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    Installing programs for multiple users (XP Home SP 2)

    Some programs ask during installation if they should be accessible to all users or not, but what about the ones that don't? How can these be installed so that all users can access them if desired? Make a shortcut to the program's .exe file for each one or is there a better way?

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    Re: Installing programs for multiple users (XP Home SP 2)

    I can't find any documentation for this, but one of our Loungers has said fro time to time that if you want a program to be available to all users on a machine you must install it using the Add/Remove Programs utility in Control Panel. <img src=/S/shrug.gif border=0 alt=shrug width=39 height=15> HTH
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    Re: Installing programs for multiple users (XP Hom

    I haven't had the experience of having to install programs on a network, but I can tell you that there is an easier way to give them a shortcut than to create one for each user separately. Instead of putting a shortcut in "Cocuments and SettingsUserNameStart Menu" (you may need to change the drive letter), put the shortcut in

    "Cocuments and SettingsAll UsersStart Menu".

    This will show up in each users start menu.

    Also, I'm not sure, but I think if you log on as an administrator, you are installing for all users.

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    Re: Installing programs for multiple users (XP Home SP 2)

    There are a couple of things you must be aware of when you want all users to access a program. One, is that all users have appropriate permissions the folders and files that the program will need to read to be able to function. Second, is that if the program creates files that are to be shared by other users that the files are created in a folder that all users can access.

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    Re: Installing programs for multiple users (XP Home SP 2)

    Thanks for your reply Doc. (And others) Been on a vacation trip since your post and now don't have access to the unit with multiple users. Maybe will setup a test unit when time permits.
    Thanks again.

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