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  • Blog Post: I’ll Say It Again- User Account Control

    You may heard of a little thing we like to call Windows Vista. In fact, you may be slightly deafened by our marketing making sure you do know about it. Vista contains various security enhancements all designed to work toward the goal of keeping folks from unintentionally getting compromised by...
  • Blog Post: Thoughts on Single Sign On and Credential Providers

    We use the term single sign on (SSO) to describe a variety of behaviors in Windows and other applications where the result is simply to prevent the user from being prompted to provide their credentials again and again; to ideally enter their credentials only once at initial logon. Active Directory and...
  • Blog Post: A Vista UAC story: Can’t change the time Zone?

    We have internal discussion lists in Microsoft that act as clearinghouses for technical issues or hot topics. One of the first thing a fledgling or newly assimilated Microsoftie must do is decide what discussion lists to join for their role. I am internal “owner” of the support alias for Vista...
  • Blog Post: How To Cut Down On User Account Control Prompting

    We’ve had a few customers tell us that they would really like to not be prompted in application launch scenarios with some applications. There are some valid reasons why this may not be entirely helpful and reduction in clickage can be good when it doesn’t lessen security. Say you logon with Group...