Simple answer is to leave the accoutn with local admin rights
I agree. That is what editors should have. You can't trust a preson with that, they won't make a very good editor. Put them in another class - maybe wood shop.
Put them in another class - maybe wood shop.
I agree, but don't trust them with an axe, saw, chisel and the like. Maybe a music class would entail less risks.
Thank you for your replies but they were in no way helpful. Hopefully someone can respond with a serious answer.
Simple answer is to leave the accoutn with local admin rights.
You have answered your own question. That is needed for faultless operation. If you refuse that, well, you have consequences as you have noticed. EOS.
We have used CS3 in the past without granting local admin rights. Is there any type of registry key to modify to allow this?
Just to update. I started with a fresh install of Windows XP SP3.
Added the compuetr to our domain.
Setup the student account as a local administrator.
Loaded CS4 Master Suite and updated to 4.1
Logged off as the student.
Removed local admin rights from student account.
Logged back in with the student account and it is working/loading fine now.
Though there was some levity, the root of the answers was serious. These Adobe programs are not designed to function in a networked "lab" situation. Sad, but true.
Though not in academia, I've filed several Feature Requests for this function to be added. I would not mind seeing it added to just the "educational version." Your's is a common question and a simple request - just not one that anyone, other than Adobe can address.
With Adobe wanting to get these programs more into the mainstream of feature and indie editing, starting students out with them should be a concern from a sales standpoint. If the students grow up with FCP, or AVID, they will be less likely to switch to PrPro, when they graduate.
That IS good news. I would test the creation of a "student" Project fully to completition and make sure that all features function, as they should.
Maybe my "feature requests" were heeded, after all?