parental controls blocking licensing for CS3/CS4?
Posted on 2011-02-11
Ok, this little gem has been driving me crazy...
First, the environment:
This is a imac lab in a high school, so security is an issue. Currently there is an account set up for the students to log into (generic login) which is a standard account managed via parental controls by the teacher. The machines have adobe dreamweaver cs3 running with individual licenses (17 copies) and InDesign cs4 running on a lab-license using the flex net licensing.
When in this account, managed through parental controls, InDesign cs4 will load up and gather a flex net license as it is supposed to if it is the first item to open. If dreamweaver cs3 is opened on the machine, it asks for the admin password to allow it to access fnplicensing (or something to that effect) which when you allow access to, it simply tells you that the licensing has expired.
The part that drives me crazy is once you do that it breaks the indesign flex net and that no longer opens either, the computer needs to be restarted and then it'll allow indesign to work again.
We've narrowed it down to the point that we know it is a parental control management issue because if we create a new account and try both programs under that account, both programs run correctly. But being in an insecure environment full of teenagers that think it's funny to break machines, we cannot allow for this lack of security.
Anyone have any idea how to allow the machines to run the cs3 and cs4 under the parental controls umbrella so that we can maintain our security while allowing functionality of both programs?
thanks in advance