Ok, here's the basic problem:

I have been able to repackage this app using Tivoli Software Package Editor and I can deploy it out without any problems. The problem comes when the user first tries to launch the application. It starts to go through a "configuration" which takes about a minute and then the application launches. Once you have done this for your user ID it never does it again; however, if another user logs on to the workstation for the first time and tries to use the app, it does this configuration for that user.

The catch is that the configuration requires "admin rights". And of course since 99% of users at my organization do not have admin rights (as it should be) then they get errors when trying to launch the app for the first time.

I have tried to capture the settings made by this "configuation" but I've been unsuccessful thus far. Part of the reason I think is because some of the settings involve HKCU registry entries (which are not valid if the user is not logged in or not valid for every user that logs on), and also the "configuration" appears to lay down some files in the "\Documents and Settings\user_logged_on\Application Data" directory.

So, with that said...There might not be anything that can be done but I figured if anyone knew it would be here.

I also have a call in to Corel Tech Support but have not gotten a response yet.

Any info would be appreciated.

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Don't give up on keeping your workstations locked down.

Have you ever used any of the tools from www.sysinternals.com ? Specifically, they have two tools I use on a regular basis for discovering what an app is doing or accessing: NT File Monitor and NT Reg Monitor. Put your wallet back in your pocket, because the tools are FREE.

If Corel is of no help, you should be able to use these tools to determine what file and reg entries WP wants to create/modify and open up users' rights to only them.

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Answered 04/02/2004 by: craig16229
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