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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Bk_Ashore, Aug 28, 2004.

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  1. Bk_Ashore

    Bk_Ashore Thread Starter

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    I'm Using Win2kPro on an IBM PII laptop with 98MB of ram and a 30G hard drive. I am established as the administrator on this machine. The problem is this, I am unable to set up my machine to receive faxes, I can send, but not receive. I have gone into the "Fax Manager" to elect the option to receive but each time I do so I receive the following error message: "Access Denied".
    I've tried accessing the system administration options to reset the "permissions", reset the administrative name et al, nothing seems to be working for me. What am I doing wrong and can anyone help me out? I really need this function.

    Thanks,
    Rico :confused:
     
  2. maxmelbin

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    try setting permissions from the registry ..
    navigate for this fax program under Hkey_Local machine /software and then set permissions to everyone ...
     
  3. Bk_Ashore

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    Thanks for the advice Max,
    I was able to Navigate to the Fax program the way you specified but found no clear information relating to setting establishing or changing permissions. Almost every category seemed to have a "hexi" description or entry. Are you able to instruct me further? I don't hexspeak .... :)

    Rico
     
  4. maxmelbin

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    Click Start, and then click Run. regedit

    Click the plus (+) next to HKEY_Local_Machine to open it.
    Click the plus (+) next to Software to open it.

    Navigate to the fax program , Right click on Permissions

    In the Permissions window, click each of the names in the Groups or User names section one at a time. Verify that there is a check in the Allow box for Full Control for all of the groups or user names listed.

    Click Advanced to open the Advanced Security Settings for your Fax Program.
    If it is not already selected, click Inherit from parent the permission entries that apply to child objects.
    Select Replace permission entries on all child objects with entries shown here that apply to child objects.
    Click OK to accept the settings changes.
    The following message appears: "Registry Editor could not set security in the key currently selected, or some of its sub-keys." The necessary Registry keys have been modified. Click OK to close the message.
    Click OK to accept the changes to the permissions and close the window.
    Close the Registry Editor.


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  5. Bk_Ashore

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    Hi Max,
    Followed your instructions but unfortunately Win2KPro does no provide any of the options you mentioned

    ?????.
    Rico
     
  6. maxmelbin

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    which options are not available ..
    r u not able to go to registry ??
    or u do not get the options for permission s ..??
    if yes , then check if u have admin rights? thats seems to be ur initial problem though !!!!
     
  7. Bk_Ashore

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    Hi Max!

    The permissions options do not appear. I have Admin rights (or should have). I've changed or attempted to change it several times and the changes seem to have been accepted. But when I try to set the send/receive properties in the fax program it says "Access Denied". So I guess what I need is to find a way to have my Admin permissions restored. The only trouble is, when I go into admin management it shows me as having all permissions, I just don't seem to be able to make changes in some applications. What do you think?
     
  8. maxmelbin

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    can u try to create another user and try , just to check if it is working
     
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