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August 17, 2005 2:57:05 PM

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I am the Adnim on my PC and my account has admin privileges. I in stalled a
program when I was logged on under Administrator and now I can only user the
program under Administrator and not my account that has admin

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Anonymous
August 17, 2005 5:10:05 PM

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A program installed while logged on as one user may (or may not) be available
to other users (as in the shortcuts being visible) regardless of whether both
are administrators. This has to do with the software vendor's installation
routine rather than XP. There is, by the way, a difference between a user
that is a member of the administrator GROUP and the local administrator USER.
This difference can be significant sometimes with regards to what tasks can
be performed.

"Jason" wrote:

> I am the Adnim on my PC and my account has admin privileges. I in stalled a
> program when I was logged on under Administrator and now I can only user the
> program under Administrator and not my account that has admin
Anonymous
August 17, 2005 5:29:11 PM

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Jason wrote:
> I am the Adnim on my PC and my account has admin privileges. I in stalled a
> program when I was logged on under Administrator and now I can only user the
> program under Administrator and not my account that has admin

Does it not show on you user account desktop or does it show and
won't run? What program?

gls858
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Anonymous
August 17, 2005 8:26:24 PM

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A program that is not WinXP aware may have to be installed for each user.
This will not duplicate the actual files.

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"Jason" <Jason@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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>I am the Adnim on my PC and my account has admin privileges. I in stalled a
> program when I was logged on under Administrator and now I can only user
> the
> program under Administrator and not my account that has admin
Anonymous
August 17, 2005 10:14:55 PM

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Jason wrote:
> I am the Adnim on my PC and my account has admin privileges. I in stalled a
> program when I was logged on under Administrator and now I can only user the
> program under Administrator and not my account that has admin



You may experience some problems if the software was designed for
Win9x/Me, or if it was intended for WinNT/2K/XP, but was improperly
designed. Quite simply, the application doesn't "know" how to handle
individual user profiles with differing security permissions levels, or
the application is designed to make to make changes to "off-limits"
sections of the Windows registry or protected Windows system folders.

For example, saved data are often stored in a sub-folder under the
application's folder within C:\Program Files - a place where no
inexperienced or limited user should ever have write permissions.

It may even be that the software requires "write" access to parts
of the registry or protected systems folders/files that are not normally
accessible to regular users. (This *won't* occur if the application is
properly written.) If this does prove to be the case, however, you're
often left with three options: Either grant the necessary users
appropriate higher access privileges (either as Power Users or local
administrators), explicitly grant normal users elevated privileges to
the affected folders and/or part(s) or the registry, or replace the
application with one that was properly designed specifically for
WinNT/2K/XP.

Some Programs Do Not Work If You Log On from Limited Account
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;q307091

Additionally, here are a couple of tips suggested, in a reply to a
different post, by MS-MVP Kent W. England:

"If your game or application works with admin accounts, but not with
limited accounts, you can fix it to allow limited users to access the
program files folder with "change" capability rather than "read" which
is the default.

C:\>cacls "Program Files\appfolder" /e /t /p users:c

where "appfolder" is the folder where the application is installed.

If you wish to undo these changes, then run

C:\>cacls "Program Files\appfolder" /e /t /p users:r

If you still have a problem with running the program or saving
settings on limited accounts, you may need to change permissions on
the registry keys. Run regedit.exe and go to HKLM\Software\vendor\app,
where "vendor\app" is the key that the software vendor used for your
specific program. Change the permissions on this key to allow Users
full control."


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