Thanks to everyone who joined the chat last week, we hope you found it helpful. On Tuesday July 25th at 9:00 AM PST we will also host a live Web Cast on how User Account Control can help deploy desktops as a standard user. This Web cast is indented for IT pros and will cover the general capabilities of User Account Control. Hopefully, if LiveMeeting behaves on Windows Vista we will be able to show you some demos of the File and Registry Virtualization and the new ActiveX Installation Service.
Companies today face a difficult trade-off: Is it better to deploy PC users as administrators and accept the high security risk, or to limit user privileges, which has implications for application compatibility and user productivity? User Account Control (UAC) in Microsoft Windows Vista helps solve this problem by allowing standard user accounts to perform common tasks like adding printers and changing the time zone, while also improving application compatibility. This webcast covers the benefits of UAC, UAC architecture, how to administer UAC policy settings, and how to control device installation for standard users. Join us to get the background you need to start planning your Vista deployment with standard user privileges.
You can sign up at the Events and Webcasts site. We hope to see you there.
– Alex Heaton
User Account Control Product Manager