Win XP Pro - LIMITED User Profiles - Problems

ShortyEmcee wrote on 2/19/2010, 10:50 AM
So I have a full time engineer, and part time engineer

I have 3 user accounts set up on the studio PC.

Mine is Administrator with full priveledges, CD Arch works fine

The other 2 are LIMITED accounts, to keep internet, install/uninstall, etc, locked.

Both Limited accounts have issues with CDArch

Neither will play audio, or access the CD/DVD drives.

Is there a fix for this?

Playback via 002Rack. Used Rails MME Helper to assign use of CD Arch......

CD Arch is not playing audio, and can't burn, on the 2 limited USER ACCOUNTS

any help???????/


xzb6np wrote on 2/21/2010, 8:34 AM
I am a software engineer (21 years) well as sound engineer. In my experience I can state that I do not believe you will get it to work. Windows XP was never really designed around limited user accounts. Too many of the vital functions do now work uner limited accounts. My recommendation would be to upgrade to Windows 7.

I am running Windows 7 and using both Cubase 4 LE 32-bit and CD Architect 5.2d with no problems at all. You should be able to create non-admin accounts and then run CD Architect. If it prompts for your admin password, you should be able to enter it one time for that application and have that access saved for that program.

Everyone...Please correct me if I am wrong but I believe that this should work.
ShortyEmcee wrote on 2/23/2010, 12:06 PM
Well, as it is right now, I have 3 studios.

One based around a 64 Channel Pro Tools Mix System, Mac G4 MDD Dual 1.25, analoug 64 channel 16 bus, etc.

One on Pro Tools LE, Win XP Pro, 16 channels I/O

One on Pro Tools HD, Win XP Pro, 32 channels I/O

Wanna run one of the setups with CD Architect.... will eventually move it to the HD rig

I'll be moving both PC systems over to Mac Pro's, but not for a while.

I really don't want the engineers to have administrative priveledges...

Any other options...????

Seems like there must be drivers that are not being accessed.... or something.
ShortyEmcee wrote on 2/25/2010, 10:16 AM
Does Tech Support ever chime in here????


Tech Support!!!!!????

Off to create a support request....

kryten wrote on 2/28/2010, 4:45 PM
Disc burning systems require admin priveliges to work in XP. It's a system level operation (why that is, I don't know). There is no proper workaround for this. Only admins have that right. You'll see the same behavior in any other burining software (except for Nero which has a reg hack available and I personally consider that a security breach).