App deployment on Windows

Richmond richmondmathewson at
Sat Jul 3 16:16:26 EDT 2010

On 07/03/2010 10:27 PM, stephen barncard wrote:
> but you are the admin.
> On 3 July 2010 11:31, Richmond<richmondmathewson at>  wrote:
>> On 07/03/2010 08:41 PM, charles61 wrote:
>>> Richmond
>>> I am concern about the location of the installation because of the
>>> virtualization that Vista and Windows 7 employs.
>>> Charles Szasz
>>> cszasz at
>> Thanks for explaining that.
>> However: having, temporarily, installed RunRev on a machine running Vista;
>> built a standalone
>> (on the desktop) and having run the standalone directly from where it was
>> built, I can say that
>> everything worked in an extremely unproblematic fashion.
>> _______________________________________________

Err . . . Yes; but I (probably naively) assumed that if you are 
marketing software
the Admin person would be the one who was installing it and setting the 
user privileges
to it.

Certainly, when I ran a Mac lab at St Andrews we had "merry hell" with 
Chinese and Japanese
students downloading Chinese and Japanese input-capable chat clients 
(the Macs were for
academic purposes) until we locked-down software install to the admin; 
although, later
(after one particularly intelligent student got hold of a Mac boot disk) 
we went for doing a
boot from a cloned disk image.

I seem to remember a similar situation at SIU Carbondale; the chap who 
was in charge of
all the computers there, Dallas Service

[  what a great guy]

had a bet with me that I couldn't get through the 'At Ease' set up on 
the Library Macs;
it took a floppy and a brain about 3 minutes. Mind you, he was happy it 
was me rather
than the "get into a system and trash it" brigade.

Were I to be in a similar situation again I would be thoroughly 
dictatorial with regard to a
software policy (especially with such virus-prones systems as Microsoft 
trots out). Luckily
my school features PCs running Linux with disconnected CD drives and 
USB ports so that even the craftier Primary school children cannot 
install 'Battle for Wesnoth'
should they even know how to.

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