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Russell Smith
April 5th, 2011

Installing Device Drivers as a Standard User on Windows 7

One of the most common reasons cited for granting administrative privileges to notebook users on Windows is the need to install drivers for new hardware when IT support isn’t available. Happily, Windows 7 has improved driver handling and it’s likely that when a new device is connected, it will either be supported out-of-the-box, i.e. a driver for the device is included with Windows 7, or a driver will be automatically downloaded from Windows Update and pre-staged into the driver store (c:windowssystem32driverstore) so it can be installed by a standard user.


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Privilege Guard 3.0 Reporting Pack Preview

Last week I gave you a sneak preview of Privilege Guard 3.0 (Edit: now Defendpoint), which will be released at the start of the New Year. We will also be releasing two new add on modules for Privilege Guard, and today I want to give you a preview of the Reporting Pack module.

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Centralizing Windows Events with Event Forwarding

If you are interested in centralizing Windows events from your desktops or servers then you should take a serious look at Windows Event Forwarding. Event Forwarding is provided by Windows Remote Management (WinRM) and enables you to get events from remote computers and store them in the local event log of an event collector computer.

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