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Vista's UAC and the corporate network

By RoninV ·
Adding a few Vista (Business Edition) systems to our office's 2000/2003 Server network. The User Access Control (UAC) feature brings up some big challenges. Though Vista still provides for different user levels, any suggestions on the use of the UAC? Unlike XP, Vista appears to require Administrator access to do just about anything. Yes, it is a good security tool, but it is a little inconvenient for regular users. With the UAC disabled, does the Administrator account become obsolete?

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UAC - Vista

by ajaygupta.p In reply to Vista's UAC and the corpo ...

I dont think disabling the UAC is necessary. I was troubleshooting a Dell printer's communication error, when I accidentally discovered that creating an exception to the specific .exe files resolved the issue. You could probably give that a try.

Also, I have noticed that no one has access to the admin account. Even the person who has the most powerful account in the computer is still just a power user and not the administrator. Therefore, a lot of protective programs do run even if the UAC is switched off. What actually happens is that communication related aspects would not be blocked. So, programs might gain access to the internet (or as in you case, the intranet)which could turn out to be quite a pain.

I hope some of this helps. :)

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