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What are the minimal permissions that IT would have to grant me in order to allow me to install a service under Windows 7?

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Administrators.

The Power Users group only has access to start/stop existing services, but explicitly can not install new services.

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It's worth noting that this behaviour can be changed in W2K3 SP1 and newer OS's. See my answer here for some details: serverfault.com/questions/37721/… –  Evan Anderson Oct 7 '09 at 4:47

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