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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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 ...
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OSX 10.10 locked out of administrator account, not in the sudoers file anymore

It appears my administrator account turned into a regular account overnight. Or, I did something stupid, which is more reasonable but I can for the life of me not figure out what it is that caused ...
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User has admin rights but still unable to run command in cmd

I am an Administrator user and when I am trying to create a new user in cmd using net user uname passwd /add it gives me an error stating 'System error 5 has occured. Access is denied' Why so?? I ...
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How to run a program with administrator privileges on user login under Windows?

I'm using Windows 8.1 x64 and I'd like to run a program with administrator privileges on user login. I tried to make a shortcut of the program and ticked "run as administrator" in the properties of ...
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Prevent admin users from reading my files

My surface tablet is shared with a friend. She uses a separate account, with admin rights. Being an admin, she is able to gain access to all my files. Even my OneDrive files. I guess I could follow ...
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Need administrator privileges with telnet

When I connect to my computer via telnet to run a command, it gives me a system error 5, meaning that I do not have privileges. How can I fix this? I'm already logging into an account that has ...
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How can I get back my administrator profile in Windows 8.1?

I have a problem. I changed my computer name and now I have no administrator profile. I log into my notebook as a common user but I am not able to install or do any changes as administrator. A ...
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User Account Control (UAC) in Windows 7 Does Not Prompt for Fingerprint Authentication

I login with domain credentials (I'm in an enterprise-setting) as a standard user on a Windows 7 box. I logon with my fingerprint just fine, and even have fingerprints saved on a local administrative ...
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HP laptop with windows 7

I am getting the message "The User Profile Service failed the logon" for my only admin account. All fixes I can find require an admin account or admin permission, which I cannot do due to the error. ...
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Member of Local Administrator group but can't run cmd as admin

I am part of a domain, my personal user account is not the domain admin. However, I am a member of the local Administrators group. Even so, I can't open CMD as admin! When I try, it asks for the ...
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Windows 7 won't create Administrator account

Win7 REFUSES to login to newly created user account, logged in as admin creating 2nd admin account. The account creates fine, but always goes into a "roaming profile" login. Have deleted, and ...
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Serial connection to Cisco C40 not taking input

I have a cisco c40 video codec that is not accepting the admin credentials that I established for it over SSH/HTTPS. I suspect that the config file is corrupt as there are other erroneous behaviors in ...
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Run program as administrator without an admin user

I have a very-bad-developed software that needs admin privileges to run. This because changes some global files under "c:\program files\app directory". I can grant all users to write into this ...
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Can't regain administrator privileges after hiding the admin's account on win log-on

I've followed the guide here to hide the admin's account from log on area but now i only have a standard account left and i can't access regedit as admin to do the necessary work and bring the admin ...
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Reset Windows 7 Admin Password [duplicate]

I am having an issue. I have a machine that has 2 users, the admin user and another user which seems to have basically no permissions to do anything. I do not know the admin password and every time ...
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how to run bat file as administrator automatically from a non-admin account

My work account is a non-admin but I have the admin password. I need to run a .bat file as admin automatically when windows starts from my non-admin account. I couldn't figure out how to feed in the ...
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How to configure a user account with unknown password from an admin account on Windows 7?

I have to administrate a Windows 7 computer for which I have an Admin account. The computer is in a Domain (if this is important). Now I need to configure an user account on this computer (also a ...
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Special key sequence to run cmd at Windows lock screen

I'm aware of the hack where you can copy cmd.exe to the program that launches the sticky keys GUI, thereby giving you command line admin access from the windows lock screen after pressing Shift seven ...
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Entire Admin user gone. After i followed advice here. Stuck

Hello i followed the advice here. And i am sure it was Well meant. But what i did made an entire new account. with almost the identical name. And gave me a brand new fresh desktop etc. no offense ...
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UAC Pops up for program that opens pictures. When did not before how to stop UAC from coming up

Ok problem is that UAC is popping up when opening animated gif files and other picture formats when using windows fax viewer. Now before I restored to factory default the UAC never came up when ...
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How to temporary elevate aplication to administrator in standard level account (windows 7)?

How to temporary elevate aplication to administrator in standard level account (windows 7)? If you know Linux we can elevate program into Root level, how to that in Windows 7 ? I have "standard" ...