of Windows Wisdom
Windows NT workstation and Windows 2000 professional version use
a concept called profiles. Both
NT and 2000 are designed with the idea of having multiple users using
the same workstation. A
profile is where various settings are stored for a particular user.
There are two basic types of profiles: a user including the
administrator, and special ones: Default User and “All Users.”
It is always best to install software logged in as administrator
to ensure that all files are copied properly and the changes the install
program makes are performed. Recently
released software is getting better in that it is aware that it is being
installed on a Windows NT workstation and will either install itself so
that the start menu items and desktop icons are recorded into the all
users group or will ask you if all users logging in should have access
or only the user you are installing the programs under.
Older programs are not as graceful which leads to copying files
to get it set up properly.