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This FAQ provides an overview of how the Windows User Account Ccontrol (UAC) feature (included in Windows Vista and 7) affects the way you set up and use Ascent.
Can I use Ascent while Windows UAC is enabled?
If Windows UAC is enabled, the following scenarios might apply to you:
- I get an error message that says "Registry access denied".
- I have set up Ascent for the company but my colleagues have completely difference settings, on the same computer.
- I can't see where my Options / Customizations are saved.
Windows UAC is a feature that can help prevent unauthorised changes to your computer. It achieves this by asking you for permission or an administrator password before performing actions that might affect the way your computer functions.
Windows UAC includes a "virtual store" where Windows saves the Applications settings separately for each Windows user. This enables each user to set up and use their software the way they want to, without affecting other users.
Ascent stores information (machines, points etc) in a database.
For computers using Windows XP/2000/Server 2003 the default location for the database is either of these paths:
- C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Shared Documents
- C:\Program Files\Commtest\Ascent
For computers running a Windows Vista operating system, the default storage location for the database is C:\Users\Public\Documents
To access the Ascent software files select Options > Explore Settings - This will open Windows Explorer and display a list of all files and folders present in your Ascent installation.
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