I've been searching high and low to find an answer to my problem, but
I've got a Windows application that is using an Access Database to
track user data and an XML file to track where the database is located.
I'm using VS 2008 on Vista Ultimate created using VB
. My Deployment
Project is creating a subform under C:\ProgramData and I can get my
files installed there no problem (DefaultLocation =
[CommonFilesFolder]\[ProductName]). I've set the application UAC setting
to run "asInvoker", uiAccess=\"false\". The application appears to
read/write and update the Access Database tables no problem but if I try
to Read or Write to my XML file, in the same folder, I get \"Access
Denied\". I have also set my application security properties to \"Click
once security settings\" and 'Full trusted application\". Still no
go!!?? I'm using a simple ReadXml and Write XML commands to update the
XML file. I am the Administrator on the computer.
The application will be used by any user that logs onto the computer. I
really don't want to change the UAC to \\"requireAdministrator\\\\".
I've seen referrences to \\\\"CoCreateInstanceAsAdmin\\\\" but my
managed code to update the XML file is all throughout the application so
I don't really want to create a separate COM for doing this updating.
Also I'm not really sure how to use the
\\\\"ConvertStringDescriptorToSecurityDescriptor\\ \\" action in my code.
Does anybody have a simple VB
solution to this problem? Should I be
storing my Access Database and XML file in C:\USERS\PUBLIC? Sorry, I
have tried this but I can't find a way to get my Deployment Project to
referrence this folder.