LOGINstall - the next generation of KIS
Many organizations are planning to make Windows 7 the prevailing operating system on standard workstations. What definitely should be considered when switching from e.g. Windows XP to Windows 7 are the "legacy" applications.
Windows 7 runs more reliably than previous versions, especially when normal users are not granted admin rights on their computers. As a consequence, they cannot execute or install any service packs, patches or "approved" applications.
In addition, the User Account Control requires approval if local administrators execute a 'critical' task.
This is when LOGINstall comes into play: Users may perform commands for the execution of approved applications with administrative privileges without promoting them to admins and without compromising Windows' security concept.
What's new in LOGINstall?
LOGINstall consists of a service (KISVC) that must be installed on each workstation, and a client component (KIS).
The client KIS connects with the service KISVC and provides the name of the requested command. After this the services searches a protected .ini file that is centrally stored on a network share by the admin. For every command this .ini file contains a section with the path to the executable, the command line parameters etc. If available to the current user, KISVC starts the requested task.
The easy user interface with its clear command concept already had made former LOGIN KIS a useful tool for network admins. LOGINstall translates this character into a new era.