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W2K Pro clients in NT Server 4.0 Domain

By FredRod ·
I have several W2K Pro SP4 client computers in a NT Server 4.0 Sp6a domain.
The problem i have is that the w2k pro computers dont run some application programs nor simply allow the user to change their desktop setting, taking a high security configuration automaticaly. Add the domain user group to the local administrators group resolve the problem but give administrative privilegies to the local users. The local power user group function like a normal user too.
How can i give compatibility security privilegies to the users without give administrative privilegies ? Thanks.

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by sgt_shultz In reply to W2K Pro clients in NT Ser ...

give them *local* administrator rights, not domain. if stuff still won't run, check the permissions on the relevant registry entries (sometimes mfg website will tell you the entries) and try running program in compatibility mode (right click on shortcut, pick compatibilty tab)

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by sgt_shultz In reply to

To verify or change these Permissions, run the Registry Editor (REGEDT32.EXE).

WARNING: Using Registry Editor incorrectly can cause serious, system-wide problems that may require you to reinstall Windows NT to correct them. Microsoft cannot guarantee that any problems resulting from the use of Registry Editor can be solved. Use this tool at your own risk.

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by FredRod In reply to

The local administration right is the actual status and its function but the user have total access to the local machine and it is a security risk.
Thanks for your support.

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by jschein In reply to W2K Pro clients in NT Ser ...

on the 2k machines.... just goto control panel... add users... create a same username they use for domain and under domain, put in their domain. Assign as power user... log them on and they will be fine.

Without adding that name will result in alot of errors.

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by FredRod In reply to

This solution function but it lose the principal advantage of domain that is the centraliced security database administration. Create the users on the local machine too , add the user to the power user group and logon localy make the domain act like a workgroup and is not practical with more than 10 clientes PCs.
Thanks for your support.

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by jkleven In reply to W2K Pro clients in NT Ser ...

I've had pretty good luck adding the (built in) local INTERACTIVE group to the "Local" POWER USER group on the Windows 2000 Pro client machine.

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by FredRod In reply to

This is another variant of the answer 2. Very interesting but with the same disadvantages.
Thanks for your support.

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by flan In reply to W2K Pro clients in NT Ser ...

easy. give permissions to everyone on the directory that the special software is installed in.

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by FredRod In reply to

I check the file and folder permission and everything is ok but not work at all.
Thanks for your support.

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by cjordan In reply to W2K Pro clients in NT Ser ...

I had the same issue with my Win2K Pro clients not being able to run applications that worked fine for NT4 workstation clients w/ NT Server 4.0 domain (sp6a). Refer to Microsoft Q article 269259. That has always taken care of my issues w/o having to issue administrator rights.
Hope this helps!

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