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  • Question

  • Hi,

    I'm a developer using Visual Studio 2005 and a .NET 2.0 application. The app work fine on Windows XP but not on Windows 7. The app writes to a specific keys under HKLM\MyCompanyName.

    Is it possible to make HKLM\MyCompanyName (and child nodes) fully writable (both programmatically and manually) while maintaining the general Windows 7 security for other parts of the HKLM registry? These changes can be made manually because the app is a low volume, highly technical app that gets installed on a dedicated PC in a factory. Ideally there should be no UAC prompts and no Registry Virtualisation or any other software source code changes should be required.

    Thanks in advance,
    Alain

    Wednesday, June 20, 2012 11:34 AM

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  • "Alain Dekker, 2" wrote in message news:4beb5d54-bdb5-4cc2-977e-1b0ae23311de...

    Hi,

    I'm a developer using Visual Studio 2005 and a .NET 2.0 application. The app work fine on Windows XP but not on Windows 7. The app writes to a specific keys under HKLM\MyCompanyName.

    Is it possible to make HKLM\MyCompanyName (and child nodes) fully writable (both programmatically and manually) while maintaining the general Windows 7 security for other parts of the HKLM registry? These changes can be made manually because the app is a low volume, highly technical app that gets installed on a dedicated PC in a factory. Ideally there should be no UAC prompts and no Registry Virtualisation or any other software source code changes should be required.

    Thanks in advance,
    Alain

    Please post  in a more appropriate forum - this post is sufficiently close to your ealrier one that it could beincluded in the same question - certainly in the same forum.

    [edited to improve accuracy]


    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth
    Wednesday, June 20, 2012 11:53 AM
    Moderator

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  • "Alain Dekker, 2" wrote in message news:4beb5d54-bdb5-4cc2-977e-1b0ae23311de...

    Hi,

    I'm a developer using Visual Studio 2005 and a .NET 2.0 application. The app work fine on Windows XP but not on Windows 7. The app writes to a specific keys under HKLM\MyCompanyName.

    Is it possible to make HKLM\MyCompanyName (and child nodes) fully writable (both programmatically and manually) while maintaining the general Windows 7 security for other parts of the HKLM registry? These changes can be made manually because the app is a low volume, highly technical app that gets installed on a dedicated PC in a factory. Ideally there should be no UAC prompts and no Registry Virtualisation or any other software source code changes should be required.

    Thanks in advance,
    Alain

    Please post  in a more appropriate forum - this post is sufficiently close to your ealrier one that it could beincluded in the same question - certainly in the same forum.

    [edited to improve accuracy]


    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth
    Wednesday, June 20, 2012 11:53 AM
    Moderator
  • Hi Noel,

    I appreciate your eagerness, but this is not a duplicate of the other thread. This one asks whether a specific HKLM registry key can be made free for writing to; the other asks if UAC can be turned off completely.

    Your (incorrect) reply has reduced the likelihood that anyone who does know the answer will answer it!
    Alain

    <Noel D Paton> wrote in message news:b84da2e5-11a7-4a3c-996a-bae996a953fe@communitybridge.codeplex.com...






    "Alain Dekker, 2" wrote in message news:4beb5d54-bdb5-4cc2-977e-1b0ae23311de...



    Hi,

    I'm a developer using Visual Studio 2005 and a .NET 2.0 application. The app work fine on Windows XP but not on Windows 7. The app writes to a specific keys under HKLM\MyCompanyName.

    Is it possible to make HKLM\MyCompanyName (and child nodes) fully writable (both programmatically and manually) while maintaining the general Windows 7 security for other parts of the HKLM registry? These changes can be made manually because the app is a low volume, highly technical app that gets installed on a dedicated PC in a factory. Ideally there should be no UAC prompts and no Registry Virtualisation or any other software source code changes should be required.

    Thanks in advance,
    Alain


    Please stick to the one thread - in the most appropriate forum (which is not here!)

    [MODS - please lock as duplicate]


    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC <http://www.crashfixpc.co.uk> | The Three-toed Sloth <http://foot.crashfixpc.co.uk>

    Wednesday, June 20, 2012 2:06 PM
  • Sorry about that.

    The answer would be the same anyhow  - post in the ITPro forums.:)

    I suspect that you will be told on this issue that it can't be done - although I have a feeling that in a static situation such as you are talking about that it may be possible, it's likely to make system maintenance a bit of a nightmare.


    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth

    Wednesday, June 20, 2012 2:45 PM
    Moderator
  • Hi Noel,

    You're probably right that system maintainence becomes trickier, and the long term solution is to fully embrace the Windows 7 way of doing things...but thats just not an option in the short term. These machines are not consumer systems going into homes, but dedicated systems in a factory. Slightly trickier maintainence would be a welcome price to pay if we could just get this to work!

    Alain

    <Noel D Paton> wrote in message news:35f61059-5fda-46c9-a134-cd8e86eeb618@communitybridge.codeplex.com...

    Sorry about that.

    The answer would be the same anyhow - post in the ITPro forums.:)

    I suspect that you will be told on this issue that it can't be done - although I have a feeling that in a static situation such as you are talking about that it may be possible, it's likely to make system maintenance a bit of a nightmare.




    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC <http://www.crashfixpc.co.uk> | The Three-toed Sloth <http://foot.crashfixpc.co.uk>

    Thursday, June 21, 2012 1:27 PM