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Can't run any wizard: "Permission Denied" (AccessXP)

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Well, as the subject says....

Briefly, when I try to run *any* wizard, I get a simple dialog, stating
"Permission Denied", to which I can only click "OK".

I suspect this is a windows (XP) problem rather than an actual Access
one, as the error only occurs in my power user (and any other) account.
It goes away if I am logged on (to windows) as Administrator.

Full Permission for Everyone is set on the drive and folder(s)
containing Access, however, I keep my application files on a seperate
drive to the OS. Any secret little folders/files, etc on the OS drive I
should know about that would impact this error?

Going mad here. TIA.
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Cheers,
Dave
Nov 12 '05 #1
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If I recall correctly, you must install Access separately for each user.

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"Vlad de Mille IV" <sp******@optusnet.c0m.eh?You!> wrote in message
news:MP************************@news.optusnet.com. au...
Well, as the subject says....

Briefly, when I try to run *any* wizard, I get a simple dialog, stating
"Permission Denied", to which I can only click "OK".

I suspect this is a windows (XP) problem rather than an actual Access
one, as the error only occurs in my power user (and any other) account.
It goes away if I am logged on (to windows) as Administrator.

Full Permission for Everyone is set on the drive and folder(s)
containing Access, however, I keep my application files on a seperate
drive to the OS. Any secret little folders/files, etc on the OS drive I
should know about that would impact this error?

Going mad here. TIA.
--

Cheers,
Dave

Nov 12 '05 #2

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"Vlad de Mille IV" <sp******@optusnet.c0m.eh?You!> wrote
Well, as the subject says....

Briefly, when I try to run *any* wizard, I get a simple dialog, stating
"Permission Denied", to which I can only click "OK".

I suspect this is a windows (XP) problem rather than an actual Access
one, as the error only occurs in my power user (and any other) account.
It goes away if I am logged on (to windows) as Administrator.

Full Permission for Everyone is set on the drive and folder(s)
containing Access, however, I keep my application files on a seperate
drive to the OS. Any secret little folders/files, etc on the OS drive I
should know about that would impact this error?

Hi Dave,

I have not gotten around to installing Office XP
on a WinXP machine, so cannot test here

so.....
if you do not mind trying a "wild hunch"

-Go into Control Panel
-Click on Administrative Tools
-Click on Local Security Settings
-Expand Local Policies
-Click on Security Options
-Scroll down the list in right frame
until reach Network Access: Sharing and
Security for local accounts
-Right-mouse click on it and choose Properties
-change from
local users authenticate as guests
to
local users authenticate as themselves
-reboot

Again....this is a wild hunch!

Good luck,

Gary Walter
Nov 12 '05 #3

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In article <#e**************@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl>,
ga****************@wamego.net says...

"Vlad de Mille IV" <sp******@optusnet.c0m.eh?You!> wrote
Well, as the subject says....

Briefly, when I try to run *any* wizard, I get a simple dialog, stating
"Permission Denied", to which I can only click "OK".

I suspect this is a windows (XP) problem rather than an actual Access
one, as the error only occurs in my power user (and any other) account.
It goes away if I am logged on (to windows) as Administrator.

Full Permission for Everyone is set on the drive and folder(s)
containing Access, however, I keep my application files on a seperate
drive to the OS. Any secret little folders/files, etc on the OS drive I
should know about that would impact this error?

Hi Dave,

I have not gotten around to installing Office XP
on a WinXP machine, so cannot test here

so.....
if you do not mind trying a "wild hunch"

-Go into Control Panel
-Click on Administrative Tools
-Click on Local Security Settings
-Expand Local Policies
-Click on Security Options
-Scroll down the list in right frame
until reach Network Access: Sharing and
Security for local accounts
-Right-mouse click on it and choose Properties
-change from
local users authenticate as guests
to
local users authenticate as themselves
-reboot

Again....this is a wild hunch!

Good luck,

Gary Walter

Thanks, Gary, but unfortunately that's not it. (In fact, NA:S&SfLA was
already set to users as themselves)

Cheers anyhow.
--

Cheers,
Dave
Nov 12 '05 #4

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In article <xQzHb.218512$%TO.67313
@twister01.bloor.is.net.cable.rogers.com>,
NOSPAM_djsteele@NOSPAM_canada.com says...
If I recall correctly, you must install Access separately for each user.

Before I start fiddling..... why would that be the case? Surely since I
can access Access (sorry 'bout that!) from any other acct on the box, I
should not have to install seperately for each user????

Seems like an odd solution, though I'm happy to give it a go if no more
(read, "easier" !) solutions come my way. I'll let the group know.
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Cheers,
Dave
Nov 12 '05 #5

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On Dec 28 2003, 09:25 pm, Vlad de Mille IV <sp******@optusnet.c0m.eh?You!>
wrote in news:MP************************@news.optusnet.com. au:
In article <xQzHb.218512$%TO.67313
@twister01.bloor.is.net.cable.rogers.com>,
NOSPAM_djsteele@NOSPAM_canada.com says...
If I recall correctly, you must install Access separately for each user.

Before I start fiddling..... why would that be the case? Surely since I
can access Access (sorry 'bout that!) from any other acct on the box, I
should not have to install seperately for each user????

Seems like an odd solution, though I'm happy to give it a go if no more
(read, "easier" !) solutions come my way. I'll let the group know.


IIRC, the wizard needs to access some values from registry for the user
currently logged in, and it looks under HKCU as opposed to HKLM. When the
keys that are created by the installer are not there (which would be the
case when Access is installed under a different user name), the wizard
tries to create them but fails with the "Permission Denied" error.

Or something like that.

To see what's going on, you can try to use RegMon from sysinternals.com to
monitor access to the registry. As to the fix, you may be able to
export/import the relevant registry keys as opposed to doing the entire
reinstall for each user.

Also search the archives at groups.google.com, I believe this problem has
been discussed before.

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Nov 12 '05 #6

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In article <Xn****************************@199.184.165.239> ,
df*****@cloud99.net says...
On Dec 28 2003, 09:25 pm, Vlad de Mille IV <sp******@optusnet.c0m.eh?You!>
wrote in news:MP************************@news.optusnet.com. au:
In article <xQzHb.218512$%TO.67313
@twister01.bloor.is.net.cable.rogers.com>,
NOSPAM_djsteele@NOSPAM_canada.com says...
If I recall correctly, you must install Access separately for each user.

Before I start fiddling..... why would that be the case? Surely since I
can access Access (sorry 'bout that!) from any other acct on the box, I
should not have to install seperately for each user????

Seems like an odd solution, though I'm happy to give it a go if no more
(read, "easier" !) solutions come my way. I'll let the group know.


IIRC, the wizard needs to access some values from registry for the user
currently logged in, and it looks under HKCU as opposed to HKLM. When the
keys that are created by the installer are not there (which would be the
case when Access is installed under a different user name), the wizard
tries to create them but fails with the "Permission Denied" error.

Or something like that.

To see what's going on, you can try to use RegMon from sysinternals.com to
monitor access to the registry. As to the fix, you may be able to
export/import the relevant registry keys as opposed to doing the entire
reinstall for each user.

Also search the archives at groups.google.com, I believe this problem has
been discussed before.

haven't been able to find anything at all by googling (but keywords are
a fickle business, eh!)

Is it possible I could create some kind of registry key rule in security
policy??
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Cheers,
Dave
Nov 12 '05 #7

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On Dec 29 2003, 07:59 am, Vlad de Mille IV
<sp******@optusnet.c0m.eh?You!> wrote in
news:MP************************@news.optusnet.com. au:
In article <Xn****************************@199.184.165.239> ,
df*****@cloud99.net says...
To see what's going on, you can try to use RegMon from
sysinternals.com to monitor access to the registry. As to the fix,
you may be able to export/import the relevant registry keys as
opposed to doing the entire reinstall for each user.
You really should try RegMon, I think you will see right away what the
problem is.
Also search the archives at groups.google.com, I believe this problem
has been discussed before.

haven't been able to find anything at all by googling (but keywords
are a fickle business, eh!)


Take a look at

http://groups.google.com/groups?selm...sbbsa02.micros
oft.com

It may be applicable even though the original problem mentioned in that
thread is different.

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Nov 12 '05 #8

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In article <Xn****************************@199.184.165.239> ,
df*****@cloud99.net says...
http://groups.google.com/groups?selm...sbbsa02.micros
oft.com

looks like that might be a help. I'll try it out.
Many thanks.
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Cheers,
Dave
Nov 12 '05 #9

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In article <Xn****************************@199.184.165.239> ,
df*****@cloud99.net says...
On Dec 29 2003, 07:59 am, Vlad de Mille IV
<sp******@optusnet.c0m.eh?You!> wrote in
news:MP************************@news.optusnet.com. au:
In article <Xn****************************@199.184.165.239> ,
df*****@cloud99.net says...
To see what's going on, you can try to use RegMon from
sysinternals.com to monitor access to the registry. As to the fix,
you may be able to export/import the relevant registry keys as
opposed to doing the entire reinstall for each user.
You really should try RegMon, I think you will see right away what the
problem is.
Also search the archives at groups.google.com, I believe this problem
has been discussed before.

haven't been able to find anything at all by googling (but keywords
are a fickle business, eh!)


Take a look at

http://groups.google.com/groups?selm...sbbsa02.micros
oft.com

It may be applicable even though the original problem mentioned in that
thread is different.

Well that thread was no help. The key mentioned in the thread didn't
exist!!!!!

However, I tried your suggestion regarding regmon and turned up
something halfway between interesting and just plain weird:

As soon as I start a wizard, regmon reports (minus timestamps):

------------------------------------------------------------------------
[log format= PROCESS
request
path...
......
RESULT ]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
MSACCESS.EXE:2900
QueryValue
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ins taller\UserData\S-1-5-
18\Products\9040820900063D11C8EF00054038389C\Featu res\AccessWizards
BUFOVRFLOW

MSACCESS.EXE:2900
QueryValue
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ins taller\UserData\S-1-5-
18\Products\9040820900063D11C8EF00054038389C\Featu res\AccessWizards
BUFOVRFLOW

MSACCESS.EXE:2900
QueryValue
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ins taller\UserData\S-1-5-
18\Products\9040820900063D11C8EF00054038389C\Featu res\ACCESSFiles
BUFOVRFLOW

MSACCESS.EXE:2900
QueryValue
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ins taller\UserData\S-1-5-
18\Products\9040820900063D11C8EF00054038389C\Featu res\ACCESSFiles
BUFOVRFLOW

MSACCESS.EXE:2900
QueryValue
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ins taller\UserData\S-1-5-
18\Products\9040820900063D11C8EF00054038389C\Featu res\ProductFiles
BUFOVRFLOW

MSACCESS.EXE:2900
QueryValue
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ins taller\UserData\S-1-5-
18\Products\9040820900063D11C8EF00054038389C\Featu res\ProductFiles
BUFOVRFLOW

MSACCESS.EXE:2900
QueryValue
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Office\10.0\Access\\Wizard s\Table Wizards\Table
Wizard\Argument1
NOTFOUND

MSACCESS.EXE:2900
QueryValue
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Office\10.0\Access\\Wizard s\Table Wizards\Table
Wizard\Argument2
NOTFOUND

MSACCESS.EXE:2900
QueryValue
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Office\10.0\Access\\Wizard s\Table Wizards\Table
Wizard\UserDB
NOTFOUND

MSACCESS.EXE:2900
QueryValue
HKCR\CLSID\{00000100-0000-0010-8000-00AA006D2EA4}\InprocServer32
\InprocServer32
NOTFOUND

MSACCESS.EXE:2900
QueryValue
HKCR\CLSID\{00000100-0000-0010-8000-00AA006D2EA4}\AppID
NOTFOUND

MSACCESS.EXE:2900
QueryValue
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\HTML Help\VbLR6.chm
NOTFOUND

MSACCESS.EXE:2900
QueryValue
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Help\VbLR6.chm
NOTFOUND
------------------------------------------------------------------------

Buffer Overflow????? WTF!

I'm not much of a wizard (if you'll pardon the expression!) when it
comes to the registry. I know a little, but I sure as hell don't know
what that's meant to be telling me.....

Are you able to enlighten poor little moi?

--

Cheers,
Dave
Nov 12 '05 #10

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On Dec 30 2003, 07:15 am, Vlad de Mille IV
<sp******@optusnet.c0m.eh?You!> wrote in
news:MP************************@news.optusnet.com. au:
In article <Xn****************************@199.184.165.239> ,
df*****@cloud99.net says...
Take a look at

http://groups.google.com/groups?selm...0cppssbbsa02.m
icros oft.com

It may be applicable even though the original problem mentioned in
that thread is different.

Well that thread was no help. The key mentioned in the thread didn't
exist!!!!!


The tread was about Office 97. In your case, the key is

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\office\10.0\ Access\wizards
not
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\office\8.0\A ccess\wizards
However, I tried your suggestion regarding regmon and turned up
something halfway between interesting and just plain weird:

As soon as I start a wizard, regmon reports (minus timestamps):

-----------------------------------------------------------------------
- [log format= PROCESS
request
path...
......
RESULT ]
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
- MSACCESS.EXE:2900
QueryValue
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ins taller\UserData\S-1-5
- 18\Products\9040820900063D11C8EF00054038389C\Featu res\AccessWizards
BUFOVRFLOW
This might have something to do with the fact that Access was installed
under a different user account. I'd guess that this is not directly related
to the original problem.
MSACCESS.EXE:2900
QueryValue
HKCR\CLSID\{00000100-0000-0010-8000-00AA006D2EA4}\InprocServer32
\InprocServer32
NOTFOUND

MSACCESS.EXE:2900
QueryValue
HKCR\CLSID\{00000100-0000-0010-8000-00AA006D2EA4}\AppID
NOTFOUND


Can you verify by looking in Regedit that these two actually do not exist?
If thats's the case, you may need to re-register DAO.

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Nov 12 '05 #11

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In article <Xn****************************@199.184.165.239> ,
df*****@cloud99.net says...
On Dec 30 2003, 07:15 am, Vlad de Mille IV
<sp******@optusnet.c0m.eh?You!> wrote in
news:MP************************@news.optusnet.com. au:
In article <Xn****************************@199.184.165.239> ,
df*****@cloud99.net says...
Take a look at

http://groups.google.com/groups?selm...0cppssbbsa02.m
icros oft.com

It may be applicable even though the original problem mentioned in
that thread is different.

Well that thread was no help. The key mentioned in the thread didn't
exist!!!!!


The tread was about Office 97. In your case, the key is

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\office\10.0\ Access\wizards
not
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\office\8.0\A ccess\wizards

Sorry, should have said I figured that one out!
I checked both the ..\..\office\10.0\.... and ..\..\office\8.0\....
but both revealed nothing.
However, I tried your suggestion regarding regmon and turned up
something halfway between interesting and just plain weird:

As soon as I start a wizard, regmon reports (minus timestamps):

-----------------------------------------------------------------------
- [log format= PROCESS
request
path...
......
RESULT ]
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
- MSACCESS.EXE:2900
QueryValue
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ins taller\UserData\S-1-5
- 18\Products\9040820900063D11C8EF00054038389C\Featu res\AccessWizards
BUFOVRFLOW


This might have something to do with the fact that Access was installed
under a different user account. I'd guess that this is not directly related
to the original problem.
MSACCESS.EXE:2900
QueryValue
HKCR\CLSID\{00000100-0000-0010-8000-00AA006D2EA4}\InprocServer32
\InprocServer32
NOTFOUND

MSACCESS.EXE:2900
QueryValue
HKCR\CLSID\{00000100-0000-0010-8000-00AA006D2EA4}\AppID
NOTFOUND


Can you verify by looking in Regedit that these two actually do not exist?
If thats's the case, you may need to re-register DAO.

Thanks. I'll try it out.... but not until after NYE!!!!!

Have a good 'un.
--

Cheers,
Dave
Nov 12 '05 #12

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In article <MP************************@news.optusnet.com.au >,
sp******@optusnet.c0m.eh?You! says...
Well, as the subject says....

Briefly, when I try to run *any* wizard, I get a simple dialog, stating
"Permission Denied", to which I can only click "OK".

I suspect this is a windows (XP) problem rather than an actual Access
one, as the error only occurs in my power user (and any other) account.
It goes away if I am logged on (to windows) as Administrator.

Full Permission for Everyone is set on the drive and folder(s)
containing Access, however, I keep my application files on a seperate
drive to the OS. Any secret little folders/files, etc on the OS drive I
should know about that would impact this error?

Going mad here. TIA.

Thanks to all the many and varied folk who replied to this thread, and
also the number who sent helpful emails. I tried all your suggestions,
but, as one emailer from another ng I frequent agreed, and I know some
of you suspected, it was indeed a problem with the way I had my System
set up.

As elucidated later in the thread, my problem (for those of you who have
come in late) essentially boiled down to having WindowsXP installed on a
separate (logical) drive from the traditional c:\Program Files
directory, with which I had jiggered, and placed as the root elsewhere.

Long story short, Access didn't like it.

So it was off to Partition Magic and DI to work a bit of wizardry and
then restoring a (way too old!) backup image of the OS with which I
hadn't fucked royally (apologies, Liz). And then doing things the way
Bill intended, i.e. leaving the dir structure of the OS well and good
enough.... y'know?

Anyhoo. Tx for all your help. Hope this thread helps someone else out
there.

We're your friends... and we're only a Google away!


And we're watching you.

Cheers,
Dave
Nov 12 '05 #13

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