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Text Recognition and Memory Access
When installing Winrunner 7.0 following message appears: "Text Recognition on Win2000 requires access to memory pages that are currently protected. Would you like to remove this protection?"
The text fails to give any indication at all as to whether this is a bad idea for OTHER applications. In other words, what is overall ramification of doing this? Mercury support was zero help. They just said we need to do this if we want text recognition but if we say "no", we can't use that feature. But what they don't seem to know is if this is bad for other applications or does it only apply to WinRunner. Anyone have any experiences good or bad with doing this? In other words: are we opening any major holes in our Windows 2000 if we select "yes" or does this just apply to WinRunner?
Re: Text Recognition and Memory Access
With help of security software, determined answer to my own question: this opens bad holes in Windows 2000 but not so bad if you're willing to live with some potential corruption. Biggest problem apparently is that once you remove protection for memory access certain applications can corrupt those areas. Problem is that our security software said Winrunner was opening up memory access pages that it never actually ended up using. Not sure why. But it's only way to get it to work. So I guess you have to decide if it is worth it.