unless you're an administrator of your machine. Is there any way around that?



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  • No, this is by design. Our thinking is that PDQ Deploy (and Inventory) perform tasks that require administrative rights on target computers. If a non-admin account was able to run PDQ then software could still be deployed using other credentials that have been set up in preferences. Requiring elevated rights helps to minimize the risks since we can be confident that whoever runs the software is, at least, a local administrator. There are also other behind-the-scenes tasks that require elevated rights (such as managing the Background Service, writing to the database, etc.)