A problem with ICQ.

Posted on 2003-02-25
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Last Modified: 2012-06-27
I am running 2 accouts on Windows XP. One is an administrative accout the other being a limited account. I made the limited account an administrative account so he will be able to install the newest ICQ and be able to use it (thought it would register the .dlls in his database). Then I changed that account back to limited and everytime he runs icq he gets an error message saying: "You do not have administrative privlages so icq may not function correctly, for more information contact your system administrator" Well the application doest even start up, and I don't know a way to get it to work without making his account an admin account.

He is using the newest FULL version of ICQ, any opinions/comments on how to get it working will be very appreciated!

Question by:JONIK
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Expert Comment

ID: 8026481
User account must be a member of the Power Users group. But dosnt require admin rights.

Author Comment

ID: 8029091
CosmoNut can you tell me where I could add that feature please, or check it off for him, thanks pal!

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CosmoNut earned 225 total points
ID: 8030010
Hi sorry, took so long.

For information on each group and what they can do read here> http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_groups.htm

For step by step instructions on createing users and changing group membership read here> https://iats.missouri.edu/iats/servlet/knowledgebase/article/30783

In a nut shell, right click my computer scroll to manage. Expand Local Users and groups, Click on users in the left pane, then double click the user you wish to modify in the right pane.  This will open that users properties, select the "Member Of" Tab Then click add. Locate and dbl click the "power users" group. It should now appear in the bottom box. Click ok, then click apply, then click ok. Close the MMC  your done. Log in and test.  If you have any troubles let me know.
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Expert Comment

ID: 8030013

Author Comment

ID: 8030562
Cosmo the steps you gave me I would have to do under admin account correct (thats what im hoping for)

Expert Comment

ID: 8032913
Yes you must have admin rights or be given rights to administer accounts by an admin in order to make these changes.

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