[duxhelp] Re: Unable to emboss

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  • Date: Mon, 7 Jun 2004 14:15:09 -0400

I concur with Kevin's statements about customization....

I don't want to be called every time a setting needs to be changed.

Regards
Sean

> -----Original Message-----
> From: duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
> [mailto:duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
> Sent: June 7, 2004 1:13 PM
> To: duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [duxhelp] Re: Unable to emboss
> 
> 
> I would say "No" - I have users that will need to use custom settings
> now
> and then (say for printing braille labels) and I'd like them 
> to be able
> to
> setup their own configurations.
> 
> On a side note, you say that Users should currently be able to select
> from
> a list of embosser configurations stored in the registry (key below).
> At
> present, none of the embossers I've installed as administrator were
> available
> to members of the Users group.  Will this be changed/fixed 
> following the
> code
> fix you mention?
> 
> Kevin-- 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
> [mailto:duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
> On Behalf Of Peter Sullivan
> Sent: Monday, June 07, 2004 1:02 PM
> To: duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [duxhelp] Re: Unable to emboss
> 
> Kevin, Mark, and all lurkers-to-thread,
> 
> If you are at all familiar with regedt32, you can perhaps help me out.
> I've
> found that HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Duxbury Systems, Inc.\Embosser
> and
> all sub-trees have read/write permission for "Power Users" 
> and read-only
> permission for "Users".  If this is the same for your 
> installation, then
> I
> think that we can conclude a few things:
> 
> 1. DBT isn't opening the registry in this instance with a 
> technique that
> allows us what permissions we should get.  In other words, there's a
> coding
> problem that should be simple to fix.
> 2. Without a design change, we'll find that "Power Users" and
> "Administrators" will be able to add/modify/remove embosser
> configurations,
> but "Restricted Users" will only be able to select and use a
> configuration.
> 
> My question for those of you who have some concerns in this area is
> this: is
> it OK for "Restricted Users" to be restricted in this regard?
> 
> - Peter
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
> [mailto:duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
> On
> Behalf Of Mark Mercer
> Sent: Monday, June 07, 2004 1:56 PM
> To: duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [duxhelp] Re: Unable to emboss
> 
> Hi Peter, Kevin and All:
> 
> I verified Kevin's report.  No embossers at all are installed 
> even with
> the
> power users group enabled under Windows 2000 Pro upon startup.  No
> embosser
> changes are saved unless administrative privileges are enabled.  If a
> new
> user has administrative privileges all previously installed embossers
> show
> up.
> 
> Best Regards,
> Mark
> 
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Peter Sullivan" <peter@xxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Monday, June 07, 2004 1:44 PM
> Subject: [duxhelp] Re: Unable to emboss
> 
> 
> > ... But then reality rears its ugly head again.  I find that things
> work
> > just as you've described if I turn my rights down to "restricted
> user".
> It
> > may not even be necessary to go that far.  So yes, we do have a
> problem
> > here.  Reference #1105.
> >
> > - Peter
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
> On
> > Behalf Of Loeffler, Kevin J.
> > Sent: Monday, June 07, 2004 1:36 PM
> > To: duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > Subject: [duxhelp] Re: Unable to emboss
> >
> > Mark and all,
> >
> > Yes, we are running the build from 24-May-2004.  I just tried to set
> the
> > embosser profiles on one of our desktops running under the
> Administrator
> > account and had no problems.  I was able to save the global embosser
> setup
> > and a document embosser setup with a test file.
> >
> > Does everybody else running XP use their systems under an
> administrative
> > account?  Does the latest build of Duxbury require administrative
> access
> to
> > some of its'
> > components?  After I
> > installed the beta on our machines, I specifically went and assigned
> full
> > permissions (to the Users group) on the Dbtdocs and Duxbeta 
> folders as
> well
> > as "C:\Windows\Duxbury.ini" in order to make sure our users could
> change
> > settings.  From what I learned above, it would appear that there may
> be
> > other restrictions in place under XP that I need to circumvent to
> allow
> > users to run the program and make settings changes.
> >
> > Ironically, our XP systems are not locked down as well as our NT 4
> systems
> > were with v10.4, so I don't understand why there would be a
> permissions
> > problem under XP.
> > If use of the latest
> > build of Duxbury requires administrative access to some component,
> then
> this
> > will be a problem for users in a corporate environment.  I certainly
> won't
> > grant all of our users administrative access to our systems - that
> defeats
> > the whole security mechanism of XP.
> > It is possible that I
> > have enabled some security feature that slips the mind at 
> present and
> that
> > none of the other beta testers have done so, although I don't really
> think
> > that this is the case (but I've been wrong before).  Is any 
> body else
> > running the beta under XP in a domain (and NOT logging on with an
> account
> > that has administrative privileges)?
> >
> > Kevin-- 
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
> > On Behalf Of Mark Mercer
> > Sent: Monday, June 07, 2004 12:01 PM
> > To: duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > Subject: [duxhelp] Re: Unable to emboss
> >
> > Hi Kevin,
> >
> > I was able to install the Thiel Impacto 600 as a share with 
> no problem
> under
> > Windows XP Home and Windows 2000 Professional.  I'll check with
> Windows XP
> > PRO.  The dbt.elt file for beta 3 limits the lines per page for the
> Impacto
> > 600 to 25, so I can't setup DBT exactly as you have yours.  Are you
> sure
> > about the latest beta build Monday, May 24, 2004?  I had a 
> problem in
> beta
> 2
> > in the device settings tab and the only way to get out was to cancel
> and
> > that removed the embosser.
> >
> > Best Regards,
> > Mark
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Loeffler, Kevin J." <loeffler@xxxxxxxxxx>
> > To: <duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > Sent: Monday, June 07, 2004 11:46 AM
> > Subject: [duxhelp] Re: Unable to emboss
> >
> >
> > > With or without a file open, select Global->Embosser Setup.  Click
> on
> > > New.  Create a new setup
> > > name (i.e., THIEL).  Set the Embosser Model to Thiel Impacto 600,
> > select
> > > Send to printer (our
> > > share is \\server\Thiel).  Change to the Device Settings 
> tab and set
> > the
> > > rightmost cell placement
> > > to 42, click OK.  Set Lines per page to 26 and check the Emboss in
> > > Interpoint checkbox.  Click OK.
> > >
> > > Opening up the Global->Embosser Setup menu immediately after the
> above
> > > shows NO embosser listed
> > > in the setup listing.  The same applies for creating an embosser
> setup
> > > entry using Document->
> > > Embosser Setup (with a file open, obviously).
> > >
> > > Kevin--
> > >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > [mailto:duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
> > > On Behalf Of David Holladay
> > > Sent: Monday, June 07, 2004 11:36 AM
> > > To: duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > > Subject: [duxhelp] Re: Unable to emboss
> > >
> > > I am not familiar with any reports of "missing embosser
> > configurations".
> > > Many have complained of the inability to delete the last
> > configuration.
> > > Could you be specific as to the steps you take to get to this
> > > frustrating
> > > situation?
> > >
> > > -- David Holladay
> > >
> > >
> > > At 10:28 AM 6/7/2004 -0500, you wrote:
> > > >I have several users who have (a) opened old Duxbury 
> files and (b)
> > > >created new files in
> > > >the latest beta build who are unable to emboss at all.  Both the
> > global
> > > >and document
> > > >embosser settings disappear immediately after being 
> created.  I've
> > had
> > > >the users save
> > > >the document after setting the embossers up and then 
> reopen it and
> > the
> > > >embossers are
> > > >nowhere to be found.  Opening up the embosser settings 
> (either one)
> > > >immediately after
> > > >creating the profile reverts back to no embosser 
> configured.  Am I
> > > >missing something, or
> > > >is anyone else running into this problem?  We are running Windows
> XP
> > > Pro
> > > >and use a networked
> > > >Thiel Impacto 600 (which doesn't matter - setting the embosser to
> use
> > > >LPT1 also results in
> > > >a lost embosser profile).
> > > >
> > > >Kevin--
> > > >
> > > >-----------------------------------
> > > >Kevin J. Loeffler
> > > >System Administrator
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