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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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$?
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How to auto login in Windows 10 with PIN?

I recently reinstalled Windows 10 on my Dell XPS Laptop. On my older system, I had the admin auto logon feature turned on via the registry settings. This setting required a defaultPassword String ...
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Runas not working on Windows 10

So, I have a client that needs to run a software with higher privileges but the user works with a limited account and I'm not willing to give him the password for several reasons. I was looking for a ...
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Command ping -c 1 localhost requires admin EVEN if run as admin

I've written a program that makes ip addresses, and I'm trying to ping the IP addresses to find out if they are false or true. When I use the command ping -c 1 <ip> it tells me Access ...
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Reformatting Hard Drive

I have a work laptop with Windows 7 Pro installed. I'm leaving this job and handing back my laptop. I have a lot of work that I have done on it and have the IP for this work. I'd like to reformat the ...
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How to edit NIS group file

I run the ypcat group command, but I want to edit this group file. Please let me know how? I don't want to edit my local /etc/group file.
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Local Admin changes for installing or changing IP

Good afternoon all. We have a user here that installed a CAD program on his computer as a trial. The user has local admin rights to the computer because he has to be able to change his IP address ...
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How can I migrate a user from the default admin account to a regular admin in Windows 10?

I have a user that I created when installing Windows 10 and it is the default Administrator account. However, Windows 10 is a pain and won't let me use certain apps and features with that account. ...
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Can't switch user to Administrator Windows 8.1 [duplicate]

Guys I have an BIG problem there, I have created an user from Administrator, my laptop was automaticly restarted and logged in to that user, and I can't Find anymore the Administrator... I tried to ...
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Cannot do anything that requires admin privileges in Windows 10 (stuck)

I have 2 accounts, one of them is just a normal Microsoft account that I log on to every day, the other one is administrator account I just hid with SpecialAccounts registry hack. The problem is, ...
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Win7 run as administrator glitched?

I recently wanted to run a program as administrator on my standard user account. But when I clicked "Run as Administrator" no popup window came, it didn't ask for the password and just opened the ...
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How do I turn off Windows Defender from the command line?

I am searching for a command to temporarily turn off Windows Defender. Any suggestions?
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Parental control from the user account without activating any administer account

I had changed parental control (Windows 7, ultimate) from the user account without activating any administrator account. Unfortunately, it accepted (I didn't know, it will allow). In next login I got ...
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windows 8 running cmd as administrator without getting a pop up message

I can run cmd as admin by right click and then clicking "run as administrator". But then windows gives me a pop message asking if "do you want following program to make changes to your computer"... ...
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system administrator get which file uploaded [closed]

I am good reading guy , we have a exam and we accessed our madam share in my computer and in the c drive i saw question papers and i opened them and copied those files. on next day i uploaded them to ...
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How to delete a registry key on reboot?

I know how to delete/rename files on reboot http://blog.notfaqs.com/2007/10/registry-rename-file-on-reboot.html. But would like to find out how to delete registry keys on reboot as well. I want to ...
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Issues setting the local admin account password to not allowed to be changed

I need to be able to set a local admin account with the /passwordchg:No option in windows. I have soon found out that Windows 10 have disabled this feature and I have tried multiple different ways to ...
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Difference between Usenet and forums in terms of servers? [closed]

I tried to understand the true difference between Usenet and regular forums in termas of servers adminstrations and organizing but with no avail. This is qutoed from Wikipedia "absence of a central ...
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How to manage (admin) MATLAB sessions (saving workspace, closing sessions)

We are running MATLAB using a site wide license. Users connect to high ram machines via a remote desktop platform (linux), and their sessions are persistent so that they can carry simulations over ...
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I want to add windows server user to windows xp machine

I have installed Windows Server 2003 on Virtual Machine & created more users I want to use this user on different machine (within the same network) but i failed to add this user on different ...
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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 C:\...
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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 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 this 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 ...