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Network XP Local User


 
Zebulon Hello all,

First time since a very long time!

I have been using Active Ebook Compiler for many years (still with ver. 4.22) and never had any major problem with it.  I still think it is the best  piece of software in its category.

Nevetheless I do have a password problem.  I have sold some Ebooks and some of them are not recognizing the password when entered on a Networked Local User XP machine  (actually all of them).  Or if I can say, on machines that have no Administrative privileges.

Anyone able to help me on this?

Thanks!

Victor, aqa Zebulon


Posted on: 11:13 pm on October 2, 2008
april thunder I also encountered this problem when I tried running my ebook in a networked machine. My guess is that Activ E-Book Compiler "looks" for drive C when your ebook is installed/copied.   So, if you don't have permission or authority to write to or read from drive C:, then your ebook will not run.  If the C: drive has been assigned as the server drive, the Network Administrator would most probably not want to give you access to it.

By the way, I don't allow my customers to install ebooks in networks (because of its multi-user properties)


Posted on: 2:22 am on October 15, 2008
Zebulon


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By the way, I don't allow my customers to install ebooks in networks (because of its multi-user properties)


I create ebooks to be able to be read by everyone, hopefully not discarting anyone for any reasons.  It is not a question of Network installation but a simple single User machine connected to a Network.

The Active Ebook Compiler does not work on every XP machines, to me this is a very important point.  Most Networked Local Users don't even know they are single users.

AEC writes to the Windows directory while it could very well write somewhere else and avoid this problem.

People in municipalities, communitiy infrastructures, Gouvernment, cities just to name a few are networked.  This brings more than 30 % of AEC not being able to work.

If I go to a paper book store they don t tell me Well the book might not Open if you are part of a community.

I created an electronic learning book with Captivate, Flash, HTML and compiled it with Active Ebook Compiler.  My client was just amazed and purchased 500 copies, plus a possible total of sales of up to more than 2000 copies.  Unfortunately we discovered that AEC refuses to accept the password on Local Network Users because it writes to the Windows directory.

The client was not happy.  So I rebuilted the whole thing passworded with Flash and I am now looking for a Compiler that works on all PC computers.

The Active Ebook Compiler gave me amazing results since 2001 but more and more computers are to be on a Network and my customers are mainly (now) infrastructures.

It is a big deception to me to have to use another compiler.


Posted on: 12:50 pm on October 15, 2008
Alaska Victor -

 Your issue is with the security limitations of those users.

 Users who must log in to a network are generally not allowed to install software, as they are users, not administrators.  Business owners don't like their employees installing software on their own.

 Like any other software install, have your IT fellows install the ebook under their log in and admin privileges.


Posted on: 8:11 pm on October 16, 2008
Zebulon I understand your point but this issue is due to the ans200.ini file that is written in the Windows directory.  It could be writed in %appdata%...  But this remains to Sunil.

I came across another problem in the security side where the application can be activated with the same password on multiple machines. But I will talk to Sunil first about it and how -why it occurs.

Regards

Victor


Posted on: 10:07 pm on October 16, 2008

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