Irrespective of the current setting of “Load User Profile” in the IIS application pool, attempting to switch it to the inverse value and refreshing the pool might resolve the issue. However, the problem recurred later, and we discovered that setting “Load User Profile” to “False” in the IIS application pool settings resolved the problem once again.
in the registry, you must elevate your privileges to at least
or run the executable
folder. Another option is to disable
, but this may cause difficulties in Visual Studio unless you have one of the other options configured.
It should be noted that attempting to utilize
Run.. -> regedit
will result in a prompt for UAC, indicating that this restriction is not solely applicable to your application but to registry access in general.
Inside Visual Studio
To modify the registry through code, simply launch Visual Studio before
Run as administrator
To prepare for future use, consider generating a
and configuring your application to consistently demand administrator privileges. To do so, right-click on your project located in
and proceed with
Add -> New Item... -> Application Manifest File
. Once the application manifest is generated, modify the corresponding line within it.
Starting now, the system will consistently ask for UAC permission if the program is not launched as an administrator. In case you execute
without administrative privileges, it will try to restart the IDE as an administrator and request confirmation before continuing.
To avoid the security concern of granting elevated privileges, altering the permissions on the registry key is another option. Use Regedit to open the key, then right-click and choose ‘Permissions’. You can either add the profile used by your application (such as a service account) or select an already-existing group (such as Users) and give them complete access. This method doesn’t require granting elevated privileges, making it a viable alternative solution.