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  • Blog Post: Mark and Manmeet on .Net Show

    Mark and Manmeet appeared on the .Net show last week. Enjoy: http://msdn.microsoft.com/theshow/episode.aspx?xml=theshow/en/episode059/manifest.xml Maarten
  • Blog Post: rundll32.exe appwiz.cpl,NewlInkHere is back

    For some reason it was quite common to use an undocumented (and hence unsupported and we-can-pull-rug-underneath-at-any-time) export from the appwiz.cpl called newlinkhere. This export was removed in Vista. Since this was quite a popular export (live.com for it yourself, you’ll see) we decided at a late...
  • Blog Post: Impact of Least Privilege in System Services

    Of all security changes in Vista, UAC with its spit token and MIC is for obvious reasons getting most attention. But there are a lot of other areas that have been tightened up for security reasons and we keep finding new ones that impact customers. One of them is detailed in the document on service changes...
  • Blog Post: Per-User COM on Vista for elevated token processes

    Per-user COM in Vista (where CLSIDs, etc. go under HKCU\Software\Classes instead of HKLM\Software\Classes) behaves different on Vista compared to XP. Actually it does not work at all for full administrators (to be precise, it is actually for any process with a MIC level higher than medium but more on...
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