To add :
The windows firewall is turned off by group policies for both types of user : standard and admin....
Administrating Windows networks and Apple QT across networks and on servers are not Adobe issues but you may get some help over a few days as folks discover your post. We just don't have many network users or admins here. We're mostly motion graphics designers, special effects compositors, animation artists and whiners. Suggest you try more specifically focused Windows network admin forums. Perhaps your school system's IT department, if they've survived economic purges, can help.
Thanks - I AM the School System's IT Department
Might be easier to tell the IT teaching staff we did nt purchase "After Effects"
Do the required auxiliary services/ programs run, qtserver32.exe especially? If so, then there's probably an issue accessing QT components themselves. Use Sysinternals' System Monitor to track the relevant file, registry and port access and then work your way through teh "fail" messages...
Awesome, man. I am grateful I can rely on another department in my company for this kind of thing. and I am always amazed at the experience people like you have acquired but are also willing to share. It took me 14 months to figure out how to get my Sprint phone to see my me.com and iCloud email. I achieved this technogical milestone only yesterday.
Where can I find a list of the auxilary services that Adobe After Effects relies on to be running...
Thing is it works fine for an admin account on the windows box - so it look likes a permission thing to me, when AE opens does it need to write to a particular file I wonder....
For anyone who has the same issue I have resolved this error:
Software Restriction Policies/Additional Rules