Berkeley CSUA MOTD:Entry 36828
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2005/3/23-24 [Computer/SW/Unix] UID:36828 Activity:kinda low
3/23    What's the best way to configure a day-to-day WinXP user
        account to be unprivileged? Is there something like sudo,
        or does the user need to switch to admin before making
        system changes/software install?
        \_ For some program icons in the Start menu, you can right-click on it
           and get a "Run as..." option.  If not, go to Properties -> Shortcut
           -> Advanced -> Run with different credentials.
           \_ Ah cool. Then when you "Run As" does windows prompt you
              for the root password?
              \_ Yes, but there are some administrative tasks that need root
                 which I don't know how to 'sudo'.  Example would be control
                 panel stuff and things done through Explorer itself.
                  \_ And for those tasks do you first switch users
                     and then run explorer and/or control panel?
                     \_ Yes, but kind of a PITA.
                        \_ Is there a non PITA way to do it?
                           \_ I'd love to hear it. -pp
                              \_ my trick for this is to start
                                 iexplore as root with "run as"... you
                                 can probably bookmark desktop,
                                 control panel, etc in root's iexplore but i
                                 just navigate there myself.
                                 \_ Thanks! that is great. kinda
                                    like "sudo bash"..
                                 \_ Thanks! That is great. kinda
                                    like "sudo bash"  -op
        \_ You could do the opposite; run certain programs (Outlook, IE,
           etc.) with fewer privileges.  Search http://microsoft.com for "DropMyRights".
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