Group Policy

Hi I was wondering if someone could tell me the steps to edit the Group Policy to allow users to make  changes to the Solidworks database.  Currently all my users are Powerusers but I guess that is not enough to be able to do what they need to do.  I need to know where and what to change, as GP is so very specific. Step by Step directions would be so appreciated :) Error user gets when he tries to edit the Solidworks database
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Will SzymkowskiSenior Solution ArchitectCommented:
Based on the screenshot you need to be a local administrator in order to modify this database. To be completely honest, creating a GPO for this 1 server would be over kill. All you need to do is the following...
- Create a Group Called "Solid Works Admins"
- Add all of the users you want to this group
- Login to the server where this database is hosted
- open compmgmt.msc
- Expand local users and groups
- Open Groups
- Open Administrators Group
- Add "Solid Works Admins" group to the local administrator group on this server

Users that are added to the Solid Works Admins group will now have local administrator access to this server.


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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
another way is to edit the ntfs file permissions of the c:\programdata\solidworks directory
moodify the ntfs file permissions
alafairAuthor Commented:
Thanks guys going to try these and i will let you know what works :)
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Seth SimmonsSr. Systems AdministratorCommented:
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Will SzymkowskiSenior Solution ArchitectCommented:
My first comment should be awarded the post as i have illustrated exactly how to correct this issue.

David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
Either solution will work.. my solution has the least impact on security
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