Vista, UAC and Elevation in Rev
kray at sonsothunder.com
Wed Jul 11 13:00:38 EDT 2007
On Wed, 11 Jul 2007 20:07:26 +1000, Scott Kane wrote:
> Not sure if anybody has covered this but a few people mentioned a
> while back something about elevation in Vista so as to get files in
> the Program Files folder to be updateable (ie downloading an updated
> library stack that lives with the main executable in Program Files on
> Vista). I've found a way of doing this (thanks to a member of the
> ASP). It's quite simple (and Vista legal). One simply names an
> executable charged with the task of performing the update to
> "Update.exe". This will elevate the app to full Admin and produce a
> dialog in Vista for the Admin to Cancel or Allow the program to run.
> If allowed the program can effectively download and save directly
> into the relevant Program Files folder.
Unfortunately this does not work if the user is a "Standard User"...
instead of the dialog with Cancel and Allow, you need to enter an
administrator's password. You can *still* write the file into the
Program Files folder and not have it virtualized, but it makes it
difficult for non-Administrator-level user to get updates this way...
Vista's a real PITA!
Sons of Thunder Software, Inc.
Email: kray at sonsothunder.com
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