Cannot run Starry Night from a non-administrator account or the SkyGuide pane does not appear when running Starry Night with a non-administrator account


    This issue can occur when installing any Starry Night application (most frequently Middle School or High School) on a computer with a non-administrative account. 

    To correct this issue, download and run the following application.  Please note that you need administrator privileges to perform this update.

    Fix for Mac OS X:

    Fix for Starry Night permissions issue

    Fix for Windows XP:

    Combined fix for Starry Night Middle School and High School(FixStarryNightSkyGuide.exe)


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      Scott Doughty

      One, this did not fix the issue, and two, I would like to know what permission changes your utility is making to our district computers.


      It seems that Starry Night is more or less a self contained browser.   When logged in as the local administrator, right clicking in the Sky Guide Window and choosing Show Source show the following code:

      <!DOCTYPE html>
      <!-- saved from url=(0016)http://localhost -->
      <meta name="viewport" content="initial-scale = 1.0">
      <meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=edge,chrome=1">
      <meta charset='utf-8'>
      <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="guide/css/root.css">
      <link rel="stylesheet" href="style/theme.css" type="text/css" charset="utf-8" />
      <body class="body-root">
      <div id="contentFrame">
      <div id="guide">
      <div id="splashheader">
      <img src="style/images/skyguide_logo_transparent.png" />
      <div id="contentHeaderContainer">
      <div id="contentHeader">
      <div class="row"><div class="title"><span id="contentUnitTitle"></span><span id="contentTitle"></span><span id="contentSubtitle"></span></div></div>
      <div class="row"><span id="contentPath"></span></div>
      <div id="contentIndex">
      <ul class="iconlisting iconlisting_large">

      <li><a href="#lessons" data-autoload="true"><span>SkyGuide Lessons</span></a></li>




      Logged in as a non-Administrator shows the following code:

      <!DOCTYPE html>
      <!-- saved from url=(0016)http://localhost -->
      <meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=edge,chrome=1">
      html, body {
      height: 100%;
      overflow-y: hidden;

      <script type="text/javascript" src="js/jquery.js"></script>
      <script type="text/javascript" src="js/jquery-migrate.js"></script>
      <script type="text/javascript" src="js/jquery.history.js"></script>
      <script type="text/javascript" src="js/guide.js"></script>
      <script type="text/javascript" src="js/ElementQueries.js"></script>
      <script type="text/javascript" src="js/ResizeSensor.js"></script>

      <script tyle="text/javascript">

      // resize nav header with text zoom, only when lesson is displayed
      $("iframe#content").load(function() {

      var content = $("iframe#content").contents().find("#guide");

      new ResizeSensor(content, function(){

      if ($('iframe#contentLesson').css('display') != 'none') {

      $('iframe#content').css("height", content.height() + "px");

      var heightOfFrame = $(window).height() - content.height();

      $('iframe#contentLesson').css("height", heightOfFrame + "px");

      // console.log("changing nav header height to " + content.height() + "px");

      <link rel="stylesheet" href="../style/theme.css" type="text/css" charset="utf-8" />
      <body style="padding: 0px; margin: 0px;">
      <iframe id="toc" name="toc" src="../toc.html" style="display: none;"></iframe>
      <iframe id="content" name="content" src="../root.html" style="display: none; position: relative; border: 0px; width: 100%; height: 100%;" ></iframe>
      <iframe id="contentLesson" name="contentLesson" src="about:blank" style="display:none; width: 100%; border:0px; position: relative; top: 0px; left: 0px; padding: 0px; margin: 0px;"></iframe>
      <iframe id="externalContent" name="externalContent" src="about:blank" style="display: none; position: absolute; top: 0px; left: 0px; border: 0px; width: 100%; height: 100%; padding: 0px; margin: 0px;"></iframe>
      <iframe id="glossary" name="glossary" src="../glossary.html" style="display: none;"></iframe>

      <div id="contentProperties" style="display: none">
      <a id="currentFile" href="javascript:void(true);" filetoload=""></a>
      <a id="currentMedia" href="javascript:void(true);" displaymedia=""></a>
      <a id="currentExternalURI" href="" target="_blank"></a>



      I suspect the relevant code that is missing from the second one is:

      <li><a href="#lessons" data-autoload="true"><span>SkyGuide Lessons</span>


      My question is why does a non administrator get a different page, and how can it be fixed without giving away the farm permissions wise?  ( Students are definately NOT administrators).


      Here is the fix:


      If you want to share this with the other schools having issues with Skyguide ( enabling Javascript for the students fixed the issue).


      The Windows group policy setting to enable Java script on a per user basis:

      Group Policy Management Console:

      User settings:


      Windows settings


      1400 General



      Key path

      SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\3

      Value name


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      Edited by Scott Doughty