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Making all programs available to all users in XP

by RLC123 / August 15, 2004 6:44 PM PDT

Hi, I have a Windows XP question I am hoping to get help with.

On my desktop, I have a couple of accounts: the administrator account, one for me, and one for my friend.

My problem is that there are applications which I have installed in the admin account which I cannot see in either my account or my friend's account (note I set up the accounts with admin priviledges). I noticed when when I clicked on start menu > all programs within the admin user account and compared by running the same command under my account. The admin account has 3 columns of programs while the other accounts only have 2.

That creates a problem because basically we'd like to have all of the programs that show up in the admin account show up in the other accounts as well.

Any ideas on how i can get all of the programs in the admin account to show up on the other 2 accounts?



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Re: Making all programs available to all users in XP
by xcks / August 15, 2004 7:08 PM PDT

start> control pannel> adminstrative tools> "services shortcut"> should be here by default unless you moved it. double click it and you should be able to find secondary log on as well as other services that you can start, stop, & pause as the administer.

May wish to wait for a more experianced person to respond as well. Good Luck!

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'u might read through this. .
by Cursorcowboy / August 15, 2004 10:39 PM PDT
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A little gem!
by AussiePete / August 16, 2004 5:11 PM PDT

Very useful bit of info - have carefully folded it up and put it in my back pock for safe keeping.
Thanks cowboy

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It is an on going battle with me
by AussiePete / August 16, 2004 10:27 PM PDT

but in most cases it is usually just a matter of copying the "shortcut" in your "start menu" to the "all user's" short cut folder.
hope u follow what i mean!

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