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    Need a way to authenticate a user to a share when logged in

    This is the problem

    We have very restricted student accounts, and these work fine, except in Music, where they have big problems with Cubase, Sibelius and Reason working properly

    So to get round this I made them some seperate music accounts that are local admin and less restricted that can only be used on those machines. These work fine, except now students can only save to a 'communal' my documents which leads to problems as they want to save them in their own area and not have to worry about them being deleted.

    So I need a way they can click a shortcut or something to the network drive and be asked to type in a username/password and then be able to browse to their normal my documents

    I dont know a way though. I tried doing a shortcut with run as/run with different credentials but it doesnt seem to let you set that, its greyed out for a network shirtcut

    Any ideas?

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    Re: Need a way to authenticate a user to a share when logged in

    How about rather than having the users log in as local admin accounts you do this:

    Create local power user on machine with long password
    Use vbrunas from:
    http://www.jdhitsolutions.com/resour...ts/vbrunas.txt to run the command to execute cubase etc...
    Create shortcut to .vbs file for students to click on.

    This means they can log on as normal and have thier my documents available but the programs are run as local admin

    Not very secure but may work for you.

    Ben

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    Re: Need a way to authenticate a user to a share when logged in

    can't you add the users in question to a seperate domain security group and then add this group to the local power users group on these music machines?

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    Re: Need a way to authenticate a user to a share when logged in

    Can you not set up the 'communal' area with the relevant NTFS permissions to prevent work being deleted. That way they can save work to this 'communal' area, then when they log on with there own user accounts they can copy work from that area into their own home folders.

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    Re: Need a way to authenticate a user to a share when logged in

    It's not the software causing you problems it's the restricted user accounts. Instead of creating new local user accounts can you not alter the restricted user accounts with less restrictions.
    Also what about creating hash and path rules to the software to allow restricted users to be able to run them.

    Just a suggestion.

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    Re: Need a way to authenticate a user to a share when logged in

    Strangely it doesnt seem to be a problem with them not being local admin
    Ive already tried adding the domain students group to the local admin group and there was no difference
    It is probably something to do with certain C drive folders it needs to accesss or other restrictions in the GPO. Its impossible to track the problems down though because the music guys are unable to tell us the specific problems.

    The idea about them copying stuff over from the communal area is good, but they have requested not to have students having to log on and off-

    My latest idea is to have local accounts that are local admin, and have a shortcut to the network drive on there. When someone clicks on the shortcut, it will resquest credentials. They will then only be able to access their specific folder.

    Not a perfect solution but they have so much custom stuff and they do so little work needing the internet, its probably best to have them virtually as standalone machines

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