Admin Rights

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Saw this in Support Alert today, and thought it’s worth publicizing. As much as the common security advice is not to run as Admin, there are a number of tools that simply don’t work without the Admin rights. It’s frustrating.

Programs That Won’t Run in a Limited User Account
Working with a Windows limited users account is a good way of reducing the chance of getting infected by malware. Unfortunately many poorly written programs won’t work properly in a limited account. These sites list some of the worst offenders:
http://www.threatcode.com/admin_rights.htm
http://www.pluralsight.com/wiki/default.aspx/Keith/HallOfShame.html

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