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    Unable to get MinecraftEDU working in a windows Domain enviroment.

    Hello all,

    I've been tasked with installing MinecraftEDU in a computer suite we have.

    Logging on as domain admin and launching the installer, i'm given the
    option to install Minecraft into the "appdata" folder. We don't use roaming
    profiles here, so i changed the install location to c:\program files.

    I received an error saying i didn't have permission the install into that
    location. i decided to login as a local administrator and once changing the
    install directory to my prefered location. I was able to install and launch
    MinecraftEDU. i was also able setup a server instance (once the firewall
    was configured).

    i repeated the process on a student machine (again as local admin) and
    unchecked the server tool option. i was able to install a join the
    minecraft server fine.

    The problem is that we have a windows domain environment. once a user
    (staff or student) logged into the computer using their domain account
    credentials, and tried to run minecraftEDU. The launcher would
    start.....but clicking start MinecraftEDU or Servertool would result in
    northing starting.......

    any ideas?

    we can't allow local admin access to our endpoint users.... if we can't get
    it working over the domain...that project will be scrapped!

    i have had 1 server and 15 clients working if i login using the local admin
    accounts. this is also the account used to install minecraftedu.

    I think its permissions problem of some kind.

    Computers are;

    windows 7 64bit
    quad core cpus
    4gb ram
    250gb+ hard drives

    how are you guys doing it..... surely i can install it as local/domain admin and have the domain users use it (just like the rest of the stuff we use)

    I've asked on the official forum. However the replies are;

    "make them local admin",

    "make new local admin accounts on every computer"

    "It would be a terrible shame for a teacher to give up on Minecraft as a
    learning tool, because of an IT policy".

    It's all very much from a teachers perspective, which i get. But it's a security policy, not a IT policy.

    Any help would be great, i really want to implement this for the Staff & Students.

    Cheers

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    I had the exact same problem. I installed the client to c:\minecraft\minecraftEDU and that made a difference. I didnt need to make anyone a local admin or change any policies apart from the Application Policies to allow exe files in that folder to run.
    Enable debug logging on the client and post the results here, i got quite good and figuring them out during our install problems.

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    That's awesome news..... we still have UAC enabled here.... i assume moving it to this location help with UAC also.....thanks for this....i'll give it a try and report back.

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    Didnt have any issues with UAC. The file it runs is actually java.exe from program files with launcher.jar as a parameter.

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    One other thing I just remembered. What i suggested worked fine for our Windows 7 Machines in the classrooms, my computer in the office is running windows 8. To get it to run on here i had to run it from a drive that isnt c: Worked fine when i installed it to d:\minecraft

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    Quote Originally Posted by reverend_cowboy View Post
    I had the exact same problem. I installed the client to c:\minecraft\minecraftEDU and that made a difference. I didnt need to make anyone a local admin or change any policies apart from the Application Policies to allow exe files in that folder to run.
    Enable debug logging on the client and post the results here, i got quite good and figuring them out during our install problems.
    worked a treat thanks a bunch!

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