Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 14th Jun 2006 15:46 UTC, submitted by Gabor
Windows "Using a Limited account during your everyday work gives better protection against malicious software infection and accidental misconfiguration. But installing software or changing some system settings can be difficult in a low privileged environment. The sudoWn project can execute individual programs (or even a whole Windows shell) with temporary Administrator privileges under your user profile. This means you can use a low privileged environment and elevate your rights transitionally for software installation or systemwide configuration comfortably."
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by Vai777 on Wed 14th Jun 2006 16:24 UTC
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Just want to say for those interested at starting process in an alternate security context that the excellent freeware CPAU is also another possibility :

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