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  2. UPDATECENTER2-721

release note the need to run CLIs as administrator on Vista

    Details

    • Type: Improvement Improvement
    • Status: Resolved
    • Priority: Major Major
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: current
    • Fix Version/s: 2.0-MS15-RC4
    • Component/s: doc
    • Labels:
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    • Environment:

      Operating System: Windows Vista
      Platform: PC

    • Issuezilla Id:
      721
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      Description

      The release notes for UC 2.0 must include mention that on Windows Vista, when
      the command line tools (pkg or the pkg/updatetool bootstrap) are run on an image
      under the \Program Files folder, then the command prompt that is used to run the
      tools must be run as an Administrator. This can be done by right clicking on the
      command prompt icon and selecting "Run as administrator".

      This is part of the resolution to issue 704.

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        Chris Kasso added a comment -

        Adding to this issue as it is slightly related we also need to Release Note
        that the notifier will fail to start up in the following scenario:

        1) The notifier has been registered as a log in start up task.
        2) The user has admin privilege available (can execute apps with elevated privilges.
        3) The user is running Vista.

        Vista disallows any program from starting as a login in start up task (via
        Registry or the Startup folder) if the application needs to run with
        elevated privileges (the notifier does) and the user has admin privileges.

        For the rationale see:
        http://www.jimmah.com/vista/Applications/autostart_admin_program.aspx

        In this scenario the user has a couple of options:

        1) Each time they log in a notice near the task bar will warn the user that
        Vista has blocked some applications from starting. They can use that
        interface to unblock the app (the notifier in this case). They must do
        this each time they log in. Or they can advise Vista to block the app
        permanently.

        2) If they wish for the notifier to run at log in they will have to manually
        register the notifier using the Vista Task Scheduler. This site describes
        how to use the Task Scheduler:

        http://www.jimmah.com/vista/Applications/autostart_admin_program.aspx

        They should point the Task Scheduler action to launch the registered notifier
        which should be located at:

        "C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start
        Menu\Programs\Startup\Update Tool Notifier.exe"

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        Chris Kasso added a comment - Adding to this issue as it is slightly related we also need to Release Note that the notifier will fail to start up in the following scenario: 1) The notifier has been registered as a log in start up task. 2) The user has admin privilege available (can execute apps with elevated privilges. 3) The user is running Vista. Vista disallows any program from starting as a login in start up task (via Registry or the Startup folder) if the application needs to run with elevated privileges (the notifier does) and the user has admin privileges. For the rationale see: http://www.jimmah.com/vista/Applications/autostart_admin_program.aspx In this scenario the user has a couple of options: 1) Each time they log in a notice near the task bar will warn the user that Vista has blocked some applications from starting. They can use that interface to unblock the app (the notifier in this case). They must do this each time they log in. Or they can advise Vista to block the app permanently. 2) If they wish for the notifier to run at log in they will have to manually register the notifier using the Vista Task Scheduler. This site describes how to use the Task Scheduler: http://www.jimmah.com/vista/Applications/autostart_admin_program.aspx They should point the Task Scheduler action to launch the registered notifier which should be located at: "C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\Update Tool Notifier.exe"
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        Mike Fitch added a comment -

        Added both the "command prompt run as Administrator" and "notifier blocked as
        startup program" issues to the MS15-RC4 release notes at
        http://wiki.updatecenter.java.net/Wiki.jsp?page=UC2Documentation.ReleaseNotes.B15RC4

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        Mike Fitch added a comment - Added both the "command prompt run as Administrator" and "notifier blocked as startup program" issues to the MS15-RC4 release notes at http://wiki.updatecenter.java.net/Wiki.jsp?page=UC2Documentation.ReleaseNotes.B15RC4

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          • Assignee:
            Mike Fitch
            Reporter:
            Tom Mueller
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