limited vs administer account



geder s dorf
07-10-2005, 12:56 AM
Hi

I have other programs that work only in administer account, but not in limited account. How can I
get those programs to run in a limited account. I am using windows XP home edition.

Thanks

Albatross Singh
07-10-2005, 12:56 AM
Greetings

Try the Run As command.
Right click the executable and select Run As

Hope this helps
Albatross Singh

"geder s dorf" <gedersdorf@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> Hi
>
> I have other programs that work only in administer account, but not in
> limited account. How can I
> get those programs to run in a limited account. I am using windows XP home
> edition.
>
> Thanks
>

Bruce Chambers
07-10-2005, 12:57 AM
geder s dorf wrote:
> Hi
>
> I have other programs that work only in administer account, but not in limited account. How can I
> get those programs to run in a limited account. I am using windows XP home edition.
>
> Thanks
>


You may experience some problems if the software was designed for
Win9x/Me, or if it was intended for WinNT/2K/XP, but was improperly
designed. Quite simply, the application doesn't "know" how to handle
individual user profiles with differing security permissions levels, or
the application is designed to make to make changes to "off-limits"
sections of the Windows registry or protected Windows system folders.

For example, saved data are often stored in a sub-folder under the
application's folder within C:\Program Files - a place where no
inexperienced or limited user should ever have write permissions.

It may even be that the software requires "write" access to parts
of the registry or protected systems folders/files that are not normally
accessible to regular users. (This *won't* occur if the application is
properly written.) If this does prove to be the case, however, you're
often left with three options: Either grant the necessary users
appropriate higher access privileges (either as Power Users or local
administrators), explicitly grant normal users elevated privileges to
the affected folders and/or part(s) or the registry, or replace the
application with one that was properly designed specifically for
WinNT/2K/XP.

Some Programs Do Not Work If You Log On from Limited Account
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;q307091

Additionally, here are a couple of tips suggested, in a reply to a
different post, by MS-MVP Kent W. England:

"If your game or application works with admin accounts, but not with
limited accounts, you can fix it to allow limited users to access the
program files folder with "change" capability rather than "read" which
is the default.

C:\>cacls "Program Files\appfolder" /e /t /p users:c

where "appfolder" is the folder where the application is installed.

If you wish to undo these changes, then run

C:\>cacls "Program Files\appfolder" /e /t /p users:r

If you still have a problem with running the program or saving
settings on limited accounts, you may need to change permissions on
the registry keys. Run regedit.exe and go to HKLM\Software\vendor\app,
where "vendor\app" is the key that the software vendor used for your
specific program. Change the permissions on this key to allow Users
full control."



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geder s dorf
07-10-2005, 12:57 AM
Hi
How can I put the RUN AS command in the Start menu.





On Thu, 2 Jun 2005 15:30:40 -0400, "Albatross Singh"
<albatross_singh@hotREMOVE_CAPS_AND_INVALIDmail.com> wrote:

>Greetings
>
>Try the Run As command.
>Right click the executable and select Run As
>
>Hope this helps
>Albatross Singh
>
>"geder s dorf" <gedersdorf@yahoo.com> wrote in message
>news:qfmu919295fk06j87d9mclaimlr8pcu46f@4ax.com...
>> Hi
>>
>> I have other programs that work only in administer account, but not in
>> limited account. How can I
>> get those programs to run in a limited account. I am using windows XP home
>> edition.
>>
>> Thanks
>>
>


limited vs administer account