[duxhelp] Re: Unable to emboss

  • From: "Peter Sullivan" <peter@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 7 Jun 2004 13:39:46 -0400

Kevin,

There isn't supposed to be an admistrative-rights requirement for operating
DBT.  There is a requirement for "power user" rights to fully install DBT
(notably to install the fonts), but running the software should be possible
regardless of rights.

However, configuration data for embossers is stored in
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Duxbury Systems, Inc.\Embosser\Configurations
and it may be that this part of the registry is protected.  We'll have to
look into that.

Regardless of how individual computers are set here, we do test operating
DBT as non-administrators from time-to-time.  Indeed, I believe that this is
the way most of our standard regression tests are run.

- 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--
> >
> >-----------------------------------
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> >System Administrator
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> >Email: loeffler@xxxxxxxxxx
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