Free Stuff: ScriptLogic
User Account Control in Vista and Window 7 is either God's gift to security or the bane of end users -- or maybe both. Two things often happen. Either UAC privileges are restricted, in which case users' machines are locked down; or, they have full admin rights, and you have no control over rogue software.
ScriptLogic has a new free tool, Privilege Authority, which aims to meet halfway in between.
With Privilege Authority, end-users are not full administrators, but IT can set policies and guidelines that grant admin-style privileges for special occasions.
For instance, Privilege Authority can grant admin rights to application installers so all your corporate software is up to date.
To get the most out of the tool, ScriptLogic launched a community Web site.
Posted by Doug Barney on May 12, 2010