Microsoft KB Archive/104521

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PUB2: Network Install Shows "Unknown User" When Run

PUB2: Network Install Shows "Unknown User" When Run


The information in this article applies to:

 - Microsoft Publisher for Windows, versions 2.0, 2.0a


When you start a network installation of Publisher on your
workstation, you may find that the startup screen displays the words
"unknown user" instead of your name. This occurs even if you entered
your name when you ran the Setup /N command to install Publisher on
your workstation. The serial number it displays may also be incorrect.


Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in the Microsoft products listed
at the beginning of this article. This problem was corrected in Microsoft 
Publisher for Windows 95 version 3.0.


When the network administrator installs Publisher to the network
server using the Setup /A command, the MSPUB.EXE file is stamped with
the company name. However, when workstation users install using the
Setup /N command and enter their names, that information is not
recorded. All the workstation users are using the same .EXE file from
the network server. For this reason, individual names cannot be
written to the .EXE file, and do not display when users run Publisher.

Additional query words: 2.00 mspub pub20 win31 netsetup launch
2.00a start up startup set setup setup/a setup/n