ID:812897
 
BYOND Version:494
Operating System:Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
Web Browser:Firefox 13.0
Applies to:BYOND Pager
Status: Open

Issue hasn't been assigned a status value.
Descriptive Problem Summary:
BYOND's auto-update via the pager fails unless the pager is running in administrator mode.

Numbered Steps to Reproduce Problem:
Run BYOND normally.
Begin updating.

Expected Results:
BYOND should trigger a UAC prompt then install the update.

Actual Results:
The installation fails.

Does the problem occur:
Every time? Or how often? Yes.

When does the problem NOT occur?
When the BYOND pager is ran as administrator.

Workarounds:
Run byond.exe as administrator.
Seems BYOND can't do anything without administrator rights.... it kind of makes me seem more malware'ish ...

On a side note the HTML5 flash player will fix some issues at least..
Well, it needs administrator rights when the game is initially installed in Program Files or some other non-user folder. I don't see why that "seems malwareish". If there's a way we can popup a dialog granting permissions to do this, that'd be better.
In response to Tom (#2)
Tom wrote:
Well, it needs administrator rights when the game is initially installed in Program Files or some other non-user folder. I don't see why that "seems malwareish". If there's a way we can popup a dialog granting permissions to do this, that'd be better.

I have seen a few programs that do this, although that's useless info since I can't remember the names of them ;)

[EDIT] - http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en/windowssecurity/ thread/306f894f-e6e0-47e9-bef5-84c60c84c41b

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb756929.aspx

May help
I see nothing wrong with a program asking for admin permission when installing/updating. The problem here is BYOND isn't and instead fails to update at all.