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Re: Vista: Error creating .svn folders on checkout.

From: Daniel Posey <daniel_posey_at_hotmail.com>
Date: 2007-06-12 07:48:46 CEST

----- Original Message -----
From: "Stefan Küng" <tortoisesvn@gmail.com>

On 6/11/07, Daniel Posey <daniel_posey@hotmail.com> wrote:
> This is the point of UAC. It is bad practice to always run as root, but
> most Windows programs seem to require it. UAC is an attempt to limit what
> runs as root even for members of the Admin group. Even if you are a
> member
> of the Admin group, processes you started don't have Admin privileges by
> default.
> UAC tries to solve a real problem, but if you decide the solution is too
> broken, you can always turn it off.

No, UAC tries to work around the real problem. It doesn't solve it.
And: it's not really a barrier for bad programs either. See here:


That is why I said *tries*. I really wasn't trying to defend UAC. I was
just trying to explain the "logic" (I'm being generous here) of why being in
the admin group isn't granting permissions. I did suggest turning it off.


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