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Windows Vista has a variety of fault-protection systems that try to prevent a crashing application from taking down your entire computer. When Windows Vista detects that an application has crashed, it terminates it and generates an Appcrash ...
Article by R-Vijay | 22 Jan 2009 | 0 comments
When an administrator user logs on to a Windows Vista computer, two access tokens are created: a filtered standard user access token, and a full administrator access token. Instead of launching the desktop (Explorer.exe) with the ...
Article by R-Vijay | 21 Aug 2008 | 0 comments
A shim, in the software world, is a thin piece of code we wedge between Windows and an application to solve compatibility problems. The following are some specific examples of Microsoft's ACT (Application Compatibility Toolkit) Shims and where they ...
Article by R-Vijay | 07 Nov 2007 | 0 comments
In Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, and earlier versions of the Windows operating system, all services run in the same session as the first user who logs on to the console. This session is called Session 0. Running services and user applications together ...
Article by R-Vijay | 25 Oct 2007 | 1 comment
As an initiative to increase system stability, predictability and reliability, Windows Resource Protection (WRP) is designed to protect a Windows system in a read-only state. This will affect specific files, folders, and registry keys. Updates to ...
Article by R-Vijay | 18 Oct 2007 | 2 comments
"LUA" is an acronym that variously refers to "Limited User Account", "Least-privileged User Account". A "LUA bug," refers to an application or a feature of an application, that works correctly when ...
Article by R-Vijay | 17 Oct 2007 | 0 comments
Under User Account Control, Windows Vista restricts portions of the Windows file system and registry. UAC also restricts write operations during normal operation (i.e., standard user mode). For example, applications no longer have unlimited ...
Article by R-Vijay | 12 Oct 2007 | 13 comments
Here's a quick reference to help you navigate the User Account Control (UAC) mine field that was introduced in Microsoft's Windows Vista operating system. If you're an application packager, you'll want to bookmark ...
Article by R-Vijay | 11 Sep 2007 | 3 comments
User Account Control (UAC) is a technology and security infrastructure introduced with Windows Vista. As you might imagine, this new technology introduces a new set of rules and best practices application packagers must adhere to. Read on ...
Article by R-Vijay | 08 Aug 2007 | 2 comments