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Re^2: Changing registry permissions

by BrowserUk (Pope)
on Nov 22, 2010 at 14:32 UTC ( #872975=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Changing registry permissions
in thread Changing registry permissions

More of your trademark, utterly meaningless "advice".

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Re^3: Changing registry permissions
by sundialsvc4 (Abbot) on Nov 23, 2010 at 21:31 UTC

    “Trademark” it may be, but “meaningless” it is not.   If you try to fiddle with registry-settings in non-installer programs, you might well find your program swatted-dead by some “anti-virus” bit-cop somewhere.   Here, for instance, if you run such a program ... the program dies, you get logged-off and the corp. security department has to be called to unlock your workstation.

      If you try to fiddle...

      If, when an installer is run, it has the appropriate authority--by virtue of the account it is being run under--to make the changes required, then running a perl program under that same authority, will have those same permissions.

      On the other hand, if the "anti-virus bit-cop" would detect the perl program as unauthorised, then it would also detect an "installer program" as equally unauthorised.

      There is nothing magic about installer programs; they are simply code calling APIs.

      Examine what is said, not who speaks -- Silence betokens consent -- Love the truth but pardon error.
      "Science is about questioning the status quo. Questioning authority".
      In the absence of evidence, opinion is indistinguishable from prejudice.

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