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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No Admin Rights when Running Apps on Windows 10

I've been using Windows 10 Pro x64 for a few days now and everything was fine with admin rights: I could do whatever I wanted on the computer as an admin, and occasionally got UAC prompts when it was ...
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I'm a standard user even though i am the owner

I'm sorry if this questions was asked before! When i wanted to delete a folder it gave me the error "You'll need to provide admin permission to delete this folder" and i was pretty confused cause i am ...
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Windows xp pro admin account locked out

For some reason my xp machine was using a user callcomp1, even though I had the main user set up as me. When I went into users it only showed one user. So, to get rid of this is I ran Userpasswords2 ...
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Can't edit Local Security Policy in Windows 7

I'm trying to add users to the Access this computer from the network User Rights Assignment policy but the 'Add' button is disabled: I'm connecting to the machine via RDP using the local ...
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After upgrading to Windows 10 from 7 my User is no longer being counted as an Administrator when running certain programs

My user account is still an Administrator. Visual Studio 2013, wouldn't let me attach to process. Says it needs to restart as administrator. This was not an issue with Windows 7 only started after ...
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Cortana and search settings not working in windows 10

I recently upgraded to windows 10 but after installation and booting, i misspelled the administrator name (C:\Users\xy instead of C:\Users\xyz) and went ahead with configuring the OS, cortana and ...
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WIN10 built in admin account, not starting all programs on startup

So i am using WIN10 with the built in administrator account. But for whatever reason some of the applications that are set to start with windows do not work correctly. For example logitech setpoint ...
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Is there any friendly Database terminal for Windows? [closed]

is there any Database friendly SHELL,terminal for windows that have auto-complete for database commands ,also can display tables in clean way after performing select statement ?
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How do i change my display name in Linux without adminstrator privileges?

I recently got an account in a network, and the administrator misspelled my name. Is there a way to change it on my own?
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Locked out of Admin Account

I created an admin account in windows 7. Did the "Special Accounts" registry edit to hide the admin account. Changed the current logged in user to a standard account and restarted the computer. The ...
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No admin privileges at all. Windows 8 64bit

So there's this computer which has two accounts on it: A regular one (with password and I know the password) An administrator (without password). You can't access or modify anything related to ...
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Windows 10 File-System Permissions (iTunes Folder Locked)

I recently had a problem with my iTunes, saying it has insufficient permissions to start. I tried to see where could be possible I don't have enough permissions on my C: drive (I am an administrator ...
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How to give standard users the ability to run task manager as a admin (windows 8.1)

Is there a way to give a standard user the ability to run task manager as a admin without allowing the user to run anything else as an admin?(Right now, I have to run command prompt with admin ...
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Windows 10 lost administrator rights and cant insert administrator password to change settings

I have changed my username from netplwiz. I have restarted the pc and now I am a guest account. I go to change settings but I can't insert the admin password! I have only option to insert a ...
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Grant admin rights? [duplicate]

I recently locked myself out of my administrator account. I have a non-admin account the I can still log on to. I tried methods of recovering my password or logging on to the admin user, but all need ...
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Windows 8.1 requires elevated rights for common tasks

I've moved from Windows 7 to Windows 8.1 (fresh install, different machines) and I'm having some issues with user permissions on my Windows 8.1 machine. It seems to require Administrator rights for ...
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Cannot connect to router's admin interface when WAN cable is plugged into router

I have an ASUS RT-N10E router, with the latest firmware and I'm having, for the second time, this problem: The internet connection suddenly dropped, while I was using VirtualBox. When I tried to ...
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My Account Name is Missing

My Windows Account name is ArlandrioFF, why isn't showing here? Should I worry? I previously tried the built-in Administrator account but I wasn't sure it was what I needed for (I'm used to have full ...
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A way to enable remote admin for a specific user

We know that there are generally two ways of enabling performing admin tasks on Windows 7 remotely: Enable the built-in admin account and furnish it with a password, or: Set ...
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VPS Admin Sharing Worries

Here is my situation. I recently got a vps running Windows 2008 R2 Standard to run SEO Powersuite, Market Samurai and some other tools. I added my seo guy as an admin on my vps so he has access to any ...
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Administrator account prevents me from reverting Windows 10 to 8.1

On Windows 10, I had to enable the Administrator account using net user administrator /active:yes for reasons that aren't relevant here. Now, if I try to revert to Windows 8.1 through Settings >> ...
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Windows 10 - copy domain admin to domain user account

I have been working under a domain admin account for years and years. Now, after a windows 10 upgrade, I want to work under a domain user account. More, I would like to retain all the desktop ...
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How to know an application is run as administrator, if it doesn't show that in its title bar?

Using "troubleshoot compatibility" I have configured many applications to always run as administrator. Visual Studio, SQL Server and many more applications show that in their title bar using a ...
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Guest user back to admin user

After couple of hours playing with the users and access of my account now I'm guest and there is no administrator on my laptop. Do you know guys how can I make my guest user back to administrator? I ...
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Right click stopped working on some programs

OS: Win 7 64 bit (it recently did some upgrades, but not sure if this coincided with the issue I'm not having) For some reason, I've started getting an issue on my machine. when I right click ...
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allow users to install certain software on a certified flashdrive without admin access

I have a couple users that have no admin access and are not connected to any network. The problem is sometimes they need software updates and/or new software. And I would like to sent up a ...
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How to change permissions/policies of another admin-account.?

On my Windows7 PC i have now 2 admin-accounts. The problem is that one of them does not have any rights/permissions anymore to startup any program (after some virus attack which also changed the UAC). ...
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Dsynchronise refuses to autostart despite admin privileges

Dysnchronise (scroll down) syncs folders, and is installed on Windows 8.1. The readme doesn't address these issues. It gives the options Autostart, or Autostart as a Service: Autostart requires me ...
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What does this vim cmd mean? :%y+

I found a command to select all text in Vi/Vim file. :%y+ Could someone explain the line, please?
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Windows 7 Admin Corrupted, Cannot Run CMD as Admin, and Cannot Start in Safe Mode

Windows 7 Admin Corrupted, Cannot Run CMD as Admin, and Cannot Start in Safe Mode. That about sums it up. Please help. Only one other standar profile on the machine. No apparent reason for the ...
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Is it possible to always run cmd from Windows' Run panel as admin?

I'd like to be able to start Command Prompt as admin either as default or as an easy routine. I know about Ctrl+Shift+Enter in the search list or adding a Registry Entry for a new Context Menu, but I ...
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What can cause a reduction of administrator permissions in Windows 7?

I have a Windows 7 machine that normally runs from an account with administrator permissions. The User settings in the control panel confirm it is listed as an administrator account. Something has ...
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How change to administrator account from standard account

I have a computer with 3 different accounts. All the accounts are administrators except mine. How do I change my account to a administrator account.I can't log on to the 2 other accounts and I don't ...
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How to remove an imposed wallpaper?

I'm on Windows 7. Recently, someone had my computer and made himself the 'network administrator' He prevented me to change my desktop wallpaper Even if choose my own, his remains there ... Is there ...
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User rights to read/write win.ini in windows 8.1

I use a program in Windows 8.1 Pro that needs full read/write rights to win.ini. - Logged in as administrator - UAC is disabled - Applications and administrators have full rights to modify win.ini. ...
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How to run a trusted program as Admin on windows startup?

I have a exe file that trusted by one of root certificate in my computer: The root certificate I create by openssl and installed in Trusted Root location in certificate store The exe file is singed ...
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Script/program that listens for user input, reads logs for output and sends broadcast

During code deployments there is a risk of service/system failures. The Network Operations Center monitors alerts from servers. If the alert comes as a result of a code deployment then it might not be ...
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Passing variables with space to the command line as admin

strong textscript.bat placed on the sendTo folder(file setted running as admin from properties -> advanced -> run as admin) @echo off cd %~dp1 echo %~dp1 echo "%~1" pause if i pass a parameters ...
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Remove corporate domain and associated policies from Windows 7 enterprise

I have a Windows 7 machine currently associated with a corporate domain. I want to remove the domain and use the computer in my home network (the license is my private one but the pc was temporarily ...
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Run in non administrative mode [closed]

I mostly run in safe mode in my win8 but I have to run a desktop app in non administrative mode I tried searching internet but found nothing I hope it gets solved here What I mean by running safe ...
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How to run a program normally with admin privilleges not as a background process using Task Scheduler?

I have looked through other questions in superuser and online and they all seem to suggest using Task Scheduler for what I want to do. Simply, I want to run my program at STARTUP or Boot with admin ...
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How to run a program as an administrator at startup on Windows 10?

We have a program that is having problem starting up on Windows 10. If the program is NOT run as administrator, it popups a "Access Denied" message right before it starts. If we run the program as an ...
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Share network drive in windows 2003

I have two windows servers(Windows Server 2003) computers com1 and com2. Now I have shared a folder inside com1 and mapped that folder in com2 as a network drive(Z:). Now please help me to share that ...
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Running program as elevated administrator by using runas fails

I try to run a program (Fling) that needs an elevated admininstrator account by the following batch command: C:\Windows\System32\runas /savecred /user:Administrator "C:\Program Files (x86)\NCH ...
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How do I install Get Windows 10 app while joined to a domain

The app installation seems to be blocked from installation by Microsoft if the computer is joined to a domain. Microsoft says the usual "contact your domain administrator" to allow this but I cannot ...
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Suddenly lost permissions to all files

I'm running Windows 2008 R2. A few days ago, all my software lost permissions to do pretty much anything with files on the disk. Eclipse, LyX, and even Word, won't save files. SourceTree has trouble ...
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Cannot Run as Administrator even when Domain Admin

I am part of the Administrators group on Windows Server 2012 R2 but whenever I try to run Powershell as an administrator I get prompted to log in and then get denied because my privileges need to be ...
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Windows 8: Fast creation of many user accounts

When logging into a newly created account for the first time, one is taken on a 'tour' while Windows is 'setting up some stuff'. This takes several minutes. Without this process the user folder ...
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Setting the account “Run as administrator” uses

How do I set the account "Run as administrator" uses? It doesn't seem to just use the one called "Administrator" which I have created (this is a work computer that I didn't set up).
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Trying to deny access permission

In Windows 7, I am the Administrator. I signed in as another user and then wanted to open a file from my own Downloads folder to copy it to the other user's downloads folder. Of course, I needed to ...