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  • Our team would like to modify a Microsoft .dll, specifically "authui.dll" in the system32 folder (Windows 7 & 2008). We are unsure of the legal obligations required to do this. Do we need special permission to do this and if so how do we go about obtaining it. This modification would be for the USMC and affect a few thousand computers. 

    Thanks in advance.

    • Edited by Nimjox Tuesday, October 16, 2012 2:32 PM
    Tuesday, October 16, 2012 2:31 PM

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  • Hi there,

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    Tuesday, October 16, 2012 2:52 PM
  • I agree with Hrishi that this should not be in forum.

    But to answer your quesion, there is not legal reason to prevent you for doing this. Its your company system and you modify it as you please.  It won't be supported by Microsoft anymore, seeing that you modify system DLL within the OS.  I would bet that their is a hash code that won't match up with the DLL anymore and it probably crash your system. 

    There needs to be a real good reason for doing this and it should be tested on a test sytem before doing it on production. 

    Michael Wharton, MBA, PMP, MCT, MCSD, MCSE+I, MCDBA, MCC 2011, MCC2012
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    Wednesday, October 17, 2012 3:58 AM