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I was using VPC 2007 on Windows Vista Ultimate 32 bit for the first time last week.  I was creating some user documentation for my new job.  I noticed that even with sharing turned on for my C Drive I could not save any files from the VPC to my C Drive.  I heard there was really no Vista and VPC 2007 support, so I decided to start experimenting as per usual (don't try this at home I have broken more VPC's than anyone within the SharePoint Community I bet).  So I found this Public area on the C Drive under the Users.  I saved the file in that directory and it actually worked.  I am assuming that there is some kind of security issue with Vista and Virtual PC 2007.  I know the security is a little wacky.  I hope this helps someone out there.  I will try to post little snippets from my trials a bit more in the next few weeks.

Posted on Tuesday, September 23, 2008 8:02 PM .Net | Back to top

Comments on this post: Vista and VPC 2007: Bug or No Bug?

# re: Vista and VPC 2007: Bug or No Bug?
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Not a bug. A Feature!
Actually its a little security feature with Vista. The local C drive is a special place that requires the infamous Run As Administrator permission to save files to, much like the C:\Windows directory. It is probably for the best. The root of C is not really the best place to store stuff. If you've disabled UAC, then that is a bug. I had some issues before SP1 with UAC being disabled and still not having permissions to access something, but not being prompted for Admin, but since SP1 I've just decided to leave UAC and avoid future issues like that.
Left by Timothy Wright on Oct 02, 2008 4:14 PM

# re: Vista and VPC 2007: Bug or No Bug?
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I figured it was something like that between XP and Vista. It makes a lot of sense. I'll just shove everything in sub-folders of the public folder. I think I'm switching to VMWare anyway. VPC 2007 is technically not supported in Vista...I would prefer to use something actually supported.
Left by MOSSLover on Oct 02, 2008 4:31 PM

# re: Vista and VPC 2007: Bug or No Bug?
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Not sure if you knew...
Left by Thayu on Feb 11, 2009 5:20 AM

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