Vote for TechEd 2006 Sessions

Microsoft Security MVP Robert Hurlbut has proposed a Birds of Feather session at TechEd 2006 called ‘Developing as a Non-Administrator with Windows XP and Windows Vista’. These sessions are chosen by a customer voting process and voting ends at 5:00 pm today (Friday, March 31). If you would be interested in attending a session like…

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Updated Account Creation Plan

Hello, this is David Cross again and I have an interesting project update to share with everyone.  Currently, in the beta for Windows Vista, when you create an additional user account, the account is automatically added to the local administrators group.  We have decided that by making users administrator by default was sending the wrong…

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Testing with UAC – Overview

  Hi, I am Wei Wang, a Lead Software Design Engineer in Test on the User Account Control (UAC) team within the Windows Security organization.  As many of you experienced, User Account Control in Windows Vista fundamentally changes the way users interact with Windows, therefore, it has a great impact on how testing is performed…

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Rob Mensching’s discussion on MSI in Windows Vista

Hi, I’m Jenn, the tech writer for UAC. We’ll sometimes post links in the blog to useful/interesting articles about UAC. Rob Mensching, a software engineer at Microsoft, recently posted a helpful discussion about the Microsoft Installer (MSI) in Windows Vista. Rob’s article includes guidance about how to handle CustomActions in Windows Vista, as well as…

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