System account

Posted on 2006-05-22
Last Modified: 2010-04-18
We're using a freeware component to provide polling: isPollCat.dll from  The component is expected to run in a web page that is accessed via a user account, and that account is suppossed to be in the Administrator group. I set up an 'fcwpoll' account so that staff could access the poll admin page. But of course it is a security risk to have that account in the Administrators group.

As far as I can tell, the only reason that account needs to be an Administrator is so that it can read and write to the registry. How can we alter our security policy so that the 'fcwpoll' local account has that priviledge, but is not a member of the Administrator group?

Question by:jpipitone
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    If you know the areas of the registry that user needs to write to you can just change the permissions on those keys using regedt32.exe

    Just RC the folder in the tree and select permissions and add that user with write.  Alternatly if you do not know the location you could give them write on the entire HKLM section.  I do not reccommend this though because of the security issues it could cause.

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