Troubleshooting a legacy application with UAC

Today I was troubleshooting an application that would not install or work in Vista with UAC mode. I looked at MSI logs, and could not figure out why it was happening. I ended up turning off UAC and the application installed correctly and worked fine. I then wanted to know, what is UAC doing causing this issue? So I removed the application, and then turned UAC back on.

Now the fun begins. I downloaded a tool from Microsoft called the Standard User Analyzer. Using this tool, I was able to figure out why the application would not work, and further, it made corrections for me to make the application work with UAC on.

This is a great tool, not only for troubleshooting, but also for fixing the issue and not leaving UAC off.

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