Administrator access

Posted: 05-08-2006, 08:09 PM
Hi,

Is there any documentation on just what operations require administrator
access? My impression is that some registry keys, some WMI operations etc.
require admin privileges, but how do we know just which ones? We would like
to change our application to run in user mode normally, and only switch to
admin mode when really needed.
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Thanks,
Robert Tonsing

Administrator access


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Andre Da Costa [Extended64]
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Re: Administrator access
Posted: 05-08-2006, 09:31 PM
When you want the application to Run As Administrator, right click the
applications executable and click "Run As Administrator".
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"Robert Tonsing" <RobertTonsing@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:29479242-3DD7-4B16-AEA2-246FD7F31730@microsoft.com...
> Hi,
>
> Is there any documentation on just what operations require administrator
> access? My impression is that some registry keys, some WMI operations etc.
> require admin privileges, but how do we know just which ones? We would
> like
> to change our application to run in user mode normally, and only switch to
> admin mode when really needed.
> --
> Thanks,
> Robert Tonsing

Zack Whittaker
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Re: Administrator access
Posted: 05-08-2006, 10:31 PM
There will be some docs. out on UAC especially when Beta 2 comes out. Here's
some articles anyway from VistaBase, there are some useful links at the
bottom of each as well you may wish to check out.

Security: what the user doesn't need to see
http://www.vistabase.co.uk/welcome.p...y/patssecurity

What is UAC?
http://www.vistabase.co.uk/welcome.p...rity/whatisuap

What are the shields for?
http://www.vistabase.co.uk/welcome.p...dsinfolderview

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"Robert Tonsing" <RobertTonsing@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:29479242-3DD7-4B16-AEA2-246FD7F31730@microsoft.com...
> Hi,
>
> Is there any documentation on just what operations require administrator
> access? My impression is that some registry keys, some WMI operations etc.
> require admin privileges, but how do we know just which ones? We would
> like
> to change our application to run in user mode normally, and only switch to
> admin mode when really needed.
> --
> Thanks,
> Robert Tonsing

Roger Abell [MVP]
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Re: Administrator access
Posted: 05-09-2006, 06:18 AM
generic dev sec info (including new dev sec res kit)
http://msdn.microsoft.com/security/

Vista specific dev info (general, index)
http://msdn.microsoft.com/windowsvista/

Vista specific dev sec info
http://msdn.microsoft.com/windowsvista/security/

All of the above do not directly, concisely address what you are
after, i.e. what to do and not do to have a Vista compliant and
deployment friendly application. I am somewhat surprised that
I could not put the finger on the "certified for" 1-2-3 for Vista
applications. (Of course, some is implied by some things, like use
of ClickOnce install, etc.). It is pretty easy to find the logo'd
software requirements/specifications for W2k3 and earlier, but
I am not finding the Vista versions.

Perhaps your best bet is a some reading at the above links, and
also the one below, and also posting to the MSDN forums.
http://msdn.microsoft.com/windowsvis...developerstory
Seriously, try the MSDN forums or if you are a partner that channel
also as I can find now dead links to a draft of the requirements for
Certified for Windows Vista cobranding (3 months old and now gone)
so something should be available (soon).


"Robert Tonsing" <RobertTonsing@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:29479242-3DD7-4B16-AEA2-246FD7F31730@microsoft.com...
> Hi,
>
> Is there any documentation on just what operations require administrator
> access? My impression is that some registry keys, some WMI operations etc.
> require admin privileges, but how do we know just which ones? We would
> like
> to change our application to run in user mode normally, and only switch to
> admin mode when really needed.
> --
> Thanks,
> Robert Tonsing

alan
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Re: Administrator access
Posted: 03-13-2007, 06:58 PM
Those first 2 links are bad.

"Zack Whittaker" wrote:
> There will be some docs. out on UAC especially when Beta 2 comes out. Here's
> some articles anyway from VistaBase, there are some useful links at the
> bottom of each as well you may wish to check out.
>
> Security: what the user doesn't need to see
> http://www.vistabase.co.uk/welcome.p...y/patssecurity
>
> What is UAC?
> http://www.vistabase.co.uk/welcome.p...rity/whatisuap
>
> What are the shields for?
> http://www.vistabase.co.uk/welcome.p...dsinfolderview
>
> --
> Zack Whittaker
> » ZackNET Enterprises: www.zacknet.co.uk
> » MSBlog on ResDev: www.msblog.org
> » Vista Knowledge Base: www.vistabase.co.uk
> » This mailing is provided "as is" with no warranties, and confers no
> rights. All opinions expressed are those of myself unless stated so, and not
> of my employer, best friend, Ghandi, my mother or my cat. Glad we cleared
> that up!
>
> --: Original message follows :--
> "Robert Tonsing" <RobertTonsing@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:29479242-3DD7-4B16-AEA2-246FD7F31730@microsoft.com...
> > Hi,
> >
> > Is there any documentation on just what operations require administrator
> > access? My impression is that some registry keys, some WMI operations etc.
> > require admin privileges, but how do we know just which ones? We would
> > like
> > to change our application to run in user mode normally, and only switch to
> > admin mode when really needed.
> > --
> > Thanks,
> > Robert Tonsing
>
>
>
PA Bear [MS MVP]
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Re: Administrator access
Posted: 12-06-2008, 04:12 PM
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How long have you been running Vista, Jack? (Unlike WinXP, rhe true
Administrator in Vista is a hidden profile.)

How does your first question pertain to IE?

If you Save an MHT file to your hard-drive, right-click on the file and
select "Run as Administrator," does it open?
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Just Jack wrote:
> I constantly get the message that I am NOT the administrator (user) when
> using IE 7. BUT I AM THE ONLY USER AND HAVE MADE ME THE ADMINISTRATOR. I
> use Vista Home Premium. What's the problem?
>
> Another question is: Why can I not access .MHT files. A lot of my
> friends send attached .mht files in email. They won't open and run. I
> have
> mark my virus software to allow these extentions and have tried to
> download
> software to read these types of files. Nothing has worked.
 
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