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Windows 7: Permissions

10 Dec 2010   #11
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Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lee View Post
tucansam, realizing you are new to Win 7, the best thing for you is to get out of the XP frame of mind. Yes there are some similarity to XP an 7, but they are also very different. Like a great many of the folks here on the Seven Forums we started working with 7 in the early beta period (before the public release), and we have learned the importance of the permissions set up my MS, and we have learned the problems that can be caused by removing said permissions.

The permissions were not put in to take away your right to control your computer's OS, but to strengthen the OS from outside attacks. These are thing that the beta testers brought to the for front, also businesses (large and small) were looking for ways to stem the possibilities of outside attacks from virus and malware, hence MS put in the permissions, thus establishing tighter security.

There is nothing saying you cannot control who gets permission to change things on your computer, however before you start changing the permissions ask yourself how important is it for these changes? What could happen if I make them?

Just some information that will hopefully help you in the future. . .Good Computing.

BTW, "Welcome to the Seven Forums." . . .
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10 Dec 2010   #12
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

@tucansam

Here are a few suggestions to keep things a bit more like the way you want them.

1) You can install Windows Server 2003 R2 64bit and it will access as much RAM as you can afford. Heck Windows Server 2003 R2 32bit will do a good job with 16gigs of RAM. The GUI is just like XP with Themes turned off.

2) If you have a server then why have data all over the place on all your machines. I have 2 servers and store all my documents on the servers. If a machine crashes I don't worry my data is safe. The server is setup to do auto backups with RAID 6 everywhere. With the server then all you have to do is MAP the computers to the server and you are done.

3) Install a second drive in your computers (i.e. D Drive) then create your folder structure any way you like and have the best of both worlds.

If you really wish to relax Windows 7 a bit and I have some scripts to modify some of the settings to help map drives a bit easier while trying to keep security in mind.

Let me know. -WS
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10 Dec 2010   #13
tucansam

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WS,

Thanks! Would love to see what your scripts offer.

Does Win2.3k server suffer from the same drivers issues that I've seen with regard to XP 64?
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11 Dec 2010   #14
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tucansam View Post
WS,

Thanks! Would love to see what your scripts offer.

Does Win2.3k server suffer from the same drivers issues that I've seen with regard to XP 64?
Yes and no. Depends on what you are doing. Most of the time you are not installing 2 x 2GB SLI Video cards in a server so there would be issues finding drivers.

If you do have some special drivers need then stick with Windows Server 2003 R2 (32-bit). Most if not all Windows XP (32-bit) drivers will work.

Give me some time to dig up the scripts, I have a lot going on this weekend.
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11 Dec 2010   #15
James Colbert

 
 

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