Sorry about the late response. I didn’t see there had been more replies and a couple requests for additional information until this afternoon at work, and then things got busy.
The program in question is Adobe FrameMaker 2017, so it’s not an old program. It’s all up to date. The issue started when I decided to install some plugins for it. These require putting DLL files into a particular folder.
The first problem was that I couldn’t move them into the folder until I ran File Explorer as an elevated administrator. This was annoying because (a) my account *is *in the admin group, although it’s not the elevated admin account, and (b) I could have SWORN I took ownership of every single directory on this machine, but maybe I didn’t and I’ll have to look up how to do it again and that irks me.
The second problem was that the plugins require registration. No biggie, I have the codes. But unless I am running FrameMaker as the elevated administrator, I have to enter the codes Every. Single. Time. I Run. the Program, because the registration doesn’t STICK unless you’re running as the elevated administrator.
Which also means I would have had to remember to right click and select run as administrator every time, except that I have updated this on the Compatibility tab (thanks for that, Reply), but I feel that I shouldn’t have had to do that in the first place and why does Microsoft make things so annoying? OK, yes, I know. Security and protecting users from themselves, but I’m fairly ept and I get tired of dealing with the safety rails meant for the inept.
I actually think this is an MS problem, not an Adobe one. The last Windows 10 update (1803) managed to semi-break the Save as PDF function back in April. Not sure if that’s fixed yet.