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Microsoft’s Plea: Don’t Turn Off User Account Control

During Tech-Ed, I blogged about a session where one of the presenters had suggested turning off UAC for testing purposes and I had made the comment that this was a bad idea.
According to eWeek, Jesper Johansson has written a plea in his blog that testers do not turn this feature off. The feedback that Microsoft get from the UAC system is proving invaluable in working out where the pain points are and how best to fix them – particularly through the use of shims for legacy applications.
So, please: if you are testing Vista, do not turn UAC off. Yes, it is a nuisance, having to click on all of the pop-up windows, but this is a seriously useful feature and if you want the number of pop-ups to be reduced, you need to help Microsoft by leaving it turned on.

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