Go Premium for a chance to win a PS4. Enter to Win

x
?
Solved

Google Earth limit user error

Posted on 2010-09-09
8
Medium Priority
?
422 Views
Last Modified: 2012-08-14
Hello,

When I login as a limited user and try and start google earth. I get the attached error.

 Error on start up
I have created a vbs file that script on login that apply the following reg edits but the error still comes up. The H drive letter is a map drive that the user has full access to.
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Google\Google Earth Plus]
"CachePath"="H:\\"

I have also tried creating a group policy that edits the registry but this does not fix the issue either. The computer that are having the issue are windows 7 64bit.

Any ideas how to fix this?

0
Comment
Question by:gb874554
  • 4
  • 4
8 Comments
 
LVL 3

Expert Comment

by:SangramGohil
ID: 33643586
0
 

Author Comment

by:gb874554
ID: 33643613
As this is issue happens on a network account. "mklink /J "C:\Users\{username}\AppData\LocalLow\Google\GoogleEarth" "S:\GoogleEarthCache\GoogleEarth"" Will not work as every user would have to do this and they can not as they are limited user. The regedit fix i have already tried 2 ways but they did not work.
0
 
LVL 3

Expert Comment

by:SangramGohil
ID: 33643630
any chance of doing it by Group policy.
0
Creating Active Directory Users from a Text File

If your organization has a need to mass-create AD user accounts, watch this video to see how its done without the need for scripting or other unnecessary complexities.

 

Author Comment

by:gb874554
ID: 33643633
Not the mklink fix and I did try the GP way for the registry fix but no luck.
0
 
LVL 3

Expert Comment

by:SangramGohil
ID: 33643662
it would be worth to give it a try and you will have solution untill google fix it in next version.
0
 

Author Comment

by:gb874554
ID: 33643667
The mklink fix will not work as that fix has to be done for each user and that can not really be used when you got more then around 10 users. I have already tried the GP way using registry fix.
0
 
LVL 3

Accepted Solution

by:
SangramGohil earned 1500 total points
ID: 33643681
if you make a script for below command & put it in logon script for users in GP it will work

mklink /J "C:\Users\{username}\AppData\LocalLow\Google\GoogleEarth" S:\GoogleEarthCache\GoogleEarth"

use %username% variable variable in windows.

0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:gb874554
ID: 33643690
Good solution but does not have the full answer to the question with the script already coded.
0

Featured Post

Has Powershell sent you back into the Stone Age?

If managing Active Directory using Windows Powershell® is making you feel like you stepped back in time, you are not alone.  For nearly 20 years, AD admins around the world have used one tool for day-to-day AD management: Hyena. Discover why.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Resolving an irritating Remote Desktop connection that stops your saved credentials from being used.
Microsoft Office 365 is a subscriptions based service which includes services like Exchange Online and Skype for business Online. These services integrate with Microsoft's online version of Active Directory called Azure Active Directory.
This Micro Tutorial will go in depth within Systems and Security in Windows 7 and will go into detail regarding Action Center, Windows Firewall, System, etc. This will be demonstrated using Windows 7 operating system.
This Micro Tutorial hows how you can integrate  Mac OSX to a Windows Active Directory Domain. Apple has made it easy to allow users to bind their macs to a windows domain with relative ease. The following video show how to bind OSX Mavericks to …
Suggested Courses

885 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question