May 2006 Reader Challenge

Answer to May Reader Challenge

Run As is a Windows service, which you can disable on any computer by right-clicking My Computer and selecting Manage to open the Computer Management snap-in. In the left pane, expand the Services and Applications section and select the Services listing. In the right pane, double-click the service that controls the Run As feature: In Windows 2000, the service is named Run As Service. In Windows Server 2003and Windows XP, the service is named Secondary Logon Service.

April 2006 Reader Challenge Winners

Congratulations to the winners of our April 2006 Reader Challenge. A copy of "Windows Server 2003 Network Administration," goes to first prize winner Curt Stall, of Arizona. Second prize, a copy of "Windows XP Annoyances for Geeks, Second Edition," goes to Paul Flemming, of Ontario, Canada. Both of these excellent books are from O'Reilly & Associates Publishing.

May 2006 Reader Challenge

Solve this month's Windows Client challenge, and you might win a prize! Email your solution (don't use an attachment) to [email protected] by May 24, 2006. You MUST include your full name, and street mailing address (without that information, we can't send you a prize if you win, so your answer will be eliminated, even if it’s correct). I choose winners at random from the pool of correct entries. I’m a sucker for humor and originality, and a cleverly written correct answer gets an extra chance. Because I receive so many entries each month, I can't reply to respondents, and I never respond to a request for a receipt. Look for the solutions to this month's problem here or in the WinClient Update newsletter issue of May 25, 2006. (To subscribe to WinClient Update, go to

The Challenge

This month's challenge is a follow-up to last month's challenge (which was about using Run As to raise user permission limits when higher permission levels were required for a particular application). Some reader comments precipitated this month's question. Readers wrote to tell me, "Some of our users figured out how to use Run As to download programs, music, games, and other stuff we don't want on our workstations. How do we prevent them from using Run As?" Answer this question to be eligible for this month's prize.

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