[tex-live] On Windows, install TL for all users by default

Siep Kroonenberg siepo at cybercomm.nl
Tue Jan 28 13:17:51 CET 2014

On Tue, Jan 28, 2014 at 08:16:45AM +0100, Denis Bitouzé wrote:
> Hi,
> on Windows, when installing with administrator rights (and with both the
> default and advanced installers), TL 2013 is not installed for all
> users. AFAICS, this is not the case for usual programs (I just tested
> it with Mozilla, VLC, TeXstudio).

If you run the advanced installer without admin privileges, you get
a popup telling you that you cannot install for all users unless you
install as administrator.

Note that even if you are logged in as administrator under Vista and
later, you still need to explicitly run the installer as

The simple installer does indeed always install for the current

With a single-user install, users have all the permissions they
might want when they run TeX Live Manager later on. And most pcs are
in practice single-user pcs anyway.

Siep Kroonenberg

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