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Author Topic: It would be nice to have an option to launch programs in a limited user context  (Read 3639 times)

gottadoit

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Mouser,
  I was just reading the Sysinternals Blog (http://www.sysintern...d-user-easy-way.html) and thought that this would be a very nice feature for you to add into f&r

  In a similar vein another author wrote something a while back that cached & encrypted credentials and associated them with the hash of an executable so that you could create shortcuts that ran as a different user without being prompted for a password (assuming that the executable wasn't changed)

  Both of those things would be really nice to see if you think that they have any value

Thanks

gottadoit

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Interesting, a product has been created with limited user execution as one of its key features
NB: for those who don't already know Winternals is the commercial side of Sysinternals

Is nobody else interested in this sort of thing at all, there were no comments made to the original post...
I would have thought that being able to use FARR to launch programs in a more secure manner would have been of interest to some people at least

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Winternals Protection Manager.

Protection Manager provides two powerful layers of control to protect Windows systems.

http://www.winternals.com/NewControl

First, it blocks any and all untrusted applications from executing.

Second, it allows you to move all users to the Limited User group
without reducing their productivity.

With those two key forms of system control in place, you will:
 - Be able to decide which applications can and cannot execute
 - Eliminate help-desk calls caused by users having administrative access
 - Ensure standardization of software and hardware
 - Have the power to enforce technology policies

Protection Manager deploys in four tiers of gradually increasing
security so that you can lock down and protect your end-users without
disturbing or interrupting their work.

To download an evaluation version, or to learn more, please visit:

http://www.winternals.com/NewControl

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it might be nice to have a 3rd party commandline tool that could be configured to work with farr in this way.

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