Doesn't anyone have a clue on this topic? I can't imagine I'm the only one in need of this?! Anyone? Please!
In many cases when it comes to configuration utilities you need Administrator privileges and I have no experience with Win 2003 server and VLM but I found this info on MSDN that describes all the roles and what they can do. A Power User can in many cases get almost Admin rights (actually a bug since Microsoft states on one page that the workaround is to avoid the Power User Group since they can almost do everything (change COM and such)).
Hope this helps somewhat.
Applications Engineer, National Instruments
Thank you for your answer! I have previously read through the descriptions of User Rights in a Windows 2003 system. But in this case it looks like the need for Administrative privileges is hard-coded into the NI VLM application, which is why I turned to this forum for help. Since the error message from the application is:
what I would like to know from National Instruments is: Which service does it rely on?? And, if possible, what User Rights does it need to run?
Because if I know which service it relies on, I'll be able to grant the neccesary user rights on that particular service, instead of the whole server.
Message Edited by JamesC on 03-16-2006 03:24 PM
I am just guessing now but I have VLM installed on my XP machine and there is a service called NILM License Manager that needs to be started; have you tried that one?