When an ordinary user tries to run Outlook 97 on their Windows 2000 platform, the may receive:

The Program is not registered properly. Please run Setup again. You don't have appropriate permission to perform this operation.

To run Outlook 97, you must have permission to write and modify the following registry key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Office

Logon as a member of the Administrators group and use Regedt32 to navigate to:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Office

On the Security / Permissions menu, Add the local Users group or the Domain Users group. Grant the group Full Control.