Install SQL Server 2005 without Local Admin

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SQL Server 2005
Books Online tells me ... make sure you have administrator permissions on the computer where SQL Server will be installed. Based on the principle of using the lowest possible user rights is it possible to safely install SQL Server 2005 using an account or group that has the required level of privileges but no more. I have read Books Online for example to ... always run SQL Server services by using the lowest possible user rights. I am trying to figure is it reasonable to take the same approach at installation time Thank you for any feedback

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The user that runs the SQL Server installer must have Admin rights on the server when installing.

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  • Stephenkeogh
    In SQL Server 2005 Books Online I see this note ... For local installations, you must run Setup as an administrator. If you install SQL Server from a remote share, you must use a domain account that has read and execute permissions on the remote share. So ... does this imply if I install the software remotely I do *not* require Local Administrator privilege just the right level of read and execute permissions on the remote host Thanks for any feedback
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  • Subhendu Sen
    Without Admin rights no way ! One thing u may do.... Connect Sql Database without Installing Sql Server and it is possible. U need to install .NET Framework. It will handle the Database connection. Use Sql Client for Sql Server Database. Thanks !
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