Run Matlab without Admin rights?
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I'm trying to install Matlab with a trial license on Win7 SP1. UAC is set to default. It seems impossible to run Matlab without Admin rights, not only can I not activate Matlab unless run as Admin (Error1731), I also have to run it as Admin after activation. Is there any way to install it so that a user can run it? It seems ridiculous that the Admin password is needed to run the program, I can't give everyone who uses the program Admin rights?
Marc Jakobi on 10 Nov 2017
This thread is a bit old, but I had the same problem and just found a solution. It's related to this this thread.
When you activated Matlab, you specified your administrator account. As a result, the license file is saved to the administrator account, not your user account. Every time you start Matlab, it can't find a license file and starts the Matlab Activator (which requires administrator privileges).
To solve this problem, activate Matlab and when prompted to put in the account name, replace the administrator account name with your user account.
Jan on 3 Apr 2015
On my Windows 7 computer Matlab runs fine without admin privileges. It was useful to gain writing privileges to [matlabroot]\toolbox\local, such that pathdef can be adjusted. But the rest runs smoothly as user.