[tex-live] Windows: admin installed vs non-admin installed

Siep Kroonenberg siepo at cybercomm.nl
Wed Jan 28 16:04:38 CET 2015

On Tue, Jan 27, 2015 at 03:16:03PM +0000, Lars Madsen wrote:
> Just playing around on windows (7) a bit.
> I noticed that if I install TL14 with admin rights (run as admin), then a non privileged user cannot start the manager via the start menu 
> However, they can use tlmgr from the command line just fine to install extra packages, and they go directly into the C:/texlive/2014/texmf-dist

Yes, this is a loophole. The UAC prompt was only intended for
accidental mishaps, but I can understand that for a computer lab it
is not good enough.

Look at the icacls command-line utility to set the ACL (access
control list) for the TL directory.

Siep Kroonenberg

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