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AutoCAD on WIN2000

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12-04-2001 05:56 AM
Hi -

We've got a WinNT4.0/SP6a network with ACADR14 - no problems. But when
I added a Win2000 workstation, and loaded AutoCAD, I get the following
error for a domain user:

This version of AutoCAD was not installed properly. You should
reinstall AutoCAD immediately.

Now - I know the program runs ok, since when I log in administratively I
have no problem. Near as I can figure, the program is not responding
unless the user has rights to edit the registry. So I switch the user
trying to run AutoCAD from a domain user to a Power User on the local
machine, and he can run AutoCAD. So - a couple of questions:

1. Is there anyway to keep users as domain users, and still run AutoCAD?

2. How much damage could a power user do to their own computer - as far
as uninstalling programs, changing critical files, etc.?
3. How can I turn all domain users into power users just for the machine
they happen to be working on (rather than on the domain) - or do I have
to do each individually?

Thanks for any help.

Tim
*Gilmer, Tom
Post 2 of 6

Re: AutoCAD on WIN2000

12-04-2001 05:56 AM in reply to: *TF
You could go to the Adesk support page and click on Knowledge Base. Enter
Power User in the question box and select "Exact phase". One doc of interest
is TS67684.

- Tom
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Post 3 of 6

Re: AutoCAD on WIN2000

12-04-2001 01:28 PM in reply to: *TF
I have seen the same thing a few times, it is related to NT4 Server not having the same permissions as win 2k
you have to be at least power user in win2k so your Nt4 user rights will not allow you to run cad properly

as of yet I can't find a good solution. If you find one please post it here

cheers
Dan
*S, Mark
Post 4 of 6

Re:

12-04-2001 01:43 PM in reply to: *TF
according to the info in then knowledge base, Win2k Power Users have similar
rights as plain old Users in NT. Any windows gurus out there care to
comment?

Thanks,

--
Mark Scacco
Scacco Consulting, Inc.


"dan_wilk" wrote in message
news:f09df15.1@WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
I have seen the same thing a few times, it is related to NT4 Server not
having the same permissions as win 2k
you have to be at least power user in win2k so your Nt4 user rights will not
allow you to run cad properly
as of yet I can't find a good solution. If you find one please post it here
cheers
Dan
*Gilmer, Tom
Post 5 of 6

Re:

12-04-2001 09:04 PM in reply to: *TF
Start--->Help - click the Index tab and enter the keyword permissions, then
select "Power Users group". Most of it is covered there.

- Tom

"Mark S" wrote in message
news:86F87EAA307E78B1C365DE603C79F79C@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> according to the info in then knowledge base, Win2k Power Users have
similar
> rights as plain old Users in NT. Any windows gurus out there care to
> comment?
>
> Thanks,
>
> --
> Mark Scacco
> Scacco Consulting, Inc.
>
>
> "dan_wilk" wrote in message
> news:f09df15.1@WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> I have seen the same thing a few times, it is related to NT4 Server not
> having the same permissions as win 2k
> you have to be at least power user in win2k so your Nt4 user rights will
not
> allow you to run cad properly
> as of yet I can't find a good solution. If you find one please post it
here
> cheers
> Dan
>
>
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Re: AutoCAD on WIN2000

12-04-2001 11:54 PM in reply to: *TF
Mark, Dan, and Tom -

Thanks for the help - that was exactly it.


TF wrote:

> Hi -
>
> We've got a WinNT4.0/SP6a network with ACADR14 - no problems. But when
> I added a Win2000 workstation, and loaded AutoCAD, I get the following
> error for a domain user:
>
> This version of AutoCAD was not installed properly. You should
> reinstall AutoCAD immediately.
>
> Now - I know the program runs ok, since when I log in administratively I
> have no problem. Near as I can figure, the program is not responding
> unless the user has rights to edit the registry. So I switch the user
> trying to run AutoCAD from a domain user to a Power User on the local
> machine, and he can run AutoCAD. So - a couple of questions:
>
> 1. Is there anyway to keep users as domain users, and still run AutoCAD?
>
> 2. How much damage could a power user do to their own computer - as far
> as uninstalling programs, changing critical files, etc.?
> 3. How can I turn all domain users into power users just for the machine
> they happen to be working on (rather than on the domain) - or do I have
> to do each individually?
>
> Thanks for any help.
>
> Tim
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