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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Windows Store not recognizing Admin privileges

I'm trying to upgrade a new Dell laptop with Windows 8 to Windows 8.1. Using the default user logon created at initial boot, trying to upgrade to 8.1 via the Windows Store, I get the following error: ...
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Installing a process as a service on Windows 8 without “Administrator” account? [duplicate]

I am trying to start httpd.exe on windows 8 as a service. This is the instruction that is giving me problems: Start apache in a DOS box: >httpd.exe Install as a service: >httpd.exe -k install ...
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Is it okay to use an administrator account for everyday use if UAC is on?

Since I switched to Windows 7 about 3 years ago, and now using Windows 8.1, I have become familiar with the concept of User Account Control and used my PC the following way: a standard account which I ...
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Windows 8.1: administrator account has access denied to other partitions

UAC is activated for the administrator. With Windows 8 everything is okay. After the upgrade to 8.1, the administrator account is denied to access the every partition except the one containing ...
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Administrator, mass password change

my company hired new IT admin and we agreed to set up new admin password. How to change it via script or other way because logging to someone else via remote desktop takes too much time. Obviously i ...
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Allow a user to run a program as administrator permanently [duplicate]

Users in my domain are usually standard users, aka do not have Admin rights. However, there is one program that needs to be run as Administrator to function properly. Is it possible to permanently run ...
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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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Can a wifi admin see what's on my phone [closed]

I have a few apps I would prefer the admin of my house to not see, I was wondering what the wifi admin can see on my phone from the desktop. Can he see my previous browsing on my internet? My apps ...
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Someone is hooking me? [closed]

I have some ticket on customer site I'm dealing with. My application uses 3rd party app (written in Python & c++) which I don't have the code - and in my code is always failing on one server, and ...
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Delegate some admin roles, but not all?

A client has asked for a group of secondary AD admins, who is supposed to be able to help users do program updates, configure printers etc. The client really want to prevent this group of secondary ...
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How can I change the default modules loaded by MODULE package

Whenever I login to our remote cluster, and when I typed "module list". There are always several unwanted modules loaded. These modules are not listed in my .bashrc file. It seems other administrator ...
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How to determine why even the Administrator account is locked down?

I inherited a network of computers, and some of them are being used by people who need complete lock down. The previous techs before me did something that caused the Local Administrator account to ...
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Can admin monitor the chat in P2P?

I installed LAN messenger in my office machine from here. Can my network admin monitor the private chat or file transfer activities between me and my colleague? If the admin can in fact monitor the ...
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How To check user configured with root privileges

Suppose root user created a user say user1, and made entries in /etc/sudoers file for "user1" as "user1 ALL=(ALL) ALL". How can user1 check that he has privileges identical to root user ? Does it ...
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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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Skip Force Shutdown

When I tell my computer to shutdown it would be nice if it just skipped over the part where it says bla bla bla app is still open. I just want it to automatically force shutdown without asking me.
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Program with admin needs to run under basic user domain account - managed service accounts?

I am looking to deploy a piece of vital software within the organization. This is a domain-based setup, with everyone having just basic user accounts. However, the software in question demands to run ...
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How to install Tomcat server using no login shell

How can we create a user account with no login shell for running the Tomcat server. What is the purpose of User Account with no login shell ? And How can no login shell user perform the installation ...
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As an outlook administrator using custom domain name, is it possible to monitor incoming emails for the users created?

I just created an administrator account on outlook with a custom domain name. Is it possible to monitor incoming emails for users that I created? If so, how can I do that? I don't see any option to do ...
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How to gain admin privileges on D-Link router if my isp is not allowing me to do so?

I switched to new ISP yesterday, they gave me a D-Link router, can't use my old router. I want to change the wireless password, went to 192.168.1.1, I can login with the the username and password user ...
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no administrator password for Windows 7

I'm a secretary and my boss set up my new Windows 7 OptiPlex 7010 (Dell) computer for me while I was on vacation (he does not remember setting any "administrator" password). We are a small office so ...
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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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Always run a given program as an administrator in Windows 8.1 without prompt

I have set up a program to always run as an administrator using the Compatability setting in Properties, which is necessary as the program always require administrator rights. Is there a way to make ...
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SQL Server Unattended Install through SSH

I'm trying to install SQL Server from the command line through Cygwin open-ssh. The install works when I log onto the server as Administrator and execute the script through a Cygwin shell, but the ...
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How do I run control panel administrator?

I have the following problem on my Windows 7 computer: I am a member of Administrators, but do not have full Superuser privileges. I have been told that this is by design, and that I need to ...
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How to tell if a domain user is a local admin on the machine

I'd like to know if the user MYDOMAIN\SomeUser has local admin rights on the current machine. I can see if a local user account has admin by using: C:\>NET USER Mike User name ...
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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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recovery of password for root in Ubuntu 12.10

I installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my 32-bit machine using Ubuntu installer and gave a password(and the account name was 'samsung') when prompted. Later I was able to use that password for logging in, ...
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Setting up new Win7 computer without completing “First Boot” config

Someone fairly technically challenged has asked me to set up their brand new computer by installing newest updates, antivirus, chrome browser, activate windows, etc. However, they still want to be ...
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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 ...