TAS Books Fails to run as an ordinary user (non Administrative rights)
Windows 2003 SBS Domain
25 Client PCs running Windows XP Pro
several PCs need to run TAS Books
Installed TAS Books as the Domain Administrator
Run TAS as the Domain Administrator and all is well
User logs in as an ordinary user and TAS will not start
The exact error is:
"System Maintenance in Progress
The company you have selected is currently being used by a system maintenance utility. It is not therefore possible to use the company at this time.
Please try again later or contact you system administrator for further assistance."
I suspect the message is bogus and really means XP is denying access of some kind. If I add domain users to local administrators TAS starts successfully thus proving that the problem is not a domain access problem but one on the PC.
In short does anyone know of a way of auditing an applications access to local resources such as writing to files or directories and registry access? If I can audit the application I can change the writes and permissions for the local users group and TAS would start. This will also then help me (and others) to run more software as ordinary user access and improve security.
I know about runas but strictly this is a workaround and not very friendly for the users. Plus I dont think it works with TAS.