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Windows 7 Thread, XP Mode and Mapped Drives in Technical; I'm tentatively issuing Windows 7 (at last) and I'm using the XPmode to install SIMS on. I'd like not to ...
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    XP Mode and Mapped Drives

    I'm tentatively issuing Windows 7 (at last) and I'm using the XPmode to install SIMS on. I'd like not to domain the virtual XP machine. (I just don't want another 60 PCs in the AD and I can image it easier)

    I've enabled the intergration features and asked it to map the mapped S drive from the host but it doesn't do it? It offers to do it but does nothing. I'd rather not script a mapped drive on the guest xp machine as I'd need to include credentials.

    p.s. I wish xpmode allowed me to make per machine account instead of per user accounts (I just don't need massive user profiles)

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    Never Mind the mapped drives are not really mapped anyway, no drive letter.

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    I'm using SIMS on windows 7 without much problem.

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    Just checking and not intending to be rude - you do know that SIMS works OK on Windows 7 without the use of XP mode, don't you?

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    UAC often screws around with SIMS, but I had it working fine.

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    I want to use XP mode as a handy way of removing the admin rights of staff users from their workstations. SIMS requires local admin control in order update and the user also requires full control of the shared S drive. These 2 things have been a continual headache for me. XPMode will allow me to secure the host from annoying staff! (no more limewire, torrents, ITunes, toolbars helpers) mwuh ha ha. That and I think the UAC is a great thing. (Probably alone on that one hugh?)

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    Our users don't have admin rights for SIMS. Try using simsperm.bat and that should give the necessary files, folders and reg keys the right permissions.

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    +1 for simsperm.bat

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    Same here - our users are totally locked down, SIMS does not need local admin rights. It just needs modify NTFS permissions for them on C:\Program Files\SIMS.

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    blimey! where is the simsperm batch file?

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    On a normal setup you will find it at S:\Sims\Setups.

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    has anyone got a simple install guide for SIMS on windows 7 as I've just run into a few problems doing it my usual way. (moaning about not seeing the S drive, even though I'm installing from there!)

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    That will most likely be a permissions issue relating to UAC, ensure the folders have the correct permissions.

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    No I had the s drive issue and it was not UAC. Problem is I am off ill and not at the school where my notes are. If I can remember what I did I post back.

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    rather than use simsperm, i have a GPO which assigns the all staff group permissions to the right folders and regkeys and also disables UAC meaning they can run the sims update but dont have admin rights

    I can supply more detail on the GPO settings if needed

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