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    Enable Excel Add-ins

    Just had a teacher come to see us because kids cannot use the 'Add-Ins' feature of Excel 2003 on our CC3 network, but the staff can use it just fine. They need access to this so the kids can do a random number generator.

    Anybody know how to enable the 'Add-Ins' for CC3?

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    We had something simillar on our [Vanilla] network. Investigation showed that Excel wanted some folders creted in MyDocuments before it would allow this feature to work. In the end I had Group Policy create the following folder structure for the students at logon:

    If H:\ is their home folder then create:

    H:\Application Data\Microsoft\Excel

    It now works fine. Maybe you can do something similar on CC3?

    [To test I would create the folders manually for one student and get them to logon to start with to see if it will indeed work.]

    I had the system create the folders as hidden folders so that the little darlings can't get to them and delete them and then say it still doesn't work.

    Please be careful when trying this: I haven't worked on Connect for years.

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    I've just tried that - created the folder structure as you said and logged in to test but it still didn't work.

    The testing account also had H:\My Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Excel\ already in place.

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    @Hightower:
    What permission settings have you got the kids at i.e. restricted etc.?
    seems to me that if the teachers can run them then it is a permission criteria that has to be met.

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    They are a clone of the CC3 usertype 'Standard' with a couple of settings changed such as the proxy address.

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    @Hightower:
    Have just tested normal restricted user account and they have the access to addins must be something to do with your cloned user rights.
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    How strange - I've just put our testpupil account onto the locked down Standard usertype, reset the profile, health checked and deleted locally cached profile. Logged on and the 'Add-Ins' are still greyed out

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    @Hightower:
    Could it be a corrupt installation of Office 2003 on that particular workstation?
    Can the test teacher account user get access to the addins on that workstation?

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