Administrative privileges error occurs when running AutoCAD® 2008-based programs as a restricted user
When you tried to run an AutoCAD® 2008-based program as a limited or restricted user, the following error message was displayed:
Error :: Installation of <ProductName> requires Administrator Privileges. Please log in with administrator rights before attempting installation of <ProductName>.
If you are installing from a network or multi-seat standalone deployment
Download the following hotfix, which prevents this problem from occurring:
This hotfix will resolve the problem when the software is installed, and the following solution will not be necessary.
If you are using a standalone version of AutoCAD®
This error may occur if a restricted user attempts to start the program using the Start menu icon. The Start menu shortcuts advertise features that a restricted user cannot install. This error will not occur if the Desktop shortcut is used to start the product instead.
This problem can be resolved by creating a new Start menu icon as follows:
- Using Windows Explorer, browse to the following folder:
Note: <ProductName> is the actual name of the product in question (for example, AutoCAD® 2008).
- Delete the product shortcut located in this folder.
- Copy the Desktop shortcut for your product to this folder.
- Test that the user can now successfully start the product from the Start menu.