Spread the LUA joy


Get your friends and family, all those folks that come to you for computer help once their machines have become hopelessly hijacked and infected by spyware and malware, to learn how to run as non-admin.


Aaron does a webcast you can watch (passport sign-in required) to teach them all how to use Run As way more often and reduce the attack surface of their home machines. Once you clear the registration bars, you can download this preso for offline viewing. Find the preso here TechNet Webcast: Tips and Tricks to Running Windows with Least Privilege (Level 300).


Want to see what Aaron looks like?


Read Aaron’s blog for more info. Like the info below:


The “why” posts:


Not running as admin…



http://blogs.msdn.com/aaron_margosis/archive/2004/06/17/157866.aspx


Why you shouldn’t run as admin…



http://blogs.msdn.com/aaron_margosis/archive/2004/06/17/157962.aspx 


“Zero-day” attacks and using limited privilege



Expect to see more malware predating the patches – and how you can protect yourself. (Or, “Why you shouldn’t run as admin, Part 2”)
http://blogs.msdn.com/aaron_margosis/archive/2004/06/25/166039.aspx


 


And then the “How-To” posts:


The easiest way to run as non-admin



This is the really important one for your non-techie friends and relatives …
http://blogs.msdn.com/aaron_margosis/archive/2004/06/17/158806.aspx


“RunAs” basic (and intermediate) topics



A whole lot of detail about how to use “RunAs” to run programs under a different account.
http://blogs.msdn.com/aaron_margosis/archive/2004/06/23/163229.aspx


RunAs with Explorer



How to get Windows Explorer to work with RunAs (and why you might want to).
http://blogs.msdn.com/aaron_margosis/archive/2004/07/07/175488.aspx


MakeMeAdmin — temporary admin for your Limited User account



How to quickly and temporarily give your non-admin account administrator privileges, without having to log out.
http://blogs.msdn.com/aaron_margosis/archive/2004/07/24/193721.aspx


MakeMeAdmin follow-up



MakeMeAdmin script updates, and a security setting you should change
http://blogs.msdn.com/aaron_margosis/archive/2005/03/11/394244.aspx


PrivBar — An IE/Explorer toolbar to show current privilege level



A toolbar for Explorer and Internet Explorer that shows you broadly at what privilege level that particular instance is running
http://blogs.msdn.com/aaron_margosis/archive/2004/07/24/195350.aspx


Running restricted — What does the “protect my computer” option mean?



What does it mean to “Run as current user” with the option to “Protect my computer and data from unauthorized program activity”?
http://blogs.msdn.com/aaron_margosis/archive/2004/09/10/227727.aspx



Remembering Calculator and Character Map Settings



http://blogs.msdn.com/aaron_margosis/archive/2005/02/09/370264.aspx


Managing Power Options as a non-administrator



http://blogs.msdn.com/aaron_margosis/archive/2005/02/09/370263.aspx


Ctrl-C doesn’t work in RUNAS or MakeMeAdmin command shells



http://blogs.msdn.com/aaron_margosis/archive/2005/02/09/370266.aspx


Changing the system date, time and/or time zone



Addressing one of the most common complaints about running as non-admin
http://blogs.msdn.com/aaron_margosis/archive/2005/02/11/371474.aspx


How to allow users to manage file and print shares without granting other advanced privileges



http://blogs.msdn.com/aaron_margosis/archive/2005/04/18/409105.aspx

Comments (1)

  1. "Want to see what Aaron looks like?" What a thrill! Looks like a goofy nerd with a bad haircut. (Big surprise – like most of Tech*Ed.)

    🙂