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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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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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 ...
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RHEL 5.5 - Operating System Installation

Is it possible to customize versions of packages like "binutils , Glibc , libstd .." while installing the operating system??
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Deleted admin HKLM\Software\Microsoft\ and now there is no admin on the system

One of my colleagues has deleted the registry stuff related to the Administrator account on his PC and now he cannot see the "Administrator" account on the Windows machine!! There is just a "Guest" ...
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Rename user folder in Windows 8 [duplicate]

I just bought a PC with Windows 8 and am struggling to get to grips with it. When setting it up I entered the name Signon which was the wrong name. I then went into the users part of the Control Panel ...
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DLL not found by program written for XP but run on Win 7

I am running an application that was written for XP on a windows 7 machine. I run the application in compatibililty Windows XP (Service Pack 3) and as administrator. at a certain stage the ...
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Windows 7 Scheduled Task with alternate credentials - Admin

I have a scheduled task on a win 7 box that runs under alternate permissions. The account that created the scheduled task was a local admin on the PC, but now the company is removing accounts from ...
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If a Windows cmd.exe is running with elevated privileges does anything I execute from its prompt also run with elevated privileges?

If my cmd.exe Window says "Administrator" in the title bar, indicating it was started with elevated privileges, does this mean anything I execute from this command window is also run with elevated ...
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Add another system admin on Linux

I am root user in my Linux system. I want to add another system admin and let him/her to help to do the admin job. What privilege should I design for that role (sysadmin)? What is the different ...
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Start an app from command line with Admin Privileges [duplicate]

In unix you can sudo ... if you want to do something that requires elevated permissions. Is there a windows equivalent? In cmd I can type regedit to open the registry editor, but is there any way to ...
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URGENT - Office Laptop - Bluetooth Headset Installed Not Connecting [closed]

recently bought an Iball base09 bluetooth headset. which i am trying since 3days to install on my office laptop which is blocked with ADMIN PASSWORD all over. IT guy from office installed all the ...
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Server Computer is not listed in My Network places

The server computer is not listed in my network places, when I opened the network from the client computer. We are using Windows 2003 Server and all other client computer installed Windows 7 64-bit. ...
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How to start a de-elevated cmd from admin command prompt

I have an administrator command prompt. I'd like to load another command prompt from here without administrator priveledges. I'm pretty sure its some usage of 'runas' but I can't find the ...
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Windows 8 administrator's account permissions have been reduced to guest's account

Some reason I am unable to do simple tasks like change time or uninstall a program. Here is the list of user accounts:
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How to check if given Windows XP SP2 dll library is proper one?

How to check if given Windows XP SP2 dll library is proper one ? I have to fix some problem with Windows XP SP2 system, where two dll was manualy replaced (not by me): comctl32.dll and wmploc.dll, are ...
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Windows 7 Administrator user doesn't have Admin rights

On windows 7, I have a user account of the 'administrator' type. However, whenever I try to do anything that only admins can do (ie: run a few cmd commands), I receive a message that I don't have the ...
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I can't start Windows Explorer without administrative privileges

I can't start File Explorer Task without administrative privileges in Windows 8, but if I start it with admin privileges (http://imgdepo.ru/id/i3612102), I can't open Windows 8 Apps, and it shows:
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How to recover Windows 8 authenticated users access if denied for a particular folder

I've got Windows 8 and trying to restrict access to a particular folder on my D: drive for other user accounts, and set permissions for the authenticated user group in security tab as denied. Now I ...
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What are the differences in permissions between domain admin on member computer and local admin?

I am having an installation issue with a custom written add-in for Outlook. If I am logged in as the domain admin on the PC I can install the program without seeing a UAC prompt and the installation ...
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Cannot do anything that requires admin privileges in Windows 8

It started after I was prompted to restart my computer by Windows 8 (it tried to repair disk errors). Than it asked me in Action Centre to setup a password. And now I can't open anything; cannot even ...
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multiple users of the same name in windows 7

Recently while going through the users folder in my C: drive, I found out that I had an extra user which I had not created but had the same name as the name of a existing user on my pc, with a little ...
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Running unidentified developer Applications as a Non-administrator

I am used to Windows but recently got a macbook air (OS X) from school and want to make it full featured without having to reformat, reset/recreate admin, etc. They have it restricted pretty hard ...
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passwords, vpn, root access, what happens if I die? [duplicate]

I work with two partners/friends and I'm the one who takes care of all the tech stuffs here. I hired consultants, programmers and each of them have parts of the credentials. But turns out I'm the only ...
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Start/stop services from command prompt under non Administrator user, but belonging to administrators group

I have a WIN7 computer with user which is in Administrator group. Let's call it MyUser. UAC turned ON. I have several services launched under local system. When I'm trying to start or stop these ...
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Zimbra Default Admin Console

What is the default address to get to a Zimbra Admin Console? Any default ports too?
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Windows XP program crash boxes for any user are all shown to Administrators

I have an interesting problem with a Windows XP setup involving "users" with restricted access rights and "Administrators" with full system access. If a program crashes for a user, the standard crash ...
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Windows CHM file only displays images for Administrator

I installed some software on my Windows 2000 machine. The software has a user manual in .CHM format. When I view the manual while logged in as Administrator, everything looks fine. The manual has ...
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Restrict admin shares

My users need local admin rights but I'd like to restrict the admin shares (c$) to domain admins only. I was reading about adding nt authority\interactive to the local administrator group, but i don't ...