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Authored by: ssevenup on Aug 18, '03 12:57:30PM

I was deploying systems with the User home on a dedicated partition for months, but finally had to bag it. All my users need MS Office V.x. There are two glaring bugs in Office that MS refuses to fix. They rear their ugly head when the user preference folder is not on the same partition as Office. There first has to do with a file called "Carbon Registration Database", and the other is with "Office Registration Cache X". There are games you can play with harvesting copies of the files from a user with a "normal" account on the local partition and locking them, but we finally decided it wasn't worth it. The symptoms range from an inability to use macros to problems with Excel Solver. There are other applications that have similar issues and the latest MS upgrade has totally wrecked the Solver, so that's no option either.


Mark Moorcroft
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Authored by: mjohnson on Aug 18, '03 02:08:45PM

You can overcome this problem if you register the applications that are shared as the root user. This way the key files are actually stored and registered by root and on the same partition. After that, all of the other users work just fine. I've been running this way for a long time.

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Authored by: evonherb on Aug 19, '03 05:28:03PM

Can you explain what you mean by "registering the apps as root"? I've encountered this glitch and would like to find a workaround for it.

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