Free ScriptLogic Software Offers IT Administrators Granular Control of Windows Desktop Administration Rights

Privilege Authority enables common end user changes without compromising security.

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ScriptLogic Corporation has introduced Privilege Authority -- a free software that allows IT administrators to maintain control of administrator rights while giving end users specific and limited privileges to change controls that are important to day-to-day activities.

Privilege Authority gives administrators granular control over administration rights. IT teams can create "elevation rules" specifying the Windows features, applications or ActiveX controls that end users can manipulate, while maintaining restrictions on all other functions. Those rules are transferred to the desktop client using Group Policy, an infrastructure that is already in place in Windows environments, eliminating the need to install a new system.

Along with the product, ScriptLogic has launched the Privilege Authority Community Forum, where Privilege Authority users can exchange rules that allow for certain end user configuration changes. Some rules are already available providing the ability for end users to access system properties, run iTunes and BlackBerry Desktop installers, install an Adobe Flash Player after download, and run Adobe Reader.

Privilege Authority also features:

  • Common Rules: Ships with several pre-configured common rules that are already designed to handle common elevation requirements in organizations
  • Automatic Rules Update: Regularly checks the Privilege Authority Community Forum for updated common rules and downloads new rules when available

Privilege Authority is available immediately to the Windows administrator community as a free tool. To participate in the Privilege Authority Community Forum and download Privilege Authority, visit www.privilegeauthority.com.