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By teke ·
I've just setup my first XP Pro system on a 2000 Network. up til now I've been using 98Se. I've installed Quickbooks on the machine as the N/W admin and as the local user, but when I log onto the network as the network user It will not run. It only will run when logged on localy. I know this has to do with porfiles and active directory, but I'm new to this. How do I get it to run both locally and on the N/W?

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by scott.heath In reply to Program installs for loca ...

A little more detail may be needed. What permissions does the user logging on have? Some application like to be installed in the profile they will be used, although that is less common these days. You can try logging in as the user in question and then running the install as admin, by right clicking on the setup executable and choosing run as. Let me know how that works and we can go from there. I also recommend you make the user a power user locally, some programs won'r run with just userpermissions.

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by pctech In reply to Program installs for loca ...

Hi,
This deals with user rights on the local vs. user rights on the domain. There is a work around and a fix, whichever is easier for you.

1. The work around:
Have the user, when logged on to the network, right click the on the Quickbooks icon and choose "run as". They would then use their local computer account, username and password to run the application. - Should work just fine.

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by pctech In reply to Program installs for loca ...

Part two

2. The fix:
a. If you have not already, set the IP address, of the server, as the first entry ( Primary DNS )in the DNS list on both the server and the workstation(s). The server's IP address MUST be the first entry. Doing this will alleviate other issues and annoyances also.
b. On the workstation, right click "My Computer" and choose "Manage". This will bring up the local "Computer Management" console.
c. Move down to the Local Users and Groups\Groups in the left pane and open the "Groups" level.
d. Next, choose either the "Power Users" or "Administrators" group, depending on how much rights you want the user to have on the local computer, and add the local users "domain account" to that group. This will be done from the "Locations" and sellecting the domain users and not the local users accounts. Scroll down the list until you find the local user's "domain account" and add them to the local "Power User" or "Administrator" account that you have decided on.
e. You will have to have a domain administrator privilages to do this. You will be asked for a username and password to enter during this process. Without domain admin rights, you can not accomplish adding a domain account to the local groups account.
f. Oncethis is done, reboot and login as the local user. You should now have access to the Quickbooks program.

The fix, obviously, is the better method. This will allevaite other issues you would come across down the road. This method does not give the local user any enhanced domain rights or privalages, only enhanced rights on the local computer.

I hope this helps.

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by pctech In reply to Program installs for loca ...

"f. Once this is done, reboot and login as the local user." - This should read reboot and login to the domain with the user's domain account.

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by teke In reply to Program installs for loca ...

Thanks. I set the local user as local admin and it worked great.

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