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  • Blog Post: Disabling User Access Control (UAC) in Windows 8.X

    I've recently come across several customers who were having issues with accessing a secured Windows Object as an Administrator. They mention that this worked fine on Windows 7. Before I continue, I would STRONGLY RECOMMEND that you do NOT disable User Access Control for several reasons including:...
  • Blog Post: How to launch a process as a Full Administrator when UAC is enabled?

    With the introduction of User Access Control (UAC) with Windows VISTA, the ability to launch a process as a full administrator when UAC was enabled doesn’t automatically happen anymore. Typically, you make the following API calls to launch a process as an Administrator (if the current user is not...
  • Blog Post: How can my application work when UAC is enabled and fail when it is disabled?

    Hello Everyone, My name is Frank Kim and I work in Developer Support. My expertise is in Windows Security (Authorization + Authentication), Remote Desktop and Windows Services. For my first blog post, I thought I would discuss an interesting issue encountered by several of my customers. User Access...
  • Blog Post: Dealing with Administrator and standard user’s context

    With introduction of UAC, I often get two questions for Windows Vista and later. 1) How to launch an application in the Administrative context from an application which is running in standard user’s context? 2) How to launch application in standard user’s context from an application...
  • Blog Post: UAC dialog on Process.Start()

    Symptom: You may get Security Warning dialog while launching a process using fully qualified domain name path of the image. The warning dialog does not occur if image path is UNC path. For example, following piece of code will get the security warning dialog before starting the process Process p1 = new...
  • Blog Post: SetWindowHookEx API with WH_JOURNALRECORD. This API fails with access denied (Error 5).

    A while ago I came across a problem in which SetWindowHookEx API with WH_JOURNALRECORD was failing with Access denied on Windows Vista. If you have the same problem you can do what I tried. 1) Create and Embed an Application Manifest with Your Application. o In our case we would need manifest...
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