Warn about file permission problem (using max without admin rights)
max doesn't raise errors if it can't save settings into some files, because the current users has not the file rights to write.
IMHO some user setting files are stored into %ProgramFiles% and not into e.g.: %USERPROFILE% or the 3dsmax project folder
e.g.: the "DefaultUI.kbdx" file. So a normal user can't change the keyboard shortcuts.
IMHO 3dsmax should display a error message if some settings can't be stored, because of a access denied.
Maybe this is also related:
AdminMartin B (Admin, Autodesk) commented
'as designed' sounds a bit strange. Maybe the idea is not to disturb the user each time 3ds Max closes? Which version of 3ds Max are you referring to?
I would think that the underlying problem to address is not to store user-customizable data in %ProgramFiles%.
Filing a bug report sounds like the right thing to do....
case was closed by autodesk with "as designed" :(
I reported this problem with CaseNo: 08028848 to autodesk...
more info / discuss: http://area.autodesk.com/forum/t75530