Any security-conscious organization should make locking down user desktops to prevent the installation and execution of unauthorized software a high priority. Without using automated methods to prevent these actions, users can risk the health of legitimate applications. This can result in the diversion of valuable resources from revenue generating tasks and quickly impact the bottom line. As a result, customers could be lost and jobs could disappear. http://bit.ly/fJMBHj
Viewfinity backs this up fully. Organizations of all sizes have more secure and stable desktops when users do not have local administrative rights on their desktops because lockdown provides an added layer of protection. Several layers of security protection are needed to reduce the risk of security breaches. Removing Administrative Rights from your PCs is an added layer of protection that will halt breaches that could otherwise occur.
Download Viewfinity’s Local Admin Discovery tool, which is a free tool that allows you to discover user accounts and groups that are members of the local “Administrators” built-in user group on computers in your Windows domain. Once the analysis has been run, IT Administrators can take action, if needed, by removing the users or suspicious groups from the Administrators group.
Download Viewfinity’s Local Admin Discovery free tool. (Link to: http://www.viewfinity.com/Resources/Discover_Desktops.aspx )