Is it at all possible to configure MikTex to install the packages into the main program folder instead of into each and every user's home folder hierarcy?
I appreciate that there may be permission issues, but then all users have a mish-mash of various versions of the packages and finding out why it "works for him but not for me" becomes a major pain compared with the scenario where there was only one base copy of the packages installed by the admin whenever the users need another package. As an option to the vanilla behaviour?..
I envision that as such: when a user needs another package for compilation, they inform whomever has the admin password to the box and that user compiles the file, thus installing the packages into the main program folder. Am I making sense?