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Visual Studio 2005 on Vista

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Anyone else using Visual Studio on Vista? The big annoyance I have is that periodically when creating new files or folders programmatically or through external programs called by VS, they are created with no permissions and I have to manually fix the permissions. This seems ridiculous. How can a security model prevent me from accessing the files I just created? That makes no sense, so maybe I'm missing something? One suggested option was disabling UAC, but I had complications when trying that option.

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My buddy in school had various compile errors running 2005. Download 2008 express, and it should work fine for ya. He did not have any problems after that.


We have Visual Studio 2008, but have not made the migration yet. The main annoyances would be having to rebuild Boost and Qt for VS2008. I'm not sure the tech lead would want any time spent on that, but I guess I could see if it's a possibility.

Your friend's experience is that VS2008 fixed many of the Vista annoyances w/ VS?

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Wasn't there a VISTA patch for VS2005?


There is and I have it installed. Hasn't seemed to fix everything.

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Wasn't there a VISTA patch for VS2005?

Yes but it still ask you to run as administrator everytime unlike VS 2008 since it wasn't written with Vista security in mind.
I'd just use VS2008 if you can.

p.s. And yeah you'll get all kinds of weird file permission errors under Vista espcially when running under a standard account. I've also seen programs create directories and files that later cannot be accessed even with UAC prompt!

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You need the service pack and hot fix's:

VS80sp1-KB926601-X86-ENU
VS80sp1-KB932232-X86-ENU


I believe that's what I have installed on my work system, as they make VS2005 usable on Vista. However, they're not seeming to fix the issues with VS not appropriately launching other processes with the appropriate permissions.

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Anyone else using Visual Studio on Vista? The big annoyance I have is that periodically when creating new files or folders programmatically or through external programs called by VS, they are created with no permissions and I have to manually fix the permissions. This seems ridiculous. How can a security model prevent me from accessing the files I just created? That makes no sense, so maybe I'm missing something?

One suggested option was disabling UAC, but I had complications when trying that option.
In what directory are you creating these files? It almost sounds like they're not inheriting permissions correctly from the parent directory.

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