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Libronix DLS Administrator

Note: The information in this article only applies to the Windows XP and Windows Vista operating systems (which feature built-in security). On older operating systems, such as Windows 98 and Windows ME, all computer users are Windows administrators by default, and are also Libronix DLS Administrators. There is no need to use the LdlsAdmn program to adjust administrative rights on those operating systems.


When accessing the features listed below, a Tip window appears saying "This action can only be performed by a Libronix DLS Administrator."

This message will come up when you try to change settings that require a 'Libronix DLS Administrator', and you are not the administrator of the computer. These settings and associated features include:

  • Licensing information
    • Account Management
    • Unlock Resources
    • Synchronize Licenses
    • Backup/Restore Licenses
  • Resource Discovery
    • Location Manager
    • Resource Paths Panel (in the General Options dialog)
  • Installation
    • Libronix Update

By default, any member of the Windows "Administrators" group who runs Libronix Update is automatically added as a Libronix DLS Administrator.


Contact your system administrator, IT technician, or the person who set up your computer, if applicable, to follow the steps below. Or, if you are able to log in as 'administrator', you can try the steps yourself:

  1. Log in to the computer as 'administrator'.
  2. Make sure Libronix is closed.
  3. In Vista, Click on Start button and click into the Start Search box  Type cmd.exe. When cmd.exe (or cmd) appears at the top of the Start Menu under Programs,
    right-click on the filename and choose Run as administrator.
    •  If a User Account Control (UAC) window appears asking for permission, click Continue.
    • A command prompt window will open
    • In WindowsXP, you can use the "Run.." command.
  4. Type the following into the Open field, exchanging 'username' for user's actual login name, and click OK:
         "C:\Program Files\Libronix DLS\System\LdlsAdmn.exe" /a "username"
    Click Continue if prompted. If the user logs into a domain, include the domain as part of the user name (i.e., /a domain\username
  5. Click Continue if prompted. A message should appear saying "LDLS administrative permissions were successfully granted to 'username'. 

More Details about the LdlsAdmn Program

The LdlsAdmn program can be used to grant (or revoke) Libronix DLS Administration rights to any Windows user on the system.

Command-line Syntax

LdlsAdmn [/s] [/a|/d] [username]

/s = silent mode — display no messages

/a = add — makes the specified user an LDLS Administrator

/d = delete — removes the specified user from the list of LDLS Administrators

username = the user to add or delete; if not specified, the logged-in user is used

Example Usage

LdlsAdmn              Makes the currently logged-in user an LDLS Administrator
LdlsAdmn /a JoeB      Makes the user named JoeB an LDLS Administrator
LdlsAdmn /s /d JoeB   Removes JoeB from the list of LDLS Administrators and displays no messages