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Standard User Account in Windows 7


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#1 JazzMahn

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 10:50 PM

I set up four Dell Computers with Windows 7 Home Premium. Used my administrative account to install software (Microsoft Office Suite), Microsoft Security Essentials, Ccleaner, and Malawarebytes. All programs installed properly.

As these computers are going to be used in a public place by junior and senior high school students, I thought it would be best to set up a standard user account for each of the four computers. I have it set up but when I log in as a standard use (non administrative) all the programs that were installed are not available.

Tell me if I'm wrong. I think the programs would still be listed in program files when the standard user is open. Can I go to each of the programs and right click to open and then be prompted to key in my administrative password. I would think this should allow the program to be run in the standard user desktop.

If I'm missing something, please help. I need these four conmputers to function with the programs that I've installed using my administrative password.

Thanks in advance for any and all assistance that you might provide.

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#2 SleepyDude

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 10:19 AM

Hello JazzMahn,

What you are missing are probably only the Shortcuts on the Start Menu.
When you install a program if possible choose the option "Install for All Users" or similar, when the installer ask this it will create the Star Menu entry's for all the users.

Now to fix that you should open this path (1)C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs with your account with Administrative privileges,
all the shortcuts and folders created on this location will be visible to all the users.

At the same time open the Start Menu for you user, to do this open the Start Menu> right click on All Programs and select open
It will open a folder with a path similar to this one: (2)C:\Users\Admin\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu open the Programs folder

What you need to do is copy the shortcuts and folders from path (2) to (1) and they will show when you login using any other account.

Hope my instructions are clear to you.

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