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By buffalobob07 ·
Win2KPro standalone WS with PPP to internet.
I autologon as a user in the Power Users group for daily and online use. Some apps. require Admin rights to install so I use Run As to accomodate them but then I cannot run the app as a Power User! Even some pdf docs are requiring Admin rights to view them. A well known author of one of these apps. suggested installing the compatws.inf security template which did no good for this problem, and now Netscape has a registry error when it opens. I don't want to run all day as Admin (and go online) but I want access to all apps and docs.
How can I accomplish this?
Thanks

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by curlergirl In reply to User permissions for apps ...

Even if you install the apps as Admin, you should be able to run them as a power user. Are you using NTFS as your file system? Have you checked to be sure that the apps are installed with the proper permissions for the Power Users group? I'm talking about NTFS file and folder permissions here, not the permission to install software. This might be your problem. Hope this helps!

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by buffalobob07 In reply to User permissions for apps ...

File system is FAT32.
1. How do you check to sure that apps are installed with proper permissions for the Power Users group.
Using Admin rights:
2. How do you set permission to install software?
3. How do you set any specific permission for a user or group?
Should I uninstall the compatws.inf security template?

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by curlergirl In reply to User permissions for apps ...

Well, if you are using the FAT32 file system, you don't have any file-level security, so that is obviously not the problem. You might want to double-check your folder-level permissions and make sure the security template you installed hasn't set some security at those levels. I'm not familiar with the compatws.inf security template, but I would uninstall it, since it seems to have interfered with Netscape. Under these circumstances, the only rights that the Admin logon has effectively that the Power User logon doesn't are low-level operating system rights like editing the registry and logging on as a service. If an app will not run when logged on as a Power User, then it must be because the app requires these rights - perhaps it edits the registry in some way every time you open it, or at least the first time you open it logged on as a different user. In any case, it sounds like there's no way you will be able to use these apps unless you give yourself Admin rights to the workstation. Since you are using this workstation to connect directly to the Internet, I'd say that's probably your only real source of exposure security-wise. So be sure you use a good virus-protection software and keep it updated, and you probably should also install a software or hardware firewall for protection as well. Then, you can just add your regular user logon ID to the Administrators group on the workstation. Again, using FAT32 your file system isn't very secure anyway, so this doesn't really make that much difference. Hope this helps!

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by buffalobob07 In reply to User permissions for apps ...

OK now I understand about FAT32 and file level security.
Thanks.

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by buffalobob07 In reply to User permissions for apps ...

Point value changed by question poster. OK
now I understand about FAT32 and file level security. Thanks

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