FAQ: MB Pro Security Workaround For Windows Vista/7/8/8.1

 

  Important Note: The information below only applies to MicroBase Pro v2.0 which has now been superseded by a newer version. DSS strongly recommends that all users update to the latest version of MicroBase Pro via the auto-update process. You can learn how to auto-update to a newer version of MicroBase Pro here.
 

 

What Versions Of Windows Need The Security Workaround?

When MicroBase Professional v2.0 is installed under Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8/8.1, user permissions may not be set correctly and MicroBase Professional may not be able to save certain data types. When this is the case, users are not able to save modified copies of group files or message attachments. Users may be able to download application notes but then cannot open them for viewing.

Important Note: You only need to perform the Security Workaround if you are running MicroBase Pro v2.0 under Windows Vista/7/8/8.1. If you are running a version of Windows which is earlier than Windows Vista, or if you have updated to MicroBase Pro v2.1 or later, this page DOES NOT apply to your installation.

Warning: You must be extremely careful to perform all of the steps in the exact order shown below.
 


  For MicroBase Pro v2.0 Installations Under Windows Vista And Windows 7

Follow the following steps to perform the Security Workaround in Windows Vista or Windows 7:

  • If MicroBase is running, close it
  • Click Start - Computer, open the C: drive.
  • If using Windows 32Bit OS, drill down to C:\Program Files\Dss
  • If using Windows 64bit OS, drill down to C:\Program Files (x86)\Dss
  • Right Click on the MicroBase folder and select Properties
  • Click the Security tab, then click Edit.
  • Select the Users group.
  • Check Allow for the following permissions:
    • [X] Full Control
    • [X] Modify
    • [X] Write
  • Click Ok to save changes, OK to close the properties dialog, then close Windows Explorer
  • Start MicroBase Professional and file saving should work properly

  For MicroBase Pro v2.0 Installations Under Windows 8

Follow the following steps to perform the Security Workaround in Windows 8:

  • If MicroBase is running, close it
  • Hover your mouse over the lower right corner of the Windows Desktop to activate the Charm Bar
  • Click on the Search (magnifying glass) button
  • Search in Apps for Computer
  • When found, Open Computer
  • Open the C: drive.
  • If using Windows 32Bit OS, drill down to C:\Program Files\Dss
  • If using Windows 64bit OS, drill down to C:\Program Files (x86)\Dss
  • Right Click on the MicroBase folder and select Properties
  • Click the Security tab, then click Edit.
  • Select the Users group.
  • Check Allow for the following permissions:
    • [X] Full Control
    • [X] Modify
    • [X] Write
  • Click Ok to save changes, OK to close the properties dialog, then close Windows Explorer

  For MicroBase Pro v2.0 Installations Under Windows 8.1

Follow the following steps to perform the Security Workaround in Windows 8.1:

  • If MicroBase is running, close it
  • Hover your mouse over the lower right corner of the Windows Desktop to activate the Charm Bar
  • Click on the Search (magnifying glass) button
  • Search Everywhere for This PC
  • When found, Open This PC
  • Open the C: drive
  • If using Windows 32Bit OS, drill down to C:\Program Files\Dss
  • If using Windows 64bit OS, drill down to C:\Program Files (x86)\Dss
  • Right Click on the MicroBase folder and select Properties
  • Click the Security tab, then click Edit.
  • Select the Users group.
  • Check Allow for the following permissions:
    • [X] Full Control
    • [X] Modify
    • [X] Write
  • Click Ok to save changes, OK to close the properties dialog, then close Windows Explorer

 

What If I Have Run MicroBase Pro v2.0 Before Performing The Security Workaround?

If you have already run MicroBase Pro v2.0 before performing the security workaround, you may need to delete your downloaded Group Files and Application Notes, and then download them again in order to make them viewable.
 


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