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By brucepattinson ·
Is there a way around the administration rights needed to run microsoft works suite programs on a windows 2000 system. My users can not run microsoft picture it 2001 or encarta 2001

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by brucepattinson In reply to administration rights err ...

It is a one computer and 4 user system

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by ewgny In reply to administration rights err ...

Most programs can be run under the context of a regular user account, if the permissions are modified in the programs registry keys.
Using regedt32, look for the programs registry key in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, add add authenticated users to the security settings of the programs associated registry key, and grant full permission. You may also have to modify the permissions on the programs associated *.ini file(s) and program directories.
If that doesn't work, post back for more suggests

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When all else fails, you can use this utility, tqcrunas. It will run the program in the context of an admin
http://www.quimeras.com

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by Joseph Moore In reply to administration rights err ...

Specifically, what error are your normal users getting?
Like Answer1 said, permissions can be changed if that is the problem. Could be Registry security changes needed, or file-level security changes needed.
Maybe if you just add the users to the local Power Users group, that might take care of it.

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by brucepattinson In reply to administration rights err ...

The error is "If your computer is running windows 2000 or windows nt, you must have administrative access privileges to start this program. For more information, see your system administator.
I've tried the registry like you said. It did not work

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by brucepattinson In reply to administration rights err ...

I've changed them to the power users group and it does not work

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