Microsoft Blogger Updates Windows Vista Troubleshooting Tool: LUA Buglight 2.0

 
Microsoft’s Aaron Margosis has upgraded his LUA Buglight program that helps developers troubleshoot Least-Privilege User (LUA) issues with Windows Vista.
AARON: LUA Buglight is a utility that helps identify "LUA bugs" in applications — application features that that fail as standard user but that work as administrator.  I work on it in my spare time, so progress has been slow.  Attached to this blog post is the second preview version of LUA Buglight 2.0.
Changes:
 
    • Single executable:  all the helper DLLs, EXEs, etc., are self-extracted to your temp folder when you run the program.  No need to copy lots of files around.
    • For Vista:  the helper program that requires elevation is now signed, so you get the nicer elevation prompt.  The driver file for Vista is signed as well, so startup is much faster.
    • Explicit check for x86 — sorry, the current version cannot be used on 64-bit versions of Windows.
      Various bug fixes.
Improvements:
 
    • Much better Vista support
    • Streamlined UI and improved flow
    • Identifies more bugs
    • On XP, not restricted to using a local admin account to create the "this-user-as-admin" context
    • On Vista, prompts for elevation just one time per session instead of for each test
    • Log file names autogenerated with timestamp in the name to avoid accidental overwrite of previous logs.
    • User options saved to the registry.
 
 
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BLAKE was a Microsoft MVP and award winning programmer with over 20+ years experience providing complete Windows and networking support for small to medium sized businesses. BLAKE is also Jazz Musician and Instructor for residential clients on the Los Angeles West Side.
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