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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Cannot connect to AWS EC2 instance from Windows 7 using RDP

My laptop is running Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7601 SP1. In AWS I generated a new Key Pair and downloaded the Private key to my laptop. Ensured that the Security Group used for instance had Port ...
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Can't do any admin task

I have a computer running Windows 7 Professional 64-bit. It has a single account with admin rights. I don't really know when and why this happened, but I can't perform any admin task anymore: Each ...
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Privileges for installing executables with nsis

I think this question suits better superuser than stackoverflow. I need to write an installer for some executables. The user might copy them wherever he wants but usually this is performed in ...
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Administrator privileges on Windows 7 Home Premium

I've been infected with the Conduit Search virus, and I need admin privileges to delete the files with Spybot. However, it seems like I can't get access to them with Windows 7 Home Premium. I use a ...
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3801 HGV Admin interface will not load

First thanks for any and all help. I have done extensive searching on this and have turn up nothing so far so I hope I may be able to get some answers here. I have been trying to simply access the ...
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OSX Server - My Administrator password expired?

In our office we run an OSX Server (10.7.5). Today I needed to log onto the server to adjust some settings. I attempted to use Apple's Remote Desktop tool as I usually do. When attempting to connect ...
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Windows logs off admin user when idle

I wish to keep my computer from doing this. I don't know what happened but it is doing this everytime I am on the computer. I'm unfamiliar with how it works but would like to get answers for my ...
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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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Windows 8 Administrator User remove admin privileges on C: drive

Windows 8 - While trying to correct a privileges problem for normal users to my C: drive (at the root) I removed Administrators by mistake, and of course when I try to add back administrator ...
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Administrator account is disabled [duplicate]

In Win7, I can log in only via user accounts and another that does not have administrator authority (a user). The Administrator account is disabled and cannot be activated. How do I log in as ...
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No access to registry but local administrator

My domain joined Windows 8 client will not start the regedit.exe. I am local administrator on my machine, means my domain user is in the administrators group. I know that there are several GPOs ...
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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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DllRegisterServer fails with 0x80070005 even on cmd opened as Administrator

This error code is supposed to mean 'Access Denied', and the solution given everywhere on the net (eg. http://stackoverflow.com/questions/3808954/dllunregisterserver-failed-with-error-code-0x80070005) ...
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Fixing corrupt Administrator account on Windows Vista

I have a Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit install. When the computer boots up, it throws an error message : Windows could not complete the installation. To install Windows on this computer, restart ...
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How do I make a Windows account accept any password?

How do I set up a windows account, so that Windows will accept any password to login. I want to create the illusion of security for the user. Where the user believes that there account is secure and ...
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Remote shut down in Windows 7 [closed]

I'll admit, I do have a nefarious purpose here, but hear me out... My uncle's been playing his music very loud all morning, and while I agree he has a right to it, the situation is that the rest of ...
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There are things I cannot do with my other laptop like changing some settings and opening certain folders

There are things I cannot do with my other laptop like changing some settings and opening certain folders. It sometimes says: Access denied, only administrators can access this and such, some ...
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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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User with local admin privileges on a DC Win 2008 AD domain

I have a Windows Server 2008 AD domain, with 2 domain controllers, one with Windows Server 2008, the other with Windows Server 2008 R2. The second is the main DC. I'd like to create a user who is a ...
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How to control bandwidth on my network? [duplicate]

I'm an administrator, and I manage hundreds of computers. There a lot of users downloading files with big file sizes on my network. How do I control and set limitations on my network? Let's say if a ...
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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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Make UAC elevate privileges for current user, not run as admin?

tl;dr: I would really like a way to "elevate" an app (an installer, for example) so it runs as my user but can modify my start menu, add auto-updaters to my startup folder, etc. It should not be able ...
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Reset/Remove administrator password [duplicate]

I have forgot my administrator password in windows (xp) ,and tried verything how to restore it but no luck . the only thing i came up with is i have inserted another harddisk and installed on it ...
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Some installed programs not showing to other windows users

Ok I have windows 7 installed and have 3 users Admin {with admin rights} User1 {with normal rights} User2 {with admin rights} I had logged into Admin when I installed Xampp, and User2 was not ...
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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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Programmatically adding “Run this program as administrator” flag to executable?

I need to distribute a program to windows (XP, 7, 8) users. The program requires administrative rights because it adds and removes routes, among other things. The problem is that the "Run this program ...
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Sometimes I can't delete a folder without admin, but if I delete its entire contents first, I can. Why?

I encounter this every now and then, usually when trying to uninstall drivers or something like that. The general sequence is this: 1) Try to delete a folder. Get "You need admin!" message. Even when ...
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How to login to a Windows 8 computer with only one user where password is lost

I understand this sounds incredibly shady, but I'm hoping someone can help me out. I have a Windows 8 laptop from a family member who recently passed away. I would like to be able to login to this ...
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Is it possible to discover the current owner of a folder?

I am running the Windows 8 Enterprise x64. Here are the current security settings for a folder on an NTFS volume: I have access neither to the folder contents, nor to its security settings nor its ...
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Grant local admin rights for period of time (e.g. 15 minutes)

Is there a way in Windows 7 to grant admin rights for a specified period of time (e.g. 15 minutes)? I normally operate as a normal user, but I have a local admin account for installations and other ...
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How to automatically run an app as administrator and make its UI visible to non-admin users under Windows 8

I have found many examples of how to get apps to automatically start and run (without UAC prompting), but have not managed to find one that allows the app's UI to be visible to a non-admin account. ...
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Does an ISP have admin access to your modem/router?

I use a Zyxel P-660HN-T1A modem/residential gateway to connect to my home ADSL subscription. I called my ISP today to inquire about upgrading to a faster broadband package. For some reason, my call ...
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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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On windows 7 admin can't change environment variables and vitural memory,etc

Yesterday I want to set up a web server on my computer.After installing some software(probably MySQL cause the problem,I think),there is an odd problem with my Windows 7. I'm an admin user,but now I ...
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Run .exe file via Python as Administrator

i have a problem with starting an .exe.exe file as administrator rights.. I also tried: subprocess.call(['runas', '/user:Administrator', 'myfile.exe']) But then i have to enter a password.. Is ...
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Presentation software requires admin rights to install - any way to remove this requirement?

I have some wireless presentation software which I use in a meeting room in order to allow end users to hold presentations here and wirelessly have their laptop screens showing on the TV on the wall. ...
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Hide admin account from (Windows 7) login screen *without disabling* it

Can anyone please tell me how to hide admin account from the welcome screen without disabling it? The method that uses the SpecialAccounts registry key does disable the account, so you can no longer ...
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Wordpress .htaccess in Admin Directory - Locking Users Out of Protected Pages

I have been advised to include a htaccess file in my Wordpress Admin directory to add another layer of authentication to the existing Wordpress login screen. I successfully implemented this and it ...
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how to change standard user account to local administrator

I disconnect my windows 7 computer from the domain and now I all I have is a STANDARD user account(no administrator local account). And I lost all the data of that account. When I tried to access that ...
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Run cmd.exe in Administrator mode without explorer.exe

I've recently had trouble with explorer.exe not working. I found a possible solution here, using sfc.exe. The problem is that I cannot "right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run as ...
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How to run a program with highest privilege in Windows 8 [duplicate]

I have a program (which communicates with a WiMax modem). The program runs fine with administrator account, but requires admin password to launch from standard user account. I'm using Windows 8 Pro. ...
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How to launch a GUI Windows application with administrator rights without asking for the pasword from the user?

The user using the computer logs-in to the Windows 7 Professional system through an Active Directory domain and has no administrative rights. I am the administrator and can give him the rights but, ...
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“The requested operation requires elevation” when using Admin login

To start things off I am using a PC on a network with my own Active Directory login, but when I say Admin Account I mean I'm using the network's AD Administrator account. I'm trying to edit my Hosts ...
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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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How do I grant permissions to an installer (no “run as admin” mode)?

I'm trying to update my Tortoise client but when I run the file (I'm logged in as an administrator), the process fails because it can't write to .../bin directory. When I right click the mouse, ...
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How can I set Win+R run dialog to always run as administrator in Windows 8? [duplicate]

I have recently upgraded to Windows 8. I almost exclusively use Win+R and the run dialog to open any program, and as a developer need to open some programs as an administrator. In Windows 7, the run ...
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Why there is no sudoers file: “/etc/sudoers: No such file or directory”?

I am trying to add a new admin user, but: # adduser username admin adduser: The user `username' does not exist. # man sudoers No manual entry for sudoers # less /etc/sudoers /etc/sudoers: No ...
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Protect documents on a NAS without using Windows domain credentials [closed]

My first time on SuperUser, looks great! I have a question regarding file sharing in a Windows network. For a project, I am looking into a way of sharing a drive / volume between a few people that ...
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How do I configure my application to run as administrator automatically?

I have created a patch file with an executable inside of it using Winrar SFX feature. After executing the SFX file and the extraction ends up, my executable file will never run because it doesn't have ...