[RC5] TVA workers reprimanded for alien search

Andreas D. Landmark andreas.landmark at noxtension.com
Tue Jun 19 22:55:06 EDT 2001


At 19.06.2001 18:32, you wrote:
>Actually, the thing about a Win NT environment is that System 
>Administrators are the only one who can really install anything on a 
>system.  However, if the program only needs to be unzipped to run, then 
>there's nothing an admin can do about that, except delete the program when 
>they discover it.

Or restrict the access to unauthorized applications. A secretary who only 
uses his/her Lotus Notes,
Excel and Microsoft Word could have a authorized applicationlist, or they 
could remove things like
access to harddrives, the run command etc.

For all intents and purposes the computer becomes the programs that are 
allowed and not a
OS which allows the user to run what ever he/she likes. This has been 
possible with Novell and
NT/9x for quite some time. However a person with some skills would easily 
be able to work
around most of the barriers placed upon him/her by an admin, but 
considering most people want
to keep their job, it's probably not the wisest thing to do...


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Andreas D Landmark / noXtension
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