Michael Leone on 23 Jan 2013 08:17:44 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] "playing nicely with others"

On Wed, Jan 23, 2013 at 11:10 AM, Rich Freeman
<r-plug@thefreemanclan.net> wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 23, 2013 at 10:12 AM, jeff <jeffv@op.net> wrote:
>> On 01/23/2013 09:00 AM, Robert Spangler wrote:
>>> 99% of all calls I receive for viruses and malware are directly connected
>>> to
>>> the admin account being used for everyday use.
>> To be fair, when speaking of a corporate setting, there is entirely too much
>> poorly-designed Win software that demands admin rights.  It causes no small
>> amount of posterior hurt.

We don't have too many problems like that. The users aren't local
admins, so if they need software installed, they have to call us. We
log in as an acct with local admin rights, install, then leave it for
the user.

The most aggravation we've had with situations like that is software
for digital cameras, who insist on installing on the C: drive, which
we disable with the use of Group Policy.

There's very little Group Policy can't do, or secure. Knowing how to
use GP is the best security in a corporate setting.
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