Error message when you try to install an Access 2003 add-in for all users by using the Add-In Manager on a Windows Vista-based computer: "There was an error adding to the registry"
Install Office 2003 SP3To work around this issue, install Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 3 (SP3). In Office 2003 SP3, the registry key is added to the HKEY_CURRENT_USER registry path when you use the Add-In Manager to install an add-in. Because this path is available only on an individual user basis, you cannot install an Access 2003 add-in for all users after you install Office 2003 SP3. Each user must install the add-in individually. The new registry key will be located in the following path:
Run Access 2003 with elevated permissionsTo work around this issue, run Access 2003 SP2 with elevated permissions in Windows Vista, and then install the add-in. To do this, follow these steps:
- Click Start, click All Programs, click Microsoft Office, and then right-click Microsoft Office Access 2003.
- Click Run as administrator.
If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, type the password, or click Continue.
- Use the Add-In manager to install the add-in for all users.
Article ID: 938809 - Last Review: 09/18/2007 19:08:00 - Revision: 1.1
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