“Permission Denied… BarTender’s security policy does not allow the specified user to perform this action.” – BarTender Error Message

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Article #: 9294

Summary

This Error Message Article explains the causes behind the BarTender error message:

“BarTender Licensing Wizard Message #7588 Permission Denied User: [Windows user ID] Action: Run Application: BarTender Licensing Wizard BarTender’s security policy does not allow the specified user to perform this action.”

This article also details how to fix the underlying problem that caused it to appear.

BarTender Security Error Message #7588

Explanation

There are two known causes of this error message:

  1. The BarTender System Service is not running properly.
  2. There are legacy security settings (from a previous install) locking out the user.

Solution

Step 1 – Reset the BarTender system service. Open Windows Services Manager and restart the “BarTender System Service”. If the message still appears, try Step #2.

Step 2 – Remove the security config files. Uninstall BarTender and then delete the folders C:\ProgramData\Seagull and C:\ProgramData\Seagull Security. Reboot the PC before installing BarTender again.

Additional Comments

Issue Found: BarTender 2019.

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