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By jalanjarosz ·
I have a few Win2kPro workstations in a NT4 Domain. As an administrator, I can install and execute software. As a normal domain user, I cannot run installed applications. How can this be fixed?

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by oneil_brown In reply to Win2kPro Software Access

make sure that the domain user you are loggin on as has the rights to install software, in the domain and locally to the workstation you are trying to install the software.

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by jalanjarosz In reply to Win2kPro Software Access

Software installation is not acceptable for the domain user, just being able to use the software. We have also given the domain user rights in install the software, and they still cannot use previously installed applications. Thanks.

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by oneil_brown In reply to Win2kPro Software Access

make sure that the domain user you are loggin on as has the rights to install software, in the domain and locally to the workstation you are trying to install the software.

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by jalanjarosz In reply to Win2kPro Software Access

Software installation is not acceptable for the domain user, just being able to use the software. We have also given the domain user rights in install the software, and they still cannot use previously installed applications. Thanks.

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by oneil_brown In reply to Win2kPro Software Access

Have you tried to create a group in the domain that has the rights to install software and added the users you want to use to install software.
My laptop is a W2KPro workstation in a 4.0 domain and I have not run into this problem. Plaes let me know if you have tried this.

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by jalanjarosz In reply to Win2kPro Software Access

We have even made the user a Domain Admin after the software is installed and they have not been able to use previously installed software. The only way we have been able to get around this is to hack the reg. and make the user an Administrator in all the software keys, but this takes about 25 min's per workstation and opens up a the system to many other potential problems.

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by wdlists In reply to Win2kPro Software Access

Not an answer - just an extension to the question. I have similar problems in a Win2K domain. The answer is supposedly to copy the profile to the user. When U do, I can see the applications and attempt to run them with mixed results. Some run fine, e.g. FileMaker. Office 2000 asks for the installation CD when you attempt to start one of its apps. WordPerfect 2000 just plain dies saying error in a dialog popup. QuickBooks Pro says I am running an unregistered copy - go away.

It is clear that installation puts stuff in the registry that is important to the running of some programs. It is clear that copying the profile does not copy the registry information.

I am about to embark on installing as admin (because some require it) and againas the user.

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by jalanjarosz In reply to Win2kPro Software Access

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by tsonnacchio In reply to Win2kPro Software Access

Sounds familiar:-( We've been with Win2K for 7 months and the only trouble I'm having is software compatability. Office 2000 & IE 5 are the only cooperative applications....wonder why? I'm between jobs within the same organization, but once I've moved permanently to technology this will become a much greater issue. I predict that all users will become local admins within 6 months...I work for a school district and eventually teachers will insist that they need to use software. I don't blame them! Very frustrated with software issues under Win2K! Registry protection is great for stability and I can't complain about Win2K in that respecct...it's wonderful. If stability requires CERTIFIED applications, I'm eagerly anticipating new educational titles for Win2K.

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by jalanjarosz In reply to Win2kPro Software Access

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