This is on a Windows 10 system, that is provided to me by work. They want to create an administrator account that only my manager will have the password to. The thing is, this isn't from IT and it's for the manager to access. I'm a developer, already have administrator access and it's a small company.
To me in my limited knowledge, it seems like there's a couple of possibilities
- To create a backdoor to RDP and/or install monitoring software.
- Gain access to my files remotely or while I'm away.
- Potentially have a way to reclaim the computer if I were to leave
What access does creating a secondary administrator account provide them? What could some other motives be for doing so? Is this common practice in other larger companies? Are there security reasons behind it?