I just installed C.O.B. (build 108) on a Vista SP1 system, and I am getting the following pop-up message from the C.O.B. taskbar icon:
“COB capabilities are limited. Service for copying locked files is not active. Power User privileges is required to enable it.”
I installed and use COB with an Administrator account in VISTA, and I don’t understand the meaning of this privileges warning. I am experienced with C.O.B. + XP , but Vista is new to me - any advice would be appreciated.
Run C.O.B. as Admin
I think that is what it is asking for. Right click on it and select ‘Run as Admin’.
This can be automated by going to Properties/Compatibility and checking the box marked ‘Run as Admin’ found at the bottom of the window. Then, every time it is run it will gain elevated privileges. (you will be asked to confirm you did start this each time, though).
I don’t see a “Run as Admin” option when I right click on the C.O.B. executable file, nor is there a “Compatibilty” tab in Properties. These options exist with other programs on my system, but not with C.O.B.
COB is ClickOnce application, so there is no executable file – its “.application” file. Thus there is no “Run as admin” option in Vista.
However COB should elevate privileges itself (asking for users’ password, as “Run as Admin” does). Elevated privileges will allow COB to back up files that are open in other applications.
This will be implemented in next release.
For now, message “COB capabilities are limited. Service for copying locked files is not active. Power User privileges is required to enable it” can just be ignored.
Don’t know if it’s related but I have set COB on Vista HB to backup true wi-fi to my computer XP on the first floor where there is a USB HD installed. I scheduled a back-up and every time I get a password question. I do not know what password so It won’t backup and stops.