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  • How To: Use Vista's UAC Feature To Avoid Always Requiring Admin Rights

     Not directly related to the content, but I'm wondering how you made that recording? The video has footage of the UAC desktop -- isn't that meant to be secure and inaccessible to normal applications like screen grabbers -- did you point a camera at your monitor, or is there some other way for apps to "see" that they're at the UAC desktop?

     I know you can try things like OpenInputDesktop(0,FALSE,0) and watch for failure to know if the secure desktop is up, but that's the opposite, that's _failing_ to get the desktop, not capturing images of it..