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NI-DAQ Administrator rights problem

I've got a VB6 program using a PCI-6024E board with Ni-DAQ 7.2 under Windows 2000
The program works fine when I log in as Administrator, but when I log in under a user account I get a "Runtime Error 10459 Configuring Channels. The NI-DAQ DLL could not be called due to an interface error."

I also cannot run the NI-DAQ test panels under the user account.

I can't install the NI-DAQ driver under the user account as it's needs admin rights!

Anyone know how to allow an application to run under a user account?
Obviously I don't want the operators to log in as administrator.

Dave 🙂
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Hi Dave,

There are a couple of forum postings dealing with this same issue.

Both seem to provide the following steps as a possible solution.

"Complete the following steps to set up permission for the MAX\Data directory:
1) Browse to the C:\Program Files\National Instruments directory.
2) Right-click the MAX folder and select Properties.
3) Click the Security tab, and click the Add button. Type in the user name and click OK.
4) Give the user Read & Execute, List Folder Contents, and Read permissions.
5) Click Apply and then OK."

That should resolve any DAQ problems you're having with user accounts. Please let me know if you have any more problems with this.

Matthew Slaughter
Applications Engineer
National Instruments

LabVIEW Integration Engineer with experience in LabVIEW Real-Time, LabVIEW FPGA, DAQ, Machine Vision, as well as C/C++. CLAD, working on CLD and CLA.
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Thanks heaps, that worked a treat.

Dave 🙂
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