QuickBooks 2000 won't work under restricted account
Posted on 2005-03-23
I installed QuickBooks 2000 on a computer in our network which is running Windows 2000. I
installed it under the administrator's account. It works find under that account. But when I'm
logged in as a restricted user and I run QuickBooks I get the following screen.
QuickBooks could not locate a valid Installation Key Code on this machine.
It cannot continue without a valid Installation Key Code.
Please uninstall and reinstall QuickBooks again.
I played around with the security permissions on the Inuit Folders in Program Files and WINNT, but to no avail. When I add the account of the restricted user to the administrator's group on the local machine QuickBooks works fine, but we need to keep the account restricted to prevent unauthorized program installations.
Any suggestions on how to work around this issue of the restricted user with QuickBooks would be appreciated.