SetupAPI functions called from user application allowed?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Jim H, Apr 21, 2008.

  1. Jim H

    Jim H Guest

    Forgive me if this has been asked thousands of times but I've done searches
    and haven't found an answer and no response in security forum.

    We have an application that has it's own updater that works by going out to
    a local server (not the internet) on the network and checks for updates each
    time the program starts. If an update is found the files are copied over
    and installed using a .inf file and win32 setupAPI calls. Some of these
    files are programs and some are data. In Vista are administrative
    permissions required for the setupAPI calls to complete successfully? I
    know they are needed for the initial install, but what about for updates?
    Also, is it different when the calls are overwriting existing files as
    opposed to creating new files (like a new .dll for an executable that is
    overwritten)?

    Thanks in advance,
    jim
     
    Jim H, Apr 21, 2008
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