Frustration: How to let restricted users run a program that accesss registr

By effahid ·

we have 1 x windows server 2003
and 10x winxp pro machines in a domain .

Each user on each machine needs to run a progam called CLIENT.exe and client needs to edit a couple of registry keys each time it runs.

problem is that restricted users cant run this program, because of the registry editing issue.

Adding the program as allowed under software restriction policies for the domain did NOT help. We must not use RUNAS commmand, and cannot make the users admins.

I have spent 17 straight hours trying to figure this out and am close to pulling out all my hair... Will highly appreciate your help!!!

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Track the Registry changes

by IC-IT In reply to Frustration: How to let r ...

Then add those users to the appropriate reg keys permissions.
There are a number of free tools that can show you what registry keys have been modified.
Then you can allow full permissions on those keys and may need to for parent keys belonging to the program.

Here is a link to a tutorial that shows one way. Even a program like Spybot Search and Destroy (using TeaTimer) can help.

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Do you know which keys?

by Kenone In reply to Frustration: How to let r ...

If so open regedt32, right click the keys, click permissions and give the users the requisite access

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thx... but

by effahid In reply to Do you know which keys?

right...thx for the quick reply... i will try that tomorrow back at work ...

so , essentially when the software points out the changed keys, i will somehow need to add user permissions for 30 winxp running computers' registries.

remote registry editing wont help.... so perhaps i can assign the permissions to registry keys to one computer, export those keys as a .reg file and run the reg file as a logon script for all computers?

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