Michael Meskes wrote:
> On Wed, May 09, 2007 at 12:46:52PM +0100, Dave Page wrote:
>> Oh, hang on... Vista's new 'security' features include popups that ask 
>> permission from the user before running any installers. One of the more 
>> basic checks they use is the filename - *anything* called setup.exe will 
>> cause user confirmation to be required before it will run. I believe for 
>> non-interactive sessions it'll just refuse to run. I just tried running 
>> update.exe myself, and yes, you guessed it, a user confirmation dialog 
>> popped up :-(
> Seems to be a little bit braindead to me. 

Yeah - according to Microsoft we should include a manifest with the
executable these days that can prevent the check by specifying that
administrative privileges won't be needed by the executable - but that
involves us adding version resources to the exe, and generating the
manifest during build which seems somewhat over the top for a quick
regression test.

> But anyway, I renamed it and
> just committed the changes. Let's see if this works. 


> P.S.: More on the other problem later.


Regards, Dave.

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