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By jdclyde ·
Got a department laptop running WinXp that we loan out for people going on trips and putting on presentations.

My coworker had made changes, that I just don't understand and can't fix on my own.

She removed the generic account with USER permissions.

I created a new account as I have a user that will need the laptop in a few days (He is on the Board of Execs, so it would be good to keep happy).

When I went to test the apps that he would need, all worked except for launching a terminal emulator we use. If you select either the desktop or from the START menu, you get a hour glass icon for a few seconds and then nothing.

If I right-click and run as administrator it opens right up.

I added the user to power-user and tried again. Still no deals.

How do I get this app to run for anyone and everyone?

The program is installed under "program files" and is not encrypted.

Thanks!

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by p.j.hutchison In reply to running program with "use ...

Which terminal emulator are you using? Power Users should have full RW to the program's folder unless it needs rights to hardware... This can be done in registry.

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by caestelle In reply to running program with "use ...

You might give this a try...
I have seen some programs that when they are run for the first time by a user, they require Local Admin rights. So, I usually promote the user to an Administrator and then run the program and then demote the user.

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I had run with admin rights, and then tried again normally and a no-go.

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by Tony Dantona In reply to running program with "use ...

Hi,
This sounds like your co-worker removed the "Everyone" group from the "C" drive, or certain applications might have the "System" account removed. The "System" account is actually higher on the food chain than even the "Administrator" account, the "System" account is the account used when Windows is actually in setup mode. I would check to see under the "Security" tab, that the "System" account still has access.

Let me know if this helps,
Tony D.

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by jdclyde In reply to

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Unfortunately I don't know if this would have been the problem or not! Was at a conference yesterday and when I got back my coworker had uninstalled and reinstalled the package.

It now works. But this sounded like it would have been the ticket.

Thanks!

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