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Greetings

I have a process that runs in the backround that will act on a particular event on the system. When it does, it reads and potentially wirtes some info to a file in the program directory.

This poses a problem when a user logs into his / her workstation with an account that does not have the appropriate rights. I get access denied errors on the files I need to read / write....

What to do ?? Our customers would generally not like it to give their users admin rights on their PC's !

Any comments / suggestions or pointers would be greatly appreciated.

Kind Regards
 Engwi
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If your process runs as a service, you can set the login property in the services panel to a privileged user, so you can access all the files you want to.
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delphized

Bummer....

The Process does not run as a service !

Any other suggestions ?

Regards
 Engwi


 

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have a look at W32 help on delphi at the ImpersonateLoggedOnUser function.
I think you could change the privileges for your application in this way.
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Not use the Program Files directory? Set up some special folder with full read/write capabilities for all users?

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gmayo

The install package I created installs by default to Program Files. How do I, create a "special" folder with full read write capabilities for all users.

Thanks in advance.

 Engwi
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What install package are you using? Most decent ones will allow you to install to other directories. I didn't mean "special" as in different to a normal folder, just another folder outside of Program Files.

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Greetings

I resloved this by using some components that allows me to modify the ACL of the directory I install the software in.. Given that the person installing the software is logged in with admin rights.

Kind Regards
 Engwi
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