Windows 2008

Posted on 2010-01-07
Last Modified: 2012-05-08
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...??
Question by:mirekg
    LVL 31

    Accepted Solution

    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?

    LVL 22

    Expert Comment

    Do get rid of UAC....
    LVL 31

    Expert Comment

    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.

    Author Comment

    Correct.Staging apps requires monthly updates.UAC i will leave it on...Malware could be stopped-who knows...

    Write Comment

    Please enter a first name

    Please enter a last name

    We will never share this with anyone.

    Featured Post

    What Should I Do With This Threat Intelligence?

    Are you wondering if you actually need threat intelligence? The answer is yes. We explain the basics for creating useful threat intelligence.

    Starting in Windows Server 2008, Microsoft introduced the Group Policy Central Store. This automatically replicating location allows IT administrators to have the latest and greatest Group Policy (GP) configuration settings available. Let’s expl…
    Citrix XenApp, Internet Explorer 11 set to Enterprise Mode and using central hosted sites.xml file.
    In this video, we discuss why the need for additional vertical screen space has become more important in recent years, namely, due to the transition in the marketplace of 4x3 computer screens to 16x9 and 16x10 screens (so-called widescreen format). …
    This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of transferring the five major, necessary Active Directory Roles, commonly referred to as the FSMO roles from a Windows Server 2008 domain controller to a Windows Server 2012 domain controlle…

    737 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

    Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

    Join & Ask a Question

    Need Help in Real-Time?

    Connect with top rated Experts

    18 Experts available now in Live!

    Get 1:1 Help Now