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A type of user account on an operating system which will typically allow all functions to be performed to a computer, including (but not limited to) the creation and restriction of user accounts, installing software or drivers, or changing operating system options.

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disable UAC for specific programs so they can be run on non-administrative accounts

I want to disable UAC for specific programs so they can be run by non-administrative accounts but with administrative permissions. How can I do this? I use Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.
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Windows username has been changed. But it hasn't. But it has [duplicate]

Windows 7 Pro 32 bits. I have changed the name of an account (that has admin rights) via control panel, and in the login screen it shows the new name. So far, so good. However, when I start some ...
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Use command prompt to alter the local group Administrator policy for a machine remotely

Been trying to get the net localgroup command to work, but I'm not sure if it's possible to use it for another separate computer on the domain. Edit: It seems I forgot a key piece of information in ...
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Is it possible to elevate the permission of a program in Windows without using “Run as Administrator”?

I have an MSI that needs to run with administrator permissions. This installer will do some admin stuff, and eventually put a shortcut on the user's desktop. When I set the installer to "Run as ...
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Administrator in Windows 10

I am trying to set up a Web server (apache2) in Windows 10, but when I put a index html into the htdocs folder, it said I don't have administration rights, but I am log in to my administration ...
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lost all my admin privileges in windows 7 [duplicate]

Today I suddenly encountered a problem, the last thing I remember i did before the problem occurred was that I was installing a game from the Steam, the game asked to install Nvidea Physx, after that, ...
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Can network admin see my browsing activities when I'm connected to my work VPN

Long story short: I work remotely from time to time but I have to connect to my work VPN. Some sites are banned (FB, Twitter, porn sites etc.) My kid wanted to log in to his FB account and he was ...
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Blocking domain group policy on a local machine in Workgroup

I have created a VM for Win XP which is running now in a Win 8 host system using Hyper-V. This Win XP VM was initially connected to the my company's domain but now disconnected and is part of the ...
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Lost access rights and permissions to secondary storage drive 'Program Files'. How do I regain control?

My problem is - I am unable to delete/uninstall/overwrite all folders and files inside of 'Program Files' in my storage E: drive, my operating system is installed in C: drive. I've read posts of ...
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Repairing unchangeable file? (Broken permissions.)

On my data drive I have roughly 800 files for which I have only read and execute permissions, but no others. When trying to change the permissions through the graphical "properties" interface of ...
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How to revoke installation rights on an account on Windows 8.1?

A laptop has Windows 8.1 installed, with all the available updates. This laptop has two accounts: A and B. A (my account) has administrator rights. Is it possible to give B the same administrator ...
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How to elevate access for user NOT in administrators group and with disabled UAC in Windows 7?

When UAC is disabled and you try to perform a task which requires elevated access, you get "Access Denied" for users not in administrators group. However when UAC is enabled, you get an ...
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How to remove IT policy from previous employer on Windows Vista?

I have a laptop from my previous employer with an IT policy (I believe that's the correct term :P) on it, so I can't install any new software since I need an administrator password, which I don't ...
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Administrator Issue Windows 8.1 [duplicate]

My ex set up my laptop (Windows 8.1) with his account as the Administrator account. It is activated by a finger swipe. The password to get into his account would be his email password I am guessing. ...
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Windows 8.1 Admin for standard user

I have this laptop that currently holds my user on a domain and is a standard user. I'd like to know how I'd be able to access the local administrator account on my laptop without having to reset my ...
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Task scheduler Windows 7(schtasks) set Principals RunLevel highest returns Access denied (Run with highest privilege)?

SCHTASKS /Create /TN "New Task" /SC HOURLY /TR blah.exe /RU myusername /RP pypassword /RL HIGHEST Returns {ERROR: Access Denied} Error also used below code in Xml but still getting the same Error ...
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Want to enable administrator account from standard user [duplicate]

I had 1 account named "Tushar1" which was the part of admin group. It got corrupt suddenly, that's why I disabled it from users, and activated administrator account. Then I created new account named ...
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Terminal Server - RDP with local admin

I have a Terminal Server setup on Windows server 2008 R2. I am trying to log in to it with RDP, using the local admin account. (Not the domain admin) I have placed the local admin in the remote ...
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How can I list all processes running with elevated permissions in Windows 7 or above?

I would like to be able to list all processes running with elevated permissions (i.e. as administrator) on Windows 7 system. How can I do it?
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How to fix my local administrator?

Starting a few days ago, I am facing a very weird issue here on my Windows 8.1 workstation. I am unable to start programs or applications that require administrator privileges. This makes my PC ...
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Need to retrieve administrator password without rebooting

Case: I'm using new work PC; I can open admin command prompt; I don't know admin password; I use my PC as dummy/development local server, so my PC shouldn't down for a long period of time; runas ...
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Users are hidden on startup

I have a Macbook on OSX 10.7.5 that has 2 users. They are both administrators with full permissions. I would think they would work the same, but sometimes I an unable to login in to my account. Here's ...
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Stopped some Service( I think APPIDSVC ) now I cannot run Anything as Administrator or Task Manager( and the likes )

just been sitting here for 2 hours trying to figure out what to do. What appears to have happened is that I aquired a minor virus of sorts that wouldnt let me start Malwarebytes( and Chameleon didn't ...
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How to disable User Management for Administrator in Window 7?

I have two admins accounts A and B in Window 7. I want to disable User Management for B admin account. My approach that I took was I hide the User Management options from control Panel for B from ...
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Why windows explorer behaves strange when restarted with admin. prev.?

I'm running Windows 8.1 x64 and whenever I end 'explorer' task and run it again with administrative privileges I can't open any explorer windows no matter how much I click. Even if a window decided to ...
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Acces denied permission administrator

Just got an iPhone 5s and an ASUS laptop (Windows 8). There's nothing special about it; it's very, basic very cheap, about $300. Anyways, both were working fine until on the laptop, I started getting ...
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How to run msiexec with UAC turned on

I am running Windows 7 as a user with Administrator privileges, but I need an answer that works for Vista as well.. I'm trying to work out how to configure our product so that it can be installed ...
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Windows 7 - Cannot move or copy things to the folder [duplicate]

Just a minute ago I had to remove a virus from that folder. It was removed and I had to restart my computer because of it. It's now successfully removed but whenever I try to move or copy something to ...
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Obtain administrators rights on Windows 7 when there is no administrator account [closed]

I've recently obtain a Windows 7 laptop. It is managed via active-directory and I normally login using my ad username / password. For personal uses, I'd like to obtain Administrator privileges. My ...
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How can I show my hidden administrator account through a guest account?

I have hidden my administrator account on windows logon screen through regedit/.../specialaccounts/userlist/... but now i cannot make it show up again, because I can't change the value from 0 to 1 on ...
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After install antivirus nod32 on windows 8.1, I can't edit hosts file

My problem: I installed nod32 and after that I can't edit hosts file on windows 8.1 - window appears "Access denied". Of course I've opened hosts file as administrator by notepad. I don't know where ...
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How to turn off asking for administrative rights every time I want to rename/copy file from one location to another in Windows 8.1 64bit

I installed fresh Windows 8.1 Professional 64-bit. When I copy file to another location, for instance from C:\ drive to external drive I get prompt where I have to click Continue to grant ...
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I want execute in bacth via commandline REG IMPORT

When I try to execute this command: REG IMPORT myreg.reg I get access denied message, because I'm not administrator. However I don't want to open command line using run as administrator in visual ...
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“Access is denied.” to Administrator

i have enabled (and am currently logged in as) the built-in administrator account in windows 8.1 enterprise. after executing the following command to change its password net user administrator 123456 ...
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Can a simple buffer-overflow lead to privilege escalation?

I wanted to know, that on an OS such as windows, if someone (a non admin) writes a program in C++ specifically to get a buffer overflow, can he insert shellcode to gain admin rights, without running ...
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Why Run-as-Administrator in an administrator user? [duplicate]

As you see below I have two user account on my computer, and both of them have in administrator group. I want to run this below program : When I log in with Abraham and double click on ...
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make exe file automatically run as administrator

Is there any way to make an .exe file runs automatically as administrator? Suppose that I logged in with a Guest user in my Windows; now when I want to run some programs such as resmon.exe it requires ...
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VPS - Lost password and can't use blank pass via remote desktop connection

I am currently trying to login to my dedicated server, and have forgotten the password. I've tried many different things, and currently have SSH access. I boot the dedi into rescue mode (For the SSH) ...
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System hasn't user with Administrator privilege

I had only one user account in my computer, and it had Administrator privilege. I changed its privilege to Guest using control userpasswords2 command in RUN windows yesterday. Now I have only one ...
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Start Windows 8 app from program with elevated rights

I'm having a problem: I have to run a application (SetPoint from Logitec) as administrator for it to work properly. However, it is now impossible to let the application start an app - I tried the ...
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Deny access domain administrator to my PC

My work PC is part of our company domain. If I understand it correctly this gives our domain administrator possibilities to alter or control some things, like forcing auto-update of Windows. For ...
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Administrator permission required to rename/create/delete directory on Desktop

I use Homeuser which is Administrator account on Windows7. Everytime I want to rename folder on desktop it asks me to give administrator rights. When I want to save a file on Desktop I can't because ...
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Can Regedit be used to grant admin privileges to a program or program key?

I have several users who do not have administrative privileges using some proprietary banking software and MS Explorer to make bank deposits. The Proprietary software requires some administrative ...
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Access User X private data as adminstrator

My girlfriends Laptop died a few days ago, now I'm on it to rescue her data. So I put her HDD as slave on my WIN 8 pc. Now is the problem she has all her needed data in her users folder. How may I ...
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are there different levels of administrator accounts?

I need to set up a secondary administrator without the right to change the primary administrator password. I want the secondary administrator to have the ability to add new programs to the computer, ...
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Open File Security Warning at boot

Every time I boot my laptop I get this annoying message. I trust this program and I want it to run on-boot without prompting me with this annoying message. Even if I unchecked "Always ask before ...
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How to Solve error : enabled Built-in Administrator in Windows 8.1

When I am enabled as my built-in administrator account when I try to save modified properties for user administrator I am getting an error: this operation is disallowed as it could result in an ...
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how to sort top output when top is executed

Is there a way to sort the output from top when it's executed? rather than pressing M or T after you run the command. I'm trying to save the output of top -n 1 -U username but I'd like to sort it by ...
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Windows: Execute program as admin with current environment and with elevation [duplicate]

This question is different from Run as administrator from command line on Windows 8 and I wrote why: I want to run a program a) as a different user b) get elevated privileges (which is additionally ...
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keeping local profile a different domain user

My question is about how to log in to a machine with a (newly joined) domain user account, while keeping the local user's settings/profile which have been established by the previous domain user ...