In some business environments the end users are particularly touchy about anything on the desktop changing, and when something does it results in helpdesk calls. One of the changes that users often notice when you install the App-V client is the appearance of the Q: drive. This is a virtual drive that is used to mount application packages. They can see the drive but get an access denied when they try to browse to it. So I sometimes get the question – can we hide it?
One of the most annoying aspects of UAC is the screen dimming when you get prompted for elevation. The elevation prompt is being displayed on the special “Secure Desktop” where only trusted System-level processes are allowed to run. This is done so malware can’t spoof the prompt. Continue reading