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User Privilege Benefits

The main benefits of User Privileges Management are:

  • Discover User Applications that Require Elevated Privileges - Use the Privilege Discovery Mode to monitor and generate reports on applications that require administrative privileges. Use the data listed in the reports to create Application Management configurations.
  • Elevation of User Privileges for Running Applications - Use User Privileges Management to specify the applications to be run with administrative credentials. The user does not have administrative credentials but is able to run the application.

  • Elevation of User Privileges for Running Control Panel Applets - Many roaming users need to do various tasks that need administrative privileges. For example, to install printers, to change network and firewall settings, change the time and date, and to add and remove programs. All of these tasks require certain components to run as administrator. Use User Privileges Management to elevate privileges for individual components so that the non-administrative standard user can make the changes to perform their role.

  • Reducing Privileges to Restrict Application Privileges - By default, users have certain administration credentials, but are enforced to run specific application as a non-administrator. By running certain applications as an administrator, for example, Internet Explorer, the user is able to change many undesirable settings, install applications and potentially open up the desktop to the Internet. Use User Privileges Management to restrict an administrator level user from running, for example, Internet Explorer in a standard user mode, thus safe-guarding the desktop.

  • Reducing Privileges to Restrict Access to System Settings - Use User Privileges Management to give a higher level system administrator the ability to stop an administrative user from altering settings that they should not change, for example, firewalls and certain services. Use User Privileges Management to reduce administrative privileges for certain processes. Although the user has administrative privileges, the system administrator retains control of the environment.

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