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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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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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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is there possibility to remember user credential for apps running 'as administrator'

I'm trying to add network login credentials for applications running 'as administrator' by using cmdkey C:\>cmdkey To create domain credentials: cmdkey /add:targetname /user:username /pass:...
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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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Run .exe file as administrator and save credentials

I am privileged administrator on domain environment. Domain user to do his work, have to run as administrator and I must type my domain login and password. How can I do that save my credential in ...
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Change account name at login and change full name of account on Windows 10 Pro

so I did the following: Out of curiosity I checked out the Windows Store and to do so I had to log in with my Microsoft Account, which I have never used on this PC before. No problems so far. Checked ...
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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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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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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 button/...
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Win7: Unable to select administrator option or run programs as administrator even though current account is admin

I am trying to set the account type as administrator but it is grayed out.
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User Account Control Bypass without login administrator

Is another way to bypass this if you encounter this window with administrator user? The user and password of all PC is unknown, I don't want to reformat the whole PC just remove all administrator ...
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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 re-...
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Send dynamic argument to an application through its shortcut

I am trying to create a shortcut link which will run/open Command Prompt (cmd) as Administrator having present working directory (PWD) set as the supplied folder path. What I have done: Created a ...
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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 administrator'...
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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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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 Windows?...
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Windows 7 / Suddenly all Applications require 'Run as Administrator'

I've been using Windows 7 for many years. I just purchased a new machine about a week ago. I installed all my traditional applications (MS Office, VS2015, SolidWorks, Matlab, ...). Friday ...
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How to run as admin from windows cmd while giving password as argument

I have a really annoying setup (which is out of my power), where I have a restricted user account, and an 'a' account, or an administrator account. Every time I run as admin (a lot), I have to put in ...
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Windows 10 Home - cannot access admin only drive as administrator

I upgraded my Windows 7 HOME to Windows 10. I had some user accounts, one an administrator, the other a standard user. I had edited the security so that some drive and folders had no read permission ...
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Software keeps on asking for admin password however it has been given administrator rights

I have TP-Link Wireless USB plugged into my PC at office & have its software installed. While enabling the "Soft Access Point" option on it, it asks for administrator password. This software has ...
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OSX wants to make changes. Type an administrator's name and password… Won't go away

I recently needed to add some SSL certificates to my Mac (OSX 10.10.5) in order connect to a remote service. The certificates are needed for 2 factor authentication. I have full Admin rights in OSX. ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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can users install browser add ons without admin privileges?

We have a Windows 7 SOE, and users do not have administrator privileges. Is it possible for users to install Internet Explorer add-ons without administrator privileges? Thanks.
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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 ...