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How many of you software engineers out there are not allowed to have local admin rights on your Windows development system?

Our IT guy here has it so nobody has local admin rights. If we need admin rights, we have a separate user account that does not have access to the internet or the company network.

This is annoying beyond belief. Anytime I want to peek at the device manager I get that annoying windows dialog that says I can't make changes but I can look. [ Can I get that to go away? ]
And of course if I want to make changes, I have to log in with admin account via the UAC window. Imagine how convenient that is when debugging a driver or a driver-related problem?

That is not the only problem... If I am working on an installer on another day.. I have to go through that each time I run/test/debug the installer.

This has been the policy around here for a few years. I have managed to avoid it because my last PC was installed/set up before the policy. Now that PC is about dead and they gave me a new one today and now it feels like they are making me work with my hands tied together. To them, I think they can't understand why the big deal. To me.. it is a flow disrupter. I feel like I am just going to have to stop trying so hard to be fast. But it is more than speed. It is concentration. I can see them rolling their eyes.. but this is real!

The reason cited for this is that all kinds of nasties can come in through email or websites. We've got web blockers for the web and spam blockers for the email and on-access virus scanning...

So I ask you: How does it go where you work? Do you have admin rights on your PC?

I can't believe that this is the only way to solve the "security threat". What policies/etc are in place where you work?

-Suzanne
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