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By simon ·
Hi,

I have just received my first Windows 2000 Pro computer which I want to use as a client with Windows NT, this in itself isn't a problem but my problem is this.

If I log on as the administrator and install, say Office 97 then there is no problem at all, if I log on as any other user there is a problem.

Windows won't let me update the registry so Office won't install, does anyone have any ideas on how I can rectify this please.

This is the same with any otherprogram that needs theregistry to store program settings?

Any help appreciated.

Simon.

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by LordInfidel In reply to Windows 2000 Pro registry ...

The way I always have to do this when I set up a machine, is to set everything up as an admin.

The add the users name into the admin group.

Log off/ log on as "user".

Configure their apps for them.

Log off/log on as admin.

Remove userfrom admin group, set admin password.

User can now use their programs. (ICW will not be allowed to run though, but the connections will still work)

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by DKlippert In reply to Windows 2000 Pro registry ...

Office 97 was born before Win2K. You can make the users all Power Users, or use the Campatible Security template.

http://tinyurl.com/1aut
Compatible workstation or server (compatws.inf)

If it's only the spell check problem see:

Spelling, Grammar Not Available in Word Running on Window 2000 or Windows XP Q257643

http://tinyurl.com/1auu

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by cardono In reply to Windows 2000 Pro registry ...

Logon as the user
Shift - right click on the executable
select Run as
type in the administrator password for the local machine, or domain, then select the local machine, or domain accordingly
This allows you to do the install for the user with administrative rights

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by simon In reply to Windows 2000 Pro registry ...

Thank you for your answers, the only way I have found to perminantly run Office 97 fully is to run as the administrator and that will not do :-)

Thank you anyway.

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by simon In reply to Windows 2000 Pro registry ...

Hello,

The RunAs command is good but as soon as I close Office and run it again, it goes back to defaul RunAs not the administrators name and password!

Any ideas

Thank you

Simon

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