Cook failed - access denied?

So first, apologies if this is the wrong forum category - I wasn’t sure where to ask for help with cooking and packaging errors. I’m getting this error when cooking for windows:

ERROR: Cook failed

UnauthorizedAccessException: Access to the path 'C:\Program Files\Epic Games\UE_4.25\Engine\Programs\AutomationTool\Saved' is denied.

This is on a classroom lab machine, so giving users write access into that directory is probably going to be allowed. Is there a way to change that location?
I haven’t had this error in the past, so I’m also wondering if it’s related to the engine version (4.25)? Or something with how we set up the lab disk image this year?