Using Windows 7 and have tried multiple versions of Arduino IDE.
I'm trying to use the Arduino IDE in a teaching lab where students do not have administrative rights. The software works fine when I'm logged in with administrative privileges. When a student is logged in, they get the splash screen and then nothing.
I think that the problem lies in how the computers were imaged and where Arduino sets the preferences. When a student is logged in, I can run Arduino by right clicking and running as administrator. Obviously I don't want to do this every class for every student. When I checked the location of "preferences.txt", it is found in "C:\users\itsetup\AppData\Roaming\Arduino\preferences.txt" which the students do not have access to.
Does this sound like the issue or are there other possible problems? Can the location of this preference file be changed?