Educational Software Thread, fuzzbuzz in Technical; Trying to install this on one machine. Needs the CD to run which isn't a problem.
Runs fine when logged ...
27th January 2009, 11:27 AM #1
Trying to install this on one machine. Needs the CD to run which isn't a problem.
Runs fine when logged on as admin but if a pupil logs on, we get this error:
Director Player 6
Unable to copy the driver file c:\windows\xobglu16.dll to your windows directory. Your disk may be full.
Needless to say - the disk isn't full - in fact it is nearly empty.
Anyone seen this or can work out what I can do?
27th January 2009, 11:31 AM #2
Its a permissions problem, you need to give the kids write access to the system folder.
Bad idea I know, which is why tis piece of C%*( is only on the SEN computer, with an sen login.
27th January 2009, 11:37 AM #3
This sometimes works for these annoying apps...
Create the file c:\windows\xobglu16.dll.
Set permissions on the file for your student security group to have full control.
This may result in the application seeing the file, writing to the file and allowing the app to run. It may delete the file and replace it and allow the app to run.
After running the app if the file is replaced then it may no longer have security permissions for the student group, it may only be set for the user that just ran the application. To fix that either use group policy to set permission on the file during login/logout or use VB scripting during login/logout.
27th January 2009, 12:01 PM #4
Or give them permission through AD for that particular file.
28th January 2009, 12:35 PM #5
Thanks -will try the various solutions. Student permissions on the system folder might be easiest because the way our system is set up, students can't see the C drive anyway so they would be unable to access the system folder themselves
Will give it all a go
28th January 2009, 01:26 PM #6
You can run it from the server BTW, you just have to map a drive and then install it from that mapped drive. Our SEN login maps to three drives for the 3 versions.
Originally Posted by witch
28th January 2009, 02:09 PM #7
Got no mapped drives left
How would I set permissions in AD for that one file on one computer? Or on a login script for that matter?
Last edited by witch; 28th January 2009 at 02:16 PM.
28th January 2009, 02:30 PM #8
In group policy, find the gpo, either computer or user and then go to Computer Configuration>Policies>Windows Settings>Security Settings>File System Add file or directory and permissions.
28th January 2009, 02:31 PM #9
A lot of software will run from a single mapped drive, we have one set up as applications which 99% of software will run from.
Originally Posted by witch
28th January 2009, 02:56 PM #10
Yes, I did think about moving stuff around so this is the case...
Well I thought about it....
I created the file but then it just asked for another one, then another so I think it isn't really viable on our sort of set up. Maybe on a laptop where the user has admin rights, but otherwise no.
Thanks for all the info guys
28th January 2009, 06:42 PM #11
I think this happened with music box, I ran the software as admin which created the .dll file, then set permissions for everyone - full control on said .dll. In fact the .dll file even sounds the same one. Not sure if this helps but it does sound familar.
29th January 2009, 01:11 PM #12
It didn't seem to create the .dll file though - that was the issue
Anyway, I've given up now - can't afford to waste any more time on one program to be used for one child on one computer!!
29th January 2009, 05:52 PM #13
I'm confused now - who asked the first question?
30th January 2009, 10:05 AM #14
sorry, it was me - I was helping silver as he is local to me and forgot to log on!
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