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Least Privilege Security for Windows 7, Vista and XP by Russell Smith

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Chapter 8. Supporting Users Running with Least Privilege

Least privilege user accounts can be a challenge for support staff who are used to working with unmanaged systems. This chapter outlines the changes that we'll need to make to support procedures, and the additional skills that help desk staff will need to work with least privilege user accounts. We will learn about:

  • The importance of reliable remote access for supporting least privilege user accounts
  • Different techniques for connecting to remote systems with administrative privileges
  • Enabling remote access using Group Policy
  • Configuring Windows Firewall to allow remote access

Providing support

IT departments have traditionally relied on users to install approved software and fix problems as directed ...

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