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Author Topic: No network adapter available without admin rights  (Read 3928 times)


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No network adapter available without admin rights
« on: June 06, 2009, 08:07 AM »

as you see in the attached picture I have the problem that I can't choose any network adapter when logged in as a normal user (after reboot). What's kind of strange for me is the fact that in "c:\program files\urlsnooper2\settings.ini" the correct NIC is entered.

System: Win XP Home SP3
URLSnooper2: 2.23.01
Personal FW: none

What I can use as some kind of "workaround" is the following procedure:
Logoff the normal account > login as an admin > start urlsnooper > General Options tab (the network adapter entry is still blank but as an admin the drop down menu shows all of the NICs available) > choose correct NIC > logoff admin > logon normal user

That's quite a nuisance doing it after every reboot but it works and the correct NIC is now available.

What I tried to solve that problem was setting file permissions and/or owner that way that normal users have full access to the files, but this removed only the "can't write user settings blabla" error message.

Any ideas what I can do to solve that problem?

kind regards


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Re: No network adapter available without admin rights
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2009, 09:39 PM »
That is really strange.. i don't quite know how to explain the fact that once you select it in administrator mode, it still works even after you log out and log back in as a normal user..  :o