Fixing AutoCad 2008 not starting problem

Couple of days ago strange thing happened. There are some classes at my university that had AutoCad 2008 freshly installed. Day before everything was working fine but next day suddenly AutoCad just stopped working. No error, no log – nothing . When user clicks on AutoCad executable nothing happens. We found out that it only happens for limited users only. So we guessed that the problem is probably related to some permissions of the files AutoCad tries to modify. It wasn’t AutoCad folder neither from “Program Files” nor “Common Files” since users already had modifications rights to those folders.

Since personally I’m a big fan of SysInternals tools, I’ve decided to use one of the best utilities available for Windows troubleshooting – Process Monitor. That’s all we needed. I’ve ran the tool and saw lot’s of “ACCESS DENIED” errors to “C:\Windows\Temp” folder. After adding modification rights to this folder for users, AutoCad started working again.

Though the solution of the problem is very simple and there isn’t nothing very geeky about it, I just wanted to post it here for someone (me included) who might need to troubleshoot the same problem in the future. It would save some time knowing what permissions and where AutoCad is really missing.почему одинаковые на внешний вид дома имеют разную цену?


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