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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Why does tor need administrative access to start?

Why does tor require administrative access to start, if it binds to a port higher than 1024? On both linux and windows, administrative access is required.
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How to recover or remove password of Administrator [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Windows: How to reset the administrator password? I have a PC with windows XP that administrator passowrd is forgeten and no other user account is created. How to set or ...
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How can I determine the process for what is listening on the network in linux?

When I use netstat -tup, it only shows the processes for some. There are other ports that just have a - for PID, so how would I find out what process is listening on these ports?
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Utility to grant admin rights to a user in Windows XP for few hours/days?

I have two accounts on my windows xp home desktop. The default regular user is used for everything and the 2nd user which has admin rights is used only for installations. I do this to avoid malware ...
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How do I set up a desktop shortcut to a batch file which will run as administrator

I want the batch file to run and launch some programs, all of which need to be at administrator level.
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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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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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how to login as admin in safemode?

My sister has forgotten her password to vista, however i have installed that system so should know the admin password. However I do not know how to log in as admin. i tried to press ctrl+alt+delete ...
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Windows 7 - want full named admin account

I want a full named admin account on Windows 7. The default local administrators group is a limited account. You can enable the hidden full administrator account, but I can't see how to rename it. ...
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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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In Windows Vista Home Premium can an admin lock the machine so that no one one can “Switch User”?

Logged into an admin account, I am running a virus scan. When I lock the machine, it allows other users to "Switch User" and log in. Is there a way I can temporarily prevent other users from loggin ...
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How to grant Admin Permissions to User Account in Snow Leopard

Does anyone know how to give a user in Snow Leopard administrator permissions? Concerning Josh K. Answer: I made sure that I do have this checked, and I do. However, the OS keeps telling me for ...
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Windows 7 autostarting apps as administrator

The question is easy to answer I guess. (Tried to search here, didn't find an answer.) So. The deal: There is a bug in OpenOffice (haha ..just one? :)), which prevents the spellcheck. You have to ...
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Sandboxing an install

I have an install file that goes into building an portable application. There are a couple of problems with it. On Vista when I build the portable version the install requests admin privileges even ...
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Why do I need to run commands as administrator if my account is member of administrator group?

If my account is already a member of the administrator group why do some functions on Windows 7 require me to run them as administator? I kind of thought that was implied?
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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 there ...
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Creating a password-protected task in Windows 7

I would like to configure a task like "child control software", so it would hibernate the pc at certain times. Is it possible to prevent modification (here: pausing) of a task through requiring the ...
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When I start command prompt w/ administrative rights, the “Start in” location is igored. Any way to avoid this? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Windows 7 Administrator Command Prompt “Start in” Path I have it set to c:\myfolder. If i click Start->Command Prompt it opens a console window started at c:\...
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Force CMD.EXE to run as admin [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: On Windows 7, is there a command prompt line that can start cmd as an administrator? Is it possible to force cmd.exe to always run with administrator rights?
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Create a hidden Admin account on Windows Vista

My parents are computer illiterate in a big way. They each have separate accounts on a Windows Vista machine using the welcome screen. I want to create a hidden Administrator account I can use to ...
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Administrator account in Windows Vista

I have a Windows Vista (Home Premium) machine with a unique user for which the owner forgot the password. I have physical access to the machine. I gave a try to Ophcrack Live CD, but it couldn't find ...
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Hosed Windows 7 permissons

Here is the most interesting thing I've noticed since the problems started: If I go into a control panel/system module (in this case the Resource Monitor) that has a "Check Online" type option, ...
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Installing Java in Firefox without admin privileges

I'd like to install Java in Firefox on Windows but I don't have administrative privileges on my machine. Any clue on how to achieve this?
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Windows vista,MMC could not create the snap-in for event viewer

I have an issue where a windows vista computer isn't running certain applications (iTunes, Quickbooks, Word). Internet Explorer works fine. Seemingly every program that needs authentication to run is ...
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Limited Administrator Rights Windows 7

Looking at getting my son a new laptop for Christmas so he doesn't have to use my wife's when he needs to do schoolwork/surf, etc. The old laptop is Vista, this one will be Windows 7 (hooray), but I ...
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Windows 7 admin denied access to taskmgr, system32 dir

I have a Windows 7 (32-bit) box with 2 users, both admins (my wife and I are both developers). My admin account was created during Windows setup, hers was created later. Both accounts are in the ...
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Is there any JSP client to access/admin JDBC database?

I want a free JSP client to access/administrate my remote database through JDBC interface, it should be phpmyadmin-like, and can run within tomcat/resin container, do I have some choices? Lenik
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Query configuring IE to use a proxy server

If I configure internet explorer to use a proxy server, Will the websites I surf be hidden from the system administrator of my lan? Will my IP be hidden from the website administrators of the ...
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On Windows 7, is there a command prompt line that can start cmd as an administrator? [duplicate]

On Linux, we can use sudo bash to run a shell as the superuser. On Windows 7, we can use Start menu -> (in search box, type) cmd -> Right click on search result and choose Run as Administrator ...
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Run As administrator installed application does not install to the User profile logged in? And shortcut question

Windows 7 Why would the restrictions of UAC keep an application from installing to a regular user profile? Run as administrator installs to the administrator user's profile running the install. Is it ...
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Securely delete MySql Database

I am running Mysql5 on a Windows Xp machine on NTFS . I want to permanently delete a database containing sensitive data such that when the operating system is not active it is not possible to use raw ...
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Why does Quark Xpress 8 require admin privileges?

A friend just showed me his installation of Quark 8.1 on his Vista system and I was surprised to see that it requires administrator privileges to run... That's pretty lame from a security point of ...
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Does “Run as administator” really do anything if UAC is off?

I know that User Account Control should not be turned off, but let's just say it's off for the sake of argument. With UAC off, I still have the option to "Run as administrator" on executable files, ...
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Windows 7 - Cached Network Share Credentials?

I have an issue in Windows 7 where I get the following error message when attempting to access an admin network share on a machine in another domain: Multiple connections to a server or shared ...
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Drag and Drop File into Application under run as administrator

Whenever I have an application running (Visual Studio 2008, Notepad, etc.) under "Run as Administrator", I cannot drag and drop files from Windows Explorer into the application. I've tried running ...
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How to fix corrupted Administrator account or create new admin account in Vista

I have a Windows Vista system whose profile seems to have been corrupted. Many solutions indicate that you create another admin account, log in as that account, and delete the offending profile ...
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System Event Notification Service doesn't start - can't escalate to Admin

I'll list my symptoms... Running Windows 7 RTM 32-bit. I can't log in as a non-admin user, failure to connect to the System Event Notification Service If I log in as an admin user, I can't run ...
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Run As Administrator Settings Under Shortcut

There are two checkboxes for Run As Administrator in the Properties dialog for a shortcut in Windows 7. One is under the Shortcut tab in the Advanced Properties dialog, and the other is under the ...
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Help setting up MySQL (to use with PHP and Apache) on OS X

Ok, I recently got interested in making my mac a server, maybe for a blog. I used DynDns for a free domain name, that will always resolve to my current IP, updated with the DynDns Updater application ...
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How to run program from command line with elevated rights

Is there a way to run a program or command with elevated rights when I am already in a non-elevated command line? Exactly the same action that would be performed when I click on the program shortcut ...
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Configure Mouse Buttons for “Administrator”/Elevated privileges

I am, for better or worse, an administrator on my Windows 7 machine. However, even then, I still need to run certain programs "as Administrator" - for example, Visual Studio 2008 when working with ...
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Enable compatibility mode for command prompt in windows 7

I wanted to do something as simple as creating a link to run command promt as an administrator. So I created the link, but when I right-click>Properties>Compatibility all options are grayed out, and I ...
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How can you find out who the administrator of a SharePoint site is?

I do not have any rights besides Read for this SharePoint site. Is there a way to find out who the administrator for it is so I can let them know a user needs access?
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How do I view my Apache log nicely? (I don't want to “analyze” it)

I tried Webalizer but it turned out I actually want something different. I don't need percentages or "top 10" lists I want a full list of unique IPs and a way to see all pages/files someone visited (...
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Vista: can't touchpad scroll properly in apps that are “run as administrator”

In some apps that I run as administrator in Vista, scrolling with the touchpad only works in one direction (depending on the app). Scrolling with an external mouse works just fine. When not run as ...
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'Run as Administrator' does not work on Shortcuts in Vista

I have two Vista Ultimate 32-bit OSs installed on my PCs here (one desktop for about 3 years, the other a laptop for 1 year), and have been experiencing the following rather irritating problem for a ...
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I made authority of the Administrator user demote in Vista

There was only one account, and it has been in a situation that there was only normal user account in My PC. Can I make administrative account newly or normal user to Administrator?
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Run as administrator needed for IE8 workaround but user is in Administrators group

I'm running IE8 on Windows 7 and logging in under a company domain account (not the machine domain). The domain account is assigned to the machine's administrators group. As a workaround for the issue ...
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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 ...
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Is there any point in using a strong password on a laptop if the HDD is not encrypted?

I was wondering whether an Admin password like "gW%94Slkx" on a laptop is any safer than, say, "abc" if your HDD is not encrypted. If you lose your laptop or if it gets stolen, all your data is easily ...