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Windows Vista Integrity Mechanism Technical Reference

This article details what the Windows® integrity mechanism is, why it was designed, how it works, and how you can code your applications for it. In this technical reference, we discuss the following topics:

Who Should Use This Reference

  • Software developers and knowledgeable IT professionals who want to learn how the Windows integrity mechanism works
  • Software developers who want to learn how to code for the Windows integrity mechanism

What Is Not in This Reference

  • High-level background information about how Windows security works
    If you are unfamiliar with any of the terms or concepts that are discussed in this reference, refer to the References section to learn more about general Windows security topics.
  • Detailed step-by-step content for designing applications for general Windows Vista compatibility
    If you are looking for guidance about how to make your application Windows Vista-capable, see the Windows Vista Developer Story.