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OCLC Permissions software instructions

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OCLC Permissions is an administrative tool for Windows Vista, Windows 7, 8/8.1 and Windows 10 and is provided for users of the OCLC Cataloging Label Program.

The Windows-based Cataloging Label Program requires Windows Vista, Windows 7, 8/8.1 and Windows 10 users to be in the Power Users group to run because of the way the application writes to the Windows registry. Many system administrators are concerned about the security issues with users working in the Power Users group. OCLC Permissions resets permissions to allow the OCLC Cataloging Label Program to run in the Standard User (Non-Administrator) account.

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To install:

  1. As local administrator, disable all anti-virus software running and install the OCLC Cataloging Label Program. You are prompted to reboot the machine at the end of the install so that InstallShield can finish updating system files. When rebooting, sign in as the local administrator. Start (by right-clicking and selecting Run as Administrator) and close the newly installed Label Program once before running the OCLC Permissions program. Starting the Label Program creates several of the keys/files that are modified by OCLC Permissions.
  2. Disable all anti-virus software running because rebooting the machine as instructed in Step 1 may result in anti-virus software restarting. Since OCLC Permissions must change both NTFS and registry permissions. Anti-virus programs interpret this as a possible attack and prevent it from making the necessary changes.
  3. OCLC Permissions must be run from the drive it is to modify. If not, all required keys/files are not properly updated. A good place to run the program from is the \OCLCAPPS\ folder (although it can be run from any location on the drive).
  4. Right-click and select Run as Administrator the OCLC Permissions program. A screen listing the Cataloging Label Program registry keys and files appears:
    • Read access is shown in the Users Group column for the Label Program.
    • Not Installed displays next to other, now superseded, OCLC applications not installed.
  5. Click the Set Full Permissions button. Read changes to Read/write.
  6. Click Close. Log off as administrator and log on as the user. The OCLC application should now function as if it were a standard user.