Running Novell ConsoleOne as Non-admin
So, the other day, I ran into some issues running ConsoleOne under my standard user account. It didn't really surprise me, as ConsoleOne seems like a pretty prematurely released tool, however, it is the latest tool that Novell has provided to work with their products, so it's kind of a necessity. Actually, IIRC, the issues I had were specifically related to the snap-ins for Zenworks for Desktop Management version 7, not ConsoleOne by itself.
I was getting some weird behavior from the Zenworks application objects when I'd try to open up the properties on them; In fact, what happened, was that ConsoleOne would lock up entirely. I started by giving the \Users
security group modify access to the ConsoleOne folder. This seemed to clear up the issue of ConsoleOne locking up, however I ran into something new; I began receiving a pop-up message when trying to open an Application object, saying that I was using a Zenworks trial version. Since we had not had any such issues in the past, this led me to believe that I had another issue to work through. Luckily, I had noticed earlier on that ConsoleOne took the liberty of creating a file on the root of my harddisk called licenses7.read. Without too much thought, I granted permissions to this file as well, to the local Users group. Since then, I believe everything has been working OK.
If you have any questions regarding my quest to run my machine at work as a non-Administrator, please feel free to contact me.