[ntp:questions] NTP and Windows Vista
David J Taylor
david-taylor at blueyonder.neither-this-bit.nor-this-bit.co.uk
Mon Jun 2 12:33:03 UTC 2008
Danny Mayer wrote:
> David J Taylor wrote:
>> There is certainly need to be able to record the version of the
>> operating system which is use, whether that be in a drop-down list
>> or elsewhere I don't mind. Windows 3.X and the NT/2000/XP/Vista
>> set, for example, are quite different.
> Window 3.x, 95, 98, etc. haven't been supported by NTP for quite a few
> years so any bug report about them would be invalid anyway. The
> others, based on NT are what we support but are merely different
> versions of the Windows NT operating system.
>> As many of the security settings have changed on Windows
>> Vista, and these could affect how NTP works, I personally feel that
>> it is appropriate to have Windows Vista set out separately from
>> other versions.
> Security settings are not relevant to NTP. Those are things you need
> to deal with separately. Those are operator errors and not NTP errors.
Thanks for your comments, Danny. Perhaps, if 16-bit Windows is no longer
supported for bug reports, the relevant entires should be removed from the
Security settings on directories have stopped NTP working for me in the
past under Windows XP, so I would argue they do matter, and that reporting
which version of 32-bit Windows is in use matters. For example, with
Windows Vista significant restrictions now enforced about programs writing
any files in the C:\Program Files\ tree.
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