When I log into my computer as the Administrator, everything works perfectly.‚ When I log in as a normal user I get some strange errors and messages.
Q) What is required to run MSCAD 2002/MSCAD 2004 on a Windows XP Pro network as a normal user?
A) There are several things that must be set correctly to allow the program to run in either DEMO mode or as a Fully Authorized copy.
The following files and folders need to have "full control and access" set for each user.
1) The \WINDOWS or \WINNT folder.
2) The \MSCAD2002 or \MSCAD2004 folder and everything under it.
3) The \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32 folder (which is normally set this way anyway)
4) What ever location the user will be saving their data and jobs.‚
Q) How do I set the files and folders to allow the user full control?
A) Here are the steps to follow that will show you how to Modifying User Permissions for the Folders.‚ The other folders will use the same process.
Make sure you're logged in with an account that had Administrative rights.
Using Windows Explorer, browse to your Windows or WINNT folder.
In Windows Explorer, go to Tools | Folder Options. and choose the View tab.
Change your settings so they are the same as shown above in the red box.‚ Pick APPLY and press OK when done.
Browse to your WINDOWS folder or WINNT folder.‚ When you find it, right click on the file and choose Properties with the left mouse button.
On the dialog that comes up next, click on the Security tab and then click on the Users Group
Press Apply and then press OK to close the dialog.
Now repeat STEP 4 and 5 to set the other folders.
Now you can log in as the user and everything should work correctly.
Created on: February 12, 2004