Arun Stephens

“sudo” for Windows Vista

If you’ve ever administered a UN*X box before, you’ll know that you should never log in as root, but rather log in as a normal unprivileged user and use sudo or su to perform administrative tasks. That has always been best practice for Windows boxes too, but usually never followed, until it was forced upon us (you can turn it off though) with User Account Control, or UAC. Even if you are an Administrator account, your account runs in an unprivileged mode until it needs to become an Administrator, and then you are prompted to confirm this. Read more →