Subject Re: [firebird-support] Aliases and Windows 7
Author Mark Rotteveel
On Fri, 31 May 2013 12:10:27 +0200, André Knappstein
<Knappstein@...> wrote:
>> 2. Fix aliases.conf *in your Firebird host root directory*: entries
>> should look like this:
> In addition, since Walter wrote he does not have too much experience
> with W7 and upwards, you will usually use Notepad.exe to edit the
> *.conf files.
> It is probably good to know that Notepad.exe does never have the
> permission to write into a protected directory, not even when it is
> run as administrator.

That is incorrect. You need to start notepad (and any other editor)
explicitly as administrator (eg right click, 'Run as administrator') before
you can access the file and save it. If you are logged in as administrator
under Windows 8, 7 or Vista, you are by default running with normal user
privileges (unless you disabled UAC).

> If you can edit, but not save such a config file, just save it
> somewhere else, and then use copy+paste to replace the original with
> the new version of the file.

Although it usually the easiest thing to explain, it is not necessary, see