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Running the program without admin privelege

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by JohnSmith1, Feb 4, 2010.

  1. JohnSmith1

    JohnSmith1 Flightless Bird

    Running the program without admin privilege

    When non admin users run a specific program it does not run properly until
    admin account and password is entered. Is there any way I could make the
    application runable by any user?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Bob I

    Bob I Flightless Bird

    You would need to make all the resources required by the program
    available to the users by giving them permissions to them. Contact the
    vendor of the program for assistance.

    JohnSmith1 wrote:

    > Running the program without admin privilege
    >
    > When non admin users run a specific program it does not run properly until
    > admin account and password is entered. Is there any way I could make the
    > application runable by any user?
    >
    > Thanks.
    >
     
  3. Bruce Chambers

    Bruce Chambers Flightless Bird

    JohnSmith1 wrote:
    > Running the program without admin privilege
    >
    > When non admin users run a specific program it does not run properly until
    > admin account and password is entered. Is there any way I could make the
    > application runable by any user?
    >
    > Thanks.
    >



    You may experience some problems if the software was designed for
    Win9x/Me, or if it was intended for WinNT/2K/XP, but was improperly
    designed. Quite simply, the application doesn't "know" how to handle
    individual user profiles with differing security permissions levels, or
    the application is designed to make changes to "off-limits" sections of
    the Windows registry or within protected Windows system folders.

    For example, saved data are often stored in a sub-folder under the
    application's folder within C:/Program Files - a place where no
    inexperienced or limited user should ever have write permissions.

    It may even be that the software requires "write" access to parts
    of the registry or protected systems folders/files that are not normally
    accessible to regular users. (This *won't* occur if the application is
    properly written.) If this does prove to be the case, however, you're
    often left with three options: Either grant the necessary users
    appropriate higher access privileges (either as Power Users or local
    administrators), explicitly grant normal users elevated privileges to
    the affected folders and/or part(s) or the registry, or replace the
    application with one that was properly designed specifically for
    WinNT/2K/XP.

    Some Programs Do Not Work If You Log On from Limited Account
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;q307091

    Additionally, here are a couple of tips suggested, in a reply to a
    different post, by MS-MVP Kent W. England:

    "If your game or application works with admin accounts, but not with
    limited accounts, you can fix it to allow limited users to access the
    program files folder with "change" capability rather than "read" which
    is the default.

    C:/>cacls "Program Files\appfolder" /e /t /p users:c

    where "appfolder" is the folder where the application is installed.

    If you wish to undo these changes, then run

    C:/>cacls "Program Files\appfolder" /e /t /p users:r


    --

    Bruce Chambers

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