#290 Doesn't work well as non-admin

closed-wont-fix
nobody
com (105)
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2008-02-26
2006-08-14
No

win32com does not run very well as non-admin. It tries
to write cache files to a Program Files directory
(which can be changed, but only on a per-system basis
in HKLM) and register classes in HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT,
without failing over to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Classes.

Discussion

  • Michael Hoffman

    Michael Hoffman - 2006-12-26

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    Since the gencache stuff has changed, I think win32com works a lot better. Not using HKEY_CURRENT_USERS\Classes is still a problem though.

     
  • Mark Hammond

    Mark Hammond - 2008-02-26

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    I'm afraid that until there is a clear specification for when we should fallback to HKCU, I'm closing this as "wont fix". Note that the current version will handle vista and non-elevated processes better - but generally just prompt for elevation. I'm not against support for HKCU, but I am against "silently" falling back due to non-elevation.

     
  • Mark Hammond

    Mark Hammond - 2008-02-26
    • status: open --> closed-wont-fix
     

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