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Win2k user can't execute app

By Bill Cassada ·
In a mixed NT/Win2k domain I have a Win2k machine set up for a user. This is a fresh install, not an upgrade. Here are the details of my problem:

User a domain user and is a Power User on the local machine but cannot execute a specific application. This app runs fine on the NT4 box with the same user with the same settings. There are no NTFS permission other than default permission set. The app is local and not server-based. In short, I cannot determine any reason why this app will not run. There is nothing special about the install or the app.

NOTE: The app DOES run if I add the user to the local admin group. It will NOT run if she is in any other group.

Now let me throw in a twist: I had her log on, then used RUNAS and used my admin credentials to get the app to run. Worked GREAT! But once she closed it the app won't execute at all.

Okay guys/gals...I've been hesitant about Win2k but finally made the plunge and this is what I get....someone help me before I return to DOS!!!!!! I tried Technet and the Windows2000 forum but nothing found.

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by mdsnitc In reply to Win2k user can't execute ...

If I were to guess, you're application is attempting to access (or modify) a registry key or file in which the default permissions have changed for Windows2000. I would use a utily to capture file and registry access (when the app runs as admin) and check permissions on these resources. I use Filemon and Regmon frim www.winternals.com

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by Bill Cassada In reply to Win2k user can't execute ...

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by bhostmeyer In reply to Win2k user can't execute ...

live by this program, it is your best friend when dealing with this system.Let me help ya out on this one my friend, I just got done doing the exact same thing.

on the 2000 server

Start, Run, MMC

in the console menu hit add snap in.Hit add then Find the Security Configuration and Analysis snap in.

add this hit ok then hit ok again.

When it ask for a database just enter in a new one.

After this loads you will have a new security profile. Configure this profile, including the registry settings.

I know its alot of work this way but its the way that I found to get legacy apps working under standard user profiles.

I would find the Microsoft article that explains this in more detail.

Hope this Helps

Brooke Hostmeyer
Vijon Labs Inc.

Under help in 2000 do a search for.
Security Configuration and Analysis
Please email me with questions
BHostmeyer@vijon.com

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by Bill Cassada In reply to Win2k user can't execute ...

TechRep won't let me respond without rating, which is why you got "unacceptable"...what I need from you is HOW to configure the MMC such that the legacy app runs. It seems you are on the right track though and I appreciate the help.

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by bhostmeyer In reply to Win2k user can't execute ...

Ok, Load the MMC Then Load the Security and Analiysis Program..


Goto the registry portion on the Security section.

Right click on users. Hit security, Hit edit security.

Add

DOMIAN\Everyone

hit ok

make sure inheriat permison check box is checked.

hit ok.

make sure the "Define the Policy in database " box is checked and the "Propagate to all sub keys is correct"

Hit Ok

Right Click on Security and anaylsis and hit Configure Computer now.

WARNING THIS WILL OVERWRITE CURRENT SECURITY POLICIES ON THIS SERVER.

Hope this helps

Brooke Hostmeyer

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by Bill Cassada In reply to Win2k user can't execute ...

This turned out to be the BIG issue. I'll be emailing you today with more info...THANKS!

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by davis226 In reply to Win2k user can't execute ...

User this command at a command prompt:

secedit /configure /db c:\winnt\security\templates\basicwk.inf

This reverts 2k to the same security settings as NT 4, which should allow the app to run. 2000 uses the securews.inf file by default which locks down some registry settings and file/folders.

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by Bill Cassada In reply to Win2k user can't execute ...

Yepper! I learned this with a lot of headache.

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by OriDjinn In reply to Win2k user can't execute ...

I had the same exact problem with an app I was trying to run locally on a user's machine. I went to the application's website and found that in order to run the application, I had to run "regedt32" go to the keys for the application, and change thesecurity rights for the user to "full control" on the keys.

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