Step 6: Resources

Administrators need admin privileges, but not all the time. Learn how to work securely by only elevating your privileges as necessary.

  • Non-Admin Wiki: http://nonadmin.editme.com

     

  • Non-Admin blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/aaron_margosis

     

  • Technet Webcast

     

  • "Browsing the Web and Reading E-mail Safely as an Administrator"
    Part 1
    Part 2

     

  • TweakUI: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloads/powertoys/xppowertoys.mspx

     

  • SysInternals tools

Elevating privileges for administrators

 Home: Introduction
 Step 1: RunAs dialog
 Step 2: RunAs command line
 Step 3: Differentiating security levels
 Step 4: MakeMeAdmin
 Step 5: Caveats
 Step 6: Resources

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
 
Aaron Margosis is a Senior Consultant with Microsoft Consulting Services, focusing on US Federal government customers. He specializes in application development on Microsoft platforms and products with an emphasis on application and platform security. Aaron has blogged extensively about how to run Windows as a non-admin, and created the popular MakeMeAdmin and PrivBar utilities. Aaron holds Bachelors and Masters Degrees from the University of Virginia, and calls Arlington, VA, home.
Copyright 2005 TechTarget
 

This was first published in April 2006

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