Toolset does require elevated rights in order to install it. Most of the tools will run with standard rights. Here are a list of the tools that require elevated rights to function correctly:
LaunchPad, Bandwidth Gauges, All Config Tools, DNS & Who Is Resolver, MIB Viewer, MIB Walk, NPM, Ping, Real Time Interface Monitor, Send Page, SFTP/SCP Server, Trap Receiver, TFTP Server, Watch It, Edit Dictionaries, and Toolset/Orion Integration.
I am having an issue running any tools from the Engineers toolset. Our users do not have admin rights on their machines. No matter what tool I run I am prompted for elevated privileges in Windows 7 including running the subnet calculator. This does not seem right to me but I was wondering if there was something we could do to remedy this so that we do not have to type in an admin user account and password in order to run tools that supposedly do not need elevated privileges to run.
Had exactly the same problem - unfortunately the information provided by Steve is not correct, all tools seem to require elevated rights to run.
This may depend on the installation location and the signing on the files provided by Solarwinds.
Can I suggest you log a support job for this as i'm sure that there are other people with the same problem.
I did a workaround, but its not ideal, however users don't need admin rights to run the tools.
I have the same problem to day with Solarwiinds Engineer's ToolSet on a Windows 2008, and I successfully fixed it by disabling the Windows UAC ( User Account Control ).
for disabling the UAC look at the link above Disable UAC in Windows Server 2008