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Unable to Install & Run Program on Win2k

By daleg_48 ·
I install a program logged in as admin on Win2k machine(sp1). When trying to run program when logged in as user I get either a 'kernel' error or insufficient memory error. I know the memory is sufficient and I think this has to do with User Rights but I have edited these several times to no avail.
Has anyone seen this type of problem? It has occurred with two different programs that I tried to install. They both install flawlessly on NT 4.0.

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by caberts In reply to Unable to Install & Run P ...

I have run across this several times. The Windows 2000 registry is more security conscious. What I ended up doing is running regedt32 selecting the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\?
Replace the ? with the software package and give rights to the user. Hope thishelps.

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by umbral-echo In reply to Unable to Install & Run P ...

Windows 2000 has higher security regarding software. There are several solutions suggested by Microsoft for fixing this problem. Please note that not all software will run on Windows 2000.

1. Log on as the user. Hold down the shift key and right-click the application or the shortcut to the application. You should see "Run As" in the menu. Choose this and then enter the credentials for the system administrator or the domain administrator. Configure the application settings and make sure it isrunning smoothly. Close the application. The next time it runs it should run properly for the user now that all the registry settings are applied.

2. Add the user to the "Power Users" local group. This gives them higher rights, but is undesirableif you don't want to give them too big a stick.

3. Use the Security Configuration and Analysis tool (Let me know if you need to know how to use this) to apply the COMPATWS.INF security template. This will weaken security on certain parts of the registry so the app will run. (This is provided to allow non-windows 2000 applications to run.)

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by daleg_48 In reply to Unable to Install & Run P ...

It worked but the application continues to require the 'run-as' option to be used. Also if you could let me know where the Security Config & Analysis tool is?
Thanks

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