How to run dBASE in Vista?

Q: How to use dBASE in Vista ?

A: Generally, setting requestedExecutionLevel to requireadministrator (Administrator Rights) will allow dBASE executables to run properly. This can be done in two ways :

1 - Set the Administrator level using the .exe's property settings.

Instructions ...

Right click plus.exe (Default folder is C:\Program Files\dBASE\PLUS\BIN)
- Choose 'Properties'
- under the 'Compatibility' tab .. 'Privilege Level' setting
- click on the checkbox next to 'Run this program as an administrator' to turn it on.

Right click bdeadmin.exe (Default folder is C:\Program Files\Common Files\Borland\BDE)
(follow instructions for plus.exe)

Right click plusrun.exe (Default folder is C:\Program Files\dBASE\PLUS\Runtime)
(follow instructions for plus.exe)

1 - Set the Administrator level using the .exe's manifest file settings.

Instructions...
All Manifest files must be installed in the same folder as the executable it is intended for.

The 'Administrator rights' manifest files for dBASE can be found here :
http://www.dbase.com/VistaCompatibility.asp#manifest

Save the bdeadmin.exe.manifest file in the same folder as the bdeadmin.exe file
(Default folder is C:\Program Files\Common Files\Borland\BDE)

Save the plus.exe.manifest file in the same folder as the plus.exe file |
(Default folder is C:\Program Files\dBASE\PLUS\BIN)

Save the plusrun.exe.manifest file in the same folder as the plusrun.exe file
(Default folder is C:\Program Files\dBASE\PLUS\Runtime)

(Also, it is recommended that you re-boot your computer after adding the manifest files)

After setting the properties, when you run dBASE Plus, you will now get a UAC (User Access Control) dialog asking you to continue running the application as an administrator. If you are logged into the OS under an account that does not have Administrator privileges you will be asked to provide an Administrator password to continue opening the application.