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Running SFTMIME with the LOAD switch on Windows Vista clients

Running SFTMIME with the LOAD switch on Windows Vista clients

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If you've been using SoftGrid or App-V for a while then you probably already know all the cool things you can do using the SFTMIME utility.  You can load apps, delete apps, configure certain settings, and so on, but if you run SFTMIME on Windows Vista then it's possible you may run into the following message when you try to use it.

The Application Virtualization Client could not complete the operation.

You are not allowed to perform the action you attempted. Some operations require you to be an Administrator or have special permissions configured. Others cannot be performed when you are connected remotely to the Application Virtualization Client

Error code: 4505C5-0F806C04-00000A24

This can happen when you're running Windows Vista with UAC turned on (and you are running in this secure, recommended way, right?) but you're not running SFTMIME from an elevated command prompt.  The SFTMIME command requires elevated privileges when used with certain commands such as the “LOAD” switch, so to be sure you don't ever see this message then when launching the command prompt that is used to run the “SFTMIME” command, right click on the “CMD” icon and select “Run as Administrator”.  That way you'll be sure you have the permissions you need.

J.C. Hornbeck | Manageability Knowledge Engineer

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