Inadequate o/s privalege for CoD
Posted 05 July 2005 - 10:55 PM
Posted 06 July 2005 - 10:16 PM
Why am I getting kicked for "Inadequate O/S Privileges"?
PunkBuster now requires players to run the game as an administrator under WinXP/2K. Why?
Because some cheats/hacks cannot be detected otherwise.
Is there some way to modify my system configuration to be an administrator equivalent from PunkBuster's perspective?
Yes (under Win XP Pro or Win 2K). This can be accomplished by setting certain privileges for the user that will run the game.
To do this, first temporarily log in as an Administrator. Then go to Control Panel => Administrative Tools => Local Security Policy. This will open up the Local Security setting window. Expand the Local Policies folder and select, User Rights Assignment. This will bring up a list of security settings for the computer.
You will need to add the user that will be launching the game to have the following privileges.
If the user is logged in while making changes, the user must be logged out and back in for the changes to take effect.
# Debug Programs
# Load and unload device drivers
# Manage auditing and security log
# Modify Firmware environment values
# Profile Single Process
This is done by double clicking on the setting and then the "Add User or Group" button. You can either type the user or group name into the field or click on advanced to select from a list. If you select advanced, you may need to click on the "Object Types" button and make sure all 3 boxes are checked. Then click "OK". Click on the "Find Now" button to generate a full list of all users and groups on the system. Highlight the user you want to add the rights to and click
"OK". Keep clicking "OK" untill you are back at the Local Security Settings window. Repeat this process for the rest of the list. That user will now be able to play on PB servers without getting kicked for "Inadequate O/S Privileges".
For XP Home Users Additional Info:
Use this solution to make either an Administrator Account or a Limited Account have the correct rights to run correctly:
1) Logon as the Administrator
2) Download NTRights.exe self extracting archive that contains the NTRights.exe and the following batch file:
c:ntrights.exe -u Tester +r SeDebugPrivilege
c:ntrights.exe -u Tester +r SeLoadDriverPrivilege
c:ntrights.exe -u Tester +r SeSecurityPrivilege
c:ntrights.exe -u Tester +r SeSystemEnvironmentPrivilege
c:ntrights.exe -u Tester +r SeProfileSingleProcessPrivilege
3. When you run the exe it will prompt you for the path to extract (default = c:NTRights
4. Right click the NTRights.cmd and select Edit, replace "Tester" with the name of your user account name that has the problem.
5. Save and run the NTRights.cmd by double clicking on it
6. Click on the game EXE, and choose "Run as...", enter your limited user and the password and check if you can play that now.
Do NOT log off in this process or log in again with that user! Just do all of the above steps in one go.
More Additional information: "Inadequate O/S Privileges" Help
Posted 06 July 2005 - 10:19 PM
taken from evenbalance (punkbuster) own site:
I keep getting kicked by PunkBuster for "Insufficient O/S Privileges"?
Download and run this file from any location, it will check for adware that stops you from being able to play on PB servers. The VX2 adware edits your user rights when it infects your computer, and many programs do not repair this when they remove it.
Click the "Find VX2.betterinternet info" button to make sure that you don't have this adware. If there are no files listed, go on to the last step. If you find the adware files, (it is usually 3 random named dll files) Select all the files found.
Press 'Delete These Files'. The program will delete all files but one that will be deleted on reboot. Allow program to reboot. Once Restarted:
* Press 'Guardian.reg'.
* Press 'User Agent'.
* Press 'Restore Policy'.
Clicking on "find vx2.BetterInternet info" again should show all fields blank.
If you have no adware files, just click on the "Restore Policy" Button
Posted 07 July 2005 - 01:19 PM
but nothing showed up under "find vx2.BetterInternet info."
Posted 18 July 2005 - 04:28 PM
At this rate i dont think ill play COD anymore
I have win 2k and my login has admin rights so i dont really understand why this is happening.
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