[Dshield] Tax Time

Doug White doug at clickdoug.com
Tue Feb 17 17:10:31 GMT 2004


TurboTax garnered a ton of negative publicity last year about its install and
run problems,  As A result, I switched to TaxCut this year.

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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Bob Savage" <bsavage at rnr-inc.com>
To: "General DShield Discussion List" <list at dshield.org>
Sent: Tuesday, February 17, 2004 10:34 AM
Subject: RE: [Dshield] Tax Time


: It used to be more common, but it's unusual today to see a program that
requires adminstrator rights to run.  To install, yes, almost always, but rare
to run.  I'd consider that a major flaw and I'd send it back.
:
: Bob Savage
:
:
:
: -----Original Message-----
: From: JJ Noyb [mailto:quiet_sa at hotmail.com]
: Sent: Tuesday, February 17, 2004 9:12 AM
: To: list at dshield.org
: Subject: [Dshield] Tax Time
:
:
: Dear List,
:
: I decided to go back to doing my own taxes and purchased TurboTax Deluxe.
: After installing th esoftware on a Win 2000 machine, I tried to run the
: software as a regular user and could. After a wasted hour on the TurboTax
: chat area, I was told I had to run the program with "Administrative Rights."
: I am not sure what "Administrative Rights" means and neither did they. The
: reason for this was their software engineering staff has determined that the
: program must run with "Administrative Rights"
:
: Not being a Win 2000 Certified person, with ten of thousands of dollars
: invested in MS training, I would like to truely understand the risks.
:
: I can run the program as administrator, but that seems to me to do something
: I should have.
:
: I can run the program as Administrator, but that locks the program out of
: network shared functions, specifically the printer.
:
: I can elevate the user by placing the user in the System Administration
: group. Kind of the same issue as running as Administrator.
:
: Have I missed an option, besides sending the program back?
:
: What aspect of the program requires administrator privledges?
:
: BTW, I take all responsibilities for anything their program does.
:
: Thanks,
: JJ
:
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