Announcing the release of LUA Buglight 2.2, including support for Windows 8. LUA Buglight is an interactive utility that identifies admin-permissions issues (“LUA bugs“) in desktop applications. Version 2.2 (attached to this blog post) adds support for Windows 8 and continues support for Windows XP, Vista, and 7, and all corresponding server platforms.
Many legacy applications work correctly only when executed with administrative rights. LUA Buglight helps identify the specific operations these apps perform that require admin rights so that those issues can be addressed. With Windows Vista and Windows 7, User Account Control helps ensure that apps run with standard user rights even when the user is an administrator. Unfortunately, many people have disabled UAC, allowing apps to run with full admin rights. Note that on Windows 8, Modern UI apps will not run when UAC is disabled, so it’s time to get those admin-permissions issues fixed!
[1-July-2015: attachment removed; v2.3 is now available here.]