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

  1. #1


    Tmagers Guest

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

    just created a new user on my laptop and I can't access some programs from
    the other users accounts.

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  2. #2


    Richard G. Harper Guest

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

    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.

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    "Tmagers" <Tmagers@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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    > just created a new user on my laptop and I can't access some programs from
    > the other users accounts.

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    f/fgeorge Guest

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

    On Mon, 4 Feb 2008 18:26:48 -0500, "Richard G. Harper"
    <rgharper@xxxxxx> wrote:

    >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.
    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?

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  4. #4


    Richard G. Harper Guest

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

    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.

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    "f/fgeorge" <ffgeorge@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:e2rgq391d9im9cbcnqj3tqsik4hviaffhj@xxxxxx

    > On Mon, 4 Feb 2008 18:26:48 -0500, "Richard G. Harper"
    > <rgharper@xxxxxx> wrote:
    >

    >>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.
    >
    > 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?

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    f/fgeorge Guest

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

    On Tue, 5 Feb 2008 19:40:53 -0500, "Richard G. Harper"
    <rgharper@xxxxxx> wrote:

    >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.
    Thanks

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    f/fgeorge Guest

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

    On Tue, 5 Feb 2008 19:40:53 -0500, "Richard G. Harper"
    <rgharper@xxxxxx> wrote:

    >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.
    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.

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