how can I make all programs available to other user accounts on my

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Administration' started by Tmagers, Feb 4, 2008.

  1. Tmagers

    Tmagers Guest

    just created a new user on my laptop and I can't access some programs from
    the other users accounts.
     
    Tmagers, Feb 4, 2008
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  2. This would depend on the program in question. Some programs install for all
    users, others do not. Those that do not would need to be installed
    per-user.
     
    Richard G. Harper, Feb 4, 2008
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  3. Tmagers

    f/fgeorge Guest

    I also have a buddy that has this problem, he has Vista and installed
    Office 2007 as an Admin. I then created a User account that he now
    uses most of the time but Office does not see the User account. The
    actual installation of Office COULD have been done before or after the
    creation of the User account, he is unsure. I created the account but
    he installed Office. Is there a registry or whatever entry to let all,
    or specific, users access a program?
     
    f/fgeorge, Feb 5, 2008
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  4. No there is not, as I said, it depends on how the program installs. It
    either installs for everyone, or for a single user; that decision is made at
    install time by the installer and/or the person configuring the installer.
     
    Richard G. Harper, Feb 6, 2008
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    f/fgeorge Guest

    Thanks
     
    f/fgeorge, Feb 6, 2008
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    f/fgeorge Guest

    Sorry forgot something, this is another reason why the decision for
    the UAC was a bad one at this time. If they want people to be users
    and not admins most of the time, then they should make ALL programs
    install for ALL users. Changes by the admin only, no problem, but to
    let companies, or even users, not be able to chose who can use each
    and every program is just counter-productive! My buddy is going back
    to being an admin full time.
     
    f/fgeorge, Feb 6, 2008
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