20 January 2010

Why NOT to run Opus as Admin in Vista / Windows 7

A new FAQ has been posted at the Resource Centre.


If you have UAC enabled then it is not a good idea to run Directory Opus as administrator (i.e. "elevated") in Vista / Windows 7. You should run it at the standard level and instead use Opus's UAC support to elevate as required.

(If you have UAC turned off then this is not an issue. Opus works fine running as administrator if the rest of your desktop is also running as administrator, as is the case with UAC turned off and on earlier versions of Windows. Opus works just as well with UAC as without it. Problems will occur if Opus is running at a higher elevation level than the rest of your desktop.)


...Continue reading the full FAQ.