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  • Question

  • I am thinking Windows should have two different privilege user account for one user. One account will be a limited privilege account and is  used to browser the  web  and get  Emails. the other  account  should have  administrator privileges. Two  account only needs  one time logging in.
    In order to access two accounts  simultaneously(  no logging  off, or switch involved),  there  should  have  two desktops for each  account  on  one  monitor.  a  user  can  freely  switch between  his/her  two desktops.

    In order to display two desktops at the same time. the second desktops can be created by uisng remote desktop technology locally. that means  the remote desktop server and client programs are installed in one machine and these two linked locally.

    because a user has two desktops ,the limited desktops can add any security features and make it much safe and not password input required when doing the surf.

    any comments are welcome.

    Tuesday, May 29, 2007 3:29 PM


  • give that goal you stated then you can create 2 accounts but with 2 names.


    Monday, June 4, 2007 1:30 PM

All replies

  • That's basically what User Account Control (UAC) is. Except that it operates without the need for separate desktops.
    Tuesday, May 29, 2007 6:28 PM
  • the benefit is much greater than UAC, two accounts for one user gives the OS an opportunity to set strict privileges for one account. that means only IE and Outlook can be executed through this account, any other programs will be prohibited. User-installed program will be executed on the other account. this will get full benefit from the UAC. any programs in the Internet will be prohibited to run.
    Tuesday, May 29, 2007 7:01 PM
  • give that goal you stated then you can create 2 accounts but with 2 names.


    Monday, June 4, 2007 1:30 PM
  • with 2 names, how the OSs knows that 2 names belong to one user? if not, the user has to log in twice to have his 2 account created, not convenience.
    Monday, June 4, 2007 1:36 PM
  • I understand but that the way it work now


    you caould have a local account and a domain account

    Monday, June 4, 2007 1:37 PM