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August 23, 2004 8:59:27 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

I was installing some trial version games on under a
specific user account on our new XP PC. Have kids using
same computer and wanted them to have access too. After
the install the games are only available to me. Thought
I needed to "share the folder" to have other users have
access to these games, but that didn't work. Some other
software I've installed automatically showing in other
users account. Does anyone know how I establish access
to other users?
..

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Anonymous
August 23, 2004 9:28:30 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

Most applications weren't designed for this type of multi-user environment.
Such applications need to be installed in each specific user's account to
whom you wish to grant access.

First, be sure the account to which you wish to grant access is set to
administrator and not limited. Install the applications to the same folder
in which it was originally installed. This will look the same as one
install on your hard drive but create the pointers necessary for this user
to have access to the application.

Once the installation is complete, you can return the account to its limited
status if that is what you want and the user should still have access.

--
Michael Solomon MS-MVP
Windows Shell/User
Backup is a PC User's Best Friend
DTS-L.Org: http://www.dts-l.org/

"mar" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:bd8d01c4896d$3903fde0$a401280a@phx.gbl...
>I was installing some trial version games on under a
> specific user account on our new XP PC. Have kids using
> same computer and wanted them to have access too. After
> the install the games are only available to me. Thought
> I needed to "share the folder" to have other users have
> access to these games, but that didn't work. Some other
> software I've installed automatically showing in other
> users account. Does anyone know how I establish access
> to other users?
> .
>
>
August 26, 2004 12:05:04 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

Thanks for your input. Seems repetative to keep adding
the same software to each user on a single computer. I
can't understand the logic in setting up a system this
way, even though the hard drives today are massive it's a
waste of space and effort.

>-----Original Message-----
>
>Most applications weren't designed for this type of
multi-user environment.
>Such applications need to be installed in each specific
user's account to
>whom you wish to grant access.
>
>First, be sure the account to which you wish to grant
access is set to
>administrator and not limited. Install the applications
to the same folder
>in which it was originally installed. This will look
the same as one
>install on your hard drive but create the pointers
necessary for this user
>to have access to the application.
>
>Once the installation is complete, you can return the
account to its limited
>status if that is what you want and the user should
still have access.
>
>--
>Michael Solomon MS-MVP
>Windows Shell/User
>Backup is a PC User's Best Friend
>DTS-L.Org: http://www.dts-l.org/
>
>"mar" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
message
>news:bd8d01c4896d$3903fde0$a401280a@phx.gbl...
>>I was installing some trial version games on under a
>> specific user account on our new XP PC. Have kids
using
>> same computer and wanted them to have access too.
After
>> the install the games are only available to me.
Thought
>> I needed to "share the folder" to have other users have
>> access to these games, but that didn't work. Some
other
>> software I've installed automatically showing in other
>> users account. Does anyone know how I establish access
>> to other users?
>> .
>>
>>
>
>
>.
>
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Anonymous
August 26, 2004 5:13:46 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

No waste of space. If you note, my instructions say to install to the same
folder as originally installed. This will result in taking no additional
space yet creating the proper pointers to other users.

The system wasn't created this way at least not to purposely force a user to
do this. Many applications are not yet multi-user aware. As new versions
replace older versions, this will change. We are already seeing a
diminished number of this type of question.

It is repetitive but as I stated above, newer versions of applications are
being released with the ability to set them for either only the user in
which the application is being installed or for all users. I haven't seen
any that will allow anything more specific but I guess the feeling is, if a
user needs something that specific they will have XP Pro and use the group
policy editor to augment user specification in application setup.

--
Michael Solomon MS-MVP
Windows Shell/User
Backup is a PC User's Best Friend
DTS-L.Org: http://www.dts-l.org/

"Mar" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:0a6e01c48b7e$110c1080$a501280a@phx.gbl...
> Thanks for your input. Seems repetative to keep adding
> the same software to each user on a single computer. I
> can't understand the logic in setting up a system this
> way, even though the hard drives today are massive it's a
> waste of space and effort.
>
>>-----Original Message-----
>>
>>Most applications weren't designed for this type of
> multi-user environment.
>>Such applications need to be installed in each specific
> user's account to
>>whom you wish to grant access.
>>
>>First, be sure the account to which you wish to grant
> access is set to
>>administrator and not limited. Install the applications
> to the same folder
>>in which it was originally installed. This will look
> the same as one
>>install on your hard drive but create the pointers
> necessary for this user
>>to have access to the application.
>>
>>Once the installation is complete, you can return the
> account to its limited
>>status if that is what you want and the user should
> still have access.
>>
>>--
>>Michael Solomon MS-MVP
>>Windows Shell/User
>>Backup is a PC User's Best Friend
>>DTS-L.Org: http://www.dts-l.org/
>>
>>"mar" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
> message
>>news:bd8d01c4896d$3903fde0$a401280a@phx.gbl...
>>>I was installing some trial version games on under a
>>> specific user account on our new XP PC. Have kids
> using
>>> same computer and wanted them to have access too.
> After
>>> the install the games are only available to me.
> Thought
>>> I needed to "share the folder" to have other users have
>>> access to these games, but that didn't work. Some
> other
>>> software I've installed automatically showing in other
>>> users account. Does anyone know how I establish access
>>> to other users?
>>> .
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>>.
>>
Anonymous
August 27, 2004 10:15:44 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

Thanks again, guess I was reading but not fully thinking
about using the same folder would just sort of overwrite.

>-----Original Message-----
>No waste of space. If you note, my instructions say to
install to the same
>folder as originally installed. This will result in
taking no additional
>space yet creating the proper pointers to other users.
>
>The system wasn't created this way at least not to
purposely force a user to
>do this. Many applications are not yet multi-user
aware. As new versions
>replace older versions, this will change. We are
already seeing a
>diminished number of this type of question.
>
>It is repetitive but as I stated above, newer versions
of applications are
>being released with the ability to set them for either
only the user in
>which the application is being installed or for all
users. I haven't seen
>any that will allow anything more specific but I guess
the feeling is, if a
>user needs something that specific they will have XP Pro
and use the group
>policy editor to augment user specification in
application setup.
>
>--
>Michael Solomon MS-MVP
>Windows Shell/User
>Backup is a PC User's Best Friend
>DTS-L.Org: http://www.dts-l.org/
>
>"Mar" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
message
>news:0a6e01c48b7e$110c1080$a501280a@phx.gbl...
>> Thanks for your input. Seems repetative to keep adding
>> the same software to each user on a single computer. I
>> can't understand the logic in setting up a system this
>> way, even though the hard drives today are massive
it's a
>> waste of space and effort.
>>
>>>-----Original Message-----
>>>
>>>Most applications weren't designed for this type of
>> multi-user environment.
>>>Such applications need to be installed in each specific
>> user's account to
>>>whom you wish to grant access.
>>>
>>>First, be sure the account to which you wish to grant
>> access is set to
>>>administrator and not limited. Install the
applications
>> to the same folder
>>>in which it was originally installed. This will look
>> the same as one
>>>install on your hard drive but create the pointers
>> necessary for this user
>>>to have access to the application.
>>>
>>>Once the installation is complete, you can return the
>> account to its limited
>>>status if that is what you want and the user should
>> still have access.
>>>
>>>--
>>>Michael Solomon MS-MVP
>>>Windows Shell/User
>>>Backup is a PC User's Best Friend
>>>DTS-L.Org: http://www.dts-l.org/
>>>
>>>"mar" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
>> message
>>>news:bd8d01c4896d$3903fde0$a401280a@phx.gbl...
>>>>I was installing some trial version games on under a
>>>> specific user account on our new XP PC. Have kids
>> using
>>>> same computer and wanted them to have access too.
>> After
>>>> the install the games are only available to me.
>> Thought
>>>> I needed to "share the folder" to have other users
have
>>>> access to these games, but that didn't work. Some
>> other
>>>> software I've installed automatically showing in
other
>>>> users account. Does anyone know how I establish
access
>>>> to other users?
>>>> .
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>.
>>>
>
>
>.
>
Anonymous
August 27, 2004 4:21:16 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

Essentially, yes, it's the same installation as far as the hard drive is
concerned but by installing in the other user account, it should create the
proper pointers for the other user to access the application.

--
Michael Solomon MS-MVP
Windows Shell/User
Backup is a PC User's Best Friend
DTS-L.Org: http://www.dts-l.org/

<anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:14aa01c48c37$f5ae0950$a501280a@phx.gbl...
> Thanks again, guess I was reading but not fully thinking
> about using the same folder would just sort of overwrite.
>
>>-----Original Message-----
>>No waste of space. If you note, my instructions say to
> install to the same
>>folder as originally installed. This will result in
> taking no additional
>>space yet creating the proper pointers to other users.
>>
>>The system wasn't created this way at least not to
> purposely force a user to
>>do this. Many applications are not yet multi-user
> aware. As new versions
>>replace older versions, this will change. We are
> already seeing a
>>diminished number of this type of question.
>>
>>It is repetitive but as I stated above, newer versions
> of applications are
>>being released with the ability to set them for either
> only the user in
>>which the application is being installed or for all
> users. I haven't seen
>>any that will allow anything more specific but I guess
> the feeling is, if a
>>user needs something that specific they will have XP Pro
> and use the group
>>policy editor to augment user specification in
> application setup.
>>
>>--
>>Michael Solomon MS-MVP
>>Windows Shell/User
>>Backup is a PC User's Best Friend
>>DTS-L.Org: http://www.dts-l.org/
>>
>>"Mar" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
> message
>>news:0a6e01c48b7e$110c1080$a501280a@phx.gbl...
>>> Thanks for your input. Seems repetative to keep adding
>>> the same software to each user on a single computer. I
>>> can't understand the logic in setting up a system this
>>> way, even though the hard drives today are massive
> it's a
>>> waste of space and effort.
>>>
>>>>-----Original Message-----
>>>>
>>>>Most applications weren't designed for this type of
>>> multi-user environment.
>>>>Such applications need to be installed in each specific
>>> user's account to
>>>>whom you wish to grant access.
>>>>
>>>>First, be sure the account to which you wish to grant
>>> access is set to
>>>>administrator and not limited. Install the
> applications
>>> to the same folder
>>>>in which it was originally installed. This will look
>>> the same as one
>>>>install on your hard drive but create the pointers
>>> necessary for this user
>>>>to have access to the application.
>>>>
>>>>Once the installation is complete, you can return the
>>> account to its limited
>>>>status if that is what you want and the user should
>>> still have access.
>>>>
>>>>--
>>>>Michael Solomon MS-MVP
>>>>Windows Shell/User
>>>>Backup is a PC User's Best Friend
>>>>DTS-L.Org: http://www.dts-l.org/
>>>>
>>>>"mar" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
>>> message
>>>>news:bd8d01c4896d$3903fde0$a401280a@phx.gbl...
>>>>>I was installing some trial version games on under a
>>>>> specific user account on our new XP PC. Have kids
>>> using
>>>>> same computer and wanted them to have access too.
>>> After
>>>>> the install the games are only available to me.
>>> Thought
>>>>> I needed to "share the folder" to have other users
> have
>>>>> access to these games, but that didn't work. Some
>>> other
>>>>> software I've installed automatically showing in
> other
>>>>> users account. Does anyone know how I establish
> access
>>>>> to other users?
>>>>> .
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>.
>>>>
>>
>>
>>.
>>
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