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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Windows 10 fails to create registry keys for new users; new user accounts cannot sign in, INCLUDING the Windows 10 built-in Administrator

I have an unusual twist on the "The User Profile Service failed the logon" error in Windows 10. NONE of the known fixes work because the system fails to create registry keys OR user folders. PROBLEM ...
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How to run as admin from windows cmd while giving password as argument

I have a really annoying setup (which is out of my power), where I have a restricted user account, and an 'a' account, or an administrator account. Every time I run as admin (a lot), I have to put in ...
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Windows 10 Home - cannot access admin only drive as administrator

I upgraded my Windows 7 HOME to Windows 10. I had some user accounts, one an administrator, the other a standard user. I had edited the security so that some drive and folders had no read permission ...
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windows 10 very slow, flash player not working, whole environment seems blocked

My PC has been upgraded to Windows 10, some months ago, and recently I'm experiencing a lot of problems: In much cases Flash Player is not working (I'm running it under Google Chrome) The Windows ...
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Software keeps on asking for admin password however it has been given administrator rights

I have TP-Link Wireless USB plugged into my PC at office & have its software installed. While enabling the "Soft Access Point" option on it, it asks for administrator password. This software has ...
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How to run a program at login with admin rights (elevated) without having to confirm the UAC prompt [duplicate]

I want to run a program (WhatPulse) when I login to my Win 8 account. The developers recommend to run it with admin privileges because that will "improve input accuracy". The problem running it as ...
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After Windows 10 upgrade, administrator account lacking full access privileges

My local Windows account is an account of Administrator type. Note that it's not the built-in account of Administrator name. Before Windows 10 Pro upgrade, I was using Windows 7 Professional. In ...
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Stuck without access to admin account on windows 10 [duplicate]

I managed to do something quite stupid... I had some problems with my account after upgrading to windows 10, so I created a mew admin account with a phony mail, and removed my account (stupid... I ...
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Whats the purpose of an Elevated administrator in Windows 10

Consider a system having a separate admin account(apart from the one which is activated) and a normal user account on a shared system. Now we have 2 admin's a1 one which is created from account ...
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Windows 7 - Run Devices and Printers as Different User

So at my work we have to install and remove printers pretty often and most users do not have admin privileges on their PCs. I've been looking into trying to run the Devices and Printers applet as ...
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How does the locky malware work?

I've been hearing a lot about the locky malware recently. I've heard that it can be deployed through Word macros. I'd like to know how the malware can do it's thing without needing administrator ...
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why is access to users group important

I am using an account that is in the group Administrators, but also in the group Users. And I have a directory for which I removed access for the group Users. In this directory there is an executable ...
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VMWare shared folder inaccessible with Administrator account

VMWare Player runs a Windows 10 VM. I've shared a folder with this VM, setting "​Map as network drive in Windows guest" to TRUE. I need to type a command (npm) as Administrator in the shared folder ...
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Windows 10 and User Accounts

I cannot find an answer to my problem. Perhaps somebody can help. I recently "upgraded" to Windows 10 from W7. I am not sure it is really an upgrade, but that is another discussion. After the upgrade ...
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Windows10 on Domain; “Access is Denied” with Domain Admin, but not Local Admin

The simplest example: echo thisText > C:\test.txt This works with local Admin, but I do not know how to get this or various other scripts to work with Domain Admin. This includes multiple computers. ...
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Admin Power On Password Appeared?

I had to do a do a complete restore to my computer (I forgot why.) Now my HP laptop notebook 2000 is now asking for me to admin power on password I don't recall setting up a password like that nor ...
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Change account name at login and change full name of account on Windows 10 Pro

so I did the following: Out of curiosity I checked out the Windows Store and to do so I had to log in with my Microsoft Account, which I have never used on this PC before. No problems so far. Checked ...
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How to configure active directory in windows 7?

I just installed Remote Server Administrative Tools (RSAT) on windows 7, and turned features on as mentioned in the installation guide. Now the Administrative Tools have been installed and ...
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Windows 10 administrator issues

I only have one account on my windows 10 computer and recently set up a PIN to prevent our teen using the computer after being grounded. Now every time I try to do anything (make changes or install ...
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OSX wants to make changes. Type an administrator's name and password… Won't go away

I recently needed to add some SSL certificates to my Mac (OSX 10.10.5) in order connect to a remote service. The certificates are needed for 2 factor authentication. I have full Admin rights in OSX. ...
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Cannot access encrypted file [duplicate]

I have a Window 7 System in a domain, and my user profile is having some issues. That is: I deleted the user "chander"; before deletion of the user I took a full documents backup, and saved it to ...
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How to delete a project? [duplicate]

I would like to know how to delete a project as an admin in Tuleap. I can't change the status as deleted like it was said in this page. Tuleap : How to delete project.
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Logged in as Admin, yet file operations need “as Admin” confirmation [Win 7] [duplicate]

I am logged in through the only account defined on my new Windows 7 Professional PC. Despite it being a (password-protected) administrator account, every time I need to copy files on the C: system ...
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Log in to Windows 10 as Administrator using RDP

I have two Windows 10 machines. I remote into the desktop using my laptop. Remote works, but I cannot get Administrator access. Both are Windows 10 Pro. Both have the same local accounts, each ...
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How do I read system environment variable in Windows 10 (without using admin right)

How to I read system environment variable in Windows 10 (without using admin right) my %JDK_HOME% = C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.8.0_77 when i use command line echo %JDK_HOME% it will show %JDK_HOME% ...
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Lubuntu not giving me full admin rights

My school gave me one of their old windows xp computers with lubuntu on it. They didn't give me the password, though, so i just changed it through grub. However, when i go into the terminal i can't ...
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Why is a user only added to one group at a time?

I have a limited knowledge of Linux systems, so bare with me :) I'm trying to add Apache and a user called admin to the same group on CentOS. When I run id admin I get groups 1000 (apache) and group ...
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Cannot encrypt files in windows 10 home (option is greyed out)

When I right click a file, go to properties, general, advanced the option to encrypt a file is greyed out even if I'm admin. I also checked in ...
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Windows 7: Is there a log of my c:\ accessed over a LAN from another computer?

Windows7: Is there a log of accounts or IP addresses showing connections made to my computer's c:\ over a LAN connection using the format \\computername\C$?
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How to auto login in Windows 10 with PIN?

I recently reinstalled Windows 10 on my Dell XPS Laptop. On my older system, I had the admin auto logon feature turned on via the registry settings. This setting required a defaultPassword String ...
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Runas not working on Windows 10

So, I have a client that needs to run a software with higher privileges but the user works with a limited account and I'm not willing to give him the password for several reasons. I was looking for a ...
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Command ping -c 1 localhost requires admin EVEN if run as admin

I've written a program that makes ip addresses, and I'm trying to ping the IP addresses to find out if they are false or true. When I use the command ping -c 1 <ip> it tells me Access ...
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Reformatting Hard Drive

I have a work laptop with Windows 7 Pro installed. I'm leaving this job and handing back my laptop. I have a lot of work that I have done on it and have the IP for this work. I'd like to reformat the ...
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How to edit NIS group file

I run the ypcat group command, but I want to edit this group file. Please let me know how? I don't want to edit my local /etc/group file.
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Local Admin changes for installing or changing IP

Good afternoon all. We have a user here that installed a CAD program on his computer as a trial. The user has local admin rights to the computer because he has to be able to change his IP address ...
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How can I migrate a user from the default admin account to a regular admin in Windows 10?

I have a user that I created when installing Windows 10 and it is the default Administrator account. However, Windows 10 is a pain and won't let me use certain apps and features with that account. ...
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Can't switch user to Administrator Windows 8.1 [duplicate]

Guys I have an BIG problem there, I have created an user from Administrator, my laptop was automaticly restarted and logged in to that user, and I can't Find anymore the Administrator... I tried to ...
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Cannot do anything that requires admin privileges in Windows 10 (stuck)

I have 2 accounts, one of them is just a normal Microsoft account that I log on to every day, the other one is administrator account I just hid with SpecialAccounts registry hack. The problem is, ...
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Win7 run as administrator glitched?

I recently wanted to run a program as administrator on my standard user account. But when I clicked "Run as Administrator" no popup window came, it didn't ask for the password and just opened the ...
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How do I turn off Windows Defender from the command line?

I am searching for a command to temporarily turn off Windows Defender. Any suggestions?
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Parental control from the user account without activating any administer account

I had changed parental control (Windows 7, ultimate) from the user account without activating any administrator account. Unfortunately, it accepted (I didn't know, it will allow). In next login I got ...
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windows 8 running cmd as administrator without getting a pop up message

I can run cmd as admin by right click and then clicking "run as administrator". But then windows gives me a pop message asking if "do you want following program to make changes to your computer"... ...
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system administrator get which file uploaded [closed]

I am good reading guy , we have a exam and we accessed our madam share in my computer and in the c drive i saw question papers and i opened them and copied those files. on next day i uploaded them to ...
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How to delete a registry key on reboot?

I know how to delete/rename files on reboot http://blog.notfaqs.com/2007/10/registry-rename-file-on-reboot.html. But would like to find out how to delete registry keys on reboot as well. I want to ...
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Issues setting the local admin account password to not allowed to be changed

I need to be able to set a local admin account with the /passwordchg:No option in windows. I have soon found out that Windows 10 have disabled this feature and I have tried multiple different ways to ...
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Difference between Usenet and forums in terms of servers? [closed]

I tried to understand the true difference between Usenet and regular forums in termas of servers adminstrations and organizing but with no avail. This is qutoed from Wikipedia "absence of a central ...
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How to manage (admin) MATLAB sessions (saving workspace, closing sessions)

We are running MATLAB using a site wide license. Users connect to high ram machines via a remote desktop platform (linux), and their sessions are persistent so that they can carry simulations over ...
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I want to add windows server user to windows xp machine

I have installed Windows Server 2003 on Virtual Machine & created more users I want to use this user on different machine (within the same network) but i failed to add this user on different ...
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Windows 7 Jenkins installation with admin rights says insufficient privileges to start services

I tried to install Jenkins on Windows 7 home edition and got the following error. Service 'Jenkins' (Jenkins) failed to start. Verify that you have sufficient privileges to start system services. I ...
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Allow Standard User run application as admin

we have a shortcut that is calling a .exe file that requires admin rights by the UAC. I would like to be able to run the application without any admin rights or give the standard user admin rights ...