Supportability is a topic near and dear to my heart. Vista has made great leaps and bounds in this area with more logging than any prior OS, as well as a great help file and improved errors.
However, the other day I was playing with Vista's UAC features and manifests and noticed an error which doesnt really give an indication as to what the real issue is so I thought I would note it here.
When I launched an application with a valid manifest I would get this error:
The error really didnt tell me much but I did recall that I had set some UAC policies earlier in this domain.
Under Security Options--- User Account Control: Only elevate executables that are signed and validated
Ahhh this was the culprit. Sho' nuff , I reverted this and it all worked out. However, had someone asked me why they got an error "A referral was returned from the server" in relation to a UAC issue - I never would have guessed this was the cause...
Maybe it'll help someone someday..
That doens'nt work mate.
I've disabled those features but i still get the error message.
Any other reasons why this could be?
Unfortunately without more info I cant begin to tell you why it may be popping that error.
Thanks for your information....i tried this and worked for me
I turn UAC off and on next boot it is back on. How can I stop this?
is it set via a policy? See http://technet2.microsoft.com/WindowsVista/en/library/0d75f774-8514-4c9e-ac08-4c21f5c6c2d91033.mspx?mfr=true
Thank you, I didn't realize the implications of switching this on.
This helped me today! Thanks a ton for sharing this.