[Winpcap-users] WinPCap on Vista

Gianluca Varenni gianluca.varenni at cacetech.com
Thu Sep 13 16:08:14 GMT 2007

The problem is the first one: by default the driver is set to manual start. 
Setting it to autostart will solve the UAC issue.

Have a nice day

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Ioan Popescu" <ipopescu at dataq.com>
To: <winpcap-users at winpcap.org>
Sent: Thursday, September 13, 2007 8:33 AM
Subject: Re: [Winpcap-users] WinPCap on Vista

> Bryan Kadzban wrote:
>> If the problem is starting the driver, then only the first program to
>> talk to wpcap.dll would need to be elevated, and starting the driver at
>> boot time (which the current Wireshark setups should give the option to
>> do) would be a workaround.  If the problem is talking to the driver via
>> its device, then any program that uses wpcap.dll at any point would need
>> to be run in elevated mode.
> Starting the driver is not a problem, the "NPF service" can be set to 
> start
> automatically on boot (I do this on XP for convenience).
> Not sure about that second option. There are many applications that talk 
> to
> drivers (web cam, printers, etc.). How do they get around this issue?
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