Letting ALL users run a program

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I have XP Pro. I'm the admin account, and there are two "limited" accounts.
("Power User" option doesn't seem to exist on this machine). Here are 2
software installation issues, one which works (the way I'd like it to), and
one which does not. Perhaps someone can explain how to fix "B":

A) Installed Office 2000 while logged on as admin. Afterward, I logged onto
both limited accounts and was able to run all Office apps. The only minor
annoyance was having to respond to the "did you read the EULA" dialog box
for each user.

B) Installed TurboTax while logged on as admin. When I try to run it via
either of the limited accounts, I get a message saying the user must be
logged on as an admin. Or, I can "run as", which I assume means I have to
give the limited user the admin password. Not acceptable.

What's the solution for "B"?
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.configuration_manage,microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    Hi Doug,

    The solution to B may be difficult, as the problem is not so much the
    account as the way the software is written. It wants to run with admin level
    priviledges and you don't want it to. You may need to reinstall the software
    using "run as" while logged on as that user. You may also need to change
    security permissions on the program folder to give the limited user
    sufficient read/write access to run it. This occurs because the program's
    installer was not written for this type of user environment, it was written
    for an older one that just allowed all users access to critical system files
    and folders.

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    Best of Luck,

    Rick Rogers aka "Nutcase" MS-MVP - Windows
    Windows isn't rocket science! That's my other hobby!
    http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
    Associate Expert - WinXP - Expert Zone
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    "Doug Kanter" <ancientangler@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:l4cec.271$xa3.125@news02.roc.ny...
    >I have XP Pro. I'm the admin account, and there are two "limited" accounts.
    > ("Power User" option doesn't seem to exist on this machine). Here are 2
    > software installation issues, one which works (the way I'd like it to),
    > and
    > one which does not. Perhaps someone can explain how to fix "B":
    >
    > A) Installed Office 2000 while logged on as admin. Afterward, I logged
    > onto
    > both limited accounts and was able to run all Office apps. The only minor
    > annoyance was having to respond to the "did you read the EULA" dialog box
    > for each user.
    >
    > B) Installed TurboTax while logged on as admin. When I try to run it via
    > either of the limited accounts, I get a message saying the user must be
    > logged on as an admin. Or, I can "run as", which I assume means I have to
    > give the limited user the admin password. Not acceptable.
    >
    > What's the solution for "B"?
    >
    >
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.configuration_manage,microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    "Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" <rick@mvps.org> wrote in message
    news:urgXz78HEHA.2744@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
    > Hi Doug,
    >
    > The solution to B may be difficult, as the problem is not so much the
    > account as the way the software is written. It wants to run with admin
    level
    > priviledges and you don't want it to. You may need to reinstall the
    software
    > using "run as" while logged on as that user. You may also need to change
    > security permissions on the program folder to give the limited user
    > sufficient read/write access to run it. This occurs because the program's
    > installer was not written for this type of user environment, it was
    written
    > for an older one that just allowed all users access to critical system
    files
    > and folders.

    Ya know....every year, TurboTax has at least one little surprise built into
    it. It's the kind of thing that makes you want to reinstate the pillory in
    the town square as a form of mild punishment and ridicule. :-)
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