Running as a Limited User - The Easy Way

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by kcnychief, Mar 3, 2006.

  1. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    This is one heck of a concept, I am going to test this on my image when I get home.

    Although this will work in Vista, this article claims to work in Windows 2000 and above as well :)

    http://www.sysinternals.com/blog/2006/03/running-as-limited-user-easy-way.html
     
  2. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    Protected Mode is the default behavior in Vista, so you don't have to do anything to enable it. :)
    Also, running the IE process with a limited user token in XP/2k is not the same thing as running it in Protected Mode in Vista. Protected Mode makes use of several changes in the Vista new security model, which is very different from what it is in XP.

    The article also makes it a point to emphasize that at the end:
     
  3. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    Yeah, I probably should have typed that different. I Understand it's different from UAC in regards to what the technology brings, but it still could be a step in the right direction for 2K/XP machines.
     
  4. NetRyder

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    Certainly safer than running a web-browser with an admin token. :)