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    Windows Vista Parental Controls

    Most of the info on this blog has been focused on the benefits of User Account Control for the enterprise and was written for IT professionals and developers. This post highlights one of the key benefits for home computer users, and in particular, for...
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    Vote for TechEd 2006 Sessions

    Microsoft Security MVP Robert Hurlbut has proposed a Birds of Feather session at TechEd 2006 called 'Developing as a Non-Administrator with Windows XP and Windows Vista'. These sessions are chosen by a customer voting process and voting ends at 5:00 pm...
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    Updated Account Creation Plan

    Hello, this is David Cross again and I have an interesting project update to share with everyone. Currently, in the beta for Windows Vista, when you create an additional user account, the account is automatically added to the local administrators group...
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    Testing with UAC - Overview

    Hi, I am Wei Wang, a Lead Software Design Engineer in Test on the User Account Control (UAC) team within the Windows Security organization. As many of you experienced, User Account Control in Windows Vista fundamentally changes the way users interact...
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    Rob Mensching's discussion on MSI in Windows Vista

    Hi, I'm Jenn, the tech writer for UAC. We'll sometimes post links in the blog to useful/interesting articles about UAC. Rob Mensching, a software engineer at Microsoft, recently posted a helpful discussion about the Microsoft Installer (MSI) in Windows...
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    What’s New in the February CTP

    Hi. I’m Alex, the product manager for User Account Control. Today we released February Windows Vista CTP (build 5308) and we wanted to make beta testers aware of what new things you’ll find in this build. Application-Aware Elevation Prompts The...
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    User Account Control Coming to a City (sort of) Near You

    This month Microsoft held our weeklong TechReady conference in downtown Seattle where we bring in our technical sales people and consultants from around the world to get briefings on the newest products from the teams that build them. We demo’d User Account...
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    6 User Account Control Windows Vista Policies

    This weeks BLOG will examine the 6 User Account Control (UAC) security policies that will be exposed in Windows Vista Beta2. For each policy a brief summary of the configuration options and expected defaults for the home and enterprise desktops are provided...
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    New Name, Same Vision

    Even though the name has been changing, from LUA to UAP, and now finally User Account Control (UAC), the underlying goal has not changed. Our goal is to help protect individuals and organizations by enabling Windows Vista users to run their computers...
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    Identification of Administrative Applications

    Welcome to another installment of the Windows Vista UAC Blog! Let’s dig a little deeper into the area of how Windows Vista knows which applications need to run with administrator privileges. We’ll use the term “Elevation” to describe the process by...
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    Installing and Deploying Applications on Vista

    Welcome to the User Account Control (UAC) Blog. We'll be using this forum to talk about interesting, important, or whimsical aspects of UAC and Vista. It seems only fitting that we start out the posts with a discussion of installation. What is the...
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    TechEd 2005 Presentation: Tips and Tricks for Running Windows with Least-Privilege

    Microsoft Senior Consultant Aaron Margosis presents tips and tricks for how to run with least-privilege today on Windows. In this webcast, presented from Tech Ed 2005 in Orlando, Florida, Aaron shows you simple ways to get around the inconveniences that...
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    User Account Control

    User Account Protection was the preliminary name for a core security component of Windows Vista. The component has now been officially named User Account Control (UAC). Our blog archives are located at . All future blogging will...
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