Microsoft to limit Vista user security demands


Microsoft to limit Vista user security demands

Antony Savvas

Microsoft will tone down the user security requirements of its forthcoming Windows Vista operating system after testers found that too many pop-ups were appearing.

The company is to replace the current implementation of the User Account Control (UAC) feature.

Microsoft admits too many pop-up boxes were being triggered by Vista, with users being asked to confirm straightforward commands such as running regular programs.

As a result, the next main beta release of Vista, Release Candidate 1 (RC1), will reduce the number of security prompts. It will do this by creating safe scenarios for standard user accounts.

Microsoft will also create fixes for applications that do not easily run when in standard user mode.

Vista RC1, which was originally expected in mid-July, is now planned for the end of August.

Microsoft this week launched a more widely available public beta of Vista, following the limited Beta 2 distribution last month.

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