Vista’s UAC

On May 18, 2006, in HyperVServerinfo, by

Tonight for the SMBTN Fresno group we had a demo on Vista… well …sorta a demo on Vista…we talked about the different versions.. we talked about the Bitlocker full disk encryption and what not.. but what I really and truly wanted to fully demo was UAC… and well.. I sorta UAC’d myself a smidge too much.   You see I attempted this weekend to take the Vista that wasn’t domain joined and do a /connectcomputer on it… and well it sorta got /_sbs_netsetup_stuck instead.  First off to even get it to got to the proper web page I had to RunAs Admin in IE to get it to allow the site.. and I put in the info and it got ready to go to launch to _sbs_netsetup…and now Vista when I boot it up.. gets sort of ‘stuck’… as it’s needing admin access and the password of _sbs_netsetup to run.. and well. uh… I sorta don’t know that password.  So then when I was fully enabling it to be RWW-able I realized in the current build that I had to make it a member of Remote Users Group.. sort of how we policy enable on the server.  So I realized that the machine wasn’t fully domain joined in the “user account” section.. and now it won’t see any other admin user other than _sbs_netsetup… and well. um… I don’t know what that password is….


So it was a really good demonstration of how “not” to do UAC.  And I discussed that it really was something for the home user crowd and that even the folks in Microsoftland acknowledge that it has a lot of back and forth discussion on it.  I really wanted to demo/show the event logs in Vista..because to me they really are the big change that I see affecting me and my role…. so I told the gang … and honestly we need to revisit Vista on a later build…that we’d go over auditing and stuff… but there (hopefully) was enough for everyone to realize that … well as one person said it…. it’s a Macintosh……


..but I still says the UAC..where it flips to a darkened background…. freaks me out and gives me a heart attack when it does it…

 

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