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Windows Vista - Special Note
Regarding The User Access Control (UAC)

The Problem:
Due to the program access restrictions imposed by the new User Access Control (UAC) of Windows Vista, some extra steps are necessary to get Wickets Administrator to run properly on your system.  Wickets Administrator needs to save and update files during the time of its use, and without proper handling of access rights, you will encounter the following error screen:

  ---Two Solutions Are Available ---


Solution #1: Run With Administrator Privileges:
The first solution is as described in the error message... to permanently upgrade the properties of the WAdmin.exe application program file to run it with administrator privileges. If you have setup your computer to have more than one user, and want Wickets Administrator to be able to run for all of the users, then you must additionally set the properties to allow that.

Once these steps are performed, they do not need to be performed again; running Wickets Administrator will then be as simple as clicking on the icon. The steps to set permanent privilege elevation for the Wickets Administrator executable are as follows:

  1. Log in under an administrator account (if there is only one account on your system, it is the administrator account)
  2. Navigate to the Wickets Administrator program folder:   C:\IDX\Program Files\WAdmin
  3. Right-click on the WAdmin.exe file
  4. Click on properties item
  5. In the properties window, click on the Compatibility tab at the top
  6. Near the bottom in a frame titled “Privilege Level” check the box “Run program as administrator” (Figure 2)
  7. If this is the only account requiring administrative privileges for running Wickets Administrator, then skip to step 10
  8. To allow other accounts (accounts other than the one you are using right now) to access Wickets Administrator with elevated privileges, then click on the button “Show settings for all users” (Figures 2 and 3)
  9. Locate the frame “Privilege Level” and check the box “Run program as administrator” (Figure 3)
  10. Exit the properties windows by clicking “OK”
  11. Log in to an account which would normally be using Wickets Administrator (if that is not the one you are using now)
  12. Run Wickets Administrator by clicking on the program icon
  13. Enter an administrator password if required (this step will be required each time the application is run, if Wickets Administrator is executed with a standard user or guest account)


Solution #2: Disable User Access Control Completely:
This method will completely turn off User Access Control. Doing so will affect not only Wickets Administrator, but it will affect other installed applications. Disabling UAC can lower the security of your system... to be like XP. The steps are listed below.
  1. Open the Control Panel
  2. Click on “User Accounts and Family Safety” (Figure 4)
  3. Click on “User Accounts” (Figure 5)
  4. Click on “Turn User Account Control on or off” (Figure 6)
  5. Enter an administrator’s password if required to do so
  6. Make sure that “Use User Account Control (UAC) to help protect your computer” is unchecked (Figure 7)
  7. Click OK
  8. The system may need to be restarted for the changes to take effect