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Thread Vista, UAC and #11013
Wed, Apr 7 2010 1:43 PMPermanent Link

Roy Lambert

NLH Associates

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Following Microsoft's guidelines:

1. post a load of crap into the registry to help a pc run slowly
2. join the club trying to create the most entries in a directory
3. hide the data so the users (poor benighted individuals) can't find it
4. add so many features to a product that you have to invent a new menu system
5. invent a level of complexity and obfustication that even Marvin couldn't handle
6. change things every release telling people how much better it is even when the only real difference is eyecandy

Those the guidelines you meant?

Roy Lambert
Wed, Apr 7 2010 1:56 PMPermanent Link

Malcolm Taylor

Roy Lambert wrote:

> Malcolm
> Those the guidelines you meant?

I'm glad you got that off your chest.  Surprised
But those look like the MS internal criteria, not the ones I use

Wed, Apr 7 2010 4:58 PMPermanent Link


Globestar Systems

Team Elevate Team Elevate

I second that - it's not that much work and you're 90% there already.

You really only need to do two things :
1. set permissions properly (e.g. give users full read/write/etc on your app folder)
2. include a manifest with your app to disable virtualization

Doing those 2 you can store all your still in c:\program files\<your app> and be done.  Using the other storage locations is good practice but optional in my view.

I strongly discourage using root of C: if you ever intend to have customers in controlled environments or ones using Citrix/TS - IT will be unhappy with you and may even ban your app from their environment.

Finally, the main issue i find is that Microsoft does not provide a simple 1/2 page guidelines for all of this (that i have found at least).

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