Turn Connection Client Sign-in OFF

So far we were installing the free Bentley View 08.11.09.459 (vw081109459en SS3) I'm trying to create a new corporate PC image, with the new View 08.11.09.829 (vw081109829en SS4). The new version has a limited 'free use' (only 7 days) and demands a registration via the login of the Connection Client.

This is a tool for blue-collar workers, or administrative people from all over the company, to be  able to see our CAD files . They don't need cloud-connection or co-operation or file sharing. Some don't even have an internet connection.It should just be a viewer of .DGN-files, and nothing more.

How can I configure Bentley View (with or without the Connection Client) to be able to run for more than 7 days, without having to supply or create a login for every separate user? I need a silent login by default, or no login at all.

As a sideline: I have always been an advocate of using Bentley software all over the company, but if they insist on feeding us functionality we don't need - we will never go into a cloud-based environment - without the possibility of turning it off, I'm afraid that my management is going to turn away from Bentley because it's too much trouble.

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  • So if there is a disaster and no internet connectivity, the viewer won't work?  Having to connect to a company's server to use "FREE" software isn't really free, you are getting something from me, not money but data.  And there have been a lot of bad ideas that have become corporate policy.  Maybe you should make a free viewer that is free and usable anywhere without monitoring the users, like BIG BROTHER.  Why do you need to track who looks at design files?  That would be like Adobe tracking everyone that opens a PDF. 

    And I've tried to stop it from starting up on reboot and it still starts every-time and it won't even save my password, it should at least do that so I can click on through, and I rarely use Microstation nowadays so it's a hassle, and a negative towards Bentley. 

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  • So if there is a disaster and no internet connectivity, the viewer won't work?  Having to connect to a company's server to use "FREE" software isn't really free, you are getting something from me, not money but data.  And there have been a lot of bad ideas that have become corporate policy.  Maybe you should make a free viewer that is free and usable anywhere without monitoring the users, like BIG BROTHER.  Why do you need to track who looks at design files?  That would be like Adobe tracking everyone that opens a PDF. 

    And I've tried to stop it from starting up on reboot and it still starts every-time and it won't even save my password, it should at least do that so I can click on through, and I rarely use Microstation nowadays so it's a hassle, and a negative towards Bentley. 

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