What kind of user account do you normally use?

Discussion in 'polls' started by WSFuser, Jul 31, 2006.

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What kind of user account do you normally use?

  1. Administrator

    167 vote(s)
    83.9%
  2. Limited User

    27 vote(s)
    13.6%
  3. Guest

    1 vote(s)
    0.5%
  4. Other

    4 vote(s)
    2.0%
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  1. WigglyTheGreat

    WigglyTheGreat Registered Member

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    I used to run as limited, but that didn't last too long. I guess I'm too lazy to switch which is pretty bad becuase I even have a fingerprint reader to switch accounts fast with. Placing my finger on that darn fingerprint reader is just to much work lol.
     
  2. nadirah

    nadirah Registered Member

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    I changed my account from the Administrators group to Debugger Users.

    What I observe from my studies is that running using the LUA or Limited User group imposes excessive restrictions. Guests and LU group have same level of privileges but way too excessive.

    Debugger Users can have access to some system areas still, but DU is really a non-admin group with no loss of functionality at all. Debugger Users have access to the MDM, no other privileges.

    Instead of using the user accounts in the windows cp, go to run and type control userpasswords2. XP Pro may have more flexibility over this.
     
  3. The Gorilla

    The Gorilla Registered Member

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    LIke so many others Admin here too.
     
  4. Security Freak

    Security Freak Registered Member

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    Admin of course,this is my PC and nobody can touch my baby.
     
  5. 337

    337 Registered Member

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    Location:
    Georgia, USA
    Admin..... cause I B lazy.:oops:
     
  6. Saint Satin Stain

    Saint Satin Stain Registered Member

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    I clicked too fast. I checked limited, but should have checked other. I have three accounts: installed admin, with incredibly long complex passphrase; managing admin; and Power User acct. which I use for daily stuff. I am doing the unusual today, I am here from the admin. rare. dangerous. Doing updates of all programs. Just finished Port Explorer.
     
  7. cprtech

    cprtech Registered Member

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    Power User (~90%) under with all kinds of custom security restrictions/privileges for the different accounts and Administrator (~10%) when necessary.
     
  8. NGRhodes

    NGRhodes Registered Member

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    West Yorkshire, UK
    Limited User. I don't suffer any problems running office apps, email and doing my development work (.net and php) and the changing to admin or using run as to install and change configurations.
     
  9. Gideon

    Gideon Registered Member

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    Location:
    New Jersey USA
    I voted Limited as I use that most. I am the Admin also, but as discussed there seems to be 2 schools,and when on the net I use the Limited. When I have a down load intention I will use my Admin.
     
  10. pipester

    pipester Guest

    I use administrator.
     
  11. Rmus

    Rmus Exploit Analyst

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    I run as Administrator.

    With Deep Freeze protecting the system partition, I'm not worried about any unauthorized changes.

    -rich
     
  12. nigglesnush85

    nigglesnush85 Registered Member

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    Admin for me, fewer restrictions, fewer problems
     
  13. Anti_Virus

    Anti_Virus Registered Member

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    Admin, full control. ;)
     
  14. madaro

    madaro Guest

    Administrator
     
  15. pcalvert

    pcalvert Registered Member

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    Limited account, especially if I will need to go online.

    Phil
     
  16. Happy-Dude

    Happy-Dude Registered Member

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    Admin, don't want any limitations on me on MY computers. Why would I want to be abruptly stopped from installing something that I already bothered to get the installer off the web o_O

    Well, whatever. Some people choose Limited because of good reasons, too (mostly Security). But I'll stick with Admin, I can't stand being limited on something I rightfully own.
     
  17. jadinolf

    jadinolf Registered Member

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    Location:
    Southern California
    Administrator
     
  18. Acadia

    Acadia Registered Member

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    I said "Other" because I use Administrator but with vulnerable apps filtered thru "DropMyRights".

    Acadia
     
  19. DWEvans

    DWEvans Registered Member

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    Everyone here uses Full administrator accounts. Sometimes we will set up our friends, reletives and clients computers with limited accounts because they have mucked their computers so often.
     
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