[Dshield] Admin rights on XP Home (was Re: WMF "wait for us")

Tom dshield at oitc.com
Sun Jan 8 00:37:47 GMT 2006


I am not windows savvy but I would venture that apps must live in 
"global" permissions space rather than in a user's security jail 
under windows.  Just another bad security situation in my mind.


At 11:15 AM -0500 1/7/06, Ed Truitt wrote:
>One reason many XP Home accounts are 'administrator' (which is NOT 
>the default) is that many home-user programs (including some from 
>Microsoft) require administrator level privilege to run.  Games are 
>common offenders in this regard.
>-E D Truitt
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