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Outlook wont start w/o Admin priviledges

By Andy Bridges ·
Installed MS Office 2K on a new laptop. Outlook will not run unless the user account is given Administrator priviledges, all other Office apps run ok with user having Standard or Restricted user rights. Obviously, if I assign Admin rights the user can install software etc which I don't want to allow. This problem has not occurred with any previous installs on other W2K machines.
Somebody help!

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Hi,
office 2k appears to be a bit flakey in the way it assigns permissions to registry keys and folders. I've had inumerable problems, many times tracing it to a different registry key or file - and I've also given the same advice to many in thisforum that I'm going to give to you. Here we go again... ; )

Go to sysinternals.com and download two utilities - regmon and filemon
These two clever kiddies track, respectively, every file and registry access made on the system while they are running and let you know the outcome. Log in to the laptop as an admin, and run regmon (you can tell regmon to follow only a perticular process - in this case I think outlook.exe - as otherwise you will get a lot of output. It is REALLY amazing tosee how much is going on in the background). Now, use runas (press shift, then right click on the outlook exe) to start outlook as your user. Once you have received the error, pause \ stop regmon, and scan thru the output looking for access denied errors. When you see one (sometimes there are multiple), use regedt32 to open the security on the key in question. If you get no access denied errors, or the ones you see are dealt with and you still have problems, then use the same process again withfilemon, this time opening security on any files or folders that are showing access denied errors. The end result is a system opened up no more than necessary, and a happy customer. Keep regmon and filemon with you for future use - If you are going to be installing office a lot you'll need them! : )

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