WN12-00-000005 - Users with Administrative privileges must have separate accounts for administrative duties and normal operational tasks.


Using a privileged account to perform routine functions makes the computer vulnerable to malicious software inadvertently introduced during a session that has been granted full privileges.

NOTE: Please review the benchmark to ensure target compliance.


Ensure each user with administrative privileges has a separate account for user duties and one for privileged duties.

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This security hardening control applies to the following category of controls within NIST 800-53: Configuration Management.This control applies to the following type of system Windows.