I’m having issues with the Arduino IDE in a Windows Domain environment. Arduino IDE will not launch for any non-Administrators-- which are the students in our environment.
Arduino was originally installed on a computer by a local Administrator account (we’ll say Mydomainadmin) and an image of that computer was captured to be used for all workstations.
After deploying the image, we realize that students are not able to launch Arduino IDE on any of the workstations. The Arduino splash screen will show for less than a second then disappear. However, anyone who is a member of the Domain Admins security group is able to launch Arduino IDE.
At first, I thought I found the problem right away. The preferences.txt file contained “Sketchbook.path=C:\Users\Mydomainadmin\Documents\Arduino”
We changed that path to Z:\ and used Group Policy to push an updated preferences.txt file out to all workstations’ C:\Program Files (x86)\Arduino\lib\ directory
Z:\ is a location that all students have mapped upon login. I also tried changing the path to a folder on the root of C: to which everyone has full permissions, to no avail
Again, Administrators can launch the IDE (and debugger). When I run the debugger as a student, the output is contained in my screenshot.
Can anyone offer some pointers? I’m at a loss on this one, I can’t remember the last time I’ve posted to a forum but I figure this is the place to ask around if anywhere. Any help is greatly appreciated.
Dave from CO