The problem you are encountering is due to Microsoft's ever increasing
security issues. Under Vista it has reached a point where you
have to grant permission for nearly everything. One of the reasons
that many have moved back to XP.
To get your authorization to work do the following.
- Unzip and install the software.
- When you want to authorize the software the first time on
a machine, first select the software and RIGHT CLICK on the
software. This will display a menu with a command which says
"RUN as Administrator". You will next be presented
with a dialogue window where you MUST grant permission to continue.
You will then be allowed to continue with the licensing process.
(See pictures of the menu and dialogue.)
- Fill out the McCAD registration information and you will be
able to complete you registration.
- Subsequent running should not require you to force Administrative
You should also be able to access the RUN As Administrator command by using
the right click button in the start menu.
Unfortunately you have do this process even if you are signed
on as the Administrator. That is because under Vista there is
no longer a true administrator level. You have to be a super administrator
and there is no user level that can be assigned Globally. You
only get there through a dialogue confirmation process. This is
supposed to prevent web based Trojans from taking over your Vista