[June 8, 2005] Tips and Tricks to Running Windows with Least Privilege

Start Time:   Wednesday, June 08, 2005 5:30 AM (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)  
End Time:   Wednesday, June 08, 2005 6:45 AM (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)

Event Description  
Products: Windows 
Recommended Audience: IT Professional 
Language: English-American


The security principle of “least privilege” is well understood: Software should run with the smallest set of privileges needed to perform its tasks. However, Windows users who are allowed to administer their own machines usually run with Administrator privileges all the time. Email, Web browsing, and instant messaging do not require administrative privileges, and are common avenues for malicious code to attack end users’ systems. It is far safer to log on with a Limited (or “Least-privileged”) User account, and use elevated privileges only for specific tasks that require them. Unfortunately, Windows does not yet make this as straightforward as it needs to be. In this webcast, presented from Tech·Ed 2005 in Orlando, Florida, we show you simple ways to get around the inconveniences and make living as a Limited User as easy as possible. 

Presenter: Aaron Margosis, Senior Consultant, Microsoft Corporation

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