Black Coffee is probably the number one drink of system administrators throughout the world except maybe in the UK where they drink tea and in France where they drink wine (just joking guys).
Black Coffee is a lightweight tool for system administrators to tweak settings in Windows. It was specifically designed to aid system administrators in modifying Windows settings for local users and administrators.
Black Coffee is an application designed to aid system administrators and advanced users in modifying user and local administrator windows settings. These settings range from Internet Explorer to Disabling Windows Shutdown. Black Coffee can only change settings if your on an administrator account, limited users will be unable to change settings, although they can view the settings.
The software program can be run by system administrators and users of the system. Users may only look at the settings but do not have rights to change them. The program is divided into the three main categories Computer, Current User and IE.
Most of the program consists of checkboxes that enable or disable certain options. The computer category lists a few interesting options like disabling the ability to shutdown Windows, disabling Windows hotkeys or to always install applications with elevated privileges.
The tool for system administrators and advanced users is compatible to all Windows NT operating systems from Windows 2000 to Windows Vista.
Black Coffee certainly offers some nice helpful settings especially if you consider that it currently is offered in version 0.2 beta. One to look out for.
Update: A free version of Black Coffee is no longer provided. The software itself is now commercial and available for about $20 at the developer website. New features have been added to the program, including support for Microsoft's latest operating system Windows 7 and its server pendant Windows Server 2008 R2.
New features have also been added which include keylogging, url blocking and an administrator password to protect the software from unauthorized access.
Many of the features of Black Coffee are also available in other tweaking software. Take a look at applications like Gigatweaker or our Windows 7 Tweaks Software Overview for applications that fit the bill.
Update 2: The developer website is no longer available. This means that Black Coffee downloads are not available anymore, and that you cannot purchase the full version even if you'd come across a download. We suggest you use one of the other programs mentioned in the previous paragraph.
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