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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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Can't login to domain as Administrator on Windows 7 Pro

I am trying to decrease user account rights on a computer running Windows 7 pro newly added to a domain. I connected to the domain fine, and when I tried to install software I got the "need ...
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Windows 8: My account is listed as Administrator, yet often I will get errors telling me I need to be an administrator? [duplicate]

For example I was fixing an issue with my Iphone which required me to change the hosts file in sys32.. But the computer would tell me I am not allowed to and to contact an administrator. I've already ...
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Toshiba Satellite L75D-A7280 BIOS doesn't ask for set administrative password

I've set my administrative password. I have not set a user password. When I get into the BIOS, everything is greyed, and there's no where to put in the password. How do I enter the password to ...
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Forgot my only administrator account password? [duplicate]

I am on a XP Professional PC, I only have a administrator account for which i forgot the password. How can i fix this login issue. I cannot format bcoz i got important data. Steps i tried after ...
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Run task manager (process explorer) as administrator

I have Sysinternals Process Explorer installed as the system's task manager (Win7 64). Since half of the metrics for anything started as service and processes started under other user accounts are ...
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while installing a patch I am getting this error: 1 out of 1 hunk FAILED --

We are configuring lighttpd in centOS 6.4. To enable kerberos authentication, we are trying to install this patch. Saving rejects to file /usr/local/sbin/lighttpd.rej patching file ...
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Lost admin account after windows update

My development machine was rebooted after a windows update recently and now I can't access my admin account. I never reboot my machine except when forced by WU so I actually don't know if the problem ...
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Windows 8.1 preview laptop always has issues after waking up from sleep

The details vary, but after I wake up my laptop running Windows 8.1 preview, something is always wrong. Just now, I could move the mouse cursor but could not do anything with it; I finally had to ...
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Is the windows xp administrator account enabled by default

I have dilemma with an old laptop with windows xp. I forgot my password but I'm told that you can login as the administrator (which I never messed with in any way when I had access), by pressing ctrl ...
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Runas program as administrator [duplicate]

There is context menu entry on cmd, "Run as Administrator", that opens UAC window and launches cmd as Administrator. How can I open a program as Administrator in command line? I've read about runas ...
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Program that allows me to manage several computers remotely? (Similar to Soluto)? [closed]

I hope this question is acceptable to ask here on superuser. My eyes have just been open to the website application "Soluto", in which you can monitor and manage several (1 to 200) devices (Windows, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 virtual 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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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 ...