Last Modified: Sun, 21 Sep 2008 04:30:00 +0000 ; Created: Sun, 21 Sep 2008 04:30:00 +0000
|I found a way to allow Power Users or Interactive Users to burn CD/DVD discs without administrator rights.
Microsoft has instructions at http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb540662(VS.85).aspx that detail the steps you need to take.
I tested with Nero DiscSpeed and was able to successfully erase discs as a regular user. I could not burn images with that program though since it uses some low-level commands that bypass Windows.
I then downloaded InfraRecord to burn an ISO image, and it worked perfectly without admin rights.
If the Microsoft link isn't working here is a summary of the steps:
I tested this on a Windows XP PRO 64-bit SP2 machine with a SATA DVD burner.