Very informative UAC blog post from Mark Russinovich

In his blog post “PsExec, User Account Control and Security Boundaries” Mark Russinovich shares some insight on the capabilities of UAC in Vista… …”It should be clear then, that neither UAC elevations nor Protected Mode IE define new Windows security boundaries. Microsoft has been communicating this but I want to make sure that the point is clearly…

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Internet Explorer caches settings

In the LoRIE doc for developers, it is mentioned that you can register your application as a broker with Internet Explorer by adding entries to:     HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy Unfortunately IE doesn’t pick those up until IEUser.exe is restarted. You can use RestartManager APIs to cycle both IE and IEUser. Below is a code sample that…

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Creating System DSNs on Vista

As stated in the MSDN article that all Keys under HKLM\Software are virtualized, there is still the HKLM\Software\ODBC\ODBC.INI key (For creating System DSNs) that will NOT be virtualized. The rationale behind this was that – Creating a System DSN would essentially be a task of an Administrator and so when you write to this location…

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