Personally I would title this "Voyager insist to run as administrator issue".
As I reply to the same subject in the CdC group, I not see any reason to run Voyager in administrator if this is to "communicate with other software" when all this other software run as standard user.
I must agree with Patrick here. Running a program "as Administrator" causes it to run in a separate process space within which the normal protections are blocked. It is like running a program with 'sudo' on Linux, only worse. Windows protects programs that are not running "as Administrator" from access by elevated/privileged programs that are (and vice versa!). For example, say Voyager needs to talk to a mount via the excellent EQMOD Control System. If Voyager is running "as Administrator" it will not be able to talk to EQMOD unless it too is running "As Administrator". So now you must auto-start EQMOD with a connection from Voyager, or explicitly set it permanently to run "As Administrator". But wait ... there's more... Now you want to use Cartes du Ciel to talk to the EQMOD. Well now that EQMOD is running "as Administrator" CdC cannot talk to the EQMOD. Now you have to run CdC "as Administrator" to allow it to talk to EQMOD because it is running "as Administrator so that it can work with Voyager running "as Administrator"... see the problem? But wait, there's even more!!! Everything Voyager touches via ASCOM (focuser? camera? dome?) will also need to be running "as Admiinstrator" and thus all of the other programs that use any of those other devices will also need to be running "as Administrator". And none of these programs and device drivers are designed to run this way nor are they required to run privileged like that.
So Patrick has it right: Because "Voyager insists on running as Administrator" it creates a "trail of tears" for any other programs that share any devices in the modular system. Patrick is nicer than I am. If you try to run any of my software "as Administrator" I pop up a box
"Running ACP as Administrator is prohibited. If you think you need to do this, something else is wrong. Contact us for help"
and then immediately exit.
Edited by Bob Denny, 22 June 2021 - 04:50 PM.