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#1 12 years ago

can some one please help me i just got BF2 workin but it wont let me play online, PunkBuster always kicks me and says RESTRICTION: Inadequate O/S Privileges and i dont even know what it means, so if any yall could help me i would really appricatie it Col.Redneck

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#2 12 years ago


Resolution: User not using a windows Admin account or spyware\malware has changed the policy. Use l2mfix & vx2finder(126) to remove malware and restore the policy

NOTE: Here are two more great spyware/virus detection & removal tools.

XP Home Users

Instructions: Download l2mfix HERE Extract files to a l2mfix folder Reboot To Safe Mode by hitting key F8 on boot and run lm2fix.bat (you must be in safe mode) Choose option 2 After it is complete boot it will have booted you back to normal mode

Download: vx2finder msg126 HERE Run: vx2finder msg126 Click the "Find VX2.betterinternet info" Button If there are NO files listed in the bottom box, go on to the last step. (Choose Restore Policy) If the VX2finder finds the adware files, (it is usually 3 random named dll files) Select by checking box in front of file or files. Press 'Delete These Files'. The program will delete all files but one that will be deleted on reboot. Allow pc to reboot, or manually reboot.

Run VX2finder again Press 'Guardian.reg'. If grayed out, skip Press 'User Agent'. If grayed out, skip Press 'Restore Policy'.

Note: In the top box. If you see the following: Files Found--- Guardian Key--- is called: User Agent String--- This is Normal, not adware, nothing was found. Go straight to Restore Policy

XP Pro Users

NOTE:you can also use xp home method

Instructions: Log in as an Administrator. Go to START...RUN...type:secpol.msc -or- Go to START...SETTINGS....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.

-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.

Go to Start...Run...Type:compmgmt.msc Choose Local Users and Groups Choose Groups Open Administrators on the right column Add your user name than you logon to windows with, and choose check name. Note: It should underline and add \ Choose Apply and OK Close Computer Management

Note:If the user is logged in while making changes, the user must be logged out and back in for the changes to take effect, or Reboot PC.

Bottom line: You need to assign administrator privilege to the game.


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#3 12 years ago

There could very well be another problem depending on your OS that you use. The above is the way to solve the XP problems, but not necessarily the way to go about the Vista route...

Vista's a picky animal, and I had problems with it, too... Until, that is, I turned off my user control settings... (Keep in mind, I don't usually recommend this for the 'novice' computer users.... so if you don't know a lot about computers, I'm not going to tell you how to do this).

Pretty much, if you're using Vista, it's vitally important for BF2 to be able to have administrator access. There's another thing you can try. If you right-click the icon you use to load the game, and highlight properties, you will see a bunch of tabs at the top of the box. Click on Compatibility, and down towards the bottom, you'll see a box that says "Run this program as an administrator."

Be warned on this, though... This alone may not work! You may have to go through and allow all the punkbuster modules through your firewall, or else you'll start to load, and then be kicked out due to handshaking errors. If/when that happens, then we're looking at another animal to shoot...