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Group policy prevents application from accessing registry

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I developed an application in the past which ran in a workgroup environment where all our users had the potential to access the registry. I am moving everybody onto a domain and implementing group policies.

I would like to allow my application access to the registry but not the user.

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated (Directors whish to see their expensive server hardware put to use, staff can't work without my app, the standard traditional rock and hard place).
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You have to make your application run as a service. This will enable you to define for example an administrative account for the application that will have the rights to access the registry.

You can use a third party tool like Service Mill (http://www.activeplus.com/us/default.asp), AtYourService (http://www.prismmicrosys.com/atyourservice/atyourservice-index.htm) or you use Microsoft's tool SRVANY.EXE which is part of the Windows 2000 Professional Resource Kit.
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