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Re: Windows 7 / Windows 2008, UAC, IIS8

From: Leo Davidson <leonudeldavidson_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 29 Dec 2010 08:34:12 +0000

On 29 December 2010 04:26, Ross J Presser <rpresser_at_gmail.com> wrote:

> Even on my development machine. I run VS.NET with
> elevated privileges; thus, tortoiseSVN from Windows Explorer becomes useless

I'm not arguing for or against the idea of TortoiseSVN supporting UAC
but, IMO, the problem is that Explorer itself has no elevated mode.
The command-prompt does, and people writing command-line tools aren't
expected to deal with UAC for every operation that might be performed
in a locked-down directory, so why not the interactive shell?

If you use a better file manager it will let you elevate the file
manager window on-demand (without having to re-create that window, nor
close and/or elevate all of its other windows like with Explorer) and,
within that window, automatically elevate any tortoise commands you
run (both through the context menu and through any toolbar
buttons/hotkeys/etc. you choose to create).

Directory Opus will do this, and I just checked that it runs
TortoiseSNV context-menu commands elevated in this situation. It'll
also mean only one UAC prompt until you close that window, instead of
one prompt per tortoise operation.

OTOH, Opus is not free and you may not want to buy/install it just for this.

Disclaimer: I'm involved with Opus so my opinion is far from unbiased.
:) But I got involved because I found it so useful, and a cure for the
awfulness of Explorer, not for any other reason.


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