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Problem running Sims 2 under USER account

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January 2, 2005 3:44:40 PM

If you installed it on an administrator account then your sisters account may not have the privaliges to run it. Or it could be that your sisters account doesnt have the registry entries?
January 2, 2005 6:14:00 PM

Thanks for the help. Seems that it requires administrator privilege to run, other account types can't run the game.

I can create a batch file with runas command to run this as administrator, but it prompts everytime to enter password. Is there a way to include the password inside the batchfile?



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January 2, 2005 7:39:34 PM

I dont think there is, wouldnt be a good idea anyway as the batch file would not be encypted. Have you installed the game on her account or is it only installed on the administrator account?

Im guessing giving your sister administrator privaliges is not an option?
January 3, 2005 1:22:19 AM

Sims 2 installer refuses to install without administrator privileges.

I think I'll have to give her admin privilages, and limit certain things by editing secuiry settings, so that she can't mess things up accidentally.



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January 3, 2005 7:16:46 AM

Heh heh.... yur just worried about her being able to access yur p0rn if u give her admin privs :) 

"Its only when you look at ants closely with a magnifying glass on a sunny day that you realise how often they burst into flames"
January 3, 2005 4:26:47 PM

He is welcome to send his p0rn to me...I will give it a good home.
January 5, 2005 1:52:08 PM

Well, I don't have any p0rn in my PC, but if I had then I surely would be worried :) 

The reason is her account doesn't have a strong password, and I want to be assured that nobody messes with my system settings.


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January 6, 2005 8:34:43 PM

I have a question about this.
im about to install that also. and was worried that it will not run under a 2nd admin account,

i have my account set as admin.
and then my girl has her account also set to admin.

if i install to my account will she be able to play from her admin acount?

i tryed this before the way the original post did. and had the same results.

was just wondering if im going to have to do 2 seperate installs.

thanks
January 7, 2005 7:02:25 AM

If both of ye are set to admin then u shouldn't have any problems... but then if u are both admins just let her use yur account to play

"Its only when you look at ants closely with a magnifying glass on a sunny day that you realise how often they burst into flames"
January 14, 2005 6:40:37 AM

Haven't installed it myself as I rarely play the sims2 nowadays but I was reading the readme of the new patch out for it and it says it allows users with limited accounts to play now. So patch up the game and give it a whirl

"Its only when you look at ants closely with a magnifying glass on a sunny day that you realise how often they burst into flames"
January 15, 2005 2:41:43 AM

No need for two seperate installations. 1 installation will run fine from different admin accounts

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