user rights and python com servers

sniffer adi at lspl.net
Fri Apr 16 15:11:49 CEST 2010


On Apr 16, 10:48 am, Mark Hammond <skippy.hamm... at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.
>
> Cheers,
>
> Mark

Thanks Mark for all your help



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