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Windows 2008

I have windows 2008 server which belong to the domain.We are staging application which uses SQL 2008.As long as this user is the memeber of administrators he should be able to install on that server any package of MSI,exe,inf files ??? Also is it wise to get rid of UAC on windows 2008 server?? I just made him part of admin groups although I was little be hesitating but I don't want to logon with my ID with monthly updates.Perhaps is a better approach for my little dilemma...??
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mirekg
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Justin OwensITIL Problem ManagerCommented:
Let's take your question one item at a time:

Yes, if a user is a member of the local administrators group, he can install an application on the local server.  You may run into an issue if the app is trying to set up a DB on your already existing SQL server.  Whoever runs the install will need the rights on the SQL server to create a new database.

I leave UAC on, mostly because it is a good reminder.  It doesn't affect server performance and it can catch malware when I am not being careful.

When you say you don't want to log into the server with your credentials monthly to do updates, what exactly are you updating?  Does the staging app require monthly updates?

Justin
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senadCommented:
Do get rid of UAC....
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Justin OwensITIL Problem ManagerCommented:
senad, while I am not arguing with your, it would be helpful to the asker if you explained your views on why UAC should be disabled.  I am also curious about your ideas on UAC on Server 2008.
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mirekgAuthor Commented:
Correct.Staging apps requires monthly updates.UAC i will leave it on...Malware could be stopped-who knows...
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