Originally Posted by Tavis Visno
Well, I did it. First, some background on my issue. Months ago, after buying this new laptop that came pre-loaded with Vista Home Premium 64, I attempted an installation of Palm Desktop by ACCESS v6.2 (which includes HotSync Manger 7.0.2). I did it using the primary "Administrator" account. I then attempted to use Palm Desktop with a "Standard User" account.
That is the point when I discovered the lack of 64-bit USB driver. Also, when HotSync Manager would start-up, it would complain about the following files being "missing":
I later came across a post suggesting using a Bluetooth dongle.
So after posting here, I was looking around the web and ran across this little tidbit: Missing Files: AnnaNotifier.dll and EASNotify.dll - Software - Community Help Forums
So, I took the plunge. I bought an Iogear, Class 1, Bluetooth dongle and crossed my fingers.
Using the Administrator's account, I uninstalled Palm Desktop. I then changed the "Standard User" that was going to use Palm Desktop to an administrative user and turned off UAC as was suggested.
For me, I did not have any of the items in Step 3, except for the fact that I had a folder in C:\Users\[user name]\AppData\Local\VirtualStore\Program Files (x86)\Palm (where [user name] is the "Standard User"), but it was empty. As you can see, my path was slightly different than suggested (no "Program Files\PalmOne).
I re-installed Palm Desktop using the promoted user account, configured the Bluetooth connection and performed a HotSync (yipeeee, it worked!). I then demoted (changed it back to a "Standard User") the user account and turned on UAC. I've been able to successfully continue to HotSync. Also, no more "missing file" errors.
I've found that the Administrator/UAC trick needs to be used for several pieces of software. I needed that configuration for AvantGo, Pocket Tunes (integration to Windows Media Player), and Trillian 3.1. Using a Standard User account and relying on the UAC prompt and entering the Admin password at the correct time will not work for the programs I've listed. They need to be installed using an administrative account. The UAC part may be optional, but I've just turned it off for convienence. Each time, I've reverted that user account back to a "Standard User" and turned UAC back on and have had no issues running the programs.
The only question I still have is, if another user account needs to use Palm Desktop, do I need to perform some type of re-install using that other account? Or will this one install now work for all users on the system?