Even though I'm logged in as a user with admin privs, Windows 7 still won't let me register with EsriRegAsm.exe. I need to explicitly run as Administrator.
Is there some way to configure a machine so that I can use EsriRegAsm without running as administrator?
Starting with ArcGIS 10, it has been decided to move away from the COM component category approach. The replacement consists of a new registration utility (ESRIRegAsm.exe) and an Extensible Markup Language (XML) database stored in published per product and version configuration folders, independent of the system registry; therefore, the registration of component and category information for a developer’s assembly or dynamic-link library (DLL) is achieved using the new ESRI provided utility called ESRIRegAsm. ESRIRegAsm performs registration on both native COM DLLs and managed COM assemblies, and as previously discussed, does not write the component category portion of the registration information into the system registry.
Update: So does it write anything to the system registry?
If not, why should admin privs be required for installation?