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I am trying to install a program in Windows 7, the program wants to install Start Menu shortcuts in C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs. However, the installation fails and the error log states that the folder path is not found. Is there something I have to do to get the start menu shortcuts to install on this path?

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Are you running the install program as an administrator? That location is protected from modification by non-admin users. –  techturtle Dec 21 '12 at 16:34
    
I didn't know you need administrator rights to do that. is that the reason you think? –  Gilbert V Dec 21 '12 at 16:42
    
That would definitely be my first guess. Unless you have a specific reason not to (or cannot on a certain machine), I would recommend all programs be installed via an admin account to prevent any possible blockages due to security restrictions. –  techturtle Dec 21 '12 at 16:47
    
Would that be the same on windows 2008 and 2008 r2 server machines? –  Gilbert V Dec 21 '12 at 17:13
    
@GilbertV - Why are you asking about Windows Server 2008 R2 if your using Windows 7? –  Ramhound Dec 21 '12 at 17:53

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