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Automatic Update application ignores permissions

Postby Kyle » Sun, 15 Jan 2006 01:56:03 GMT

I have a managed account on my computer - I've allowed the user to
launch all Office applications except the Updater, Remove Office, and
the Handheld Sync Installer.  However, if the user clicks "Check for
updates" in the Help menu in Word, the Updater application launches,
and the AU daemon is put in the list of applications to startup on
login.  I guess this is the place to report such a bug - does anyone
know how to prevent the user from launching the Updater application in
this way?


Re: Automatic Update application ignores permissions

Postby Mickey Stevens » Sun, 15 Jan 2006 10:39:25 GMT

Does the user account have the "Allow Supporting Programs" box in the
allow/disallow program list checked?  I think that allows AutoUpdate to run
even if it's not one of the explicitly stated "allowed" applications.

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Re: Automatic Update application ignores permissions

Postby Kyle » Sun, 15 Jan 2006 13:18:52 GMT

If I uncheck this box, do you know if there will be any side affects?


Re: Automatic Update application ignores permissions

Postby Mickey Stevens » Mon, 16 Jan 2006 02:42:03 GMT

You'll definitely have to allow the Microsoft Database Daemon & Microsoft
Office Notifications explicitly.  I don't know if there are another
applications you need to allow for it to work properly.

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Re: Automatic Update application ignores permissions

Postby Kyle » Mon, 16 Jan 2006 06:16:22 GMT

I have all of those enabled; I was asking if you knew about any other
programs being affected by my disabling this option.


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