Microsoft Office 2007 – Configure each time on startup

September 3, 2010

Problem

Microsoft Office 2007 wants to configure itself each time the application starts. This was tested on Windows Vista Home Premium.

Solution

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Download and install this Microsoft application: SubInACL.exe from Microsoft
Click on start, run type notepad and click OK.
METHOD ONE:
Copy and paste the following into the notepad window:

[html]cd /d "%programfiles%\Windows Resource Kits\Tools"
subinacl /subkeyreg HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office /grant=administrators=f /grant=system=f[/html]

note: You could replace administrators with the user you are having the problem with as well, or add it in like this: /grant=USERNAME=f.

Click on File > Save As and in the named box put c:\fix_reg.bat and change the Save as type to All Files.
Close out of the Notepad window and click on start, run then type cmd and click OK.
In the command prompt window type c:\fix_reg.bat (or if you named it something else type that name in) and press enter. This may take a while to completely. All this does is simply give the administrators group, and the system user full access to all of those registry keys (depending on what method you use), which they should have that access anyway.

If you are having other computer related problems this may not resolve your issue. I would get in contact with a professional who can make the right choice on what to do next. This also is a registry fix, as with any registry related fix this may cause undesired effects in some cases. I have ran this on my own computer and have not had any issues. With that said, run at your own risk.

What does this do?

This will simply grants access to the registry for the Administrators group, as well as the System user. These groups in reality should have had access anyway.

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