you log on to a computer by using a non-administrative user account and then
try to start a Microsoft Office 2003 program or
a Microsoft Office XP program for the first time, you
receive the following error message:
Program_name has not been installed for the current
user. Please run setup to install the application.
For example, in
this scenario, if you try to start Microsoft Office Word 2003, you receive the
following error message:
Microsoft Office Word has not
been installed for the current user. Please run setup to install the
This issue occurs when the non-administrative user accounts
on the computer do not have permission to modify specific files that are used
by the Office 2003 Setup program
or the Office XP Setup program. These files
are used by the Office 2003 Setup program or
the Office XP Setup program to register different
accounts for access to the Office programs.
This issue may occur if a Group Policy high-security template was applied to
the computer and if the high-security template restricts access to the
following file:Office 2003
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Microsoft\Office\Data\Opa11.datOffice XP
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Microsoft\Office\Data\Data.dat
If the non-administrative user accounts
cannot modify this file, users cannot start any Office 2003 programs or
Office XP programs on the computer. The Opa11.dat file
Data.dat file are
compiled during installation of Office.
To resolve this problem, follow these steps:
- Log on to the computer by using an Administrator user
- Start Microsoft Windows Explorer.
- On the Tools menu, click Folder
- Click the View tab.
- Under Hidden files and folders, click
Show hidden files and folders.
- Click to clear the Hide extensions for known file
types check box, and then click OK.
- Open the following folder:
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Microsoft\Office\Data\
you are running Office 2003, right-click
and then click Properties. If you are running Office XP,
right-click Data.dat, and then click
- Click the Security tab.
- Click Advanced.
- Click the Permissions tab.
- Click to select Everyone in the
Permission entries list, and then click
- Click to select the Full Control check
- Click OK three times.
If these steps do not resolve this issue, delete the Opa11.dat file or the Data.dat file from the following folder, and then restart an Office 2003 program or an Office XP program
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Microsoft\Office\Data
For information about how to obtain deployment tools, see the
Kit. To do this, visit the following Microsoft Web site.