Power User vs. Compatws template
Posted on 2004-11-03
One of our applications has a built-in auto-update program. The suppliers tell us it requires Power user rights for it to work. We don't want to give Power User rights to a couple of hundred people. I was hoping to use a security template instead.
The compatws doesn't work : the files seem to transfer and the installation gets all the way to the end, but nothing happens. (Trying again causes a very vague file access error)
I've tried running comparison programs (snapshots of the files/folders/registry permissions) before and after a good install (with admin rights). I've created a template based on these, but it doesn't work.
So, the question is: Is there something else about Power Users, apart from the file/folder/registry permissions, which might affect the ability of a user to install programs? And, is there anyway to get around it?