A client wants a new bit of software. Typically they are on the cusp of signing a contract before they happen to mention it to IT in passing.
A skim through the technical requirements show nothing extraordinary, except that all users of the client/agent software need 'power user' rights to their local machine. This is to be deployed in a call centre where I wouldn't consider the usres to be 'trusted' in the same way as in other parts of the business.
Therefore I immediately baulked at this, however it seems that in Windows 7 power users doesn't do anything.
On XP it gave you 'a bunch of access' and I don't think I know anywhere that its ever been used. I have to admit I haven't even given it a thought since Vista onwards.
Checking secpol.msc on a Win 7 machine, the user rights assignment doesn't show anything associated with power users. However its description would have you believe that "Power Users are included for backwards compatibility and possess limited administrative powers"
Does anyone know what these 'limited administrative powers' actually are?
Microsoft don't appear to have produced any document (i couldn't find one anyway) that details exactly what this group does, and the only detailed technical descriptions I could find all date back to 2003/xp and before.