From your description, it sounds like it may be a permissions issue because of the location where Joystick-To-Mouse is installed. The following addresses the steps required to give permissions to the limited user for the Joystick-To-Mouse installation folder. We have remained consistent in our installation location, believing that consistency is important... We apologize for the inconvenience caused by being consistent with the Joystick-To-Mouse product.
Microsoft has begun to address the security issues in Windows. The error and what you are experiencing is because a "limited" user does not have read/write access to the JOY2MSE folder, while an Administrator does. To resolve this problem, you can grant these rights (permissions) to the particular user, or group of users to the \WINDOWS\JOY2MSE folder. (Note in Windows 2000 this is \WINNT\JOY2MSE)
Here is an example of how to do this:
You must be logged on as Administrator
You must be able to view the Security Tab for folders - please verify the "Use simple file sharing (recommended)" option is NOT on (the check box must be clear)
- 1. Open Folder Options in Control Panel.
- Click Start, and then click Control Panel.
- Click Appearance and Themes, and then click Folder Options.
- 2. On the View tab, under Advanced settings, clear Use simple file sharing [Recommended] (It is at or near the bottom).
- Click Apply
- Then open Windows Explorer (Start Menu | Programs | Accessories | Windows Explorer)
- Open My Computer
- Open the C: Drive
- Windows folder (Show files if necessary)
- Find, then right-click on the JOY2MSE folder
- From the menu, select Properties
- Select the Security Tab (If there is not a Security tab, review the steps above to enable the viewing of the Security Tab)
There are various approaches that can be taken at this point. You can Add the particular user, or it may be easiest to select the Users group, and then select "Full control", and Apply.
If desired, you can re-check the "Use simple file sharing" in Control Panel.
Then logout as Administrator, and log in as the user.
Microsoft has come under pressure to create a secure operating system, and the original versions of Windows were not. These changes are incompatible with earlier versions of Windows, and while we try to support all versions of Windows for the sake of our customers, this particular security issue is specific to these security changes. In our next release of Joystick-To-Mouse we will resolve this issue.
If you are able to run Joystick-To-Mouse, but the problem seems to be that the user can't access the the joystick device itself (Joystick-To-Mouse reports unable to access joystick device, and is unresponsive), and if you go into Control Panel as the Limited User, and cannot access the device via Game Controllers (Other hardware), then the following may resolve this:
As Administrator, go into Regedit (Start Menu | Run | Regedit | OK), and find the following key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\MediaProperties\PrivateProperties\Joystick, then right-click on the Joystick key, and select Permissions…. On the permissions screen, you may specifically add the Limited User and allow Full Control, or select the Users group, and add Full Control. Since this is only providing access to the joystick device, the security implications are limited. Then restart/logoff, and log on as the limited user, and test Joystick-To-Mouse.
Note you may also select the Run As… option when selecting to run Joystick-To-Mouse (right-click | Run as…), and use a user with Administrator permissions. However, in most cases, this defeats the purpose for running as a limited user (although here it only allows Joystick-To-Mouse to have full rights). But in cases where a specific user and password is provided, and the user understands the issues involved, this may also be an appropriate solution.
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