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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Can the Windows 10 local Administrator account use fingerprint scan/reader (Windows Hello)?

I can set Windows hello (password, PIN, fingerprint scan), with any account but when I try with the local administrator account in Windows 10 (activated with net user administrator /active:yes), I can ...
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sniff admin user name and password when remotely accessing

so my ISP doesn't allow me to fully configure my router with the default access control, eg: if you want certain port open you need to call the ISP tell them which port and they open it by remotely ...
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Problems with running Visual Studio as admin in Windows 10

I'm building a new Win10 computer for one of the developers at my company and he's a bit...finicky...about how he likes things set up. One thing that is an absolute must is that he has to be able to ...
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How can I lower my own rights without root access?

I'm the new guy at work and I don't want to mess things up. I write programs, and I have to do this on a machine that is used by lots of other people and that is constantly running measurements and ...
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Jira add project observer

Is there a way to add a project observer to Jira? The observer should: have access to the project board to see the progress should not see the users that are assigned to the task Thanks in ...
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Having an administrator user without RDP

I came across a case that the server (windows server 2012R2 Datacenter edition x64) should have an user which has all of administrators permissions except having RDP . that would be so great if you ...
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Windows Server: Ports that a normal user cannot bind to

I have a server application that wants to bind to port 1841 on my Windows Server 2012 and, when run as a normal user, seems to fail at that point. I remember that some port ranges could not be bound ...
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How to grep multiple lines from a file in linux

I have a file with the below content. . . hello . . . world . . hello . . . . . world . . the dots indicates the other lines in the file. Here what I need to gerp only the lines hello and world. ...
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Windows 10: Account removed from Administrators group, how to recover?

Situation Windows 10 Pro, 64bit Removed letter assignment from CD drives, don't use them regularly By mistake (without thinking, that is) I removed my account from the Administators group Can't ...
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How to execute 'make' and 'run' commands on vbg files in Administrator mode on Windows 10?

I have a VB6 project which has two components that I need to 'make' before I can 'run' the VB6 project. This involves me right clicking on each of the component (vgb file) and choosing the 'Make' ...
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Why are my accounts treated as Built-In Administrators in Windows 10?

I recently reinstalled Windows 10 Pro build 10586 on my Acer Aspire 8951G. But as soon as the computer began to fetch updates and drivers (in other words, right after the installation finished and the ...
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Windows 10 Administrator and Linux SuperUser

I understand that in Windows 10 Administrator is equivalent to the SuperUser in Linux. But I don't have the same power over my Machine as Linux gives with su or sudo as an Example in Linux with sudo,...
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Installing software as administrator

When installing trusted software in the absence of instructions or instructions that do not indicate to install as administrator, are there any rules of thumb as for when to run the install file 'as&...
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Add user to domain via local admin? [duplicate]

I tried connecting a few PCs to a domain and they all seem to be accessible, however there are no accounts on the domain. How do I add user to a domain using local admin cmd?
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Windows 7 SYSTEM cmd possibility?

I have an access to system cmd (the one before you login to domain) and a non admin user located on domain. Since SYSTEM user is considered a higher privilege than admin in windows 7, how do I move ...
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Windows 7 / Suddenly all Applications require 'Run as Administrator'

I've been using Windows 7 for many years. I just purchased a new machine about a week ago. I installed all my traditional applications (MS Office, VS2015, SolidWorks, Matlab, ...). Friday ...
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Difference between separate admin/standard user and admin with UAC/passwort prompt?

I just installed Windows 10 on a new PC and was wondering what is more secure. Assuming UAC is enabled on the highest setting and I'm the only one using the PC. a separate admin and standard account ...
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How can I install mdk3 on linux mint?

Every website that I look at has a different explanation and none of them seem to help me get this utility installed. Here are the best instructions I found and what went wrong. They are from the kali ...
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Resetting Admin Password Over USB For M.2 SSD

I have a laptop with windows 10, and the administrator password forgotten and the bios password forgotten. I don't want to reformat the M.2 SSD, so i take it out, put it in my M.2 SSD to USB adapter. ...
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Run .exe file as administrator and save credentials

I am privileged administrator on domain environment. Domain user to do his work, have to run as administrator and I must type my domain login and password. How can I do that save my credential in ...
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Gateway / Router Detection with Bash: Functions and Variables

I'm drafting / still brainstorming / a bash shell script. The aim of which, is to; help the user to: Interface with various CLI tools. Perform various administrative tasks. It might, ...
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create shortcut with runas admin privileges in parameter

I have a shortcut of a custom terminal/cmd program. This program always needs to be run with elevated/admin priviledges. Assume my program is situated at this location: C:\Users\User\custom_program....
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how become an administrator in windows 10 if there is no administrator [duplicate]

Two or three days before I was administrator and it was running properly and my younger brother have another accounts , he was also administrator . I don't know what he did with this , when I heard ...
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Unable to give admin rights back to main account Windows 8.1 [duplicate]

I use HP notebook and my os is windows 8.1. Someone made my guest account as administrator and removed administrator rights from my main account. So, I m not able to access anything from my main ...
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sed command to replace multi-line text with empty

I have an XML file which contain portion as given below. <Target name=something> < other content here> </Target> Now how can I remove this content from my file using sed ...
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Running batch file in different folders doesn't always run?

So, I have this script because I use a program called Free File Sync on Windows 10 Pro. While copying, I received an error preventing copying over some files. The files in question were downloaded ...
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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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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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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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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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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 "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\...
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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$?