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Programs starting programs

Updated: January 21, 2005

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

Programs starting programs

Some programs enable users to start other programs. For example, Microsoft Access has a toolbar that can be used to start other Microsoft Office programs. In this situation, you should disable toolbar access to other programs from the program that is installed on the terminal server.

Many Microsoft products include the Microsoft System Information (Msinfo.exe) program. There is the potential that users can breach security or gather system information, such as server hardware configuration, with this program. Set file permissions on the Microsoft System Information program so that only administrators can use it to gather system configuration information, aid in problem resolution, and start programs by the appropriate users.

For more information about setting file permissions, see Set, view, change, or remove permissions on files and folders.

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