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I am setting up a Windows Small Business Server 2000 server with about 15 client workstations.  These client workstations locally run a couple of applications, one of them being Maximizer 3.0, and the other being an in-house software application.  I get errors when trying to run either of these applications on a workstation if I am logged in as a "domain user".  When I login as an administrator, the applications run fine.

Both of these applications use network paths to get data from.  However, the Maximizer application would not run locally (not using any network drives) on a workstation using a "domain user" account either.

I know this question is sort of broad, but does anyone know what I can do to allow "domain users" to run these applications.  Anything I can try?

Thanks,

Brian
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Have you tried adding the specific user who will be using the machine to the local administrator group?

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Well...I had a similar problem on my student's PCs where they needed local administrator privelages to run some applications on their computers.  The only workaround that was an option for me was to add Domain Users to the local Administrators group on the PCs.  I then locked down the PCs with group policies to prevent the local administrative access from becoming a problem like disabling the Windows Installer and such.

One other thing you can try...add the Domain Admins to the local Power Users group.  I have seen SOME of our applications begin working after that, and of course it is preferable to giving out local administrative rights.  If it would have worked for ALL of our programs, I would have done it.

Last idea...One of the things that causes problems with the Domain Users is that they do not gain full control of Program Files on he C drive.  That is likely your problem.  Try installing your application in a root directory like c:\program_name.  Usually that will override most of the admin security since Program Files is not being granted access to.

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Second option should be add Domain Users to Power Users, not Domain Admins.,
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