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When adding a MIB to the database fails in Windows
Posted by David Van Deynse, Last modified by Dries Decock on 03 April 2018 05:27 PM

Using Windows, if saving a new MIB to the database fails, you typically get an error popup stating " .... (Access is denied)".

This is because the MIB database (MIBS.INI file) is located in the install directory, typically C:\Program Files\...

If you are a regular user (non-administrator), you don't have write access to that directory, hence the "Access is denied" error.

Two solutions:

  1. Run the program as an administrator. Right-click the desktop shortcut, and select "Run as administrator"
  2. Install the program in a non-default location where you have write access as a user (e.g. D:\)

Note that this issue also holds true for saving config files into system directories.

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