UAC and EnableLinkedConnections registry key
Posted on 2014-10-14
I am trying to run a new version of a Windows application on a Windows 8.1 workstation.
The programs uses a mapped drive to access the data from the server-share.
The previous version of the program runs just fine, but the new version, which is UAC aware, gives a file read/write access error.
I discovered the "EnableLinkedConnections" option, which temporarily solved the problem. The new version of the program under Windows 8.1 is now able to fully access the data via the network-share mapped drive.
From what I can see the "EnableLinkedConnections" option is a temporary solution and not a real fix to the problem.
What am I missing here? Am I supposed to set specific rights for the application, or install in a specific folder?