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If a limited user runs the First Run Wizard elevated, any changes to user settings will only affect the admin user’s account.

Bug report typeNon-fatal bug
Program affectedProject Nelson (v1.0 Build 019 and v1.0 Build 020)
Details When the First Run Wizard launches, it will prompt the user to elevate so they can update certain system-wide settings like adding and editing programs and their paths. Limited users must use the credentials of administrators to elevate programs, and since the wizard saves its settings to the user account with the credentials it was opened with, the settings will only affect the admin account.
Steps to reproduce
  1. Log in as a limited user.
  2. Launch the First Run Wizard.
  3. Type or select the user name and type the password of an adminstrator, and then confirm the prompt.
  4. Change some user settings (default programs, taskbar and icon settings, ect.)
  5. Complete the wizard.
  6. Log off and back in again as the limited user. Your settings will not have taken effect.
  7. Log off and log into the administrator's account that you used to elevate the First Run Wizard. Your settings should have taken effect in the administrator's account.
Workaround

Many settings can be accessed in SettingsPN without elevation. To run SettingsPN from Project Nelson, switch to the Control Panel page and click SettingsPN. Change the setting, then click OK.

To set the default programs for each application (which requires elevation), you will have to temporarily change the account from a limited account to an administrator. Switch to the Control Panel page, and then click User Accounts. In the User Accounts window, click Change your account type. Accept the UAC prompt that appears (Windows Vista). Change your account type from Standard user to Administrator. Click OK. Now, click on the Home button in Project Nelson. In the Run box, type “FirstRun.exe” and click Run. Confirm the UAC dialog (Windows Vista/7). Complete the wizard. Finally, switch your account back to Standard user under Change your account type in the User Accounts window.

StatusWILL_FIX in v1.0 Build 022.

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