Can't use some applications w/ network logon/profile w/o patching it
Posted on 2002-06-05
I've encountered a problem with Windows 2k (wonder if it is the same on NT) and using a network (domain) logon, over a local logon. I'm set as a "user" on the domain and most applications work fine on my Windows 2k PC. However, some apps like Netscape 4 & 6, Opera browser, and an HTML editor don't. Netscape 4 pops up a profile setup window and after completion won't launch. Netscape 6 & HTML editor pop up w/ error msgs. Opera browser loads but crashes shortly. These apps work w/ a local logon.
I've found a fix for these problems just yesterday by adding my domain profile into the users list in Users & Passwords of the Control Panel as the local admin. I set myself up as a Power User, locally, just in case and to have less restrictions than a User. Now is my fix a standard procedure for IT folks when setting up user workstations?
And the real question: Why do most apps work with my domain profile but some not, which were mostly browser related software. Is it because the problem apps require system access that are not granted to my logon by default? (like i'm not a recognized user or something, until I add myself to the users list?)