RE: Best explanation why NOT to run as administrator/root

Subject: RE: Best explanation why NOT to run as administrator/root
From: Dan Goldstein <DGoldstein -at- cytomedix -dot- com>
To: "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 30 Apr 2013 13:16:29 -0400

I'm sure Dossy was speaking facetiously. Certainly none of us would act so irresponsibly with our company's networks.


-----Original Message-----
From: Dossy Shiobara
Sent: Tuesday, April 30, 2013 1:12 PM
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Subject: Re: Best explanation why NOT to run as administrator/root

On 4/30/13 12:18 PM, McLauchlan, Kevin wrote:
> I'm resisting the temptation to "out" him, and instead am thinking of logging in as Administrator myself, changing the password, and then sharing that only with our manager.
> This could cause some bad blood, so if there's a good "here, read this; I'm not making this up" site or page or blog that might be persuasive to an otherwise reasonably sane person... I'd rather try that first.

Create a new user named "Nobody" and grant it full administrator privileges and add it to the SYSTEM group. Revoke administrator privileges from the "Administrator user, remove it from all system groups, etc.

If your coworker is truly that ignorant, he won't notice, you won't need to argue about his usage of the "Administrator" account, and he still won't understand why things don't work for him, but at least he won't think logging in as "Administrator" is the solution: he might actually learn to *fix* the problems he's facing.



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Best explanation why NOT to run as administrator/root: From: McLauchlan, Kevin
Re: Best explanation why NOT to run as administrator/root: From: Dossy Shiobara

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