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RE: Windows user privileges
From: "Todd Towles" <toddtowles () brookshires com>
Date: Sat, 20 Nov 2004 14:44:41 -0600

Dell gives the full OS cd and then a separate drivers CD, at least on
the business side. Not sure about the home side. 

-----Original Message-----
From: full-disclosure-admin () lists netsys com 
[mailto:full-disclosure-admin () lists netsys com] On Behalf Of Mike Hoye
Sent: Saturday, November 20, 2004 7:19 AM
To: full-disclosure () lists netsys com
Subject: [Full-disclosure] Windows user privileges

On Fri, Nov 19, 2004 at 04:19:49PM -0600, Paul Schmehl wrote:
Windows has several groups.  By default users are in the "USERS" 
group, *not* the ADMINISTRATORS group.

On every XP install that I've seen from every major OEM 
(Dell, Compaq, Gateway, etc) fast user switching is on by 
default and every user is an administrator. Not "on most"; on 
every single one.

Furthermore, these machines don't have actual XP OS install 
CDs, they usually come with "restore" CDs that just return 
the PC to this same initial state if they're used, which they 
almost never are.

I have never seen a home user, that is to say change that 
setting or create a user who is actually just a "User". Not 
once, ever.

It might make sense if you actually had knowledge of an OS 
before you 
criticize it.

I don't think the question should be "why is IRC still 
around", I think the question should be "why is 
full-disclosure turning into IRC?"

- Mike Hoye
 
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"Buy land. They've stopped making it." - Mark Twain

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