Windows 7 does not allow access to the registry or work files on a machine. As a work-around, set the properties for an EXE so that it runs as an administrator. 
To set an EXE to run as an administrator, either:
  1. Right-click the shortcut to the EXE and choose Properties.
  2. In Compatibility > Privilege Level, check Run As Administrator.

    Windows creates a registry entry for the application to run as an administrator for the current user.

In the Windows registry, create an entry using the AppCompatFlags setting:
  • For the current user, use:

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\AppCompatFlags\Layers] "C:\\Users\\RICHARD\\Desktop\\OfficeServerSDK.exe"="RUNASADMIN"

  • For all users on on the system, use:

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\AppCompatFlags\Layers] "C:\\Users\\RICHARD\\Desktop\\OfficeServerSDK.exe"="RUNASADMIN"

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Last Modified On: September 09, 2020