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On Mon, Feb 6, 2012 at 12:38 PM, Amanda Bickford
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> I think this would make a excellent round table discussion at VT Fest
> or Dynamic Landscapes.  Who is in?
>
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> On Mon, Feb 6, 2012 at 12:24 PM, Raymond Ballou <[log in to unmask]>wrote:
>
>>  depending on your setup, this could be done a variety of ways
>>
>> making a network user a local admin
>>
>> making a local admin account for the user (lots of work to make them
>> unique to each machine)
>>
>> one need not run as an admin to have the benefits of knowing admin
>> credentials.
>>
>> The benefit (or the cost) of that is obviously up to you and yours.
>>
>> I fall in the middle of the argument (between let them run free and lock
>> them down to nothing) in terms of employees.
>>
>> Letting students run as admin, seems a little nuts, giving students
>> access to admin credentials isn't a much better solution.*
>>
>> If you need examples of what students do wrong with computers, things
>> that put the school at risk and liable please hit me up off list (not the
>> point of this discussion).
>>
>> I get that people take better care of resources that they are the sole
>> beneficiary of, but some of the potential negatives aren't just limited to
>> the individual user or machine.
>>
>> In addition, I once had a knowledgeable employee user waste 2h
>> installing the wrong version of a piece of software
>>
>> and our mail server was once taken down bc a user brought in a mass
>> mailing virus from home.
>>
>> Many of these issues can be addressed with proper PD, some of them cant.
>>
>> I am not telling anyone what to do, just passing along my experience.
>>
>> I am writing this as a person who has students 9-12 (we are k-12) its at
>> that age group where the malicious behavior seems to occur (those few bad
>> apples that spoil the bunch)
>>
>>
>> R
>>
>>
>> ps
>>  For those of you going this route, consider issuing SD cards if your
>> machines have SD card readers built in. Although there is a privacy
>> downside (some other user steals the card) Since the card resides in the
>> machine, its always there (less likely to be lost or misplaced like a flash
>> drive) and is an option for the user to use for BKP or file transfer.
>>
>>
>> * mitigated in large part if these machines are running on their own
>> separate network (separate from the school and each other).
>>
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>> "Local Admin" is a double-edged sword
>>
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> Amanda Bickford
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