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seanwic asked on 16 Aug 2012, 04:53 AM
  • We are currently evaluating Test Studio in our organisation. After I demonstrated Test Studio's functionality to the testers in our organisation, they were keen to trial it themselves. However, the testers do not have local admin privileges on the pcs, so every time they want to run Test Studio, they are prompted for elevated privileges and then they cannot proceed.
  • Is it a requirement that Test Studio standalone must run with admin privileges, or is there something I missed during installation?

    We are currently using the trial version 2012.1.719.0

    Thanks in advance

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Cody
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answered on 16 Aug 2012, 09:50 PM
Hello Sean,

Which version of Windows are you trying to use? Test Studio does require a high level of access in order to hook into and automate the browser. Basically you have two choices:

1) Add the user to the local administrator account
2) Turn off User Access Control

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answered on 24 Aug 2012, 04:00 AM
Hi Cody,

We use Windows 7 x64 Enterprise. Neither option 1 or 2 is viable due to the security requirements of our environment.

We only require the Standalone Application on local user machines, and will not install scheduler, profiling, etc. on local machines.

Thanks,
Sean
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Cody
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answered on 24 Aug 2012, 05:18 AM
Hello Sean,

Unfortunately in order for our Standalone product to be able to hook into the browsers it requires a very high level of access. The only way the product can get this access is to use one of the two methods I described in my last message. When both options are taken away the Windows built-in software security safety features (a sort of self protection mode) literally block us from connecting to and controlling any browser.

It's not the profiler or scheduler or load testing that require this high access level. It's the core product and its ability to connect to and drive the browsers that require it.

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Cody
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