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    Sudo for Windows

    I'm sure anyone who's used *nix will be familar to sudo however here's a description for those windows admins who are in the dark:

    sudo (superuser do) is a program that allows users to run programs in the guise of another user (normally in the guise of the system's superuser).

    By default and as a security measure, users who invoke sudo must supply their own password before running the target program. sudo authenticates users against their own password rather than that of the target user in order to allow the delegation of specific commands to specific users on specific hosts without sharing passwords among them and while mitigating the risk of any unattended systems. Once authentication has taken place, the system updates a timestamp and the user may then use sudo without a password for a short period of time (five minutes usually).
    http://sudowin.sourceforge.net/

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    Re: Sudo for Windows

    For stuff like this i've just used the runas command! No software installation needed!

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    Re: Sudo for Windows

    You've missed the point. Sudo allows you to give fine grained admin access to things without disclosing the administrator password.

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    Re: Sudo for Windows

    Looks good Geoff, I can see it's something Window admins have wanted for a long time

    Long live sudo

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    Re: Sudo for Windows

    Sudo for Windows will create happier administrators and a more secure environment.
    You've gotta laugh.

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    Re: Sudo for Windows

    Thanks for that Geoff

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