Office Dictionary tool under normal domain user account

Posted on 2004-08-25
Last Modified: 2010-04-11
I have installed Microsoft dictionary tool 2000 on one of the computers that is running Windows 2000 Prof. through normal domain user account but of course I had to Run As administrator to install. After completion, I found that the dictionary tool in Word (for example) is not function but when I logon through the administrator account it does!.
I then and for a temporary solution, added the user to Power Users group on that particular computer which I don't to do so where it works fine.

How I could resolve this problem without granting the user unneeded privileges (i.e I don't want the user to be member of Power Users group)??
Question by:farisatargas
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Julian_C earned 250 total points
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Hi  farisatargas,

My guess is that the application  (or required files anyway) are located somewhere where the user account does not have sufficient rights. Download filemon from and run it on the users machine (using runas to run as admin of cousre) and apply filiters if you know the process name. IE could be msword.exe;word.exe etc etc. You could always look at the running process list when it works ti=o make sure it's part of the word app and not a seperate application. Anyway, a good filter should reduced the thousands of entries that you get. What should happen is that with filemon running when you attempt, and fail, to run the dictionary you'll see some Access Denied messages appear in filemon. These will show you the directories that you need to change permissions on for the user account in question.

If it's not that, do you get any odd things in the event log when it fails?


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BTW, I don't think that this should be in the Networking topic. If my answer doesn't help then try a minimum point question in OS or Security pointing at this question to get more interest.


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Did you try running filemon? Or do you have any further info?


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