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  • Blog Post: VirtualStore in Windows Vista

    I was researching on one of the issues for my customer and got to read about this registry key. HKCU\Software\Classes\VirtualStore This key will be given to applications on vista who tries to do registry operations which requires admin privileges which it does not have. So, the key, HKCU\Software\Classes...
  • Blog Post: A referral was returned from the server.

    I encountered this strange error while playing with a sample to elevate the executable from the starting. Just imagine, that you require your application to run in admin mode to work successfully; in windows vista, we have the functionality of adding the elevation manifest embedded inside the executable...
  • Blog Post: Changes to COM in Windows Vista

    The following changes appear in COM in Windows Vista: The COM elevation moniker allows applications that are running under a limited user account (LUA) to activate COM classes with elevated functionality. For more information, please see The COM Elevation Moniker . When you install an application that...
  • Blog Post: How to programmatically determine whether UAC is enabled or not

    The moth says, This is a question I get often: "How can I determine if User Account Control is on or off via code?" The answer I always give: "You are asking the wrong question. Who cares?" The point being that, regardless of whether the user has turned off UAC or not, your application should still be...
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