This article describes how to start MicroStation with administrator privileges while logged-in as a "normal" user.
By default, processes and applications are initiated in Windows OS environments as a "normal user" rather than with "administrator rights" even if the logged in user starting this processes has "Administrator" privileges.
Windows essentially keeps you running as a common user even while logged-in on an Administrator account.
A user needs to explicitly tell Windows to run a process or application with "Administrator Rights".
1. Right click on MicroStation's shortcut
2. Select "Run As Administrator" from the context menu as shown in the picture below
2. Select "Properties" within the context menu
3. Select the "Compatibility" tab
4. Tick "Run As Administrator" as shown in the picture below
5. Click "Apply" then "Ok"
1. In the Windows 10 search bar (generally bottom left corner of OS interface), type in "MicroStation"
2. Locate your application product version (v8i, CONNECT Edition, etc.)
3. Right-click the application, then select "Run as administrator"