Microsoft promises fix for Office 2008 installation issues

Discussion in ' News Discussion' started by MacBytes, Jan 26, 2008.

  1. macrumors bot

    Jul 5, 2003
  2. macrumors G3


    Aug 6, 2006
    I guess from the discussion of this problem here at MR. I can make some speculation that Most Mac Users (who uses M$ Office) only have one account?
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    Doctor Q

    Staff Member

    Sep 19, 2002
    Q Division, Los Angeles
    The article says
    If there really are only a few files other than directories that need execute permission, it wouldn't be hard to fix this with Unix-level commands. In fact, it's not how many files that matters, just whether you can make a list of the paths and filenames of those files. Then you'd
    1. Set all files within the product's folders to not have execute permission.
    2. Set specific files to have execute permission.
    3. Set all directories to have execute permission.
    Note that execute permission for a directory really means search permission within that directory.
  4. macrumors 6502a

    Oct 6, 2006
    For better security, most Mac users should have at least two accounts. One an admin account that is used for installing software and modifying the system (Software Updates, etc.) and the other for normal use.

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