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Non-administrator advantages / disadvantages
I’m trying to highlight the advantages and disadvantages of prohibiting administrator access for users of Windows computers. Can you provide feedback on what I have below? By the way, what’s an example of software that is generally prohibited? Is BitTorrent an example? Is it common?
Most malware stays on one user profile, so other users on same machine are unaffected. Deleting the profile can remove the malware. Prohibited (by policy) software doesn’t get installed. Combinations of software known to be problematic are not installed (like multiple active versions of antivirus).
User cannot install or update some software immediately – have to wait for desktop support.