View Full Version : Error when trying to turn on PushPin Tool Add-in (Mappoint 2004)

Red Coop
03-07-2008, 06:04 PM
I recently installed the PushPin Tool for one of my colleagues. When she tries to open the Add-in in MapPoint 2004 she gets an error message that it is not a valid MS Office application.

I was able to open the add-in when logged onto the PC as the administrator and when logged on with my account which has admin rights. The user does not have admin rights, but I gave her rights to the PushPin folder in C:\Program Files. Is there something else I need to do?

Red Coop
03-13-2008, 12:11 PM
Still having the same problems. I have given the user Read/Write access to the entire C: drive after running FileMon and finding that MapPoint appears to access the C: drive alot. Also, I have searched the registry for any key which mentions MapPoint or PushPin and given the user full control to them. I still cannot get MapPoint to open the PushPin Add-on when logged in as the user.

Does anyone have any ideas? We cannot give the user admin rights on her PC, it is against company security policy.

John Meyer
03-13-2008, 04:52 PM
uninstall pushpin tool.

Put the user in the admins group (local or domain)

Log in as the user

install pushpin tool

log out

remove the user from the admins group

That should do it..