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The Effects of Windows 7 UAC on Enterprise Security
The most anticipated and misunderstood change in Windows 7 is User Account Control (UAC). Microsoft introduced UAC in Windows Vista to eliminate the need for users to run with administrative privileges. Despite its good intentions, Vista's UAC was widely criticized for its frequent user prompting for routine applications and installations and its inability to remove the need for users to run as local Administrator.
In Windows 7, Microsoft introduces new UAC controls to address UACs' shortcomings in Vista. Rumors and suggestions have lead to enterprises thinking that UAC in Windows 7 will fix all the issues that were raised in Vista. Unfortunately, this is not the case. Enterprises must be aware of the new UAC options and the fact that if not configured properly or used correctly these features can become a security issue.
Join us to understand exactly what UAC is and the changes that have been made to it in Windows 7.
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