Administrative privileges allow users to perform a number of administrative actions on their computers, such as installing new software or changing system settings. In order to improve computing security on Windows Desktops, the NiceAdmin software enables users to run Windows XP without administrative privileges. Users are still able to install software and change system settings on their computers through the ‘NiceAdmin’ shortcut, hence offering a way to execute most tasks with administrative privileges, but only on-demand.
NiceAdmin can be installed on any computer running Windows XP and has no limitation as to which program it can run.
Windows updates needs to run on a session running with Administrative privileges.
Available for licensing. The NiceAdmin software has been licensed to several universities and physics institutes (source code and documentation). If you would like to have the source code, please fill up the license agreement and send two copies to the address indicated at the end of the document. There is no charge involved in the whole process.
For more detailed information and the license agreement please see the file downloads at the base of this page.