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Mozilla fails to start under Win2K for users with only "User" privilages.



15 years ago
13 years ago


(Reporter: Anthony Howe, Assigned: asa)


Windows 2000

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(Whiteboard: M_V)



15 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.1) Gecko/20020826
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.1) Gecko/20020826

Mozilla will not start for users who only have "User" privilages under Windows
2000.  In a cyber cafe environment or a restricted work place, the majority of
users would only have "User" rights (not administrator or power-user rights).

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create a user account who is only a member of the "Users" group.
2. Login as this user and start Mozilla.

Actual Results:  
Mozilla banner appears and nothing further happens.

Expected Results:  
That the program starts and presents a window.

There is a work-around.  I found that if you set the security rights for "Users"
on the c:/Program Files/mozill.org directory to "modify" (essentially the same
as for Power Users), then the program will start.  However, this shouldn't be
Whiteboard: M_V

Comment 1

15 years ago
WFM for users with no write permissions with 2003010108 on win2000. you do need
to run mozilla once as a user with write privs for the mozilla folder, as it
mentions in the release notes, but after that it should work as any user.

Reporter: Can you reproduce this bug with a recent build of Mozilla (for
example, 1.3a)? If so, then please comment again with details. If not, then
please resolve this bug as WORKSFORME. Thanks.

Comment 2

15 years ago
no response from reporter for >30 days. resolving INVALID.

reporter - if you can reproduce this with a recent build of mozilla, please
reopen and add a comment. thanks.
Last Resolved: 15 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
Product: Browser → Seamonkey
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