I’ve received some great feedback from my “Browsing the Web and Reading E-mail Safely as an Administrator, Part 2” article, but a number of people asked how they can get started without using the tool. Here’s some text I want to add to the article:
A Quick Start
If you want to get started right away, and set your Internet Explorer browser to run as a user, copy the following text and save it to a file named LowRightsIE.reg
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
“ItemData”=”C:\\Program Files\\Internet Explorer”
You can set the browser to run as a your normal administrative account by simply removing this registry key. Another trick is to copy iexplore.exe to your desktop, by default Internet Explorer will run as a user, however, for administrative tasks, you could double-click iexpore.exe on the desktop.