Vista User Configuration (UAC)

By the.ronin
Apr 25, 2008
  1. In regards UAC on a home network environment, would it make sense to setup a separate Admin account for performing installations and other admin actions in addition to normally used "standard user" accounts?

    For example, my computer would have an Admin account, and two other standard accounts which I and my wife would use normally. I would only use the Admin account for installing new programs, making ghost backups, and other maintenance / admin tasks.

    Would this provide an additional layer of protection since the admin account would rarely be used? Or is this just the same as my using an admin account regularly except with a standard account, I would just input an admin password?

    I had since turned UAC off since I consider myself an above average competent user. After some research, I'm beginning to appreciate that UAC is more than just a doubling of "Click OK" prompts.

    Thanks for any advice.
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