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    mxmike is offline Starter Member
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    Default problems installing on Vista

    I installed Zimbra as administrator from a non administrator account but it didn't show up on the desktop. I then logged on as adminintrator and it was installed fine in the administrator account. the problem is, that I need it on the other non admin user account. How do I do this?

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    Default having the same problem

    Installing requires admin privileges. On Vista this means UAC launches the installer as an administrative user, which means that Zimbra Desktop is installed on the profile of that administrative user. There appears to be no way to install for all users. (It seems like this should also be an issue for users installing on XP)

    Please, please, please fix this. One of the few things I like about Vista is being able to run as an unprivileged user while being able to escalate my privileges when absolutely necessary. The way the installer works, I can only run Zimbra Desktop if I work as an administrative user, which is bad practice.

    Windows 7 is going to have the same issues (it is Vista at heart) and XP will go away eventually.

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    jmhe is offline Zimbra Employee
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    I've opened a bug for this: Bug 35087 – support installing ZD on Vista as non-privileged user

    We will try to give higher priority to it. Thanks for your feedback.

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    Default Thank You!

    I appreciate the quick response and look forward to seeing a resolution.

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    jmhe is offline Zimbra Employee
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    There is actually a workaround for this. Assuming you have two user accounts: admin and user1, where user1 is a standard (non-admin) account.

    1) Login as user1, run installer (you need to type in admin's password to continue)
    2) The current installer will suggest a default installation path of /Users/admin/..., which is wrong. You can replace "admin" with "user1", and continue with the installation.
    3) After the installation, move the desktop icon from /Users/admin/Desktop to /Users/user1/Desktop
    4) move YZD icon from /Users/admin/Start Menu to /Users/user1/Start Menu (may have to move it to Public folder first, depending on how user1's permission is set...)
    Last edited by jmhe; 02-09-2009 at 06:09 PM.

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