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Re: Windows user privileges
From: Dennis Mowers <dlmowers () yahoo com>
Date: Sun, 21 Nov 2004 05:12:05 -0800 (PST)

Some blame may also be placed on the user.


--- Paul Schmehl <pauls () utdallas edu> wrote:

--On Saturday, November 20, 2004 8:19 AM -0500 Mike
Hoye 
<mhoye () neon polkaroo net> wrote:

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.

And this is a flaw of the *OS*?  Or of the *OEM*?

Paul Schmehl (pauls () utdallas edu)
Adjunct Information Security Officer
The University of Texas at Dallas
AVIEN Founding Member
http://www.utdallas.edu

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