Access (ie. permission) required to install, register and run Bentley Hydraulics and Hydrology products

Product(s): WaterGEMS, WaterCAD, HAMMER, SewerGEMS, SewerCAD, StormCAD, CivilStorm, PondPack
Version(s): CONNECT Edition, V8i
Area: Installation

Note: The following applies to all Bentley Hydraulics and Hydrology products.

What level of Windows permission/access is required for installation?

To install the program, the user would need administrative access.

What is the level of access required to run the product?

To run the program, they can be a limited user (ie. administrative access is not required).

What folders do the users need permission to read/write to?

C:\Documents and Settings\username\Application Data\Bentley\
C:\Documents and Settings\username\Local Settings\Application Data\Bentley\
C:\Documents and Settings\username\Local Settings\Temp

Note: Normally any limited user has read/write access to their own profile on the C: drive
In Windows 7, 8 and 10 it is "C:\Users\username"

What registry hive do users need permission to read/write to?

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Bentley\

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