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

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Managing network configuration

Windows XP introduced a new group called Network Configuration Operators, and as members of this group can modify system-wide settings, it is considered to be a group with administrative privileges. However, if you want users to run with Least Privilege Security, it's far better to add users to this group rather than make them administrators or members of the Power Users group. Network Configuration Operators can:

  • Change TCP/IP settings for local network adapters: This is useful in situations where engineers might need to assign themselves a static IP address to connect to a network or specific device when on the road.
  • Rename network connections: If a machine has a lot of network connections, the ability to rename ...

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