Hi, just setting up the new kidsí computer.
I am trying to set up some games (mostly educational).
Trouble is they work ok when signed on as an administrator, but when I sign in any of the kids "limited" profiles they will not work.
If I change the profile to admin the games work ok but if I then change them back to limited they fail again.
Any ideas as to the reason for this or how I might get the games to work?
What would be the drawbacks of leaving the profiles as admin, bearing in mind that there is 3 profiles all for different age children from 3 to 11? I do want them to have access to the internet as well.
I am running XP pro with sp2 installed and all updates.
Can't give you a definitive answer but obviously one of the restrictions you applied to the user profile is not letting the games load properly,
(perhaps obvious and not very helpful) but my point is that you need to review those restictions, give one user admin rights, then apply each
restriction till the game falls over.
Not something I have to deal with, but I think that would be my approach to solving the problem.
I wasn't aware it was possible to vary the restrictions. I just thought there was limited and admin. How do I adjust the restrictions and change
If you right click on the game icon on the desktop, there is an option to 'run as'...........you could try that
Not tried fiddling with that, but it does allow you to name other users.
Topcat, I still can't find any option to change the restrictions, I can only have either admin or limited.
Wibur, yes that did work, but only temporary, the password for an admin account would have to be entered each time.
Thanks for your help though,
I havn't found the answer for you, but you might find the folowing of interest, particularly the note at the end, it seems some programs only work
with full admin.
Check your u2u
Thanks, yes I have already seen that.
I've been looking around via Google and have found one possible solution.
"Put all games in a subdirectory of "Applications" called "Games".
Log into your admin account, launch Terminal.app and type:
sudo chmod -R 777 /Applications/Games
This changes all subdirectories and files of the Games directory to have Read/Write/Delete access to all users"
Before I try-
Applications, does he mean the "program files" folder?
Terminal.app is that the command prompt?
Am I likely to cause any problems by trying this?
Any advise would be appreciated,
I agree, DAZ, looks like a linux command to me. Linux experts, are we right? I've never come across a DOS command called Sudo.