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From "Daniel Reinhardt" <crypto...@cryptodan.net>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Locked Apache configuration file
Date Sat, 20 Mar 2010 18:02:57 GMT

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From: "William A. Rowe Jr." <wrowe@rowe-clan.net>
Sent: 20 March, 2010 17:24
To: <users@httpd.apache.org>
Subject: Re: [users@httpd] Locked Apache configuration file

> On 3/20/2010 11:52 AM, Marc Buyens wrote:
>> Hello. Many thanks for this. I am new to W7 and wasn't aware of this.
>> This is clearly one more Bill Gates quirk. What's the use of assigning
>> administrator rights to users if they are not used? Anyway, you solved
>> my problem. Explicitly asking to run as administrator allows me to
>> change the file. It is a bit like confirming that I am still alive
>> before editing the file. Some form of technology progress, I assume, but
>> not a progress of human logic...
>
> The 'workaround' would be for the installer to set up the shortcuts as 
> 'requires
> administrator privilege' - no password, no notepad.
>
> But that's really a hack.  Instead I'm just looking towards moving volatile,
> configuration things out of c:/Program Files/ into - well that's where I'm
> stuck.  There's no /etc/ or /var/ on win32 ;-)
>
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Wialliam,

Why not install Apache and other web serving stuff into a non-protected 
directory like c:\usr\local\apache

You can customize your installation locations.

C:\Program Files is protected by the OS. 


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