[Spambayes] Doesn't load

Tony Meyer tameyer at ihug.co.nz
Thu Mar 10 01:14:55 CET 2005

> I've been trying to install SpamBayes for some executive 
> users that do not have Admin rights to their PC's.
> After creating the SpamBayes folder under Program Files I 
> gave all users full access to that folder.
> Everything seemed to run/load without errors but the SpamBayes is not
> enabled in Outlook.  
> This is the log file:
> pywintypes.error: (5, 'RegSetValue', 'Access is denied.')

The rights that are missing are rights to write to non-user parts of the
registry, to tell Outlook about the plug-in.  The simple solution is to log
in as administrator, install for all users (as in the troubleshooting
guide), and then it should be there for the regular user.  Alternatively,
set the user's access to administrator temporarily, do the install, then
restore the access (it's only required for install).

There has been fairly recent discussion about whether these rights should be
required or not - the list archive has details (the thread subject is "Local
admin rights") if you are interested.  It's not clear yet what the outcome
will be...


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