Deleting files on Vista
kray at sonsothunder.com
Sun Jul 1 12:30:30 EDT 2007
On Sun, 1 Jul 2007 11:17:30 +0100, Dave Cragg wrote:
> But there are a few settings that are intended to work globally for
> all users on the computer and these settings should only be made by
> someone with "admin" rights on the computer. "admin rights" are
> considered to be anyone who can write to the app folder within the
> Program Files folder. The app tries to write a small file to the same
> location as the executable at startup.
Ah, this is the problem.. :-) Writing this file makes it virtualized
into the currently logged-in user's VirtualStore.
> If this succeeds, the user is
> considered an "admin" and can make the global settings. These
> settings are written to a config file in the Application folder
> (presumably in Program Files).
> This worked very nicely in XP, and generally fitted in with the
> various security/installation policies at different companies.
> But Vista produces these results:
> Writing a file to the application folder appears to work for all
> users, so all users are able to make the "global" changes.
> The "global" changes in fact are written to the users Virtual Store,
> and so don't apply to everyone.
That's correct - anything that gets virtualized ends up being
virtualized for only that user... so until we get a tool that lets our
apps get elevated permission levels on Vista (hint, hint, RunRev?), we
cannot install in a universally accessible area to all users without
having someone with a specific set of permissions log in and do it.
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