Posted on 2006-05-14
I'm hoping this is a common problem for new users of Server 2003 and AD !
There are two indentical machines on our network, with identical software installed. There are only two users who will log into these two machines, and they have a (group) mandatory profile.
One particular application on the machines wants to create a log file when it launches, and place it in c:\Program Files\Name of software\date.log
On machine number 1, either user can log in, run the software and create the log file. As a test, I confirmed it's possible to create new text files in c:\Program Files\ and in the relevant subfolders.
On machine number 2, either user can log in but the software is unable to create the log file so the software wont start. On this machine it's NOT possible to creatae new text files in c:\Program Files.
Both machines are in the same computer OU in Active Directory, both users are in the same user OU too. The users share a mandatory profile. I've checked properties for both users and both machines and they're the same.
When we installed the software we were logged in as the LOCAL Administrator.
Any ideas ?!