Vista, UAC and Elevation in Rev

Bill Marriott wjm at wjm.org
Thu Jul 12 15:12:19 EDT 2007


Unfortunately the whole point of Vista's security model is to enable people 
to run as "standard users" on a day-to-day basis, requiring the Admin 
credentials only when absolutely necessary. It's a grey area whether program 
updates (after the initial install) should require admin rights, I suppose.

But the thing that really gets me about this is the hilarious kludge of 
naming your program "Setup.exe" -- I mean isn't that the epitome of a 
special-cased hack? I'll bet anything it's there because they didn't want to 
break legacy Office and other M$FT software. 






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