Metro style applications can't be activated by Administrator users without a split token. RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello,

    I've installed Win8 Consumer preview and VS11 Beta.

    Now, every time when I create a Metro app and I want to see the designer of a 'form' (View designer whileon xaml) I get an Unhandled Exception that says:

    Metro style applications can't From what be activated by Administrator users without a split token.

    How do I solve this?

    From what I think it means (I googled) is that the app must be run in the Metro-view and not in the desktop-view, but VS11 starts in the desktop so, I don't get it...

    Monday, April 16, 2012 9:14 AM


All replies

  • Apparantly you can not work with VS11 when you are the 'Administrator', you need to be a user with admin rights.
    Monday, April 16, 2012 9:37 AM
  • Hi Win8Tester,

    Based on your description, it seems that you have had your issue resolved by run the VS11 with Administrator permission. I mark your reply as answer. If you still have anything unclear, please post back.


    Vicky Song [MSFT]
    MSDN Community Support | Feedback to us

    • Proposed as answer by Lucky_Prince Thursday, May 3, 2012 11:09 AM
    Thursday, April 19, 2012 5:28 AM