I've been wanting to create a dummy "Honeypot" user account on my Windows 7 laptop in case of theft.
My question is: Has anyone come across useful resources and tips for doing this? Is there a way to have what "looks" like an administrator account with lots of goodies but hides the real stuff; like a sandbox?
The main idea of this is to deter a thief from just reformatting the laptop right away. I imagine most thieves would boot up the laptop to see if anything interesting is going on, so having a user account with no password seems like a decent trap.
What I have been using so far is just a guest account with some interesting start up scripts that makes it easier for me to track the laptop and remote control it. Most tracking software I have looked at doesn't have the "sophistication" I'm looking for, and rolling my own seems like fun.
I know I left this question a bit general, but I'm looking for general suggestions and ideas.