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From Mark Thornton <mthorn...@optrak.co.uk>
Subject Re: Question about file permission
Date Fri, 10 Apr 2009 14:44:05 GMT
Jeff Stuckman wrote:
> PS: This has nothing to do with UAC -- even if you turn off UAC you will
> still see this behavior. The Program Files redirection feature mentioned by
> the previous poster makes it possible for sysadmins to lock down permissions
> on application binaries, while working around the broken behavior of
> programs that write data to "Program Files". (You wouldn't put a database in
> /usr/bin on a UNIX system, would you?) Unless you're updating your binaries,
> there has been no need to write to "Program Files" since Windows 98 came out
> 11 years ago...
>   
Until Vista arrived this rule has frequently been broken, not least by 
Microsoft themselves. For example, until recently SQLServer would put 
its databases in Program Files by default.

Mark Thornton


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