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Can't use programs on Limited User account

I am running XP Pro as the system administrator. Some applications I have installed are not accessible on limited user accounts. I have read Ms KB article No.308418, and others. I have set permissions to Everyone, but this doesn't make any difference. Is it a case of having to install the individual programs on the other accounts as well, for them to work ?

I have tried copying a shortcut to All Users Desktop and also moving the Program folder across to All Users / Start Menu / Programs, but that doesn't work either.

I have XP Home on another machine and have the same problem there.

Is anyone able to offer any solutions, please ?

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Exactly why we had limited users.

Besides moving the folder you also get to dabble with permissions and rights. I can't teach such in this small space but you need to learn about such if you want to use limited accounts.


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Same problem

Yes I have encountered the same exact problem and have been for the past 3 months now. For some reason I can't access certain things or even close windows because I get a message stating "The operation has been canceled due to restrictions in effect on this computer, please contact your systems administrator.
So far to this date no one has been able to give me the right solution for it. Good luck

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Your issue could be spyware damage.

There may be no cure since spyware removal only removes the spyware. The only known cure if you don't want to learn too much about this OS is to install the OS and then take the needed steps to keep spyware and more from damaging the OS.


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