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Application Compatibility: SPAP Deprecation (Pstore)

Brief Description

Protected Storage (PStore) provides applications with an interface to store user data that must be kept secure or free from modification. Pstore has been changed to read only in Windows Vista® and Windows Server® 2008. This change means that any application that tries to create new PStore data items without using the Data Protection API (DPAPI) will fail.

Remedies

Use DPAPI for future PStore procedures.

Links to Other Resources

To learn more about the existing PStore items and use of DPAPI to manage them instead, see Windows Data Protection.

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