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Win XP Pro, restricted priveleges, old software, access problems

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Hi

I'm running an AD (Server 2003, XP Pro clients). The guys here need to use some ancient software, which doesn't run under a user with restricted priveleges... what are my options?

Cheers

Bud
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You have to find out what privileges is needed for the software to run. Many times an old app require that you run it as a local admin.
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by:budchawla
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Yeah except that I really don't want to give these users Admin rights over their workstations...
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Well you options sometimes is to give Admin rights or try to find a more modern program that allows less rights to the user
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Hmmm yeah I'm just wondering if there's a creative way to get around the problem without promoting the users to admin, using the existing software...
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You have to find out where the application wants to read and write and give the user permissions there. Usually that means that you open the whole machine anyway.
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