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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Windows 7 Jenkins installation with admin rights says insufficient privileges to start services

I tried to install Jenkins on Windows 7 home edition and got the following error. Service 'Jenkins' (Jenkins) failed to start. Verify that you have sufficient privileges to start system services. I ...
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Allow Standard User run application as admin

we have a shortcut that is calling a .exe file that requires admin rights by the UAC. I would like to be able to run the application without any admin rights or give the standard user admin rights ...
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what are the risks of clearing the “C:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution\Download” [duplicate]

I have windows server 2008 R2 ,which is running sharepoint server 2013. and I checked this folder "C:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution\Download" and i found that it contain around 1.5 GB. although last ...
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How to know if someone else is logged to a remote shared PC?

In the company I work for, there are some shared PCs where people can log to remotely. It's boring to ask first who is logged in before login to it yourself, just not to disrupt others work. With ...
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“net user administrator /active:Yes” gives me: “Error 5. Access is denied”

I need to give the administrator 's authorizations to delete a folder, I'm on Windows 7 ultimate x64. To do that I run cmd.exe and run the command below: net user administrator /active:Yes but got ...
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Windows 10 blocked the installation of Net setter in my laptop

I would like to install D-link net setter on Windows10. But it always shows that "The application blocked by our administrator". Please help me to solve the issue.
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Run application without administration rights in windows

I followed many guides (link1 link2) trying to start an application that requires administration rights (such as defraggler) as a normal user (non admin), but i had no luck. Do you know if these ...
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Running Programs as Administrator from Network Drive - Windows 10

I want to store my user folders (Documents, Pictures, Music, Downloads, etc.) on a Network Shared Drive and Map them as a Network Share on a windows server. IE. \Server\User is Mapped to U:\ in ...
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Is there a faster way to open a process as Administrator (With UAC enabled)?

Currently (In Windows 10) - if I want to open a CMD prompt, I'll hit the Windows key, type CMD and hit Enter. If I want it open as an administrator, I have to right click the item and click Run As ...
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I changed my Admin account to Standard User (got bad advice). How do I get administrative access back without removing and reinstalling Windows 7?

Very recently, I read on this site that one should have at least one Administrator-level account in addition to the Administrator account that's hidden by default. About a year ago, I was reading a ...
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unencrypted, password-free VNC connection

I setup conferences twice a year where users come to learn a program that we have created. I have a powerful laptop (running Debian Jessie) and a router to create a local network and I'd like to give ...
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Programmatically execute a program using Avecto Privilege Guard?

My company uses 'Avecto Privilege Guard' to control administrator access on company computers. This creates a right click context menu that when activated, runs the program in an administrator account ...
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Running chrome as an alternate user while logged in with different credentials

I am sure I am missing something here. My Chrome runs under a Non Admin a/c so I can't install any extensions . I have an admin rights a/c and tried to run it using alternate credentials ...
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Settings can't be opened using the Built-in Administrator account in Windows 10

In Windows 10, when trying to open the Language preferences by using the icon on the right side of the taskbar, "Settings can't be opened using the Built-in Administrator account in Windows 10" error ...
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What's the difference between a Hidden Administrator Account and normal Administrator account in Windows 10?

I'm asking this because my D-Link Dongle (datacard) app doesn't run in normal administrator account. It displays a message like: "An administrator has blocked you from running this app..." So I ...
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How to share files between administrator and standard account?

I have been running windows 7 like forever and I had only one account: Administrator(A). This is the first time I've created a standard account(SA). In my SA I created a simple jpg image and placed it ...
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Does Surface 3 Require Admin Privileges To Connect Bluetooth Keyboard?

I have a Surface 3 (non pro) with Win 10 that belongs to my company for work, thus I don't have access to the Admin account, but I would like to use a bluetooth keyboard like this Logitech unit. Can ...
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Problems with sudo privileges as admin in OSX

I am a admin on my Mac with OSX and I have enabled root user. When I try to use the terminal without typing sudo it does not seem to recognise my privileges as an admin, but it works fine if I type ...
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How do I run a not trusted application in Windows 10 administrator account?

I'm installing D-Link Dongle (Data card) for connecting to internet. But my Administrator account is not allowing to run this app. It showed the message: "An administrator has blocked you from ...
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Administrator account does not work on Windows 10

I've enabled disabled administrator account on Windows 10 and logged into it but seems like it doesn't work. For example, if I open a command prompt from folder (shift+right click), it opens a simple ...
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Receiving “Access Denied” for both “Takeown” and “cacls” commands in Administrator user

I have installed a software on my Windows 7 ultimate 32 bit. Before doing any restart or shutdown, I did a log off and login in the Administrator account to change the owner of one of the files of ...
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Windows 10 Administrator Your account has been disabled. Please see your system administrator [duplicate]

I recently had a problem after installing Windows 10 which required me to start in Safe mode to rectify it. Since then I can no longer "restart" and the only screen that comes up is : " Administrator ...
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ethernet protocol not working

I was playing around trying to be able to connect to the wifi pineapple via wifi again, and I screwed up my ethernet by accident. The only adapter I can diagnose that has something wrong is ethernet. ...
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How do I run a script before everything else on shutdown with systemd?

Note: Briefly formulated question can be found at the bottom. I have a script which makes a backup of my files onto an external USB drive. Executing it can take a while, depending on the amount of ...
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Compiled batch file doesn't require admin privileges?

The following command requires admin rights: netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=%ssid% key=%pass% However, when I compile the batch file to an exe using the converter at f2ko.de, the ...
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Windows 10: Unable to open processes as Administrator

I'm having a problem I found today: I'm being unable to open any app in Administrator mode in my Windows 10, most notably Task Manager won't open. (any app in normal mode can be open such as Firefox ...
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how to properly remove an administrator's account from server

We have several administrators on our Debian servers and one has left our company. In leaving, he removed his own account. He was the first user on a bunch of our systems, so now any files that he ...
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Windows 10 UAC/System Installer

I am running Windows 10 Pro [Build 10240] and upon logging in tonight I find I am unable to install an MSI file as The system administrator has set policies to prevent this installation only, I do not ...
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Open a second instance as administrator?

I not-infrequently find myself wanting to run an app as an administrator, when I already have an instance of it open, which I don't want to close (for instance, notepad or cygwin). With no instances ...
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How to limit Admin account login?

I would like to set my Windows 7 in such a way that I could only login as an Admin on Sunday from 12:00 to 14:00. How can I do that?
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LVM: Two or more volume groups (VGs) on one physical volume (PV)

I have just a short question about LVM. A physical volume is a Partition or a whole Disk. A volume group is a container for a least one physical volume. So I know that a volume group can have more ...
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Windows firewall won't turn on. (access denied)

(On Windows 10) I can't seem to be able to turn on windows firewall... From action center turning it on fails and it sends me to turn it on manually, but when I try and do that, nothing happens. It ...
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File permissions “Administrators: Full Control”. Why isn't it always sufficient?

Consider the following situation. Let's say I have two interactive local user accounts registered on my machine: Admin (member of Administrators group) and Alice (member of Users group). Let's say ...
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Can't connect to remote machine via SSH - error: Permission denied (publickey,keyboard-interactive)

I've been trying to connect to the remote machine with the new second admin account but password was rejected. I'm very certain that I have typed the right password for the second admin account. After ...
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Windows 8.1 randomly went to lock screen - is it possible the sysadmin caused this?

I was using my work PC normally and it suddenly went to the lock screen. I did not touch the keyboard and I was using the mouse, merely reading my e-mail in Google Chrome. Is it possible for the ...
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What does <<EOF do?

I am a newbie in Linux admin. While I'm learning GDB to debug my code, I need to create an input.txt file for my program to read. I know redirection symbols such as >, >> and <, but ...
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Run applications as administrator by default in Windows 10

I have just got a new laptop with Microsoft Windows 10. My previous laptop ran Windows 7. I'm trying to get applications to "run as administrator" by default, so that I'm not constantly having ...
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Why i have no permission to administrator rights Windows 10

I have a trouble when I'm trying to open any program with administrator rights. I'm not allowed to do this, example: My user account is on Guest mode and I don't know how to chance it in admin ...
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Unable to run a program as administrator from the Start Menu in Windows 10

I am having strange problem after upgrading to Windows 10 and then installing the latest "Threshold 2" update. Namely, I can no longer run programs as administrator from the Start menu - neither by ...
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Rename network interface: Access is denied

After upgrading from Windows 7 to Windows 10, I can no longer rename the network interfaces in the network manager. When I attempt to rename the nic (F2), an informative dialog pops up; <!> ...
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Is it possible to block internet browsing, but not the LAN, without admin privileges?

I'm trying to block internet browsing through all browsers (IE, Firefox, and Chrome) on my Windows 7 workstation, while still maintaining access to my network drives. The instructions I've found say ...
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Windows 10, How to set up a program to run without Administrator privileges on work domain

All, Normally in order to run some programs our IT tech is required to remote in and enter his administrator login in order for the program to run. There is a program we use frequently that requires ...
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Grant permanent admin access without change entire account policy

How do I grant permanent administrator access to a .exe so I don't have to do it myself every time I run it? I don't want to change the setting of account control to "never notify". Actually I ...
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Always launch Windows Command Prompt as Admin

How do I launch Windows Command Prompt [cmd] as Admin always. Any shortcut to launch from Keyboard with Admin privileges [Shortcut is combination of keys]. I am not looking to go to start ...
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How to prevent sudoers from deleting other sudoer users in Ubuntu?

There are two sudo users on an Ubuntu machine. I don't want one of them to be able to delete the other users. But I don't want to disable second user's sudo privilege.
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How to use a software without installing it on a computer? [duplicate]

I hope my question fits superuser. I am a PhD student and I must use a software on my computer at the faculty's office but unfortunately, the informaticians are not at the university since a quite ...
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Invoke-Command from elevated powershell with non-elevated creds

I'm trying to run a script that requires elevation to set certain registry values to allow CredSSP on local and remote computers and, during this script, I need to access a network share as a ...
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Default app on win 10 not working

After enable build-in administrator, some of my app can not be accessed also some pinned like weather on start menu disappear. how to fix this.. or there's a way to reset user without reinstall ...
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Office365 Exchange Spam Quarantine - Administrator Notification

Is it possible to setup a notification to be sent to Exchange administrators within Office365 when a new High-confidence spam message is quarantined? I know end-users can be notified and you can set ...
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ZTE F660 Router admin panel on public IP

we have f660 router from ZTE. Router have problem with soft that if you use some hack code you could get all config etc. Problem with it is only that router have open 80 port for admin panel on our ...