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June 6th, 2012

Ignoring application privileges has proved hugely risky. The tools now exist to put that right.

There can’t be a crazier unplanned wrinkle in the history of desktop computing than the way that the rise of the Windows PCs and client-server applications gradually turned ordinary PC users into reluctant software administrators.

PC users were suddenly put in charge of applications, sometimes with full admin rights. This was good because users were assumed to be a force for change and needed control to allow the client-server and PC movement to overthrow the dusty rooms full of green screens and Cobol coders of pre-Internet times.

 

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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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