Why do we need Administrative Privileges to install erwin Data Modeler?
Administrative privileges are needed ONLY for product Installation and not for using the application. The following are some reasons for the Administrative privileges required for installing erwin DM.
erwin DM installs several essential third-party software products that require Administrative privileges, which require erwin data modeler installation to look for Administrative rights. e.g.
- C++ redistributable libraries: These libraries install files in the \windows\System32 folders. Adding any files into these directories requires Administrative privileges.
- JRE (Java run time).
Admin privileges are also needed to set up the registry entries and also set up the pointers to interface with various components, e.g. ODBC Server for Query Tool and Bridges for import/export, as well as some redistributable DLLs for backward compatibility e.g. opening the models from previous versions. Quite a few components need t be registered which do require Admin privileges, so during install it is required, but once it is installed properly, user can use it with regular privileges.