Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 30th Oct 2008 22:57 UTC
Windows Windows Vista's most prominent - and most hated and misunderstood - feature was most likely User Account Control, designed specifically to not only make the system more secure, but also to annoy users and developers, forcing them into making applications that do not require administrator privileges. In Windows 7, Microsoft has done a lot to alleviate the annoyances.
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RE: Developing with Vista
by Kasi on Fri 31st Oct 2008 02:43 UTC in reply to "Developing with Vista"
Kasi
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2008-07-12

Like you alluded to in your comment, you don't have the standard user needs. So why are you trying to shoehorn yourself into a standard user account?

There are plenty of other options default user account templates that windows provides (like Poweruser). Even if none of these quite fit your particular needs, you can use the group policy manager to create a developer group with exactly the kind of specific system access you need.

This could allow you to have an account that doesnt annoy you without having to resort to a full blown administrator account. However, if you are doing system related things that require admin rights all the time. Then maybe you shouldn't be doing non-safe activities at the same time on that account and fast user switching with multiple accounts would be a better solution for you.

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RE[2]: Developing with Vista
by jayson.knight on Fri 31st Oct 2008 04:31 in reply to "RE: Developing with Vista"
jayson.knight Member since:
2005-07-06

Like you alluded to in your comment, you don't have the standard user needs. So why are you trying to shoehorn yourself into a standard user account?


When writing software for Windows, it is highly recommended you do so using a regular user account since this is the least common denominator...most of the users of your software will be running as non-admin. There are tons of software packages that were written by developers with full admin rights to their machine as the software was authored, only to have a ton of things go wrong when the finished package was run by an end user under a non-admin account.

Edited 2008-10-31 04:32 UTC

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