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Windows 2000 permisions on Workstations

By mollenko ·
I have Win.2000 Wk. running on an NT 4.0 domain. I have noticed that when a user loggins into the domain. They do not have sufficient rights to run certain programs, one example is Netscape. The only solution that I have found is to give them admin.privliages on the local machine, but I do not want to do this. Any suggestions?

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by Kbarry In reply to Windows 2000 permisions o ...

Log on to local pc with administrator rights.
You will need to do one of two things.
First locate all of the folders used by netscape (Program Files\Netscape, or Winnt\Temp; two examples).
Change the permissions for the folders and the child objects within will need to allow members of the users group Modify permissions.
If this doesn't work, remove the above changes and try option two.
Second way requires that you back up the registry.
After you have backed up the registry, run regedt32.
Browse to HKEY_LOCAL_ MACHINE\SOFTWARE\(folder name that matches program in question).
Highlight the folder, open the security menu and select permissions.
Give the User Group modify permission.
Log on as user and try the app.
Should work.
Good luck

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by bohicam1 In reply to Windows 2000 permisions o ...

My users run autocad and I had the same problem. I installed netbeui on all the machines including the server. I then logged into each local machine as local administrator and made the domain member a member of the local power users group. I still don't like it but it beats giving them administrator privelege.
Please note, unless netbeui is installed, you cannot make a domain user a member of the local power users group.
Good luck!

Mike

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by NightCrawler In reply to Windows 2000 permisions o ...

The Windows 2000 security module is somewhat different to that of NT4.0. Many apps that were written prior to W2K do not comply to this model.
We had similar problems when we started rolling out W2K to 800 users.

The solution is to apply a default security template to each machine. compatws.inf is a template that will emulate the security on a NT4.0 machine thus allowing non W2K software to run as the permissions are opened up. These templates are provided by default in the W2K installation and the command line prompt is. . .

secedit /configure /cfg compatws.inf /db compatws.sdb

Give that a go.

Good Luck

Kenny

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