MS Office 2008: Must run as an Admin User?

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  1. wehokev macrumors member

    wehokev

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    I am currently running the Microsoft Office 2004 Test Drive on my new 24in iMac. I have three users on my machine. One has Administrator Privileges the other two do not. When I activated the Office 2004 Test Drive, and then tried to open Microsoft Word using one of the two non-Admin users i got the error message below. I plan to buy Microsoft Office 2008 Home and Student edition when it comes out Jan 15.

    What I would like to know is the requirement to run Office 2004 Test Drive as an admin user limited to that Test Drive version? In other words after I install the full version of Microsoft Office 2008 will I need to run that as an administrator as well?

    Ideally I'd love to hear from someone who is beta testing 2008, but folks that have full versions of 2004 are welcome to chime in as well.

    Thanks!

    -kevin





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  2. wehokev thread starter macrumors member

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    Do folks out there with full versions of Office 2004 run it under Admin users? Or can you run it with a non-Admin user?

    -kevin
     
  3. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I have about 30 network (standard) users running Office 2004 just fine. :confused:
     
  4. ebow macrumors 6502a

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    I run Office 2004 applications under my own administrator account, and my wife uses them as well, under her non-admin account. This is on a G5 iMac under 10.4.x, thought that probably doesn't make any difference.
     
  5. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    I can run Office 2004 as a guest user on Leopard, so I don't imagine its an issue.
     
  6. Bill Gates macrumors 68020

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    On the iMac in my signature, which is shared by my family, Office 2004 runs without prompting us on both administrator accounts and under the standard user accounts.
     
  7. rudini macrumors member

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    Maybe you need to do a disk utlity repair permissions thing?

    pax,
    rudy
     
  8. wehokev thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks!!!

    I want to thank everyone who replied about Office 2004. FYI, I installed Office 2008 yesterday, and I am able to use the applications with all users not just the Admin.

    Thanks again to everyone who replied.

    -kevin
     
  9. chinarut macrumors member

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    I have this issue on 10.5.3 with Office 2004 Test Drive included with my system.

    Good to hear Office 2008 doesn't have this issue.

    Just a heads up for 2004 users, it appears to be an issue with some folks.
     
  10. chinarut macrumors member

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    hmm - doesn't look like they've released an Office 2008 Test Drive yet.

    anyone have any pointers as to how to solve the non-Admin issue?

    I will (hesitantly) work out of my Admin user for the time being!
     

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