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    Hello
    From, time to time we get involved with Alpha V12 where their IT Director is not very keen on users having local admin rights on all workstations.
    They are equally reluctant to the User Account Control set slider to middle-low to allow remote access
    ​.

    How do I handle this?

    Thanks for your help. I appreciate it.

    Kind regards
    Alex
    Database Software Solutions Limited
    www.dbasesolution.co.uk
    http://www.precise360.co.uk
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    #2
    This might not be the best answer, but switching to a web app would solve the problem.
    Gregg
    https://paiza.io is a great site to test and share sql code

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      #3
      Hello
      Thanks for your suggestion.
      If I could port our application to the web with the minimum of grief, I would do that.
      Now the ideal would be running a desktop application in the web with the minimum of fuss??

      Kind regards

      Alex​
      Database Software Solutions Limited
      www.dbasesolution.co.uk
      http://www.precise360.co.uk
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        #4
        Your client is pushing the point of pain issue.
        Are they willing to set the folder permissions to allow everyone full access to the folder?
        Gregg
        https://paiza.io is a great site to test and share sql code

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          #5
          Hello

          What I am looking for is an alternative tool for remote access to a user desktop in place of ShowMyPC which seems to want the UAC set to medium low.

          Secondly, I am looking for another way to give a user admin rights to run the Alpha without making their user account an Administrator account.


          Thanks for your input.

          Alex

          Database Software Solutions Limited
          www.dbasesolution.co.uk
          http://www.precise360.co.uk
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            #6
            Try microsoft's Quick Access. It has the advantage of being built in to Windows 10/11, and the worst that can happen is that you'll think it sucks.

            I seem to remember the folder permissions making things work right.
            Gregg
            https://paiza.io is a great site to test and share sql code

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              #7
              Hi Alex,

              None of my users have admin rights and they are using the desktop version. Why would they need admin rights?

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                #8
                Ran into this just the other day with a windows 11 computer.
                The user did have local admin rights.
                I went to the shortcut properties, compatibility, selected Run this program as as administrator.

                Admin rights are needed as when Alpha loads, it looks for the file with the extention of .MUF or .RMUF. If the file is there, alpha writes to it. If the file is not there, Alpha creates the file. When Alpha closes, it writes to the file and maybe even deletes that file. The desktop has the file .MUF and the runtime has the file .RMUF.
                Last edited by Ronald Anusiewicz; 02-17-2024, 11:12 AM.
                Alpha 5 Version 11
                AA Build 2999, Build 4269, Current Build
                DBF's and MySql
                Desktop, Web on the Desktop and WEB

                Ron Anusiewicz

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                  #9
                  MUF causes problems in older versions IF the app is in Program Files.
                  Windows hates to let you change data in Prog Files.
                  I tend to have 3 levels of users.
                  Admin
                  Superuser
                  User

                  That way, you maybe able to restrict/control access.

                  I am afraid I don't know much about your app Alex, how would I find out more?
                  Porting some or all to Web may not be asdifficult as you imagine.
                  See our Hybrid Option here;
                  https://hybridapps.example-software.com/


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                    #10
                    There are solutions to all your issues...
                    1. Install Alpha outside of 'Program Files (x86)' e.g. on C:\MyCompany\AlphaSoftware. The install needs to run as Administrator and you should run Alpha first time as administrator. After that std user is fine.
                    2. Use an alternative to ShowMyPC. We're currently migrating from Teamviewer (spit) to https://tsplus.net/remote-support/ . Neither of these products needs administrator privileges as far as I can see.
                    3. Our business is built around accessing a desktop app on the web. We use https://tsplus.net/remote-access/ for this. Each user can access apps either via browser or a desktop RDP connection.
                    We have spare licenses for both remote access & remote support if you're interested. 10% discount from list prices.

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                      #11
                      armasoft
                      You wrote: Our business is built around accessing a desktop app on the web.
                      Can you explain this a bit further, please. How does a desktop app that has code that open and save files to file addresses ( example: C:\MyCompanyApp\filename.txt ) exist/operate as an application in the cloud?
                      Mike W
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                        #12
                        Mike have a look at https://tsplus.net/remote-access . You basically move your desktop app to a windows device in the cloud and users login either using a RDP session or their web browser. The system can be set up to give access to your local drives and/or the drives in the cloud.

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