Error message when you try to modify the Parental Control settings in a 2007 Office program and 2010 Office program on a Windows-Vista based computer: "The user account does not have permission to save your changes"

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SYMPTOMS

When you try to modify the Parental Control settings in a 2007 Microsoft Office program on a Windows Vista-based computer, you receive the following error message:
The user account does not have permission to save your changes. You must log on as an administrator or other account allowed to modify Parental Control settings.
Note The Parental Control tool contains settings to help users control the Research task pane in the 2007 and 2010 Office programs.

CAUSE

This problem occurs if you do not have permission to modify the Parental Control settings.

RESOLUTION

To resolve this problem, run a 2007 Office program as an administrator, and then modify the Parental Control settings. To do this, follow these steps:
  1. Exit all 2007 Office programs.
  2. Locate the Winword.exe file, right-click the file, and then click Run as Administrator.
  3. In the User Account Control window, type the administrator password, and then click OK.
  4. In Word 2007, click Research in the Proofing group on the Review tab.

    Note The Research task pane opens.
  5. In the Research task pane, click Research options.
  6. In the Research Options dialog box, click Parental Control.
  7. In the Parental Control dialog box, modify the Parental Control settings, and then click OK two times.
  8. Exit Word 2007.
Note Modifications to the Parental Control settings in a 2007 Office program affect all other 2007 Office programs.

Properties

Article ID: 938492 - Last Review: May 13, 2010 - Revision: 3.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Office Word 2007
  • Microsoft Office Excel 2007
  • Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007
  • Microsoft Office Publisher 2007
  • Microsoft Office Visio Standard 2007
  • Microsoft Office Visio Professional 2007
  • Microsoft Office Outlook 2007
  • Microsoft Office OneNote 2007
  • Windows Vista Business
  • Windows Vista Enterprise
  • Windows Vista Home Basic
  • Windows Vista Home Premium
  • Windows Vista Starter
  • Windows Vista Ultimate
  • Microsoft Excel 2010
  • Microsoft Word 2010
  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2010
  • Microsoft Publisher 2010
  • Microsoft Visio Professional 2010
  • Microsoft Visio Standard 2010
  • Microsoft Outlook 2010
  • Microsoft OneNote 2010
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