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Hi

I have a program that checks your HDD's SMART values. The first thing it does, is call CreateFile to get a handle to send along to DeviceIOControl. The program works 100% for administrators, but I need it to work for users too.

I have one of two options, either find another way of getting the handle, or install my program as a service on the machine (it will run continuously in the background anyway) and give it admin rights.

Frankly, I prefer the service option. Any ideas how?
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Good answer, but unfortunately there's only so many workarounds you can implement before you have to change languages. So I'll be redoing the whole thing in VC++.

Thanks for the info.
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Probably the best decision, though of course this sort of thing should be much easier in vb.net!
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