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RE: Windows 7 / Windows 2008, UAC, IIS8

From: Bob Archer <Bob.Archer_at_amsi.com>
Date: Wed, 29 Dec 2010 10:42:32 -0500

> 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.

Um... you can certainly run Windows Explorer "as admin". It works fine.

> 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).

I'm pretty sure you CAN'T elevate a running process. Check out the UAC dev guides. If portions of the app you are developing need to be run elevated and you don't want the full app to require elevation, you need to separate out the binaries.

> 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.

You can do the same by running an elevated Windows Explorer as I said above.

BOb

>
> 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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