UAC.. The inability to Update a File/Folder within the Windows fol

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Kim A., Apr 24, 2008.

  1. Kim A.

    Kim A. Guest

    We have multiple in house applications created in .Net that uses a program
    (AutoUpdater.exe) to check a the version of an EXE file on the local PC and
    compares it to a stored EXE on a file server. If the EXE on the server has a
    newer version, then it will copy all filles in that folder back down to the
    local PC (In other word a custom built application deployment utility).

    Here is the problem, we have SCCM deploy the orginal application to the
    Vista PC. Everytime the application is launch it starts AutoUpdater.exe, at
    this point the user receives and Validation windows to enter an admin ID and
    password. So to get around this issues we TURNED OFF UAC. But this no a
    solution, we want UAC Turned On.

    I'm looking for any suggestion to help resolve our issue.

    Kim A., Apr 24, 2008
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  2. 'impersonate' is a feature of .Net and scripting, but if that is not
    available to you, perhaps a kludge will work for you. Create a shortcut
    (*.LNK) that runs the updater exe, and set the properties of the shortcut to
    'run as admin'. You will probably have to log on to that system as the
    default "Administrator" account to create the shortcut.
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    Mark L. Ferguson
    Mark L. Ferguson, Apr 24, 2008
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  3. Kim A.

    Dzomlija Guest

    By "In House Applications", I'm guessing that you own IT staff created
    these applications? Is it not possible to install the applications to
    some directory other than "Program Files" or "Windows"? This should
    solve the problem. Other than that, have you tried running the programs
    with elevated credentials, or in Windows XP Compatibility mode?


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    Dzomlija, Apr 24, 2008
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