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Restricted users may have unauthorized access to Office 2008 for Mac program files
Article ID: 948488 - View products that this article applies to.
On a Macintosh computer that is configured to restrict user access to Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac to only those user accounts that have administrative permissions, some users who do not have administrative permissions may have unauthorized access to Office 2008 for Mac programs.
This problem affects only computers that have more than one local user account, and primarily affects environments, such as public computer labs and workplace networks, where access to program files is restricted.
This problem occurs when the non-administrative user account was assigned User ID (uid) 502. Office 2008 for Mac will grant administrative access to user accounts that have uid 502.
To resolve this problem, follow these steps:
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
Article ID: 948488 - Last Review: October 6, 2011 - Revision: 2.0