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Making all programs available to a standard user

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#1 sdoughert


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Posted 26 May 2014 - 09:33 AM

Just installed Office 2013 and other software from the admin account of a newly purchased IBM refurb T510.


Software not available to the standard user account.


I belive that I followed the same proceedure with a desktop in the last year and the standard account sees all of the software.


Suggestions? Thanks in advance...

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#2 Chris Cosgrove

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Posted 28 May 2014 - 06:26 PM

Firsts of all - Welcome to BC.


Sorry but this topic seemed to slip between the cracks, or nobody could think of a simple solution !


If you open windows Explorer and navigate to your MS Office folder you will find inside it a folder containing all the applications for Office 2013. It is called something close to OFFICE14 - I am not certain of the number bit - but 2007 was Office 12. Right click on this folder and select 'Security' in the pop-up box that appears. Select 'Users' and set all their permissions to 'Full' and it should be available to all.


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#3 JohnnyJammer


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Posted 28 May 2014 - 06:47 PM

this sounds odd that other accounts cannot access the software, never heard ofit before unless it needs to write to the programes folder but office configures most of the stuff it needs in the users %appdata% and %localappdata%.

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