LUA Buglight 2.0 – preview

Attached to this blog post is a PREVIEW VERSION of LUA Buglight 2.0.  LUA Buglight is a utility that helps identify “LUA bugs” in desktop applications — the bugs that appear when the application is run as a standard user instead of as an administrator. Some of the improvements in LUA Buglight 2.0 over its…


Info about LUA Buglight 2.0

I recently did a TechNet webcast about the upcoming LUA Buglight 2.0. You can view the webcast here, and download the slides here.


LUA Buglight and drive mappings: Action Required

LUA Buglight creates an alternate security context representing the current non-admin user but with admin/elevated privileges.  Because that context is created in a separate logon session, none of the network connections, drive mappings or SUBST assignments of the original context are present.  LUA Buglight tries to copy as many of those to the alternate context as possible. …


LUA Buglight updated information

I’ve meant to provide more info and follow-up regarding LUA Buglight, the tool I wrote to help identify “LUA bugs”.  “LUA bugs” are the issues that cause a program to work only when run as admin (elevated).  Here are some quick notes…   1.  Internationalization:  there is an issue when LUA Buglight is used on…


MSDN webcast: LUA Buglight

I’ll be presenting an MSDN webcast and demoing LUA Buglight next Tuesday, October 17, 2006, 11:00am US Pacific time. Click here for more information and to register.  Make sure to install the Microsoft LiveMeeting client prior to showtime. [Update, 18 Oct 2006]  The webcast is now available for on-demand viewing here.


LUA Buglight public [pre]-release

LUA Buglight™ is a tool I’ve been working on that is designed to help both developers and IT Pros (sysadmins) identify the specific causes of “LUA bugs” in desktop applications running on Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, or Windows Vista.  Once the specific causes have been identified, the bugs can more easily be resolved by…