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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Install Adobe Air to Flash Drive

I've got an application on a flash drive that requires Adobe Air, and I would like to use it on computers at school, where I do not have administrator rights, therefore cannot install Adobe Air. I ...
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Allow specific windows applications to update from user account with no local administrator rights

I am managing a small network of about 15 Windows 8.1 computers/users. None of these users have local admin rights (because I don't want to spend 24 hours a day removing viruses and malware from the ...
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How to remove boot password in dell inspiron 1545.? I forgot the boot admin password and I want to remove the boot setup password.

I forgot the boot admin password. I am not able to login in to my laptop dell inspiron 1545. I want to remove the boot admin setup password. Please help in logging in to my laptop.
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Change main local account to administrator account

I obviously have a local account. It is named "vividvibe." It is where all of my main software and customized settings, etc. reside. I also have an administrator account, which I never use. My ...
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.exe file need an administrator rights to delete

I have downloaded an .exe file called "nana_Windows_Media_Player_Firefox_and_Chrome_Plugin.exe" in order to copy this file to my computer. I've copied it to my private folder on C:/. Once I copied ...
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No Admin Rights when Running Apps on Windows 10

I've been using Windows 10 Pro x64 for a few days now and everything was fine with admin rights: I could do whatever I wanted on the computer as an admin, and occasionally got UAC prompts when it was ...
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Cortana and search settings not working in windows 10

I recently upgraded to windows 10 but after installation and booting, i misspelled the administrator name (C:\Users\xy instead of C:\Users\xyz) and went ahead with configuring the OS, cortana and ...
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WIN10 built in admin account, not starting all programs on startup

So i am using WIN10 with the built in administrator account. But for whatever reason some of the applications that are set to start with windows do not work correctly. For example logitech setpoint ...
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Cannot connect to router's admin interface when WAN cable is plugged into router

I have an ASUS RT-N10E router, with the latest firmware and I'm having, for the second time, this problem: The internet connection suddenly dropped, while I was using VirtualBox. When I tried to ...
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My Account Name is Missing

My Windows Account name is ArlandrioFF, why isn't showing here? Should I worry? I previously tried the built-in Administrator account but I wasn't sure it was what I needed for (I'm used to have full ...
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Is it possible to give a microsoft child account administrator rights?

My younger brother is -according to our parents- facing some actual problems with PC addiction. We used to restrict the time he could spend using his PC with Win 8's family safety settings, deciding ...
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VPS Admin Sharing Worries

Here is my situation. I recently got a vps running Windows 2008 R2 Standard to run SEO Powersuite, Market Samurai and some other tools. I added my seo guy as an admin on my vps so he has access to any ...
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Right click stopped working on some programs

OS: Win 7 64 bit (it recently did some upgrades, but not sure if this coincided with the issue I'm not having) For some reason, I've started getting an issue on my machine. when I right click ...
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allow users to install certain software on a certified flashdrive without admin access

I have a couple users that have no admin access and are not connected to any network. The problem is sometimes they need software updates and/or new software. And I would like to sent up a "...
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Dsynchronise refuses to autostart despite admin privileges

Dysnchronise (scroll down) syncs folders, and is installed on Windows 8.1. The readme doesn't address these issues. It gives the options Autostart, or Autostart as a Service: Autostart requires me ...
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How to remove an imposed wallpaper?

I'm on Windows 7. Recently, someone had my computer and made himself the 'network administrator' He prevented me to change my desktop wallpaper Even if choose my own, his remains there ... Is there ...
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Remove corporate domain and associated policies from Windows 7 enterprise

I have a Windows 7 machine currently associated with a corporate domain. I want to remove the domain and use the computer in my home network (the license is my private one but the pc was temporarily ...
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User Account Control (UAC) in Windows 7 Does Not Prompt for Fingerprint Authentication

I login with domain credentials (I'm in an enterprise-setting) as a standard user on a Windows 7 box. I logon with my fingerprint just fine, and even have fingerprints saved on a local administrative ...
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Serial connection to Cisco C40 not taking input

I have a cisco c40 video codec that is not accepting the admin credentials that I established for it over SSH/HTTPS. I suspect that the config file is corrupt as there are other erroneous behaviors in ...
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Can't regain administrator privileges after hiding the admin's account on win log-on

I've followed the guide here to hide the admin's account from log on area but now i only have a standard account left and i can't access regedit as admin to do the necessary work and bring the admin ...
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UAC Pops up for program that opens pictures. When did not before how to stop UAC from coming up

Ok problem is that UAC is popping up when opening animated gif files and other picture formats when using windows fax viewer. Now before I restored to factory default the UAC never came up when ...
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Changing UAC settings for a standard user

I was wondering if there is a way to change the use account control settings for a standard user in win 8. As an admin I can change my own settings to "never notify" but whenever other users try to ...
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Win 8 UAC : how to give any specific app admin rights from user account.

I need to give admin rights to specific application in user account. I have tried task scheduler trick but no luck.. Can anybody help me if you understand my problem.
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Reset OSX Server password

I'm running Snow Leopard OSX Server. I haven't forgotten my password (everything I could find on the net involved resetting the password via command line if you've forgotten it). I can't find where to ...
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How to remove IT policy from previous employer on Windows Vista?

I have a laptop from my previous employer with an IT policy (I believe that's the correct term :P) on it, so I can't install any new software since I need an administrator password, which I don't have....
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Windows 8.1 Admin for standard user

I have this laptop that currently holds my user on a domain and is a standard user. I'd like to know how I'd be able to access the local administrator account on my laptop without having to reset my ...
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Acces denied permission administrator

Just got an iPhone 5s and an ASUS laptop (Windows 8). There's nothing special about it; it's very, basic very cheap, about $300. Anyways, both were working fine until on the laptop, I started getting "...
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How to run msiexec with UAC turned on

I am running Windows 7 as a user with Administrator privileges, but I need an answer that works for Vista as well.. I'm trying to work out how to configure our product so that it can be installed ...
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“Access is denied.” to Administrator

i have enabled (and am currently logged in as) the built-in administrator account in windows 8.1 enterprise. after executing the following command to change its password net user administrator 123456 ...
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keeping local profile a different domain user

My question is about how to log in to a machine with a (newly joined) domain user account, while keeping the local user's settings/profile which have been established by the previous domain user (...
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Apps crash with “Job failed to exec(3) for weird reason: 13”

I recently finished school but the IT department didn't unlock my computer. When I try to run certain apps (mostly certain games), they appear on the dock for 0.1 secs and then crash with out an error....
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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. ...