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Vista & Office 2007 Error: "not been installed for the current user"

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vernonedavis@gmail.com

#1
I've got a problem similar to others, except this is official
releases
of Vista Ultimate and Office 2007 Ultimate. When I attempt to execute
Word, the Office configuration runs, then the dreaded "Microsoft
Office Word has not been installed for the current user" pops up
every
time I run Word and kills it immediately. I am the Administrator
account. It worked when I initially installed it back in Jan. 2007.
So
there must be a rogue update that killed it. Anybody else seen this
recently? Vernon.
 

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vernonedavis@gmail.com

#3
> run the installer again on top... and select repair or reinstall

That does not work, nor does uninstalling/reinstalling, nor does the
Windows Install Cleanup Tool. Vernon.
 

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vernonedavis@gmail.com

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> strange indeed..

You bet. It's permissions.

I talked with Microsoft support. It was determined that upon
installation of Office that:
a) the owner of the Office app's was SYSTEM, not my administrator
account, and
b) the app's permissions were read-only for my administrator account.
This also affected the shortcuts that are created in the All Programs
section of
the Start Menu. I had to go into the Program Files (x86)\Microsoft
Office folder and
modify permissions on each .EXE for the programs to operate. Then I
replaced all the
existing shortcuts.

Something changed. They can't tell me what. At least it works. Vernon.
 

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NiQ

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#6
> strange indeed..

You bet. It's permissions.

I talked with Microsoft support. It was determined that upon
installation of Office that:
a) the owner of the Office app's was SYSTEM, not my administrator
account, and
b) the app's permissions were read-only for my administrator account.
This also affected the shortcuts that are created in the All Programs
section of
the Start Menu. I had to go into the Program Files (x86)\Microsoft
Office folder and
modify permissions on each .EXE for the programs to operate. Then I
replaced all the
existing shortcuts.

Something changed. They can't tell me what. At least it works. Vernon.
Hi there. I just found this forum and wow it's seem to be great. Good idea to have a dedicated Vista x64 forum for the crowd. I hope alot of ppl check in here regularly.

Anyway, I have the same problem as you. I can't get my Office applications to work either. It did work just a couple of days ago but now I get the "not installed for the current user" error.

I have tried the "run as administrator" function and that works. But only for my Vista account and not my girlfriends. I have also tried to change the owner of outlook.exe , wvista.exe (and so on) to my account but that doesn't help either.

How did you get your Office applications to work after you got this error message?
 

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Andre Da Costa[ActiveWin]

#7
Have you tried turning User Account Control (UAC) temporarily, then try
reinstalling Microsoft Office 2007, then reenable UAC?
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NiQ

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Nope i haven't but I can try it now.

But it really annoys me that this even happens... Why is it so? Why is it so complicated installing Office 2007?
 

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NiQ

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Okej here is what I've just done...

1. Uninstalled Office 2007
2. I disabled User Account Control (UAC)
3. Rebooted the computer
4. Installed Office 2007
5. Ran all the Office applications from both Vista users and all of them now worked
6. Turned UAC on
7. Rebooted computer
8. Tried to run all Office applications again but now none of them worked. Except if I ran them as an administrator.

So... what is going on here...? I don't get it... Why is this still an issue then Office 07 has been out for quite a while now?

I really, really need to get this to work on both mine and my girlfriends accounts as soon as possible so I hope some kind soul can help me til' I get it to work.

What should I try to do now?
 

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uvbogden

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Re: Vista & Office 2007 Error: "not been installed for the current

I like to Take Ownership and grant myself Full Control permissions over large
branches of my C drive, like the folder Program Files. Make sure your
actions take effect for this folder and all subfolders and files. Then all
your programs will be under your control. If you want to allow other users
to have access to your programs, also grant them some control and Share
(Properties, Sharing, Advanced Sharing) your Program Files folder. This
tutorial will show you how to do this.

http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/67717-take-ownership-file.html
 

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apmadsen

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I'm sad to say that this very annoying problem wasn't fixed with the
stated solution.

I've deleted the Opa12.dat file, and still cannot run my office
applications, except if i choose "Run as administrator", so what then? I
have Vista x64 premium and office 2007 - help would be greatly
appreciated...
 

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Peter Foldes

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opa12.dat belongs with the Exchange Server and has nothing to do with Vista. Post your issue to the Exchange newsgroups

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yeo

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First of all, it seems to me if there where several circumstances to show up the described problem.
My problem ends up with the dialog "<application> has not been installed for the current user. ...", but at heart it was a malconfiguration of the msi component registry. Some permission where set to admin only, which explains why the program can only be executed by an admin. At least the following keys are affected:
Code:
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\UserData\S-1-5-18\Components\379E92CC2CB71D119A12000A9CE1A22A
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\UserData\S-1-5-18\Components\DA42BC89BF25F5BD0AF18C3B9B1A1EE8
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\UserData\S-1-5-18\Components\DA42BC89BF25F5BD0BF18C3B9B1A1EE8
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\UserData\S-1-5-18\Components\DA42BC89BF25F5BD0CF18C3B9B1A1EE8
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\UserData\S-1-5-18\Components\82DE7549CF3F8CCB0DF18C3B9B1A1EE8
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\UserData\S-1-5-18\Components\6F949E36CB3004C50AF18C3B9B1A1EE8
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\UserData\S-1-5-18\Components\6F949E36CB3004C50CF18C3B9B1A1EE8
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\UserData\S-1-5-18\Components\7AA6F3DBF3CE139469FE63D56E7AF446
I reset all components rights to be inherited from parent key with this little nifty tool: setacl.exe. You can find it at SetACL - Windows permission management for free.
This command line resets all subkeys of "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\UserData\S-1-5-18\Components" to inherit parent permissions. You have to execute it as admin.

setacl -ot reg -on "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\UserData\S-1-5-18\Components" -actn setprot -op "dacl:np;sacl:nc" -rec yes

Thats it. Now the office programs run without admin rights.

Kind Regard
Rainer
 

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ston3y

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Thanks a lot!

I had already tried everything: Repairing the Office 2007 installation, removing it and reinstalling, changing file permissions, ... but to no avail.

Therefore I had my doubts about your easy solution - but it worked like a charm. :cool:
 

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soldatz

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Thank you for this solution!

Worked perfectly for me -- Office 2k7 on Vista x64.
 

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Re: Vista & Office 2007 Error: "not been installed for the currentuser"

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you

This has been driving me out of my mind. I think what caused it for
me was installing the latest version of the Windows Installer Cleanup
Utility. My Office has never worked since.

Thank you again,
 

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