Knowledgebase: Licensing and Installation
BricsCAD Admin License Error
Posted by Nathan Price on 27 June 2013 03:43 PM
Failure to add license key on Windows Vista or higher|
Product: Bricscad & Architecturals
last reviewed: 2013-05-31
Though the user is logged in as administrator, the license manager still doesn't accept a valid license key, with one of the messages below:
- "Failed to add license key (error 25)" (or error 27).
- "Error creating registry key (need administrator rights for this operation)."
- "Error opening registry key."
- "Error setting registry key value (need administrator rights for this operation)."
On Windows Vista or higher, access rights are more restricted. Even if you are logged in as administrator, it appears that the application has not enough rights to write in the registry under HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT.
Launch BricsCAD by right-clicking the shortcut, and choosing "Run as administrator".