New Tech Tip: Configuring Windows 7 for a limited user
- From: Steve Friedl <steve@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 28 May 2009 14:09:24 -0700
Many of us playing with Windows 7 RC1, and I'd found limited guidance
on best practices for running as a limited user (in fact, I ended up
locking myself out of my own laptop). So I researched it and wrote a paper.
My paper discusses how to do this for both a new install and to retrofit
an existing user-is-admin configuration, and touches on how UAC works.
Most of this applies to Vista as well.
Unixwiz.net Tech Tip: Configuring Windows 7 for a Limited User Account
Running as a limited user is a security best practice, and it's way
easier to do on Win7 than it is on XP (which I've been doing as well).
I hope this is helpful.
Stephen J Friedl | Security Consultant | UNIX Wizard | 714 694-0494
steve@xxxxxxxxxxx | Orange County, CA | Microsoft MVP | unixwiz.net