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From: Peter Besenbruch (prblava.net)
Date: Thu Aug 27 2009 - 14:35:28 CDT
> >I'm not sure this is a solution. Most of the people I work with will
> >unquestioningly click every UAC prompt. Knowing what to whitelist requires
> > a fair degree of technical skill beyond most users' ability.
On Thursday 27 August 2009 08:34:54 Thor (Hammer of God) wrote:
> If they can just "unquestionably click" the UAC prompt, then they are
> already running as administrators, or your DA has changed the default
> setting for UAC, which requires "normal users" to enter the admin username
> and password to run code with escalated permissions.
> In either case, it's not Vista's fault.
It is somewhat Vista's (or Windows') fault if the default user is also the
administrator by default. Yes, knowledgeable people will know to set up a
separate user account, but in a home environment such people are few and far
In my own "business" situation, I am the computer goto guy. Our equipment
isn't capable of Vista. When I arrived it ran XP Home. It took about a year,
but we migrated to something more open source, and to an OS that insists on
regular user accounts by default.
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