Bug 54528 - ant.taskdefs.Java.fork fails on Windows 8 x64 with UAC error 740
Summary: ant.taskdefs.Java.fork fails on Windows 8 x64 with UAC error 740
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: Ant
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Core tasks (show other bugs)
Version: 1.8.0
Hardware: PC other
: P2 critical (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Ant Notifications List
Depends on:
Reported: 2013-02-05 14:41 UTC by Fred Hansen
Modified: 2013-02-05 14:51 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

stack trace (2.51 KB, text/plain)
2013-02-05 14:41 UTC, Fred Hansen

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Description Fred Hansen 2013-02-05 14:41:59 UTC
Created attachment 29922 [details]
stack trace

I tried using NetBeans 7.2.1 on the 64-bit architecture of Windows 8.
Hardware is Dell XPS 8500.

All attempts to run or debug fail with error 740.
Microsoft's UAC system insists that to run a program the process must belong to an administrator. (I was running as AN administrator, but that is not as good as THE administrator, the user that owns the operating system. But there are many reasons to prefer to NOT run as administrator.)

Originally I reported the bug to NetBeans, but it is clearly an Ant bug:

The stack trace is

Comment 1 Fred Hansen 2013-02-05 14:50:55 UTC
The stack trace is attached.