Sharing computer programs

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I have several software programs that I have on my desktop as computer
administrator. I would like to make these programs available to the other
Limited Users on the computer. I have attempted to access the programs while
signed on under their screen names, but I cannot access them. In particular I
am having trouble finding Microsoft Word and Windows Explorer.
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ezzard
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

    Many software programs use installation routines that are not "Multi-User aware".
    Therein lies the problem. Try placing a shortcut to the program in the All Users account
    (C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs). This should make the
    program available to all users.

    --
    Carey Frisch
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows XP - Shell/User

    Be Smart! Protect Your PC!
    http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/default.aspx

    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    "ezzard" wrote:

    | I have several software programs that I have on my desktop as computer
    | administrator. I would like to make these programs available to the other
    | Limited Users on the computer. I have attempted to access the programs while
    | signed on under their screen names, but I cannot access them. In particular I
    | am having trouble finding Microsoft Word and Windows Explorer.
    | --
    | ezzard
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

    Although some programs still give me problems (Quicken!!) ... I've found
    that if you ALWAYS install software as the Administrator ( I mean you have
    to be logged on as the user NAMED Administrator), the installation effects
    all users. Shortcuts appear on everyone's desktop & it seems to work OK.

    I found a little exe on the net that made the 'Administrator' user appear on
    the XP style logon screen but can't remember where I got it. Without that
    feature, you have to swtich back to conventional login so that you can type
    in 'Adminstrator' as the user.
    "ezzard" <ezzard@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:0297E53F-B6F8-40DF-8213-8B845FDC2A20@microsoft.com...
    >I have several software programs that I have on my desktop as computer
    > administrator. I would like to make these programs available to the other
    > Limited Users on the computer. I have attempted to access the programs
    > while
    > signed on under their screen names, but I cannot access them. In
    > particular I
    > am having trouble finding Microsoft Word and Windows Explorer.
    > --
    > ezzard
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

    "demian" <demian42@comcast.net> wrote in message
    news:%23B3JaKHwEHA.908@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
    > Although some programs still give me problems (Quicken!!) ... I've found
    > that if you ALWAYS install software as the Administrator ( I mean you have
    > to be logged on as the user NAMED Administrator), the installation effects
    > all users. Shortcuts appear on everyone's desktop & it seems to work OK.

    I soemtimes find that portions of the installs need to be run again. It
    depends on the implementation.

    >
    > I found a little exe on the net that made the 'Administrator' user appear
    on
    > the XP style logon screen but can't remember where I got it. Without that
    > feature, you have to swtich back to conventional login so that you can
    type
    > in 'Adminstrator' as the user.

    You're referring to TweakUI, but it will not make the Admin account
    available to XP Home outside of Safe Mode. And you often can't run
    installs in Safe Mode.

    HTH
    -pk

    <snip>
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