Operating systems

MSDN Webcast: BenkoTips Live and on Demand: Version Checking and Installer Detection (Level 200)

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Executive Summary

The most common application compatibility issue that users and developers face is when an application fails upon checking the operating system version. A lot can go wrong when version checking is misused, a user might experience a silent fail where the application simply fails to load and nothing happens. The attendee will learn about ways to work around and fix version control problems in the applications. With the advent of User Access Control (UAC) in Windows Vista, applications run with standard user privileges by default. The attendee of this webcast will learn how some programs fail with access denied errors, how operating systems apply some heuristics, and how to overcome these heuristics.

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