You ask: Can you work around this?
Nope, not really. As a workaround we could give everyone write accress to C:Windows. But this conflicts with our security policy. Therefore it is not really doable.
I know which file in c:windows (I am not posting the file name here) is being accessed/created on first start of Formativ. Would it work if I took the registered version of this file and copied it (using ZENworks) onto all other pc’s?