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How to burn disc without administrative rights under 2000/XP/Vista.

Under Windows NT/2000 and Windows XP/Vista/Windows 7 there must be a way to handle the security aspects of CD/DVD recording. CD/DVD pre-mastering software like Nero must be able to send SCSI/IDE commands to CD-ROM/DVD-ROM drives or CD/DVD recorders. However, from the operating system's point of view, being able to send SCSI/IDE commands to devices is a huge security problem, because software could use the SCSI/IDE commands to format the hard disk, read other user's data or create other severe problems. That is why Microsoft decided to allow low level driver access only for programs running with administrator rights.


During the installation select 'Install StarOpen. This driver will provide CD/DVD access for any user under NT/XP/2000 regardless of Security Policies'.

After rebooting you will have Complex Evolution having free access to your CD/DVD burners without Admin rights. StarOpen has extra feature - it allows to open devices in truly "exclusive" way. So no single software would be able to access them while they is used by Evolution. Driver restart required to update the parameters.



There is another way to allow Evolution work without admin rights with the following group policy configuration:

Start gpedit.msc (Start menu>Run>gpedit.msc) and enable the following setting:

Computer Configuration | Windows Settings | Security Settings | Local Policies/Security Options | Devices | Devices: Restrict CD-ROM access to locally logged-on user only. You can then burn without admin rights.


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