LUA Buglight 2.3, with support for Windows 8.1 and Windows 10

LUA Buglight is a utility for identifying admin-permissions issues (a.k.a., “LUA bugs”) in desktop applications. That is, it identifies the specific reasons that a particular application works only when run with administrative rights. Version 2.3 is attached to this blog post and adds support for Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, and Windows 10. It has…

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LUA Buglight 2.3 PREVIEW -- Feedback requested

LUA Buglight is a utility for identifying admin-permissions issues (“LUA bugs”) in desktop applications. That is, it identifies the specific reasons that a particular application works only when run with administrative rights.  The version attached to this blog post is a PREVIEW of v2.3, which adds support for Windows 8.1, Windows 2012 R2, and Windows 10.  I plan…

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LUA Buglight 2.2 with support for Windows 8

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…

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LUA Buglight 2.1.1 with support for Win7/2008R2 SP1

LUA Buglight 2.1.1 is was attached to this blog post and replaces v2.1.  It adds support for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1.  It also fixes a localization bug. Now that I’ve (pretty much) finished work on the Windows Sysinternals Administrators Reference, maybe I can find time to write documentation for LUA…

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LUA Buglight tips: opening a report file

I wish I had the time to write up proper documentation for LUA Buglight, the utility I wrote that identifies admin-rights issues in desktop applications.  LUA Buglight is one of many “spare time” projects I work on, and for the past year and a half or so, it, like pretty much all my other “spare time”…

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LUA Buglight 2.1 released

LUA Buglight 2.1, identifies admin-permissions issues (“LUA bugs”) in desktop applications.  New version supports Windows 7 (x86 and x64), Vista (x86 and x64), XP (x86 only) and corresponding Server OSes. The download and more information is on this page: http://blogs.msdn.com/aaron_margosis/pages/LuaBuglight.aspx

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LUA Buglight

LUA Buglight 2.1 is here.  LUA Buglight identifies admin-permissions issues (“LUA bugs”) in desktop applications.  I’ve made a lot of changes to LUA Buglight since the last “2.0 Preview” that I posted, so the version number has been bumped up: Support for Windows 7, Vista and XP, and corresponding Servers (2008 R2, 2008, 2003) Support…

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Live, on the internet...

Ahoy, all — Later this week I’ll be appearing at a virtual roundtable hosted by Mark Russinovich, streaming live over the web.  The topic is Windows 7 application compatibility.  Among other things, I’ll be demoing the latest (still-unreleased) updates to LUA Buglight (latest released version here). Here are the details:   Springboard Series Virtual Roundtable   Windows…

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"LUA Bug" demo app

I do a lot of presentations on how to identify and fix “LUA bugs” in applications (*), both for Windows XP and Windows Vista.  I frequently use a little VB6 application to demonstrate writing to various portions of the file system and registry, write to .ini files in protected locations, restart services, explicitly check for…

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LUA Buglight 2.0, second preview

LUA Buglight is a utility that helps identify “LUA bugs” in applications — application features that that fail as standard user but that work as administrator.  I work on it in my spare time, so progress has been slow.  Attached to this blog post is the second preview version of LUA Buglight 2.0. Main changes…

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