Windows 7 - Install programs for all users?

Asked By Oppie on 11-Mar-07 04:21 PM
Is there anyway to control when installing a program (as administrator) how
it is applied? There are several users on this machine. Some programs, I
want to only load for particular users and others where all users may run.

Tia - Oppie




MateuszRajc replied on 11-Mar-07 05:33 PM
Not unless the installer supports it.
Richard Urban replied on 11-Mar-07 05:38 PM
A program has to be written as such to allow that. Many/most are not and
they give you no choice.

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Richard replied on 11-Mar-07 05:44 PM
I think the only thing they can do is change the shortcuts to the
program to the respective users start menus & change the permissions on
the programs installation dir.
Would this work, albeit a bit long winded?
Richard Urban replied on 11-Mar-07 05:56 PM
It's a long way around, for sure.

Heck. Some small freebee programs have allowed you to choose to install into
your account or into all users for years. Damn the programmers. (-;

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Puppy Breath replied on 11-Mar-07 09:08 AM
You could always use Parental Controls to control which users get to run
what programs. (You could monitor their activity too).