For a while I have been running Visual Studio under Vista (x32) and now I’m using Workstation 2008 (very happily too!). I have UAC on, but have a policy setting to automatically elevate without showing a prompt. (I absolutely can’t live with the dialogs…see here and here for more info).
I have also Visual Studio set to run as administrator, and that’s where the problem starts: I have not been able to open solution files by double clicking them.
I am very grateful to “Sajeev Prasad / Arun Arcot” response to this post for the solution.
Basically, set both IDE and the loader (%programfiles%\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\MSEnv\VSLauncher.exe) to run as administrator and you can then double click to open solutions.
Thanks Sajeev and Arun!