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


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Kim A.

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.

Thanks,
Kim
 
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Mark L. Ferguson

'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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