Subject Re: [firebird-support] Fb on Vista
Author Martijn Tonies

> With the security database being in C:\Program Files\Firebird which is
> a protected location on vista how does fb fair?
> i.e. If user one enters new users into the security.fdb, being in a
> protected location vista will Virtualise security.fdb to that users
> personal store location. That user will then see 'that copy' each time
> they view the security.fdb. If another user edited the security.fdb the
> same would occur. We now have 2 copies in different locations, with the
> original security.fdb not being updated?

Won't this be the case for running Firebird as an application only?
As a service, it's the service accessing the security database, not
the user.

> Question? When a user logs on to use any fdb and fb looks for their
> user credentials I assume it will look at the original security.fdb,
> which would not have been updated?
> (I have read suggestions that C:\Program Files\... could just be
> bypassed to get normal read/write access, so in the case of fb one
> might install in C:\Firebird, but as I understand in Vista most of the
> drive on which the O/S is installed is a protected area so this would
> not work.)
> I do not have vista to test this yet, has anyone tested this senorio to
> see if this is the case on vista, and if so, is there a solution?

Martijn Tonies
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