Windows Genuine Advantage Notification Tool and restricted user accounts - oops

PCs may be falsely flagged as running a non-genuine version of Windows if the user who runs the WGANT is a restricted user.

The fix is to allow restricted users permission to write to a single file, being a file called "data.dat", stored in the directory:

..\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Windows Genuine Advantage\data

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/917050/en-us

Published Thu, May 4 2006 11:28 by sandi
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# re: Windows Genuine Advantage Notification Tool and restricted user accounts - oops

Thursday, May 04, 2006 10:41 AM by Alun Jones
Question - if the user is not an administrator, how can that user flag "the computer" as non-genuine? Surely he only flags himself? I may have to try this :-)

# re: Windows Genuine Advantage Notification Tool and restricted user accounts - oops

Thursday, May 04, 2006 5:26 PM by sandi
Note data.dat is stored under All Users, not the individual user's profile :o)