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Legacy Software on Windows 2003 Server

By Keith at ANW ·
I need to provide remote access to a legacy client/server database program (written in Access 97) through Terminal Services on a Win2K3 Server. The problem I am having is that only Administrators can run the program (locally or remotely). Could this be because the software is not specifically for Win2K3?

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by cmiller5400 In reply to Legacy Software on Window ...

Try adding a user to the power users group on the local server and see if they can run it that way. It sounds like a rights issue on the file system. Could be they do not have access to some database dll files or something in the winnt\system32 etc.

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by BFilmFan In reply to Legacy Software on Window ...

I would recommend that you download VMWare (which is free) and run the software in a virtual machine session. You could grant whatever rights were needed in that withough granting any "real" rights on the physical machine.

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by cmiller5400 In reply to Legacy Software on Window ...

Hey BfilmFan, VMWare is not free, there is a trial version for 30 days... Am I looking at the same sofware as you?

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by CG IT In reply to Legacy Software on Window ...

terminal services on W2003 server is limited to administrators IF you installed terminal services in administration mode. your also limited to the # of connections that can be made via terminal services in administration mode.

you can add a security group in the remote access properties [of which if enabled administrators are automatically given access].

if you installed terminal services in application mode then you have to have terminal services CALs or TM will reject connections.

instead of a windows platform try a linux platform terminal services program [or you can write your own to work on a Linux box] where you don't need licensing.

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