UAC/UAP (and similar in XP Pro?) installation things

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by deebs, Oct 1, 2006.

  1. deebs

    deebs Guest

    I cross posted this to XP General too as I wondered if there are good
    practice things in place already.

    Scenario:
    - single user computer with admin and limited user logins attributed to
    the same person (in this case moi!)

    1 - install single user EULA based software from admin login to be used
    in limited user login (it would be wonderful if Adobe Phostoshop CS
    played nicely in such a scenario too IMO)

    ? - when does one register the software? At admin login or at limited
    user login?

    ? - ca one at admin level assign usability to a declared limited user login?

    ? - can one confirm the admin assigned usability at limited user login
    thereby confirming and upholding the single user EULA?

    With apologies if the answers to the above are trivially easy (obviously
    I have a great deal to learn)
     
    deebs, Oct 1, 2006
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  2. deebs

    Chad Harris Guest

    Deebs--

    In my expeirence a lot of 3rd party apps will install; some of them need to
    have their executable right clicked to "run as admin" to get in. In some
    builds I had to do that to MSFT Office but there have been so many, and in
    using diff builds I have installed so much software to each of them I can't
    remember which.

    Windows Vista User Account Control Step by Step Guide
    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/windowsvista/library/0d75f774-8514-4c9e-ac08-4c21f5c6c2d9.mspx

    User Account Control Overview
    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/windowsvista/security/uacppr.mspx

    An Overview of UAC in Windows Vista
    http://www.windowsdevcenter.com/pub/a/windows/2006/04/04/uac-in-windows-vista.html

    http://blogs.msdn.com/uac/

    UAC Improvements in Release Candidate 1 (RC1) and Video
    http://blogs.msdn.com/uac/archive/2006/09/05/741318.aspx


    CH
     
    Chad Harris, Oct 1, 2006
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  3. deebs

    deebs Guest

    It seems a bit of an under specified area?

    I tried to install some stuff in XP Pro limited user account and have
    more or less adapted to install via local admin to run in limited user
    login.

    But just installed Avant browser under local admin and expected to see
    the icons but ...

    Installing Avant browser worked workingly from a limited user account :( :?

    Me? I'm confused and prefer a robust arrangement wherein no limited
    account may install but may update should local admin privileges be
    granted to do so.
     
    deebs, Oct 1, 2006
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  4. deebs

    Rock Guest


    You're post is confusing. Are you asking a question about XP or Vista?
    And what exactly is the issue/problem?

    For XP see this link about installing software for use with limited user
    accounts.

    Installing and running software in Windows XP
    http://www.rickrogers.org/xpsware.htm
     
    Rock, Oct 1, 2006
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  5. deebs

    deebs Guest

    Thank you for the link.

    You are quite correct in identifying confusion - I must admit to being
    confused.

    For example I tried Right click on Photoshop .exe and the only advanced
    button was related to file archiving.

    Using the same approach on a desktop shortcut reveals a Shortcut tab
    that has a different privileges option.

    Were it not for your post I think I'd continue to use right click on the
    shortcut > Run as

    Consequences: all my PSD files now have a link to Picture IT as the
    default application. If seems assigning Photoshop does not stick.
     
    deebs, Oct 1, 2006
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    Rock Guest


    You're welcome. Glad it's fixed for you.
     
    Rock, Oct 2, 2006
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