The tech department at my new school district (employer) won't let staff be 'administrators' of their computers. I'm trying to talk them into elevating me, but I don't think that they will. I'm wondering how other people cope with this? It's super annoying. I can't run trouble-shooters, or access certain system areas. Worse is that I can't install many of the various computer programs I've come to rely on over the years.
Fortunately, I am able to use a USB stick. I've made a folder at C:/Portables and put lots of "portable" (i.e. no-install) apps there, moving them over using the USB stick. Mouser's stuff seems to all be portable which is a life saver. Also I found NirSoft's "AdvancedRun" which has helped me install a couple of things that wouldn't install otherwise. I google searched how to make an app into a portable app. There doesn't seem to be any good solutions out there. Everything listed was corporate-level stuff.
Do you guys (and gals) have any tips for me to survive in this new non-elevated world?