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Testing Applications in a Limited User Context

The Windows Media Center extensibility framework represents a unique operating environment for your application. For this reason, you should thoroughly test your application to ensure that it works well for both limited users as well as administrators. In addition, it is also highly recommended you test your application on an actual Windows Media Center Extender device. If you do not have a Windows Media Center Extender device available, you can simulate the Windows Media Center Extender environment by running your application in a Terminal Services (or Remote Desktop Protocol) session.

Log in as an administrator, and then use the following steps to create a new user account to test your application in a limited user context:

  1. In Control Panel, double-click Administrative Tools, and then double-click Computer Management.
  2. Expand the Local Users and Groups node, right click Users, and then click New User.
  3. Enter a name in the User name box (for example, MCETest).
  4. Enter a password in the Password and Confirm Password boxes.
  5. Clear the User must change password at next logon check box.
  6. Select the Password never expires checkbox.
  7. Click the Create button, and then click Close.

Log on with this user account to launch and test your application.

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