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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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