Monday, August 20, 2012

run as who?

When I 'run as' administrator on Windows XP it's because the administrator is actually a different account from the one I normally use.
When I 'run as administrator' on Windows 7 it's because Windows forgot that I'm the damned administrator! 

i think the principle of least privilege is a great thing, but i HATE UAC. UAC is microsoft's attempt to make least privilege happen transparently as if by magic, but magic and technology never seem to mix well.