I am on a university computer (Windows 8.1, 64-bit) where MikTeX 2.9 is installed in multiuser mode via Software Center, and I am having trouble getting
biber to run (The MikTeX-installation seems to be working fine except for this.). Trying to run
biber on the command line outputs nothing, produces no
blg-file and only returns to the prompt. However, it does produce the folder
C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Temp\par-somenumbers with some files in it.
Others have had similar problems with
biber on Windows (here and here) and Linux, and the problem seems to be related to permissions required by
biber, in particular in relation to the Temp-folder mentioned above, but I fail to understand exactly what those permissions are since my user already has write-permissions to the Temp-folder.
As was suggested in the first link above,
biber runs fine if my IT-manager opens a command line as an administrator. However, this is not an option for me or others on a managed computer. So how can
biber be given the necessary permissions so that a user without administrator rights can run it, both from the command line or from within an IDE such as TeXnicCenter?