Software woes using dongles
We've come across a couple of instances recently which have stumped us using two pieces of software - Solidworks 2012 (makes me shudder every time) and some new sewing software called Stitch Sew 2. I wondered if anyone else had any problems with software using dongles.
Firstly, with solidworks, we are unable to check licences out per user because the program which checks licences out changes the registry. This works as admin but won't as a user, despite going through our group policy countless times!! Solidworks support were about as much use as a chocolate teapot! We've added admin access bit by bit but it's still not working so essentially we're stuck up a gumtree with this one.
And now today, we've had another piece of software which we didn't even know was coming (ruddy art department!) - this is the stitch sew 2 software which does embroidery stuff. Every time the program is run, UAC pops up asking for admin credentials to run the exe. If I type in an admin account then the rest of the program runs as that administration, not as the person who is logged on so as a result, none of their documents or other network drives are available. I've spoken to their tech support who say that they don't offer any tech support. . . . my brain hurts . . .
Has anyone had any similar issues either with the aforementioned software titles or other dongled software?