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Using Sysnative to Access the 64-bit System Folder from a 32 Bit Application

August 22nd, 2012 by

If you try to access the Windows\System32 folder on a 64 bit version of Windows from a 32 bit application, you get redirected to Windows\SysWOW64. (There are a few exceptions to this rule: if the program you are launching triggers a user account control dialog (UAC) it doesn’t get redirected, and some special subfolders also […]

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If you are redistributing MSCOMCTL.OCX you may need to contact your customers

August 15th, 2012 by

Microsoft released a critical security update for MSCOMCTL.OCX. Windows Update will replace the vulnerable version of the ActiveX control that shipped with various Microsoft products (Office, SQL Server, etc.). But if you installed a private copy of this file in your application folder, it will not be replaced by Windows Update. Instead, you should send […]

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