Purpose & Scope
Sometimes software needs sufficient 'rights' within Windows in order to write to the Registry or folders protected by Windows. This article tells you how to configure a software program to run with sufficient rights.
You need to find the program or its shortcut and set a property option 'On'. Here are the steps:
- Locate either the short cut or the executable program (*.exe). EXE files will either be in C:\Program Files\ in 32 bit versions of Windows or C:\Program Files (x86)\ on 64 bit Windows so, for Dakota that might be C:\Program Files (x86)\BioComp Systems\Dakota300.
- Right-click on the exe or short-cut and select 'Properties'
- Select the 'Compatibility' tab
- In the lower part of the Compatibility tab, click-ON the option 'Run this program as an administrator'
- Click OK
When you start the program each time hence forward you may be greeted with a 'User Account Control' dialog. Click 'Yes' each time.
Unfortunately at times this is necessary due to Windows' built-in security controls.