Windows XP Pro SPK2

Microsoft Windows
I have installed SPK2 on a machine in a domain environment and now am unable to launch applications such as Word, Powerpoint, media player, etc even though I am logged in as an Administrator to the machine while connected to the LAN. Have you ever heard of this? I think it might have something to do with the fact I have "upgraded" the server from Windows NT Server to Windows 2000 Server and now to Windows 2003 Server. These have all been done as and upgrade and not a clean install. Could this be my problem or is there something else I am missing? I have installed SPK2 on several other machines and am having the same problem on all of them and I have full administrative rights. If you could help me it would be greatly appreciated.

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We had not the same problem but we had problems when we installed SP2 of XP. The big problem was that SP2 enables the Windowsfirewall. You can’t ping and several applications get slow or don’t work anymore.
Maybe you can try to put if off. I hope that’s your problem.

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  • Scuba582
    Another note: I am able to log in to the computer locally as administrator and have full access to all programs. If anyone has heard of this please let me know how to fix the problem...I have been adjusting my security policies in the registry thinking that may have something to do with it...I have also noticed that when I install spk2 on IBM machines this I do not have this problem whatsoever.
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  • FlippedFlop
    The following assumes you have Active Directory in place. Make sure the group policy is using the administrative templates for Windows XP SP2. I see server upgrades and it is possible your Win 2003 server is using W2k templates. After the *.adm files are upgraded in both Computer and User group policy, build a new policy using the templates and apply it to a container. Use a user that has admin permissions that is also in that container. Move the computers into that container, reboot the workstation at least three times to apply the new policy.
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