The Cost of Removing Administrative Rights for the Wrong Users



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Organizations are removing end-user administrative rights for more users as they deploy Windows 7, to improve security and lower costs. Inevitably, some users need to control their systems, and locking down these users can be more costly than giving them administrative rights.

Table of Contents

  • Analysis
    • Considering TCO — Direct Costs
    • The Impact of Indirect Costs
    • Privilege Management Tools
    • Application Control Tools
    • Conclusion
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