I distribute a utility for developers which is designed to reside on a server share and is executed from the server on the local PC or Terminal Services/Citrix session. It does not require any admin privileges. There is no install process other than dragging and dropping it on a server share. It is digitally signed.
I'm told some IT depatrtments don't like having exes on the server share in this fashion. What can I do to help explain to IT departments that my utility is benign.
I'm the developer of the tool, Auto FE Updater, and it's deliberately designed to not require admin priviliges. It's a stand alone exe with no installation dependencies other than a few config (INI) files created by the developer using the tool.
This tool is executed by the users for brief moments of time while it checks to see if there are any updates to the Access front end database and associated files on the server. The developer using the tool might run it for two or five minutes while updating settings.