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error 1706 office 2000 prem on win xp home

Postby bWlrZSBhdCBob21l » Fri, 05 Nov 2004 12:31:03 GMT

i get error msg 1706 when openind any office app in any non admin acc
any help thanks
mike birkner

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1.error 1706 running Office 2000 in Windows XP Home

Program is loaded.  No problem starting in administrator 
log in.  On a different user, starting Excel results in 
error 1706, but after clicking OK, Excel starts.  What's 
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I have just replaced some old win98 machines with new winXP Pro SP2 machines 
on a SBS2000 network. I then installed existing copies of MSO2000 Pro as 
administrator, installed all recommended updates etc from

The problem I have is when I try to open access via a desktop shortcut or by 
double clicking the file on a network drive I get the following error:

Error 1706. No valid source could be found for product microsoft office 2000 
sr-1 disc 2. Windows installer cannot continue. I press OK then get a message 
that states fatal error installing.

However, if I first open access and then navigate to the database I want to 
open, it works fine?

This is ok for me as an admin, but I don't want users navigating to the file 
in that manner.

How can I fix this (btw..when installing office I selected ALL items to run 
from my computer).

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4.Error 1706 limited user Office 2000 in Windows XP

I have searched around quite a bit and can't find any answer to this.  I 
installed Office 2000 and all the Office updates right after Win XP (both 
Professional) and all its updates (except Service Pack 2; work doesn't trust 
it yet & has a supplementary application to do most of the security things it 
does).  Whenever I try to use an Office application as a limited user, a 
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spits out an Error 1706, can't find whatever it's looking for.  I press 
Cancel, the situation repeats usually 3 times total, and then the application 
starts.  If I've launched it by double-clicking a document, the document does 
not show up, although I can use Open and find it.  It appears to just be a 
nuisance.  I had the problem as an administrator but when I used Detect and 
Repair it fixed that.

Do I just live with this or run everything as an administrator or what?

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I've installed Office 2000 Professional on Windows XP Professional.
Afterwards I upgraded to Office 2000 SP3. Everything works fine until
a different user on the same machine tries to launch Office. The
different user has administrator privledges and gets "error 1706"
after Office tries to install SP1a (asks for the service pack and
origianl CD). The user already administrator  privledges but I still
tried setting AllowLockdownMedia=1 in the registry, stil the same
problem. Microsoft's knowledge base offers no solution.

Any ideas? It's a major pain to run Office 2000 from a user account
that didn't originally install the program. Windows XP claims to be
backwards compatable with 2000 apps.

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