Local admin rights for Fiddler?

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  1. Jesse
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    Oct 2015

    Posted 08 Oct 2015 Link to this post

    Greetings,

    I work in the desktop support portion of my company, and I have been tasked with finding out whether various applications in our environment require local administrator rights after initial install and configuration.  Searching through the documentation on this site and through Google, I was unable to locate whether there were certain functions inside of Fiddler that did require administrator rights.  I was hoping someone here would have an experience trying to use Fiddler without local admin rights that they could share.  Thanks!

     

  2. Answer
    Eric Lawrence
    Admin
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    Posted 08 Oct 2015 Link to this post

    Hello, Jesse--

    Fiddler does not require local administrative rights in general. There are a few places where the user may need administrative rights:

    1> When installing upgrades.
    2> On Windows 8+ when testing Metro/"Immersive" applications
    3> If the user needs to capture traffic from a client running within another user-account (e.g. the IIS/ASPNET service process)

    Regards,
    Eric Lawrence
    Telerik
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  3. Jesse
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    Oct 2015

    Posted 08 Oct 2015 in reply to Eric Lawrence Link to this post

    Thank you, Eric.  I appreciate the quick reply.
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