I have completed the new Microsoft Windows Vista course 5118A just this week. In review of my new training on Vista Microsoft has a new and very annoying utility internal to the operating system.
The new utilitiy is the UAC or user account control. If you have recently purchased Windows vista you know just how annoying it can be.
The utility was designed to prevent malicious software from invading your computer and to “protect users from themselves”.
Even logged in as an administrator this utility is still active and still annoying as it monitors even administrative account activity. You can turn this feature off in the accounts control panel, but of course Microsoft does not recommend it.
I know you will be just as frustrated with it as I have been, but it does add an extra security feature while monitoring installation and removal of software. As we know malicious programs can install in the background while browsing the Internet or opening email.
The UAC utility as well monitors the registry for changes and notifies if a program or user attempts to alter it and then prompts for permission.
When looking at it from a security point of view this utility can be a very useful one, but when looking at it from a productivity stand point you will have a different view of this utility.