Quote from AllaraMy perception from your posts above is that you were advocating for the WoW installer to modify Program Files\World of Warcraft ACLs in such a way as to allow access by any user and circumventing UAC. I think we've miscommunicated -- the virtualization should fix the issue. (In fact, with UAC turned on, it should be impossible for the above scenario to happen, and that was my original point.)
I haven't looked into it -- if WoW indeed isn't setting this up properly, then they should fix it. Telling users to run as admin certainly isn't a good idea.
Absolutely -- that's the whole point of UAC. It may or may not have been the best solution, but it was an attempt at fixing this fundamental flaw in Windows design.
To me the UAC controls are what pop up and say, this program wants to access the network, this program wants to run as admin etc... and is not the same as simple file access permissions. What I am saying is that Blizzard saying to run WoW with Admin rights is very bad and wrong. I am also saying it is not needed and should and can be very easily fixed in their installer and repair utilities. I also have found that the virtualization works for letting WTF such be written and a small fix to make the AddOns directory also be in effect virutlizated would solve the add on matter... but the main sake of this has nothing to do with AddOns.... it is the idea that blizzard recommends running WoW with admin rights.
What are you saying should be impossible with UAC tuned on?