How can I allow a new user to use MS Office?

Discussion in 'Security Software' started by rpgs rock dvds, Jun 9, 2011.

  1. Ages ago, I installed MS Office on to my PC. At that time, there were
    no other users set up for this PC - it was just Admin, I suppose.
    Now, I have added a new user to this PC. When I log in as this new
    user, I want to be able to run MS Word. It only works correctly if I
    "right click" on it inside Windows Explorer, and run it as
    Administrator. If I try to run it "normally", I get strange
    installation errors.

    So, please can someone tell me how I can share (is that what I need to
    do?) my MS Office installation with a new user - all of this being
    done on just the one/same PC. Thanks a lot for any help!
    rpgs rock dvds, Jun 9, 2011
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  2. If you could reinstall it, it may recognize the multiuser environment
    and ask you if you wish to install it 'for all users'.
    FromTheRafters, Jun 9, 2011
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  3. Yes, that would be the best approach. Unfortunately, I no longer have
    the CD-ROMs.
    rpgs rock dvds, Jun 9, 2011
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    vortch Guest

    Make your new user an admin.
    Edit the security settings of all your hard drives to allow full
    access for this new user.
    vortch, Jun 9, 2011
  5. Unfortunately the new user must *not* have admin rights!
    rpgs rock dvds, Jun 9, 2011
  6. IF you didn't delete the "msocache" directory, or tell the installer
    to delete the CACHE when it was completed, you really shouldn't need
    the CD-ROM to reinstall it. All the required files should (SHOULD) be
    in the MSOCACHE directory (hidden)

    Special Access, Jun 10, 2011
  7. If I log in to my PC as the "new user", and run Winword.exe, an MS
    Office MSI installer message box pops up, requesting the location of a
    file called I had a look on the HDD for this file, and
    I also located the \MSOCACHE sub folder on my D:\ drive.
    Unfortunately, that file wasn't in this MS Office cache folder. There
    was something similar (, but not the file that the MSI
    installer wants. Pity about that.
    rpgs rock dvds, Jun 10, 2011
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    vortch Guest

    OK then, allow that user full rights to the Office *.exe files.
    -in the security settings under 'properties' for each .exe
    vortch, Jun 10, 2011
  9. I'll double-check this, by trying it again. However, I'm almost
    certain I tried it and it didn't work - the same thing happens - the
    MSI installer message box pops up, requesting the location of a .cab
    cabinet file. If I cancel that MSI installer pop up, I get access to
    MS Word anyway. It's a nuisance, but if I can't get around this
    problem, I might have to live with that solution.

    What I am trying to do seems kind of obvious and easy. I'm surprised
    that there's no simple "one click" solution to it. Installing a piece
    of software before a new user was created must surely have been
    designed in to Vista. I'm surprised that I can't just "tick a couple
    of boxes" to tell Vista that a new user is allowed access to it.

    I know I can tick a box to tell Vista that a new user *isn't* allowed
    access to a particular program. It's somewhere in the section that
    limits what a new user is allowed to do, along with setting when a
    user can log in to the PC, if they can download stuff, what they can
    view online, etc...
    rpgs rock dvds, Jun 12, 2011
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    vortch Guest

    I think I'd hunt around in Policy Editor for that new user, maybe you
    can find something that'll work. (local policies...user rights
    .....just because I was curious....however;
    If you first installed it as administrator and the new user cannot be
    an admin, I would suggest you download it and reinstall it under that
    new user rather than doing all this dredging.
    vortch, Jun 12, 2011
  11. rpgs rock dvds


    Aug 29, 2013
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    I think you'd better reinstall in the new user section if you dont't have the permit to access to the admin section.
    stevengerrard223, Sep 16, 2013
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