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    Hi guys, I'm one of about 8 people that I know at the moment that are having the same problem as me with their original elderscrolls 3 morrowind game on server 2003 enterprise and am trying all avenues of help! When I installed morrowind, i was in my own user account, and used the administrators password to install it. When I tried to run it (double cicking on the shortcut on desktop, and running from my computer and the run command) it goes to launch and a little black box pops up in the corner then disapears. (kinda like a little dos box) Then nothing. the game doesn't load. Any ideas would be much appreciated.. and sorry if this isn't maybe the most appropriate place for this post..

  • #2
    Re: windows server 2003 enterprise and morrowind problem any ideas?

    you are probably one of the eight people in to world that play any kind of game on Server 2003 Enterprise. Is this some kind of joke maybe? am I missing something?

    If this is indeed a legit question then I suggest you look into DEP, as that is the first thing that comes to mind.

    In any case we would need more info about your setup.
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    • #3
      Re: windows server 2003 enterprise and morrowind problem any ideas?

      yep it's a legit question heh. thanks for the reply, i'll try it. what other info would u need?

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      • #4
        Re: windows server 2003 enterprise and morrowind problem any ideas?

        You do realise that 2003 Server is NOT designed as a games operating system or, as many seem to think, as a workstation either.

        Also a dinky di question, why use 2003 Server as a games machine?
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        • #5
          Re: windows server 2003 enterprise and morrowind problem any ideas?

          Originally posted by biggles77 View Post
          You do realise that 2003 Server is NOT designed as a games operating system or, as many seem to think, as a workstation either.

          Also a dinky di question, why use 2003 Server as a games machine?
          Not even for a gaming server?
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          • #6
            Re: windows server 2003 enterprise and morrowind problem any ideas?

            Have you tried using the runas feature??

            Looky here

            http://technet2.microsoft.com/Window....mspx?mfr=true

            Runas
            Updated: January 21, 2005


            Runas
            Allows a user to run specific tools and programs with different permissions than the user's current logon provides.

            Syntax
            runas [{/profile | /noprofile}] [/env] [/netonly] [/savedcreds] [/smartcard] [/showtrustlevels] [/trustlevel] /user:UserAccountName "ProgramName PathToProgramFile"

            Parameters
            /profile
            Loads the user's profile. /profile is the default.
            /no profile
            Specifies that the user's profile is not to be loaded. This allows the application to load more quickly, but it can also cause a malfunction in some applications.
            /env
            Specifies that the current network environment be used instead of the user's local environment.
            /netonly
            Indicates that the user information specified is for remote access only.
            /savedcreds
            Indicates if the credentials have been previously saved by this user.
            /smartcard
            Indicates whether the credentials are to be supplied from a smartcard.
            /showtrustlevels
            Lists the /trustlevel options.
            /trustlevel
            Specifies the level of authorization at which the application is to run. Use /showtrustlevels to see the trust levels available.
            /user:UserAccountName"ProgramName PathToProgramFile"
            Specifies the name of the user account under which to run the program, the program name, and the path to the program file. The user account format should be [email protected] or Domain\UserName.
            /?
            Displays help at the command prompt.
            Remarks
            • It is good practice for administrators to use an account with restrictive permissions to perform routine, nonadministrative tasks, and to use an account with broader permissions only when performing specific administrative tasks. To accomplish this without logging off and back on, log on with a regular user account, and then use the runas command to run the tools that require the broader permissions.

            • For examples of the use of the runas command, see Related Topics.

            • The use of runas is not restricted to administrator accounts, although that is the most common use. Any user with multiple accounts can use runas to run a program, MMC console, or Control Panel item with alternate credentials.

            • If you want to use the Administrator account on your computer, for the /user: parameter, type one of the following:

            /user:[email protected]

            /user:ComputerName\AdministratorAccountName

            • If you want to use this command as a domain administrator, type one of the following:

            /user:[email protected]

            /useromainName\AdministratorAccountName

            • With the runas command, you can run programs (*.exe), saved MMC consoles (*.msc), shortcuts to programs and saved MMC consoles, and Control Panel items. You can run them as an administrator while you are logged on to your computer as a member of another group, such as the Users or Power Users group.

            • You can use the runas command start any program, MMC console, or Control Panel item. As long as you provide the appropriate user account and password information, the user account has the ability to log on to the computer, and the program, MMC console, or Control Panel item is available on the system and to the user account.

            • With the runas command, you can administer a server in another forest (the computer from which you run a tool and the server you administer are in different domains).

            • If you try to start a program, MMC console, or Control Panel item from a network location using runas, it might fail because the credentials used to connect to the shared network resource are different from the credentials used to start the program. The latter credentials may not be able to gain access to the same shared network resource.

            • Some items, such as the Printers folder and desktop items, are opened indirectly and cannot be started with the runas command.

            • If the runas command fails, the Secondary Logon service might not be running or the user account you are using might not be valid. To check the status of the Secondary Logon service, in Computer Management, click Services and Applications, and then click Services. To test the user account, try logging on to the appropriate domain using the account.


            Examples
            To start an instance of the command prompt as an administrator on the local computer, type:

            runas /user:localmachinename\administrator cmd

            When prompted, type the administrator password.

            To start an instance of the Computer Management snap-in using a domain administrator account called companydomain\domainadmin, type:

            runas /user:companydomain\domainadmin "mmc %windir%\system32\compmgmt.msc"

            When prompted, type the account password.

            To start an instance of Notepad using a domain administrator account called user in a domain called domain.microsoft.com, type:

            runas /user:[email protected] "notepad my_file.txt"

            When prompted, type the account password.

            To start an instance of a command prompt window, saved MMC console, Control Panel item, or program that will administer a server in another forest, type:

            runas /netonly /useromain\UserName "Command"

            Domain\UserName must be a user with sufficient permissions to administer the server. When prompted, type the account password.

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            • #7
              Re: windows server 2003 enterprise and morrowind problem any ideas?

              Originally posted by Dumber View Post
              Not even for a gaming server?
              Good point. I read the post as the OP using it as a games machine and not running it as a games server. Perhaps they could clarify in their next post.
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              2 2 was 1 2.
              1 1 1 1 race 1 day,
              2 2 1 1 2

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