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 am I consistently getting “insufficient privileges” when trying to install BlueStacks?

I've run the installer as administrator. I've went to the Start Menu folder, the Programs folder, and Windows Live folder all individually and edited the Security tab so that ALL users have 100% ...
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Powershell systemroot in $env:path different when AC elevated

I have a strange behavior with the environment variables at my Windows XP SP3. When I logon as Administrator, the %SystemRoot% strings in PATH are substituted to C:\WINDOWS, the value of the variable ...
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Set OS X application preference to stop prompting for admin password

I am trying to write an applescript that sends some actions to an application (specifically waterroof). The problem is, the application periodically asks me for the admin password when I open the ...
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remove current profile from Windows 7 explorer.exe?

Thanks very much for the discussion about removing unwanted folder-views from Windows 7 explorer.exe via reg edits. I've cleaned up my Nav pane quite a bit and am much happier. There is one ...
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Win7/8: When starting any link as administrator, it ignores the “Start in” setting

There are some workarounds out there to start cmd.exe as administrator in a specific path. But the problem persists for any link. For example, when starting MatLab it changes to the path in the "Start ...
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How to check when administrator rights are being used and by who?

How to check in windows 7 when administrator rights are being used and by who? Does system even track this? To clarify my question: I don't want to know who has Administrator rights but when rights ...
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Can't start PowerShell as administrator

I have Windows 7, and I want to run PowerShell as an administrator. I found it in the Start Menu, right clicked it and selected Run as administrator, but I get the following: Windows Explorer has ...
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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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OSX 10.10 locked out of administrator account, not in the sudoers file anymore

It appears my administrator account turned into a regular account overnight. Or, I did something stupid, which is more reasonable but I can for the life of me not figure out what it is that caused ...
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Windows 7 won't create Administrator account

Win7 REFUSES to login to newly created user account, logged in as admin creating 2nd admin account. The account creates fine, but always goes into a "roaming profile" login. Have deleted, and ...
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How to elevate access for user NOT in administrators group and with disabled UAC in Windows 7?

When UAC is disabled and you try to perform a task which requires elevated access, you get "Access Denied" for users not in administrators group. However when UAC is enabled, you get an ...
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How to fix my local administrator?

Starting a few days ago, I am facing a very weird issue here on my Windows 8.1 workstation. I am unable to start programs or applications that require administrator privileges. This makes my PC ...
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Why do I have to manually add Local Activation permission for domain account even if it's a member of the local Administrators group?

A SQL Server 2012 agent job was failing with: The application-specific permission settings do not grant Local Activation permission for the COM Server application with CLSID {...} and APPID ...
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Preventing admin users from accessing other admin users’ files

Is there a way to prevent a user who has administrator privileges from accessing the files of another user with admin privileges in Windows Server 2008?
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Stuck while connecting to a linux machine

I am trying to connect to my linux machine using and it kind of connects but the prompt is stuck here,any inputs on what is wrong here?also there was build running that is just stuck...so I tried to ...
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Windows 7 locked on admin account which doesn't have a password enabled

Windows 7 Ultimate seems to be locked. I recall having Cygwin & Firefox running, Adobe updates were installing, then all freezing... I have manually killed some processes in the Task Bar, but it ...
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Remember the administrator password on Windows

sudo on linux remembers the entered password for five minutes, so that when it's invoked multiple times in a short time, I don't have to keep inputting the password. Can I do the same thing on ...
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How to run a program normally with admin privilleges not as a background process using Task Scheduler?

I have looked through other questions in superuser and online and they all seem to suggest using Task Scheduler for what I want to do. Simply, I want to run my program at STARTUP or Boot with admin ...
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Cannot Run as Administrator even when Domain Admin

I am part of the Administrators group on Windows Server 2012 R2 but whenever I try to run Powershell as an administrator I get prompted to log in and then get denied because my privileges need to be ...
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Member of Local Administrator group but can't run cmd as admin

I am part of a domain, my personal user account is not the domain admin. However, I am a member of the local Administrators group. Even so, I can't open CMD as admin! When I try, it asks for the ...
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Special key sequence to run cmd at Windows lock screen

I'm aware of the hack where you can copy cmd.exe to the program that launches the sticky keys GUI, thereby giving you command line admin access from the windows lock screen after pressing Shift seven ...
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Windows 8 keeps asking for Admin password for one specific program

I am admin of a Windows 8 PC. I turned UAC off so other users can open programs without my permission and it works perfectly for all the software, however there is this one program (Backgammon ...
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Mac OSX permissions

Please, before jumping to much appreciated answer, please read this, as my problem is not related to files and folders permissions (chmod and chown). I have a Mac, with 2 user, one is an admin, and ...
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Domain administrator account has weird behaviours

I have a domain account that has administrator privileges on the OU, let's say A. I logged in the computer with that admin account, install Office without any hickups. But then I need to run chkdsk ...
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Admin CMD through SSH

I have freeSSHD set up on my Windows computer, and I use my Linux laptop to connect through SSH. However, when I SSH into my Windows computer and try to run a custom Batch script that requires admin ...
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UAC dialog when changing windows settings windows 7

Each time I change a windows setting in control panel that requires admin a UAC (User account control) dialog pops up and this did not happen before. I am the main administrator on the computer and I ...
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WiFi tethering in windows7 without Admin previleges

I need to share my internet connection using WiFi. And unfortunately I dont have administrator rights. I know how to enable hostednetwork but this requires admin rights everytime the system starts. Is ...
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Task scheduler Windows 7(schtasks) set Principals RunLevel highest returns Access denied (Run with highest privilege)?

SCHTASKS /Create /TN "New Task" /SC HOURLY /TR blah.exe /RU myusername /RP pypassword /RL HIGHEST Returns {ERROR: Access Denied} Error also used below code in Xml but still getting the same Error ...
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VPS - Lost password and can't use blank pass via remote desktop connection

I am currently trying to login to my dedicated server, and have forgotten the password. I've tried many different things, and currently have SSH access. I boot the dedi into rescue mode (For the SSH) ...
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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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how to sort top output when top is executed

Is there a way to sort the output from top when it's executed? rather than pressing M or T after you run the command. I'm trying to save the output of top -n 1 -U username but I'd like to sort it by ...
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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 ...
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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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How do I tell if a program is running with admin rights

How do I tell if a particular instance of a program running on Win 7 is running with admin rights. I tried looking at "properties" from Sysinternals process explorer, but I don't know what exactly to ...
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Can't run anything as administrator in Windows 8

I can't run any program as administrator on Windows 8 Enterprise, 64 bit. I'm the only user and administrator. All programs that I've tried now, simplest notepad through gravest cmd, run smoothly as ...
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Lock all domain shared folder to an admin domain user

Is it possible to lock all the shared folder of the domain to an administrator user? This user must be an administrator because it has to install application on the server, but must not see the files. ...
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On Windows 7, is there a way to map a printer such that it is available for all sessions?

While logged in as the normal console session user (i.e. no elevated privileges) I can start a custom Windows application the normal way, and I can send a file to a printer by pressing a print button ...
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Using a Griffin Powermate as a foot operated left mouse click

I thought my career in programming would ruin my wrist until I set up one of these bad boys as a foot operated left mouse click. It works well enough, but it won't execute a left click if I'm ...
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Change Administrator privileges to used account

So I am in my created account of Windows 8 Pro, which has Administrator privileges (as I look in the accounts part in Control Panel). But then accessing/modifying some folders (not even on my System ...
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Setting up microsoft intune, need to lock down computer

So, I have an initiative to set up Microsoft Intune on a number (~450) remote computers. Those computers are currently running deep freeze to reduce the damage that people can do to them by ...
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running a python script as Administrator in Windows

I have this small Python function: def change_boot(self): subprocess.call(['runas', '/user:Administrator','bcdedit'], shell=True) However it keeps asking for the admin password ... how ...
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Is there Windows 7 Run as Administrator fix for Outlook?

I have excel 2010 report which has a script that runs automatically emails report via outlook 2010 but it will only work if I have Outlook open via right click and Run as Administrator. Is there a ...
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Override Network Administration Settings

Is there a way to override settings set by a network administrator for Windows? I'm having all kinds of problems updating and sharing WiFi because it's "been disabled by the network administrator." ...
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ssh key permission denied failure

I have done so much of googling on this but just couldn't find the exact answer,there are many threads on this, all of them point to check for file permissions or $HOME directory which are right in my ...
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Can't start BlueStacks application after locking out administrator permissions

I have a BlueStacks application installed on my system with Windows 7. I have installed WhatsApp, which i didn't want any other user on my system to use. so by mistake while asssigning permissions ...
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Access denied on virtual machine

I have a friend on the same network as me hosting a virtual machine using vmware server.The guest OS is Windows 7 and Windows Server 2003.He granted me administrative priveleges for the machine but ...
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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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Is there a way to track Tor browsing activities?

I'm an admin on a Windows 8.1 computer and I want to know if I can see what another user is doing on Tor. Would I just use Microsoft Family Safety? I know that the government can spy on Tor, but can ...
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runas.exe save cred asks for administrator password every time

We need to use save cred. It works on two computers, but on a third, it has stopped working. Regardless of how many times we try to create a shortcut with a savecred to a domain admin account under ...