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SolidWorks 2009 VSTA as non-Admin user?

Question asked by Ryan Olson on Dec 10, 2008
Latest reply on Jun 2, 2009 by Ryan Olson
Note: This post is not about Windows Vista, but rather VSTA (Visual Studio Tools for Applications)

I'm trying to use the VSTA environment to create and edit C# macros in 2009 SP01 32-bit. This works fine when I'm logged in as a local Administrator, but does not work when logged in as a regular domain user. This is on Windows XP 32 bit.

When logged in as a regular user, saving a new macro as C# (.csproj file) does nothing. Subsequently, the two VSTA filetype options go missing from the filetype list in the file chooser for editing or creating macros. In addition, SolidWorks cannot exit without being killed in the task manager.

Again, none of these problems when logged in as local Admin.

Is this an installation problem, or does VSTA require Admin rights? In our organization it's not feasible for domain user accounts to have Admin privs.


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