First off, I haven’t forgotten about finishing the Amazon S3 post; I’ve just been sidetracked by a rather frustrating problem that I’m hoping someone can help me with:
Does anyone know how to work around Internet Explorer Protected Mode limitations without requiring the end-user to add our site to the Trusted Sites list?
The problem is that if we enable SSL logins for our site, they can only access SSL pages. IE prevents our non-SSL served pages from accessing the cookie created during the SSL session, so we can either serve everything via SSL (very expensive/resource-intensive), or find some way to set an SSL *and* non-SSL cookie during the login process.
For what it’s worth, I’ve also posted this question (in a much less verbose form) to my Twitter feed here: http://twitter.com/#!/willwm/status/90588135175626752 — feel free to reply to my Twitter post, or this blog post.
Update #1: I’ve also posted this question to Stack Overflow as well:
Update #2: A friend of mine shared these links, hopefully they’ll help:
Now that I’ve finally made the leap to install Windows Vista on my home computer, I thought it might be useful to dig through some old (and new) guides to keep Vista from annoying me as much as it did when I first tried it out in beta. Luckily, things are going much more smoothly this time. Here’s a helpful tip from the How-To Geek about how to run a command as an Administrator from the Vista Run box.
FYI: The Run option is not enabled by default on the Start Menu. You’ll either need to open it by using the Win + R key combination or by enabling it through the Taskbar Properties, using the steps below:
- Right click on the taskbar, then choose properties.
- Once in the “Taskbar and Start Menu Properties” dialog, click the “Start Menu” tab, then click “Customize…”
- Scroll down to the “Run command” option, and check it.
- Close the dialog.
Now, you’ll have the “Run…” command back in your Start Menu, but it’s worth noting that the newer Vista “Start Search” bar is a lot more versatile than the older “Run…” command. In either case, from “Start Search” or from “Run…”, the following steps will help you to run a command as an administrator (from How-To Geek):
To try this out, go to the run box and type in something (cmd, for example)
Now instead of hitting the Enter key, use Ctrl+Shift + Enter. You will be prompted with the obnoxious User Account Control dialog… but it will then open up a command prompt in Administrator mode.
(full quoted article via: Run a Command as Administrator from the Windows Vista Run box)
There ye be. =)