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August 2008 Entries

I've seen a lot of developers clueless when it comes to UAC in Vista. The whole point to UAC is give your application the minimum amount of privileges required for it to run. If you wrote your application, you should have a pretty good idea of what system resources your application needs to access. The solution here is not to require your users to "turn off UAC", or to set your application to run in compatibility mode. This is the biggest reason UAC has gotten such a bad reputation.. its our fault! ......