Administrative privileges - Wireless Networking
Posted on 2004-08-16
How to provide administrative privileges to separate programs while operating under a power users group account?
It is my recollection from NT training that it is inadvisable to surf the internet under an administrative account.
D-Link wireless network support swears that there is no danger in regularly surfing the internet under an admin account so long as virusware et.al. is up to date.
The wireless utilities that run at startup seem to require an administrative account in order to operate (i.e. no internet access unless under an admin accct).
It seems that there ought to be some way to give these utilities (Run As?) administrative privileges while under a power users group account - w/o compromising security.
As yet I have not determined how to do this properly and am unsure as to whether this is really an issue or not given the feedback from D-Link.
I also ran into this problem with some volunteer work I was doing for the local Humane Society with their QuickBooks program requiring administrative privileges. This results in the bookkeeper having admin privileges - this cannot possibly be the only solution.
All advice appreciated