Click on your start menu and navigate to the Windows Explorer shortcut and right click then execute it as Administrator. Perform the same actions described in the previous post. Are you on a domain workstation and subject to group policy?
If the Visual Studio 2005 and below IDE is not executed from an elevated account there are a multitude of things that will fail. With your experience with the Windows shell and various COM technologies I don't really understand why you have not experienced this. Perhaps you have modified the Windows7 UAC behavior or maybe your IDE is in-fact executing elevated without your knowledge.
1.) How are you attaching your debugger to elevated or system processes?
2.) How are you installing/registering COM components and/or shell extensions?
It may be that we are developing different types of software and therefore you have never required elevation.
You are probably referring to compatibility issues. There are a multitude of new Microsoft technologies which probably caused minor incompatibilities. Anyway I think you can get SQL Server 2005 working on Windows 7 but you will need to install Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 3[^].
It plainly lists Windows 7 in the Supported Operating Systems section.
Tanks for yours answers, I installed Visual Studio 2005 and 2008 and any problem, with Visual Studio 6 only worked on Windows XP Mode Virtual Machine.
SQL Server 2005 32 bits is posible install, if Visual Studio 2005 is too 32 bits. I can't install SQL Server 2005 64 bits maybe incompatibity with Windows 7 or the installer is damage, but it show an error about file .cab. I believe the better option is install SQL Server 2008 (32 or 64 bits).
I am having a weired problem with VS 2005 on windows 7
after the browser closes (i am writing a web project) after i run the application, the IDE is back, but it is visually corrupted !!!!
as if the windows of the IDE are not completely drawn?! i fix this by showing a nother window (from the IDE itself) then switch back to my original window, same for project explorer, i have to get focus to the tools window then hide it to show the project explorer, this is annoying.
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Essentially you will need to modify the access control list for the %SYSTEMROOT%\Tasks folder. I would also recommend executing your task under a privileged account such as SYSTEM to avoid being terminated by the user.
Regarding case 2:
I do not know why Microsoft changed the default task folder location. But you can check if the path exists from your batch file:
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I am not sure I should put this post here. I couldn't find a proper category. My question is about the service's load order.
Most services that appear in the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\CurrentControlSet\Services subkey have "Group" keys which are part of a Service Group.
The order of groups in the load ordering group list. This information is stored in the ServiceGroupOrder value in the following registry key:
Windows should first load drivers according to the ServiceGroupOrder.
There are also some services that belongs to groups that are not in the ServiceGroupOrder and services that don't belong to any group (they don't have registry "Group" keys). Of course, the two kind of services will be loaded after services belonging to groups that are in the ServiceGroupOrder list. My question is that for these two kind of services, who will be loaded first? Or no guaranteed?
I use the disk free space and size of selected files in the status bar of Windows Explorer quite frequently. I was very disappointed when I found this feature missing in Windows 7 Explorer. See the Microsoft Technet discussion thread at:
On XP if you enable the status bar (View -> Status Bar), when you open a folder, the status bar displays the number of objects in that folder and the amount of free space left on the drive that contains the folder. On Win 7, the free space is missing. Also, in XP on the right side of the status bar, the total size of all the files that occupy that folder (but not in its sub-folders) is displayed. When you select files in the folder, the right side of the status bar displays the total size of the files selected. This is very useful when you are trying to manage your disk space.
The "Computer" display only displays free space and only if you select the computer node in the treeview. It doesn't do anything as far as giving you space information from a particular folder.
Take a look at the link I provided. There's lots of explanation about what's missing in Windows 7 Explorer concerning disk space reporting.