by Neil MacDonald | April 1, 2010 | Comments Off on Free Stuff to Help run as Standard User
There are several possible approaches to help here. Microsoft’s User Account Control in Windows Vista and Windows 7 is an approach, but suffers from several drawbacks which are detailed in this research note for clients – not the least of which is everyone has to upgrade to benefit.
Another approach (which works on older versions of Windows as well as Windows 7) is to use a commercial privilege escalation solution that is able to elevate applications on an exception-by-exception basis. Solutions are available from BeyondTrust, Avecto, Viewfinity and Symantec/Altiris.
In the past week I saw an announcement from another vendor, ScriptLogic, entering this space with a free, community-supported offering.
So add this one to the list. It isn’t officially supported by the vendor and doesn’t have all of the features of the other commercial offerings, but the free part will get attention. There’s also discussion in their community forum on the weakness of relying on a filename only for escalation (versus a checksum). The good news is that I hope it raises awareness of the issue. If anything, you should be able to use the presence of a free offering in the market to get better pricing out of the other established vendors.
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