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(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/256986/ )Description of the Microsoft Windows registry
When Visual Basic 6.0 is installed by an administrator on either Windows NT 4.0 or Windows 2000, generic users can run the Visual Basic application. However, if they try to add Components from the Project menu drop-down list box, they receive the following error message:
This article demonstrates how to grant users access to add components without giving them Administrator or Power User rights.
Warning Serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly by using Registry Editor or by using another method. These problems might require that you reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that these problems can be solved. Modify the registry at your own risk.
To grant user access, create a new group of users.
In Windows 2000, the steps are:
After you finish the preceding steps, modify the registry. Modify the permissions on the following keys and add VB Programmers to these keys with full control inheriting the permissions down the key as follows: