[windows2000] Re: KB: Making Legacy Applications Work without Administrative Access on W2K/XP

  • From: "Jim Kenzig http://thethin.net" <jimkenz@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 15 Dec 2003 11:48:35 -0500

Not sure but it is worth a shot.  I suspect if you ran the command after
puttint the machine change user /install mode from the command prompt it
would work.

-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:windows2000-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of francine heiligman
Sent: Monday, December 15, 2003 10:52 AM
To: windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [windows2000] Re: KB: Making Legacy Applications Work without
Administrative Access on W2K/XP

This information is wonderful ...  can I apply the same logic for
applications that are published via Citrx?

"Jim Kenzig http://thethin.net"; <jimkenz@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Found this great tidbit on Scripthorizon.com

Making Legacy Applications Work without Administrative Access

Question: Some legacy applications that I want to run in Windows 2000/XP
not run unless the user is either a Power User or an Administrator. Is
a way around this?
Solution: Actually...there is! The reason why adding a user to the Power
Users local group makes some legacy applications (such as those written
NT 4.0) work is that the privileges of the Power Users local group are
roughly equivalent to those of the Users local group in Windows NT 4.0.
of the time, the error results from the application not having the
appropriate access to write to certain registry keys or directories
(such as
Program Files).
Microsoft anticipated this and has already made available security
that can be applied to Windows 2000/XP so that most of these legacy
applications can run as normal. To run it, follow these steps:

Open up a command prompt
Go to %WINDIR%\security\templates (%WINDIR% is the installation path of
Windows 2000/XP, i.e. C:\WINNT)
Now type the command secedit /configure /cfg compatws.inf /db
This may take a while as Windows 2000/XP will reconfigure access rights
the registry and file system
Once done, try running the application as a regular user....it should
I've tested this method out a couple of stubborn legacy apps (like
Release 14.01) and it worked flawlessly. I believe it's the easiest
to accomplish this task without giving users additional privileges they
not need (for example, Power Users can create local accounts and change
system time).

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