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Make User Login Act as Administrator

Some of the computers at my place of work are still using XP (Replacements are in the works). Often I have to install printer drivers or software (a privilege denied to the average user on our ...
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2answers
257 views

Can I restore administrator privileges to an accidentally downgraded domain account without access to the domain controller?

I have an old XP Pro machine that belonged to a long-dead domain. I had an administrator account on the machine which allowed me to use it effectively, if infrequently, on a roaming profile. I also ...
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BDE Administrator closes unexpectedly when open database

I don't know what happened on my Windows XP Home system for doing this, always worked perfectly but now when i try open a database the DBE Administrator closes unexpectedly without showing any error. ...
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Forgot my only administrator account password? [duplicate]

I am on a XP Professional PC, I only have a administrator account for which i forgot the password. How can i fix this login issue. I cannot format bcoz i got important data. Steps i tried after ...
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Is the windows xp administrator account enabled by default

I have dilemma with an old laptop with windows xp. I forgot my password but I'm told that you can login as the administrator (which I never messed with in any way when I had access), by pressing ctrl ...
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3answers
4k views

Reset/Remove administrator password [duplicate]

I have forgot my administrator password in windows (xp) ,and tried verything how to restore it but no luck . the only thing i came up with is i have inserted another harddisk and installed on it ...
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1answer
766 views

Programmatically adding “Run this program as administrator” flag to executable?

I need to distribute a program to windows (XP, 7, 8) users. The program requires administrative rights because it adds and removes routes, among other things. The problem is that the "Run this program ...
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1answer
113 views

DLL not found by program written for XP but run on Win 7

I am running an application that was written for XP on a windows 7 machine. I run the application in compatibililty Windows XP (Service Pack 3) and as administrator. at a certain stage the ...
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2answers
389 views

How to check if given Windows XP SP2 dll library is proper one?

How to check if given Windows XP SP2 dll library is proper one ? I have to fix some problem with Windows XP SP2 system, where two dll was manualy replaced (not by me): comctl32.dll and wmploc.dll, are ...
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1answer
243 views

Windows XP program crash boxes for any user are all shown to Administrators

I have an interesting problem with a Windows XP setup involving "users" with restricted access rights and "Administrators" with full system access. If a program crashes for a user, the standard crash ...
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242 views

Run shutdown script as Administrator on Windows XP

I've written a script using Ninite Pro to update the installed Applications on the Windows XP pro Client. Unfortunately it has no administrator privileges, is there a way to run a shutdown script as ...
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1answer
366 views

After setting an administrator password while installing XP I cannot log in?

When I setup my new computer, I put in an administrator password when it asked me to. After the system reboots, my password doesn't work and I cannot log in at all? I also cannot get it to start up ...
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1answer
2k views

Accessing Workgroup Shared Folder from Domain

I have a domain and a workgroup. My users are supposed to upload files on regular basis to several shared folders on the workgroup. I have difficulty accessing the workgroup shared folders without ...
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1answer
793 views

Any Windows XP software can tether my PC to iPhone?

I don't have admin access rights on one of the notebook, so I could not install iTune. However the tethering features is really good, it allows me to browse internet via my iphone, while there's no ...
3
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2answers
3k views

How can I remove “Some settings are managed by your administrator” in Chrome?

I use Google Chrome everywhere : Computers, phone and tablet. On one computer (the only one running Windows XP), I see a message saying "Some settings are managed by your administrator" in the ...
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1answer
2k views

Allow all websites for administrator account and block all websites (but a few) for limited accounts

At my work we have a PC which runs Windows XP and is used by all employees. This PC is mainly used for our company website: a trailer booking website. At the moment there is one account: an ...
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4answers
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Windows XP SP3 keep default Administrator as only Administrator

I would like to have a setup where only the default Administrator account has administrator rights. I already enabled the default Administrator account to show up in the user management and login ...
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2answers
6k views

I need administrator rights but erased my operator account?

Not sure what I did, but I have an old Dell PC running Windows XP. I was adding a new user, and somehow in the same turn I erased my own account. Now I can't do anything because there are no ...
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2answers
683 views

Shut Out of XP - No Admin Password or CDR

I inherited an old WinXP/Linux dual-boot machine from the stoneage. Because it has Linux, the regular boot process is replaced with the Fedora boot loader; I cannot, therefore, press F8 strategically ...
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1answer
4k views

How can I log into Administrator in normal mode using Windows XP Home?

I have a machine running Windows XP Home SP3. I have a script that I run regularly on other Windows XP pro boxes that calls the Administrator account to do something. For security purposes, I won't ...
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6k views

Installing driver without admin privileges on win xp

I'm trying to gain Administrator privileges on an industrial brake press so we can install a wifi dongle for networking. The problem is I don't have the password for the admin account and the company ...
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1answer
370 views

What permissions are required to print to a locally attached shared printer?

I have several users who have to be a local admin on a PC because that PC has a printer locally attached to it. Apparently they cannot print to it unless they are local admins. I really would like to ...
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2answers
1k views

Can users besides Administrator run defrag in XP?

I know you can't do this by default, you will get somethign like "You must have administrator privileges to run this application.." or whatever, but I have tried various ways to get around this. I ...
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1answer
1k views

Administrator account is corrupted?

After successfully solving my previous problem i stumbled upon another shortly after. Once i logged into my administrator account i have noticed the following missing: Quick launch which also cannot ...
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4answers
259 views

Administrating “public” computer at local church?

I'm administrating a "public" computer, that is the computer at our local church. We use it to record the services in Ableton Live, show lyrics with Easy Worship and so on.. On it we have Moonscape ...
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204 views

Windows xp registry permission problems

this one has me banging my head against a brick wall. Basically the computer in question has had it's problems but we have done a windows xp repair and got all the windows updates in and done got a ...
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3answers
2k views

set user's PATH variable without admin access in XP

I have two related questions for XP variables; it may end up the same method works for both of them. I as a user want to modify my Path but lack the admin rights necessary to change it. I imagine ...
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2answers
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How to limit the normal users from accessing registry, group policy etc?

I own the admin account of my PC running, Windows XP Pro edition. There is another Non-admin account in this system. I want to limit the administrative capabilities of this account. That is, to ...
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How to recover the Administrator password in Windows XP [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Windows: How to reset the administrator password? I want to login to my Administrator account in Windows XP, but I forgot the password. I really don't want to reinstall ...
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2answers
838 views

Access root of system over network share

I'm migrating to a new Windows 7 box from an old WinXP box (about 5 years old). The new machine is fully set up and running, and my preference is to not swap drives around (I've got terrible luck ...
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1k views

Windows XP/7 Disabling Users Accounts via. CMD

How can I disable a user account from the command line? In Windows XP or 7.
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Can't access Administrator account on Windows XP after adding local user account

I have an installation of windows XP, and it's not part of a domain. Previously, it just had only the administrator account, and upon creating a different user account, all access was lost to the ...
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2answers
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Unable to log into Windows XP Pro Domain Not Available

Trying to access an old laptop I have but at the windows login screen I attempt to log in and get the message "Unable to log in because <Domain Name> is unavailable". This laptop is not on a ...
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391 views

how to get win xp admin password w/o changing it

I just wanted to ask if there's a way to get admin password or access to admin acc without changing password or using any 3rd party software like running from cd or usb?
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1answer
2k views

Prevent the use of portable software on non-admin accounts

Is it possible to disable the use of portable applications on non-administrator accounts? I am the administrator on a Windows XP machine, and I do not want limited users to be able to run portable ...
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1answer
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Remove administrator password? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Windows: How to reset the administrator password? Is it possible to remove the administrator's password on an XP machine? There is no option/link in user settings as ...
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How to verify my current user has admin rights or not?

I'am running win XP sp2. How to check that whether I have admin rights or not? I can't check the system properties. I don't have that much items in the configuration panel. It seems I don't have ...