I will keep this link for future reference. Also, I was able to install on a different laptop that we use for testing, with no problem. I am beginning to suspect an issue with the student’s laptop. Thank you for the feedback.
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Sabine, there was a post on the forum in August that clarified this issue.
Windows 7 turns off the Administrator account by default on a PC with
Windows 7. Keep in mind that even if your user ID has Administrator
rights, you will need to turn the Administrator account on.
Ok, now this is a problem. If we have to turn the administrator account on, and then back off when the installation is completed, this is unacceptable. We need the software to install for any account that has admin rights, not just the account named “Administrator”.
Daniel, speaking solely on a technical basis, administrator rights are tied
to the Administrator account in Windows 7. I believe Microsoft, in its
desire to improve security (and stop all those hacking attacks that use
administrator rights), decided this was an acceptable solution. Obviously,
they didn't ask you.
But keep in mind that Digital Editions was designed to be installed by
individuals on their own machines, not pushed out or installed on networked
machines. Your situation is a deviation from the Digital Editions design.
We've gone over this before, but, just to restate, Overdrive would be a
better solution to a distributed environment. It was designed with that
environment in mind.
This is not being pushed or installed on networked machines. These are law students installing this on their own computers. That is why it is surprising to me that you have an application that requires the end user to use the Administrator account, instead of just using an account with administrator rights.
Daniel, you may have missed the point. Administrator rights, no matter
what user account, are tied to the Administrator account. If the
Administrator account is not active, then no account with administrator
rights can use those rights. Blame Microsoft.