MLS no longer requires it to be installed on Administrator profile

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MLS no longer requires it to be installed on Administrator profile

Postby jdlessley » Thu Dec 16, 2010 9:07 pm

MLS version 3.3 no longer requires it be installed on a Windows profile with administrator privileges. This allows administrative computers to implement standard configuration management of user profiles.
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Postby lajackson » Fri Dec 17, 2010 11:09 am

jdlessley wrote:MLS version 3.3 no longer requires it be installed on a Windows profile with administrator privileges. This allows administrative computers to implement standard configuration management of user profiles.


Has anyone actually tried this yet, to see how well it works? [grin]

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Postby kd7mha » Fri Dec 17, 2010 11:36 am

When I installed on my laptop to use for testing I had to run as an administrator once first before my non-admin account could run MLS.
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Postby jdlessley » Fri Dec 17, 2010 12:09 pm

kd7mha wrote:When I installed on my laptop to use for testing I had to run as an administrator once first before my non-admin account could run MLS.
Was this a Windows 7 system?

Before Windows 7 the limitation that required the administrator privileges was the send/receive. Test installs could always be run on any Windows XP user account. It just never had the capability to do a send/receive and therefore had no problems.
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Postby kd7mha » Fri Dec 17, 2010 2:09 pm

jdlessley wrote:Was this a Windows 7 system?

Before Windows 7 the limitation that required the administrator privileges was the send/receive. Test installs could always be run on any Windows XP user account. It just never had the capability to do a send/receive and therefore had no problems.


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Postby jdlessley » Fri Dec 17, 2010 5:19 pm

Just to make sure everyone understands .... MLS 3.3 is compatible with both Windows 7 and Windows XP. A test install will not identify send/receive issues since that feature is not available for the test ward 108 and the test stake 2224445.
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Postby bellingson » Sun Apr 24, 2011 11:52 am

jdlessley wrote:Just to make sure everyone understands .... MLS 3.3 is compatible with both Windows 7 and Windows XP.


We just received a new computer for our ward and I've been trying to get a non admin user for ward auxiliaries to use. I have been trying to figure out how to get our Limited user account on MS XP to run MLS 3.3.1. When I start up MLS from the non admin account I get the following error message "The user does not have sufficient privileges to run MLS: [USER_NAME]"

I've read in this post along with several others that MLS 3.3 will run with a non admin account, but that is not what I am seeing right now with our computer. Is there something that I need to do with MLS or with the user account to get MLS to work on the non admin user account?

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Postby russellhltn » Sun Apr 24, 2011 12:42 pm

bellingson wrote:We just received a new computer for our ward and I've been trying to get a non admin user for ward auxiliaries to use. I have been trying to figure out how to get our Limited user account on MS XP to run MLS 3.3.1.


While the release notes did say that Administrator was no longer required, I don't recall it saying that it would run under Limited User which is two steps down. (Power User being between them.) Nor have we gotten any new guidance on just how MLS should be set up. I haven't seen any guidance saying that multiple Windows accounts were acceptable for MLS usage. The last written word we got was that all MLS users were to use the same Windows account. And since updates can be pushed down during a send/receive, I wouldn't want to be running with a Windows account that might prevent them from installing properly.

In aviation there's a saying that anyone who goes beyond the Pilot's Operating Handbook becomes an unpaid test pilot. I think you're in a similar situation.
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