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*.cgm graphic files problem under Window

By todd ·
Has anyone ever seen this problem under Windows NT4.0 Workstation?: If a user is only a member of the "domain users" group then *.cgm graphic files can not be imported into Word 97, even though "everyone" has "full control" permissions. These files do not even show up in the thumbnail view when you browse to open them. This is also true when you highlight a cgm file name in a Windows Explorer list, which leads me to believe that it's not just a Word problem. However, if you make the user a member of the "domain admins" group and log them back in, the problem goes away. I therefore tried changing ownership of a cgm file from administrators to a particular user name that only belongs to the domain users group, but this did not fix the problem. Does anybody have another solution since I do not want a bunch of domain administrators on the network?

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by carlec In reply to *.cgm graphic files probl ...

Have you verified the permissions on the
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Grphflt folder?

It may not be permissions on the graphics file, but rather permissions on the Filters.

It's a possibility that you could check.

Another possible work-around is to add the Domain User to the Local Administrator's group on his or her own computer. That way they need not be Domain Adminstrators, but it ties them to a single computer (unless you create Global Groups and use them instead for groups of users to have Local Admin rights on a group of machines). This does not resolve the issue, but does work around it, if you want to allow the users to be local machine administrators.

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by gutridgesj In reply to *.cgm graphic files probl ...

we always add domain users to the local admin group of nt worksta's

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