[wix-devs] Running VS as admin

Ron Martin cpuwzd at comcast.net
Thu Jul 22 18:54:02 PDT 2021


I think you're right. It probably was in test code, because I remember 
that it affected whether a particular test
passed or failed.


On 7/22/2021 8:42 PM, Rob Mensching wrote:
> There may be something like that in the test code but I'd be *very* interested to see such code in the core toolset.
> (of course, Burn has lots of specific handling for elevation)
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> Subject: [wix-devs] Running VS as admin
> I think I have seen code in the wix core(?) that skips certain
> requirements when the code is run elevated. I thought it was odd at the
> time, but without comments in the code, I couldn't be sure what was
> going on. Running VS elevated would put the code in such a state and
> tests that wouldn't pass un-elevated will now pass.
> Perhaps elevation wasn't the condition, but I can't think of an alternative.
> If I come across this code again, I will point it out.
> Ron
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