Access rights


We have recently installed Dynare 4.4.3 on some MATLAB systems on our network. However, post installation the users are encountering this error:

“This program is blocked by group policy. For more information, contact your system administrator
Error using dynare(line 174)
Dynare preprocessing failed.”

As a non-Dynare user, I’m limited to understand what exactly Dynare is trying to do and what access it requires. Dynare installs to the default directory and we have given our users Full Control permissions of the C:\dynare folder. We have also granted full access via AppLocker settings in a Group Policy Object to run all scripts and executables within the C:\dynare folder. So I’m not sure why Dynare feels it is being blocked.

Does Dynare explicitly need to be ran logged in as a local administrator? This isn’t really an option on our tightly controlled network.

Thank you for any assistance you can offer.

As this happens during preprocessing, the problem comes from the call to the dynare_m.exe. It seems your policy is restricting the user to execute this function. Note that this file is located in the matlab subfolder. Maybe the problem is that you did only provide access rights for the main folder.