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Franck Cazaurang
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      6th Oct 2003
In administrator profiel, the force feedback 2 work
correctly with sidewinder. In standard user profile the
sidewinder does'nt work at all, because Joystick control
panel is empty and I can't add nothing in standard user
profile.
If I use the command Runas (Maj+click Right) on control
pannel and I use administrator profile then Microsoft
SideWinder Force Feedback 2 is OK. How can I do to obtain
the same think in standard user profile?

Thanks


 
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Joshua Smith [MSFT]
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      6th Oct 2003
This was a limitation in Windows 2000 that was fixed in Windows XP. The
problem is that the registry keys in Windows 2000 for joystick information
was in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, this was for legacy compatibility for Win9x. In
Windows XP this information was moved to the HKEY_CURRENT_USER, where
limited users have permission to write, and work was done to redirect
registry calls to the correct location for legacy apps.

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"Franck Cazaurang" <(E-Mail Removed)-bordeaux.fr> wrote in message
news:15e901c38c18$3007b0e0$(E-Mail Removed)...
> In administrator profiel, the force feedback 2 work
> correctly with sidewinder. In standard user profile the
> sidewinder does'nt work at all, because Joystick control
> panel is empty and I can't add nothing in standard user
> profile.
> If I use the command Runas (Maj+click Right) on control
> pannel and I use administrator profile then Microsoft
> SideWinder Force Feedback 2 is OK. How can I do to obtain
> the same think in standard user profile?
>
> Thanks
>
>



 
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      15th Oct 2003
Please, could you tell me
the list of the registery keys for joystick information
how to move the registery keys for joystick information
in HKEY_CURRENT_USER
And if I do that, do you think that it will be
run in standard profile.

I'm working in a classroom with 10 PC and a sever machine,
and I haven't the budjet to make the update from 2K to XP.
This configuration will be used to make aeronautical
formation with flightsimulator 2000. I can't give to all
my student the super user pathword...

Thanks

>-----Original Message-----
>This was a limitation in Windows 2000 that was fixed in

Windows XP. The
>problem is that the registry keys in Windows 2000 for

joystick information
>was in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, this was for legacy

compatibility for Win9x. In
>Windows XP this information was moved to the

HKEY_CURRENT_USER, where
>limited users have permission to write, and work was done

to redirect
>registry calls to the correct location for legacy apps.
>
>--
>Joshua Smith
>DirectInput Test Lab
>Microsoft
>-----
>Get Secure! www.microsoft.com/security
>This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and

confers no rights
>
>"Franck Cazaurang" <(E-Mail Removed)-bordeaux.fr> wrote in

message
>news:15e901c38c18$3007b0e0$(E-Mail Removed)...
>> In administrator profiel, the force feedback 2 work
>> correctly with sidewinder. In standard user profile the
>> sidewinder does'nt work at all, because Joystick control
>> panel is empty and I can't add nothing in standard user
>> profile.
>> If I use the command Runas (Maj+click Right) on control
>> pannel and I use administrator profile then Microsoft
>> SideWinder Force Feedback 2 is OK. How can I do to

obtain
>> the same think in standard user profile?
>>
>> Thanks
>>
>>

>
>
>.
>

 
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Joshua Smith [MSFT]
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      15th Oct 2003
This won't work for Windows 2000 because it doesn't have the Limited user
fix that Windows XP has. In your case you should be able to install the
joystick and calibrate them as an Administrator. Then when someone logs in
on an account without Adim rights they will use the data set by the admin
account that set up the device. They won't be able to calibrate the device,
but it should work fine. The v4.0 keymapping software however willl not run.
Let me know if you have any problems or if you want more detail into what
the change in Windows XP was.

Just FYI the joystick data for Windows 2000 was kepy mostly in the following
two places. There are many other places depending on device, but these
locations contain most of the data. Calibration, Device name, etc.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\MediaProperties\PrivateProperties
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\MediaResources\Joystick

Joshua Smith
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----- Original Message -----
From: <(E-Mail Removed)>
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Sent: Wednesday, October 15, 2003 3:27 AM
Subject: Re: Force feedback2 for standard users on W2KPro

> Please, could you tell me
> the list of the registery keys for joystick information
> how to move the registery keys for joystick information
> in HKEY_CURRENT_USER
> And if I do that, do you think that it will be
> run in standard profile.
>
> I'm working in a classroom with 10 PC and a sever machine,
> and I haven't the budjet to make the update from 2K to XP.
> This configuration will be used to make aeronautical
> formation with flightsimulator 2000. I can't give to all
> my student the super user pathword...
>
> Thanks
>
>>-----Original Message-----
>>This was a limitation in Windows 2000 that was fixed in

> Windows XP. The
>>problem is that the registry keys in Windows 2000 for

> joystick information
>>was in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, this was for legacy

> compatibility for Win9x. In
>>Windows XP this information was moved to the

> HKEY_CURRENT_USER, where
>>limited users have permission to write, and work was done

> to redirect
>>registry calls to the correct location for legacy apps.
>>
>>--
>>Joshua Smith
>>DirectInput Test Lab
>>Microsoft
>>-----
>>Get Secure! www.microsoft.com/security
>>This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and

> confers no rights
>>
>>"Franck Cazaurang" <(E-Mail Removed)-bordeaux.fr> wrote in

> message
>>news:15e901c38c18$3007b0e0$(E-Mail Removed)...
>>> In administrator profiel, the force feedback 2 work
>>> correctly with sidewinder. In standard user profile the
>>> sidewinder does'nt work at all, because Joystick control
>>> panel is empty and I can't add nothing in standard user
>>> profile.
>>> If I use the command Runas (Maj+click Right) on control
>>> pannel and I use administrator profile then Microsoft
>>> SideWinder Force Feedback 2 is OK. How can I do to

> obtain
>>> the same think in standard user profile?
>>>
>>> Thanks
>>>
>>>

>>
>>
>>.
>>



 
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