AppInit_DLLs in Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012
Applications are not able to load arbitrary list of DLLs into each user-mode process via AppInit_DLLs mechanism.
The AppInit_DLLs mechanism is not a recommended approach and can lead to system deadlocks and performance problems. In order to improve the overall security of Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012, the AppInit_DLLs infrastructure is disabled when secure boot is enabled.
Currently, the only resolution is to disable secure boot on the system where an application is attempting to utilize AppInit_DLLs mechanism.
Article ID: 2853424 - Last Review: 05/22/2013 21:58:00 - Revision: 1.0
Microsoft Win32 Application Programming Interface, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012 Standard
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