Re: Virtualization Feature
Thanks for the answer.
"Jimmy Brush" <JimmyBrush@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:5A2F18E5-6209-4289-86A8-B896CEF8828B@microsoft.com...
> Yes, application-compatability virtualization is available in 64-bit windows; however, it only works on 32-bit programs. 64-bit
> programs cannot be virtualized in this way.
BTW, my previous message was sent prematurely because
I accidentally pressed Ctrl-Enter (Is it possible to disable
it in Outlook Express). Here is the correct quote:
"File and Registry Virtualization – the good, the bad, and the ugly"
This technology is intended to make deployments of Vista less dependent on
waiting for vendors to release new versions of their software that work with LUA.
It isn’t designed to be used forever: in fact, Microsoft hopes to deprecate the
virtualization feature in the next version of Windows after Windows Vista. The
thought is that by that time, vendors and customers should have applications
that work correctly in the low rights environment.
And here is another one:
"Vista's "Show Compatibility Files" and the Scrumptious Wonder that is File Virtualization"
Personally, I'd rather see a UI with a link or button in the folder rather than in
the Toolbar. It is pretty important and blends in there.
The other really bad UI issue is that there's no way to get to the compatibility-based
Virtual Store from the common file open/save dialogs.
The same redirection CAN happen with apps that try to write to registry in
HKLM, so watch for that also if something "goes missing."
I can see how hard they're working to make Vista more secure while still maintaining
extensive backward compatibility. I haven't had any apps (other than one Java app)
bork under Vista yet, but things like this Virtual Store will be confusing until new minor
releases of apps with a modicum of Vista-awareness come out.
And one more link