Cannot setup Office97 on NT properly - PLEASE HELP
Posted on 1998-05-21
I tried to install Office97 to all my Lab computers running NT4. The installation was OK. But when users want to save their files in Word or Excel, they get the following error:
Microsoft Word - Error writing updated settings to registry (Error 6 Registry key software\Microsoft\Office\8.0\Common\Open Find\Microsoft Word\Settings\Save As\Any Text MRU).
What does this mean? How to fix it? If I logon to NT as an administrator, it works fine. But if students login as a normal user (member of a user group - undergrad), they get this error. The system and user profile setting are: all user accounts are on PDC (NT4). All users use centralised *.man profiles. Local cache profiles will be deleted by the system once the user logs off. Office97 is installed entirely on the local HDD. I tried all these: let everyone has full control of entire local hard disk drive; let everyone has full control of all files in server (PDC) \system32\config directory; user still get the same error. It works only if I let user to use local profiles. But obviously I don't want to do that. Considering that we have hundreds of students use the lab, I just cannot allow users to keep their profiles on each workstaton. I also tried to set everyone full control to *.man profiles on the server, it still does not work.
I just don't know how to get rid off the error. Please Help.
Some more info to comments from all helpers
Thank you very much for your help. Here are some more information:
Connex and Cph - I tried to let the Students had full access to the above mentioned Registry-Key. It didn't work. Connex, can you give me some details about the knowledgebase you mentioned? Please.
Cph - They have roaming profiles. It is OK with local profiles.
TSauer - The way I setup student user: I created a user group called undergrad. This is the user group for all undergraduate students. All undergrads are member of this group. The member of this group has RX rights to all directories local directories and CHANGE to a local USER directory - a directory for them to keep their files. They can also write their files to a server shared directory (PDC) so that they can access their files on the server no matter which machine they are goning to use next time. They only have RX to centralised *.man profiles. I tried to let them to have full control of all profiles. It didn't work.
Freter - How to fix the bloody thing then.
Cph - I tried to let them to have full control of both local and centralised (*man) profiles. it didnt work, unless I let them to use local profiles.