User privileges requirements

You must have a user ID that meets the following requirements before you can install Rational® Test RealTime.

  • Your user ID must not contain double-byte characters.
  • You must install IBM® Installation Manager as an administrator on Windows if the version of your operating system requires user privileges to install or update product offerings, or install license keys for your products.
  • If you install IBM® Installation Manager as an administrator on Windows, all products installed from IBM® Installation Manager must be run with the administrator privilege. In this case, you must run Rational® Test RealTime as an administrator.
  • If you install IBM® Installation Manager as a non-administrator on Windows, Rational® Test RealTime can be installed with the same User account as the one used to install IBM® Installation Manager.
  • You can enable users who are not the administrator so that they can work with Rational® Test RealTime on some versions of Windows. If you are in such a case:
    • Do not install Rational® Test RealTime into a package group (installation location) in the Program Files directory (C:\Program Files\) and do not choose a shared resources directory in the Program Files directory.
    • If you are extending an existing Eclipse installation, then do not install Eclipse in the Program Files directory (C:\Program Files\).
  • On Linux, you must be able to log in as root (with sudo) to install and run Rational® Test RealTime.
  • On Ubuntu, you must ensure that the environment variables that are set while installing the products are retained when you open Rational® Test RealTime and the application-under-test.
  • Rational® License Key Administrator must be installed on Windows at the same time or prior to Rational® Test RealTime so that the license information entered during Rational® Test RealTime installation is valid. Rational® License Key Administrator requires Administrator privileges. If you need to install the Rational® License Key Administrator client on Windows with a User account, right-click the launchpad.exe file, and click Run as Administrator or install the Rational® License Key Administrator separately with an Administrator account.