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XP-Some Users cant access installed apps

By vincecutter ·
Using XPpro, i as the 'administrator' installed a few programs to be used by all 5 users.
How does one access these programs when logged on as a 'limited' user, or just another user in this case??
..and have these programs availiable to other users on there start menu etc..??

please help...its driving me nuts

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by piceno In reply to XP-Some Users cant access ...

When you intall an app, normally it creates a folder in program files folder, where you could find an executable file to run the app.

Try to "copy" this folder to shared documents and create a shortcut doing reference to program file to exucute this app.

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by JParade In reply to XP-Some Users cant access ...

Try making the users Power Users. Open user manager, and edit the groups that the users are in. More than likely when you created the users they were created as just members of the users group. The reason for this is unless it's a program designed specifically for Win2K or XP they need to have specific privileges to use it. Another thing you can try is to Find the program in Windows Explorer (not the shortcut) and Right-Click it. Select Properties. Select the 3rd? tab which says Compatability, and select run this program in compatability mode for: and then select the OS the program was designed for. Unless, it's a DOS-based app, cause then you're SOL! JAKE

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by phil.hall In reply to XP-Some Users cant access ...

(1) Turn off Simple File Sharing, which is on by default.
(2) After you have done the above, right-click on the folder of the installed program and give explicit rights to the program for the users.

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