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'user account' privelages? Win2k Pro

By fathom ·
Is there a way to make the 'Users' group have rights in every single file and directory on C: without me having to go into each file and adding 'Users'? I know I can tell the folders to inherit but that doesn't mean that 'Users' will be added to each directory. The reason I'm trying to do this is because there is a certain program that won't execute properly as a 'user'. It will execute as an admin, but I need to make this program available to 'user'. I figure the rights are not set somewhere. I don't want to have to go through each and every folder to find out. I already gave 'user' full control in the directory where the program resides to no avail. Please help. Thank you in advance.

Aaron

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by quintar51 In reply to 'user account' privelages ...

This isn't very secure, but you can add the user account into the local administrators group in win2k pro. Right-click My Computer, choose Manage, Local Users and Groups, Groups container.

If this is a domain user, then you will have to add him to the Local Admin group.

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by fathom In reply to 'user account' privelages ...

I don't want to give the user administors rights because I don't want the users to modify any othe files.

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by sgt_shultz In reply to 'user account' privelages ...

do you have a user account setup on the xp box for this user? yes? ok, then
sometimes programs won't work in XP, except with administrator rights, because the registry entries for the program have security set to noy be changable except by admins. you can try locating the pertinent registry entries and use regedit32 (while logged in with admin rights) to change the registry security to allow 'users' or your particular users to make changes...this is often documented on the program's website, it's worth a look. what is the program, anyway?

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by fathom In reply to 'user account' privelages ...

Microsoft says:

By default, Windows does not let a standard user or guest account run programs that access the registry. The program's manufacturer is responsible for issuing the appropriate workaround or patch to allow the program to function properly. These programs may work properly if you use a Power User account or an account with higher privileges.
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The Manufacture "qqest" does not have a patch for this. What would be the highest account with priveliges, but that won't be able to modify other folders? The program still won't open with power user, but will open with administrator.

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by johnlkeyser In reply to 'user account' privelages ...

Logged in as administrator, locate the installation directory i.e c:\program files\qqest, right click the directory, select security tab, untick allow inheritable permissions from parent... select copy, highlight the user group and tick the modify box (this will give user neccessary perms on folder. select start>run>regedt32, select the Hkey local on local machine, locate the software registry keys under the softwar folder i.e hklm>software>qquest highlight the qqest key and select security>permissions, highlight the users group and check the full control box, these will be ample for the app

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by fathom In reply to 'user account' privelages ...

That did it! Thanks diskworld.

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