Microsoft considers removing Admin access for employees


Microsoft has long been a proponent of the charmingly-named principle of "eating your own dog food"—using your own products in-house before and after release to get a better sense of how well they work. The original Windows NT development team, for example, put the new operating system on their own computers as soon as possible, and of course all development at Microsoft is done using Visual Studio.

Now, with Vista slowly lurching towards release, the company has an interesting choice ahead of it. While older versions of Windows allowed the user to run as an Administrator account (where the user can change most files on the system) fairly easily, Vista will make new accounts Limited Users (LU) by default. Microsoft considers removing Admin access for employees

Linked by shanmuga Wednesday, 24th May 2006 3:26AM