User Account Control (UAC)
Windows Vista Application Development Requirements for User Account Control
This document is intended to assist application developers with designing Windows Vista®-capable applications that are User Account Control (UAC) compliant. Detailed steps about the design process are included, along with code samples, requirements, and best practices. This paper also details the technical updates and changes to the user experience in Windows Vista.
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Sections in this paper include:
Why User Account Control?—details why UAC was developed
How UAC Works—details the UAC functionality
Will UAC Affect Your Application?—how to determine whether you will have to make your application UAC-compatible
Designing UAC Applications for Windows Vista—how to design your application to be UAC-compatible
Deploying and Patching UAC Applications for Standard Users—how to ensure that your application can be deployed for standard users.
Troubleshooting UAC Common Issues—lists common development and installation issues that arise in Microsoft .NET applications.
UAC References—includes a virtualization reference and a security settings reference.