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By philldmc ·
I have a computer lab with 16 systems for students to use. I have several programs for kids that want administration rights to run.

Is there a way to by pass this so I do not have to give administration rights to students to run these programs? Right now I'm having to right click and do a run as.

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by jamesgoerke In reply to issues with local admin

have you tried making the kids accounts power users. I know it is probably a bit more rights then you had intended on giving them but its not administrator.

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by philldmc In reply to

tried and didn't work, several programs was "Administration" right... very frustrating.

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by sgt_shultz In reply to issues with local admin

you don't mention os version. so can't give you good step by step. but i have often gotten non-winnt/2x/xp -aware progrsms to run by changing permissions on relevant registry entries (after installing using admin account). use start run regedt32 (note odd spelling) to use registry editor that can change permissions. have to be logged on as admin naturally. also check permissions on program folders. also check out running apps in compatibility mode. check os help for instructions

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by philldmc In reply to

OS is XP Pro, Compatibility Wizard does not help. What am I looking for in ther regedit?

For example three of our students are using SimCity 3000 for a science fair project, this program requires administration rights, what would I look for in the registry to fix this

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by cleguy1 In reply to issues with local admin

did you add their users id into local admin group ? it only give them admin privilege on these 16 machines, not the whole domain. I will also audit these acct. and make sure you let them know that you do, so that they won't try funny things on these systems.

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by philldmc In reply to

I was trying to avoid doing this, trying to get 200+ students not to treat these computers as their personal systems in a pain in .... but I was really left with no choice.

Thanks for your input.

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by sgt_shultz In reply to issues with local admin

click the start button, type 'regedt32' without the single quotes and spelled just like that. when the registry editor opens, click Edit/Find. seach for your application by shortest name possible. this is a hack. you have to guess. when you find some entries: examine. where in registry are they? highlight entry, click Edit/Permissions. see how only admin has full rights to modify that registry entry? add the users or groups you need.
don't screw up in here as changes are automatic and you don't get prompted to save them, it just does. i am telling you: registry and and folder permissions are the key to getting the stuff to run.

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by philldmc In reply to

After backing up the registy, and attempting this, it didn't work. Certian programs require "local admin rights"

Thanks for your input.

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This just might work. [Win]+R to open Explorer, go to Tools, Options, View and de-select Use Simple File Sharing.

This brings up the old Shares and Permissions screens and on the context menu (right-click). Create a Local Admin acct. and add let the 16 use this. Any program they then run will run on the PC as Admin.

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by philldmc In reply to

Nope see above.

Thanks for your input.

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