user rights and python com servers

Mark Hammond skippy.hammond at
Fri Apr 16 07:48:34 CEST 2010

On 16/04/2010 2:40 PM, sniffer wrote:
> Thanks Mark,
>   just one question does the explanation given above by you also apply
> to winxp systems in a domain,

Yeah - IIRC, domain users can't change much of the registry by default, 
primarily as they aren't in the 'administrators' or 'power user' groups 
by default like local users are - but it all depends on various security 
policies and attributes of each user.

> if so then what is the minimum level of
> user rights required for the com server to run without hiccups.

Any user can *run* the server - just not all can register it.  To 
register it, the user needs the ability to write to the 
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT hive in the registry.  This is the same problem 
forcing may installation programs to insist on being run as an 
administrator even if the program itself doesn't need to be.



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