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(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/256986/ )Description of the Microsoft Windows registry
When you use Microsoft Office Picture Manager on a computer that does not have Administrator permissions, you may experience the following symptoms:
This problem occurs because of inappropriate permissions in the following registry subkeys:
The first time that Picture Manager runs after it is installed, the administrator is presented with the option to register it as the default application for different kinds of graphics files. Picture Manager cannot create the appropriate set of permissions for the registry subkeys.
When you double-click a file, for example, a .gif file, the shell (Explorer.exe) locates the registry subkey for the file name extension in the
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTsubkey to locate information about the file name extension. The shell then uses the value data of the Default registry entry to determine how the operating system perceives the file. For example, on a computer on which Picture Manager is installed, the registry subkey for .gif files is
OISgiffile. The shell then locates the
OISgiffileregistry subkey to determine what action to complete.
When Picture Manager is registered as the default application for .gif files, users have read-only permission for the
OISgiffileregistry subkey. However, users have no access to the subkeys of the
OISgiffilesubkey. For example, users have no access to the
Because users cannot access the subkeys, the shell correctly handles the error. Then, the shell displays the Open With dialog box.
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 work around this problem, grant users read access to the following registry subkeys and their subkeys:
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
Microsoft is researching this problem and will post more information in this article when the information becomes available.
Article ID: 922688 - Last Review: October 19, 2006 - Revision: 3.0