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Registry error on Windows 2000 network

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09-17-2002 05:57 AM
When starting AutoCAD 2002, Windows 2000 domain users get a "failed to update the system registry" error. Article TS53457 in AutoDesk Knowledge Base gives only the solution to "Add the users to the local Power Users group." THAT IS NOT ACCEPTABLE in a Windows 2000 network, because it affects many other permissions & rights and Group Policy objects, etc. Is there any other way to solve the problem? Maybe manually changing the rights of some registry entries? Does this mean that AutoCAD 2002 is not really a Windows 2000 certified (compatible) application?
*Haber, Charles
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Re: Registry error on Windows 2000 network

09-17-2002 11:19 AM in reply to: Alfonso
The Autodesk stuff lives both under
hkey_local_machine and hkey_current_user.  Use regedt32, not regedit and
then you can set permissions to allow domain users to have full access to these
keys.

 

HTH,

Charlie...


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When
starting AutoCAD 2002, Windows 2000 domain users get a "failed to update the
system registry" error. Article TS53457 in AutoDesk Knowledge Base gives only
the solution to "Add the users to the local Power Users group." THAT IS NOT
ACCEPTABLE in a Windows 2000 network, because it affects many other
permissions & rights and Group Policy objects, etc. Is there any other way
to solve the problem? Maybe manually changing the rights of some registry
entries? Does this mean that AutoCAD 2002 is not really a Windows 2000
certified (compatible) application?
*Saadallah, Dean
Message 3 of 4 (121 Views)

Re: Registry error on Windows 2000 network

09-17-2002 11:27 AM in reply to: Alfonso
Do a search in this NG: this is an almost daily question and is answered in
many ways throughout this server. Search is found at
http://discussion.autodesk.com and the top of the webpage.

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"Alfonso" wrote in message
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> When starting AutoCAD 2002, Windows 2000 domain users get a "failed to
update the system registry" error. Article TS53457 in AutoDesk Knowledge
Base gives only the solution to "Add the users to the local Power Users
group." THAT IS NOT ACCEPTABLE in a Windows 2000 network, because it affects
many other permissions & rights and Group Policy objects, etc. Is there any
other way to solve the problem? Maybe manually changing the rights of some
registry entries? Does this mean that AutoCAD 2002 is not really a Windows
2000 certified (compatible) application?
>
*Inc.], Bud Schroeder [Autodesk
Message 4 of 4 (121 Views)

Re: Registry error on Windows 2000 network

09-18-2002 03:18 PM in reply to: Alfonso
Hi Alfonso,

 

As others have pointed out, we write to both HKLM
and HKCR.  Windows 2000 user locks these down.   AutoCAD 2002 was
not Logo certified and this was part of the reason why.   It's a lot
of work to move the registry keys and it could break a lot of things in
AutoCAD.  We are looking at it for future versions of AutoCAD
though.  

 

As far as what to do, you can create a new group
and give them write permissions to C:\Program Files\AutoCAD 2002 (On NTFS this
is locked down.)   You can also open up HKLM\Software\Autodesk and
down as well as all of HKCR.  That is the best you can do short of adding
your members to Power user.  As far as group policies go, you can create
your own that is power user but locks down parts of the OS you don't want
used. 

 

Hope tihs helps.

 

Bud Schroeder

Autodesk Inc.

AutoCAD Test Development.


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When
starting AutoCAD 2002, Windows 2000 domain users get a "failed to update the
system registry" error. Article TS53457 in AutoDesk Knowledge Base gives only
the solution to "Add the users to the local Power Users group." THAT IS NOT
ACCEPTABLE in a Windows 2000 network, because it affects many other
permissions & rights and Group Policy objects, etc. Is there any other way
to solve the problem? Maybe manually changing the rights of some registry
entries? Does this mean that AutoCAD 2002 is not really a Windows 2000
certified (compatible) application?

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