Running an Application as Administrator or in Compatibility Mode

Today someone in a forum asked how to programmatically configure an application so that it runs in compatibility mode. Configuring this manually is easy, just open the file’s properties, select the Compatibility tab and apply the required settings. On Windows Read More …

Extending Wallpaper search locations

When opening the “Change Desktop Background” Control Panel Windows by default uses the “Windows Desktop Backgrounds” picture location which is the content stored under C:\Windows\Web\Wallpaper In addition to the Windows Desktop Backgrounds location Windows also let you choose a Wallpaper Read More …

Scripting Windows Explorer Details View

Those of you who are familiar with desktop engineering know the pain of scripting Windows configuration settings. While in general many settings can be configured by adding or changing a specific registry key value, there are still many things within the OS where Read More …

Scripting Registry permissions

Today some e-mails where exchanged on how to best script registry permissions. Depending on what you want to achieve here’s a couple of tools that can be of help. SetACL.exe http://www.helge.mynetcologne.de/setacl/index.htm http://setacl.sourceforge.net/ SubinACL.exe http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=E8BA3E56-D8FE-4A91-93CF-ED6985E3927B&displaylang=en Regini.exe http://support.microsoft.com/kb/237607