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SolidWorks Explorer 2011 permissions for changing paths, Win7x64

Question asked by Marc Clayton on Oct 6, 2011
Latest reply on Nov 4, 2011 by Marc Clayton

Here's some info on my setup:

  • computers with Windows 7 64 bit installed
  • Models and drawings stored in shared network folders
  • No PDM
  • users are not administrators (can't install any additional software, etc)


 

In SolidWorks Explorer options, there are 2 places that I need paths to be changeable by a user but it isn't playing well with the Windows 7 permissions.


 

In "File Locations" on the "References\Where used" tab a standard user can change the folders - "add folder" or "remove". After clicking OK there is a prompt for the administrator password (which they don't have). Closing this prompt without entering a password keeps the changes.


 

Similarly in "Search folders" under the "Search" tab a user can add or remove folders. After making a change and clicking OK there is a prompt for the administrator password. Closing this prompt without entering a password DOES NOT keep the changes.


 

I want users to be able to change these paths without being an administrator. I've played with permissions for a lot of different things but haven't been able to get rid of the administrator password prompt.


 

Any help?

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