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Introduction Today I received the following mail from one of my blog readers: Hi Bart, The task scheduler in Vista and Windows Server 2008 has improved dramatically. Unfortunately, there are no classes in the .NET Framework that allow us VB.NET/C# developers...
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This is going to be a somewhat unfamiliar post on my blog. The history for it goes back to 2003-2004 when I was involved in a local Microsoft Belux project called "SchoolServer". At that time, we used a Windows PE (where PE stands for "Pre...
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Everyone knows UAC by now. One core element of Vista's UAC vision is the elevation of processes, used to run something as an administrator. Typically, you open up a command line instance (cmd.exe) which has been elevated already prior to invoking...
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Time for another security feature in Windows Vista: WinSta0 isolation. The first question that might pop up in your head is "So, what exactly is WinSta0?". Keith Brown has the answer . The problem with WinSta0 is the possibility for Windows Services to...
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Note: This article applies to the Visual Studio "Orcas" March 07 CTP build that can be downloaded from the Microsoft website . In this post we'll talk about embedding UAC (User Account Control) manifests in managed code executables without having to rely...
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In November last year, I blogged about TxF: Windows Vista - Introducing TxF in C# (part 1) - Transacted file delete Windows Vista - Introducing TxF in C# (part 2) - Using System.Transactions and the DTC A few days ago I received a mail from a reader of...
I couldn't believe my own eyes when reviewing the blog stats of yesterday: a 90% overall increase in the number of requests. Impossible at first sight, but here's the explanation: a link on MSDN's Windows Vista homepage to my article on Application Recovery...
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Introduction In the previous post about TxR , we covered how to interact with the KTM (Kernel Transaction Manager) directly from managed code and how to perform transactional registry operations, illustrated by using RegDeleteKeyTransacted . In today...
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Introduction Last month I blogged about TxF in Windows Vista and how to use it from your own application to perform transactional file operations. You can find both posts over here: Windows Vista - Introducing TxF in C# (part 1) - Transacted file delete...
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Yesterday I published a blog post about the WinSAT API in Windows Vista . It's always great to see others referring to posts and providing comments and suggestions, as this was the case with AddressOf.com . However, a few reactions on the reactions: I...
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