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    Larry Osterman

    ManipUni said:
    Charles said:

    We're asking for UAC to limit the scope of damage that can be caused by either route.

    Manip, you can't have what you want.  It's unfortunate but it's true.  UAC cannot limit the scope of damage.

    Actually UAC alone is a totally worthless security technology.  It's trivially defeatable.  UAC as a technology only has value when you combine it with the integrity level (IL) technology.

    And even with UAC and IL, it cannot limit the scope of damage.   Not on Vista, not on Windows 7.

    And Microsoft has never said anything otherwise.  People just didn't listen carefully enough.