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I have a Windows Server 2008 RC server running at the moment and want to know if it's a good idea to create a non-administrator user account to access the server for things like FTP.
It is only myself and another person who will be accessing the server via FTP, but I would like to know whether it is good practice to create a non-administrator account on the "User Accounts" section of the server in order to create login details for my FTP server?
Thanks!

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Creating a non Administrative account is a great idea. You should always follow the principle of least privileges. Only allow access to what is needed.

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wish i would have learned this alongggg time ago
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Creating a non Administrative account is a great idea. You should always follow the principle of least privileges. Only allow access to what is needed.

Okay, great. I'll make myself and my fellow administrator a normal user account to access FTP and other such protocols to improve security!

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i know this thread is solved - unhnd exception nailed it. but i wanted to add a small addition to it.

where i work we have a windows domain with roughly 100 a/d users
One one a/d user is actually an administrator

i dont allow myself or my coworkers to be administrators for security reasons. There is one admin account and only one that can be used if needed.

personally i feel that this is a good practice and adds an extra layer of security

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I agree, as little privileges as possible.
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