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Excel RFC plugin requiring admin rights

Our IT is asking why what it seems to be an addin to Excel that typically doesn't ask for admin rights, here requires admin rights to be added to excel? What else is being installed or modified?
They need to know that in order to decide how this installations should be handled and if it could be allowed.

asked Feb 10, 2016 by furoley Bronze (885 points)
retagged Feb 10, 2016 by Walter Williams

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The installer asks for admin rights in order to install the .NET Framework (if not already installed), and to insert the appropriate registry key for the plugin.

The registry key added is dependent on the Excel version, but is usually n a location like: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\<ver>\Excel\Options.
answered Feb 10, 2016 by Walter Williams Gold Sawtooth Software, Inc. (20,130 points)