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CS2 installation and running, admin or not...?

 
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2005 10:30 am    Post subject: CS2 installation and running, admin or not...? Reply with quote

Hi there,

started reading the 123Macmini forums about 2 months ago, found the contributions very helpful, and now got my first question coming Smile

Having switched from Windoze to Mac just recently (got my Mini since 4 weeks and I love it with 10.4.2) Very Happy I also got Adobe Creative Suite 2. I am now wondering about installation and running of the software - I have seen a number of posts on CS2 but not exactly what I am interested in, maybe someone here may help me out Smile

a) the installation information just mentions that at one point I would need an admin name and password which sounds to me as if I can install from a non-privileged account and at one point in the installation I would be asked to provide admin credentials

b) Adobe tells me on their hotline that I can only install CS2 from an admin account, but later on use it from both non-privileged and admin accounts

Having read a bit about problems with incomplete or failing installation processes with CS2 and the hassle of fixing this, I want to get it straight from the start - and would want to have one thing: I used to admin Unix boxes for several years (but, boy, this is long ago) and I installed *application* software only under non-privileged users and groups. I do not necessarily see why an application needs root privileges or should keep writable files in root directories... and actually, what I read around Mac OS X: I may install software from non-privileged user accounts (which then obviously is also only available for those users and not via the general application directory if I had installed it from an admin account and applied standard directory locations).

So - what is the situation here?
- Install: from an admin account only, or also from a non-privileged account (preferred from my point of view)?
- Running: from a non-privileged account without any hassle?

Any help is appreciated
Thanks a lot
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2005 12:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just install it as the admin or a user with admin privileges. Do you know how to allow users to administer the computer?
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 22, 2005 5:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Greg,
sorry for the long time without an answer - yes, I know how to allow users to administer the computer (actually very easy).
Ok, so I am *installing* as admin - but to later on *use* it, do I also need admin rights? I found a bunch of programs already which only work properly if they are run from admin accounts (even though for most of them I just don't see the necessity but rather security concerns).
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