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Windows Vista Limited User issue

I have a limited account set up in Windows Vista that I have it auto login to. I run Comprise Technologies SAM (Smart Access Manager), but when I go to print, nothing happens. It's supposed to open a dialog and you click Print Now. When I log off the Windows user and log back in, it works fine. If I have Windows autologon as the Administrator account, SAM functions fine. Any ideas?

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  • Joseph Murphy
    Joseph Murphy Dec 04, 2008

    If I change the limited user to administrator, I would not be able to do the security of the user properly since the computer will be used by the public. I could use SteadyState on it but then I'd have to turn off the feature that reminds the administrator to save changes.

  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2014

    I am trying to log on to my account,which is a samsdiscovercard

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Change the user account to administrator, to unlock privileges.
That should solve your problem, remember to restart the pc so changes are made in the registry

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