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  • Hello,

    I have an application in which needs to create a system environment variable.  The key is to be located at HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Environment\.  I've discovered that if the application is running with User Account Control enabled, then access to the key is denied.  When UAC is disabled, the application can access the key.

    What security policy can I change to make this key accessible to the application?

    Thanks,

    Al
    Sunday, November 22, 2009 3:14 PM