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Domain user cannot use QuickBooks

By cp409sd ·
I have a Win2k server for a domain controller and Win2k professional clients. I am able to log into the local machine as Administrator, install and use QuickBooks 2003. When I switch users, to a normal user, who logs into the domain,(not the localmachine) and try to run QuicBooks, I cannot.

In the Quicken manual it says that in order to use the QuickBooks software, users must be "power users", not just regular users. Unfortunately, it is my security policy to not have ANYONE log in locally to their machines. Everyone must log into the domain, for security reasons. Therefor I don't know how I can let a domain user have the access they need on the local machine that QuickBooks runs on. Is there a way to let a domain user be a "power user" on a local machine?

Please let me know of other ways to get around this problem. If I don't have to, I do not want to create a local user account on that box.

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by stephen.burns In reply to Domain user cannot use Qu ...

log into the local machine as the local administrator.

open the user security program and find the local group "power user".

open the group and then open the add users dialog.

You should be able to change the domain at the top of the dialog, to your win2k server domain.

You may need to click a button labeled "show users" to see individual users in that domain.

select the user you wish to use quickbooks and add them to the local group.

log off as the local administrator and logon as the domain user. The domain user should now be a "Power user" for that machine.

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by hberkhoff In reply to Domain user cannot use Qu ...

Yes, you can. When you log on as administrator on the local machine, you can add the 'domain'user to your local system.

-Goto : Start - Settings - Control Panel - Administrative Tools

-Start 'Computer Management'

-Select 'Local Users and Groups'

-Select 'Groups'

-Select 'Power Users'

-Add the specified Domain Account to your local 'Power users' group.

That's all, Good luck.

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by dwdino In reply to Domain user cannot use Qu ...

Solution:

In your domain, create a group called quickbooks.

Assign all necessary users to this group.

In a Group Policy create a simple login batch file that is applied to the computer at startup. In it place the following:

net localgroup "Power Users" "[domain]\quickbooks" /add

Assign this Policy to the PCS which have QB installed.

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