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  • Blog Post: Remote Assistance and UAC prompts

    Recently, I received some e-mail sent to one of our internal DLs describing an issue a customer is facing when using Remote Assistance: My customers engineer requests to connect to a user’s machine via remote assistance. The user accepts and the engineer requests to take control. The user ticks the box...
  • Blog Post: Servicing Dependencies, Part 2

    Now what happens if the dependency is not with respect to a regular API, but with a COM interface ? Suppose a COM interface IControl is implemented by CControl, in a dll DLL1. Now DLL2 obtains this CControl indirectly (for example, calling IControl* m_control = CoCreateInstance(...) with clsid==CLSID_CControl...
  • Blog Post: Servicing Dependencies, Part 1

    Suppose you have a huge product (such as Windows) for which fix bugs daily. These fixes need to ship through some mechanism (download central, Windows Update, etc.). Of course you can't re-distribute the whole OS every time you fix a one-line bug. Therefore you define components, which are sets of closely...
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