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Re: [TSVN] windows: as non-admin

From: SteveKing <steveking_at_gmx.ch>
Date: 2004-09-18 18:36:14 CEST

Julien TOUCHE wrote:

> it seems there is a small problem with install of 1.0.8 msi: by default,
> context menu works ok with admin account but there is nothing as other
> common user. the problem is most registry stuff is as current user and
> not HKLM.

It is never a good idea to use HKLM if there's even a chance of using
HKCU instead. HKLM must only be used if it can't be avoided in any other
way.
That said: you always must install TSVN as Admin if you plan to use it
from different user accounts. Also, if you install it as a normal user
it will only work if that user has the rights to modify HKLM - if those
modifications are not possible you won't get context menu's in normal
user accounts. That's in fact one of those very rare places TSVN _must_
use HKLM due to requirements of the shell: the shell extension has to be
registered to be used by normal users in HKLM - otherwise only Admins
can use it (Microsoft implemented it that way for security reasons).

> is this a known problem ? plan to be corrected ?

It is known, but not as a real problem. You're the first one reporting
problems because of that. And no, it _can't_ be corrected - you must
install it with an Admin account in that case.

Stefan

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