Fri, Jul 22 2005 18:36
I had a local admin on a desktop...I don't anymore
One more down... a few more to go. Slowly and surely I'm taking back the use of local admin from the workstations. Yesterday one of my computer users got one more pop up on her IE and it was driving her crazy. So I sat down and tweaked up the registry so she could run as restricted user. Now you can say that if I had her use an alternative browser that would be the solution, but that's not the issue here. It was clear that she had been tricked into downloading things. So the important part wasn't to change browsers, but to protect her from getting tricked into clicking and installing.
More importantly too is that any application that requires...that demands local administrator should be put on notice that Microsoft “Vista” [the new name for Longhorn] has got a name and is that much closer to doing more on LUA.
It's time to take back our rights and throw out those local administrators.
P.S. One of the reasons that her desktop was relatively easy to LUA ize....no Quickbooks on hers.
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