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Does Windows 7 only support one outgoing connectin per application unless administrator? RRS feed

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  • One of my users experienced the following issue:

    http://www.jenkinssoftware.com/forum/index.php?topic=3721.0

    Unless the application was run as administrator, the application could not open more than one outgoing network connection. I am here to verify if this flaw exists, and if so, how to resolve it programatiically. I really hope there is a programatic solution, because it otherwise means that peer to peer gaming is not possible on Windows 7 unless the user runs as administrator.

    Wednesday, October 27, 2010 7:10 PM

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  • RakNet wrote:
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    >One of my users experienced the following issue:
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    >Unless the application was run as administrator, the application could
    >not open more than one outgoing network connection.
     
    What, exactly, do you mean by "outgoing network connection"? Certainly
    Internet Explorer can open multiple connections to various web sites in
    order to display web pages. It runs multiple connections at once to fetch
    all those images.
     
    >I am here to verify if this flaw exists, and if so, how to resolve it
    >programatiically. I really hope there is a programatic solution,
    >because it otherwise means that peer to peer gaming is not possible
    >on Windows 7 unless the user runs as administrator.
     
    I have never encountered this, and I've done a lot of networking.
     
    However, I would point out that you can add a chunk to your manifest to
    have your program automatically elevated to administrator when executed.
    --
    Tim Roberts, timr@probo.com
    Providenza & Boekelheide, Inc.
     

    Tim Roberts, DDK MVP
    Thursday, October 28, 2010 5:40 AM
  • We've resolved this. Here is what my user discovered:

    "The people (running windows 7) who needed to run my program as an administrator in order to let it open multiple connections tested it for me. After they ran the windows operating system updater, they no longer needed to run as administrator.  So people who haven't updated may encounter this issue, and it is something programmers should be aware of. Apparently, Windows 7 initially had this restriction, and after a lot of complaints, I assume they removed the restriction in a subsequent patch."

    Friday, October 29, 2010 5:25 PM