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WebClient Applications
Overview : WebClient installation types : Personal installations
 

Personal installations

A personal installation creates a separate copy of the WebClient application for each user. The installation uses the HKEY_CURRENT_USER (HKCU) registry key and the user's own application data directory, such as C:\Documents and Settings\user-name\Application Data.
When the WebClient installer determines that an end user cannot perform an Administrator install, the installer switches to performing a personal install. The Welcome screen includes the following message:
Note: You do not have Administrator privileges. You can only install WebClient as a personal instance. To make WebClient available to all users, cancel this install and have a user with Administrator
privileges install WebClient.
When the installation completes, the final screen contains the following message reminding the user that they installed a personal instance of WebClient:
Note: You have installed a personal instance of WebClient. If other users need access to WebClient, install this instance and have a user with Administrator privileges install WebClient.
An administrator does not control this type of installation. If the end users have access to the WebClient Initializer, they can each decide to install a personal copy of the application on their machine.
Note: Some IntelliStream System Tasks require Administrator privileges to install. If your application makes use of these tasks, users cannot install personal instances of your WebClient application. For more information, see the Administrator installations.
Only the user who installs the personal instance has access to it. For example, if an Administrator ran the WebClient Application Manager, he would not see any of the personal instances that users had installed on the machine.