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Jun
7
comment What does registry setting EnableLinkedConnections do on a technical level?
Agreed on that. For now I'm running it in a VM on VirtualBox -- with my physical drives mapped as network drives -- which was really painful until I found this registry fix which allowed me to access the network from Visual Studio while running it as an admin. :-) [FYI: I'm also using source control -- I just like to be able to open up files remotely also.]
Jun
4
comment What does registry setting EnableLinkedConnections do on a technical level?
Also, I strongly disagree that the analogy is a stretch. Taking away the ability to run apps as an administrator would be completely akin to giving my computer a flat tire. I have a Microsoft Visual Studio project that fails to compile during the code signing phase if Visual Studio is not launched with "Run as Administrator". I've attempted to troubleshoot this, but have found no solution, either on google, blogs, or stack overflow (this is not an isolated incident). The ability to run apps as an admin is a must for some users (even when only using Microsoft software).
Jun
4
comment What does registry setting EnableLinkedConnections do on a technical level?
Oh, I am absolutely fixating; also in case there was any confusion: I'm not arguing your answer is incorrect. It was very good, I even upvoted it! -- But I am fixating on a very real problem that I'm having -- hence, the question I posed to you to determine if this alternate solution will work for me or not: "can limited user accounts run applications as administrator?"; I take it from your reply that my initial assumption was correct.
May
16
comment What does registry setting EnableLinkedConnections do on a technical level?
RE: "I've dodged using the EnableLinkedConnections value ... [by] having users logon with limited user accounts." -- can limited user accounts run applications as administrator? I thought they couldn't. (If they can't then I don't see how this dodges the issue -- I mean, if I complained to a mechanic that my car's engine squeals when I'm driving 80 mph, I wouldn't accept the fix of him flattening my tires [while it would make it impossible to drive 80 mph, it would not fix the actual problem].)
Jan
12
comment Ramdisk vs Build-In IO Caching on Windows
Part of his question was "does windows have settings to tweak this"? -- So, is there a way to configure the cache manager? -- can you do things like fine tune the amount of RAM it users per disk, how aggressive it is, or what caching strategy it uses, etc?
Jan
12
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Jan
12
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