If the Quick Access Popup setup program asks for an administrator password, you have two options: ask your system administrator to install it for you (using the setup program). Or, if you have some basic technical knowledge and prefer to get it done yourself, install Quick Access Popup in portable mode since this type of installation does not require administrative rights.
Now, for your sysadmin...
The QAP setup program requires elevated rights (via a User Account Control dialog) when the installation is started. If the setup program was started by an unprivileged user, Windows will ask for the password to an account that has administrative privileges, and the setup will then run under that account.
In order to allow installation by the admin and to set configuration files specific to end users, the setup program is executing the following steps.
- It creates a group Quick Access Popup in the All Users Start Menu with the Start In parameter set to the common appdata folder (for example: C:\ProgramData\Quick Access Popup).
- In the common appdata folder, the setup program creates a template of the set of files required to run QAP for end users.
- When Quick Access Popup is launched for the first time by an end user, it makes a copy of these files in the user's appdata folder (for example: C:\Users\Username\AppData\Roaming\Quick Access Popup). Original files in the common appdata folder are never changed by end users.
- If the end user selects the Run at Startup option, the shortcut created in his/her personal Startup folder will make sure the users's config is saved in his/her personal appdata folder.
If, during setup, the option Import Folders Popup settings and favorites is selected, the imported settings are saved in the file quickaccesspopup.ini that will also be added to the common appdata folder.
Sysadmins could edit the quickaccesspopup.ini file (in the common appdata folder) to gives their users a template with favorites of interest for all users: network folders, path to shared applications or documents, intranet URLs, etc. Administrator could also edit the template to enable the Shared Menus Catalogue to facilitate the addition of shared menus by end users (see Can I create a catalogue of shared menus for my team or workgroup?).
To facilitate the creation of a new quickaccesspopup.ini file, admin can run QAP in a new end user account and copy to fresh ini file the common appdata folder.