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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.exe is not a valid Win32 application?

So, I don't know what has happened to my computer but I can't access some of the programs. I can't open cmd via administrator, wampserver, etc. I can't even change the time; it says I don't have ...
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Put an item in Startup folder without admin rights

I need to put a script in windows 7 (Enterprise) at startup after the login, but I don't have the admin rights. We need to put it for all users who use this computer. I share a computer at work ...
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Why do I have to manually add Local Activation permission for domain account even if it's a member of the local Administrators group?

A SQL Server 2012 agent job was failing with: The application-specific permission settings do not grant Local Activation permission for the COM Server application with CLSID {...} and APPID ...
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Windows7: how to put an item in startup directory without Admin rights

I share my work computer with 3 other employees. It would be very helpful to run a script at startup for all of us. It is a big company, and there is a lot of red tape for everything!!! So, we ...
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Elevate cmd to admin with command prompt? [duplicate]

Is there anyway to enable administrator access instead of having to right click command prompt and run as administrator? I tried runas /user:administrator CMD (prompts for password) net user ...
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System logs in to Administrator [duplicate]

My Windows 7 system automatically logs into the Administrator account without user input. Why does it do this?
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Install OS on bare metals without physical access

I have a cluster of computers in a data center remotely and we have been given the "root" access politically&technically. However, they are using Redhat and we want to install Debian on it and ...
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Can I restore administrator privileges to an accidentally downgraded domain account without access to the domain controller?

I have an old XP Pro machine that belonged to a long-dead domain. I had an administrator account on the machine which allowed me to use it effectively, if infrequently, on a roaming profile. I also ...
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Windows installation user account

Since I'm not supposed to run day to day as an administrator and should be using a normal user account, what do I do about the user that is created during installation of Windows? During ...
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How to let standard user run an application that asks for administrator previleges [duplicate]

I have an application that asks for adminin previleges to run on a user account with standard previleges on a Windows 7 OS. Assuming that there is no way of him knowing the Admin password what would ...
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Cannot log on to Windows after deleting administrator account

This is a hilarious question but please help. My colleague's got a desktop from others today, and the desktop has only one account, the Administrator. He wanted to create his own account in control ...
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Can the only administrator account password be reset on Windows 8? [duplicate]

I have setup a machine for a relative that have children, I made myself an account on the computer which is the only administrator account. I have forgotten the password that I had setup the ...
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Dropbox fails with “Dropbox requires administrator rights to continue, but could not elevate (unexpected error 6)” during installation

I just tried to install Dropbox on a users Windows 7 64 bit machine at work...and the installation program asked for my administrator password. When I type it in I get the error: "Dropbox ...
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I have 18 brand new laptops - how can i blanket install software (quickest) [closed]

So my work received a delivery of 18 laptops, all windows 8 and full of bloatware. Is there any way I can format, install W7 and all the software needed easily and efficiently for all 18? Am i going ...
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Mac - Allow user to run MAMP

Whenever I start or quit MAMP, Mac OS asks me for the root password. Thats annoying. How can I prevent that? I use only 1 account on my OS. I want MAMP to be controlled without asking for the ...
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Get administrative right in windows command line [duplicate]

I am not trying to do cheeky things, but my need is just to have two scripts for adding or removing IP routes using the following command in batch scripts: Add route: @echo off route add -p ...
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Is there a shortcut to open Command prompt in Administrator mode

It is fast and easy to open command prompt on windows: Win + R and cmd. It is also possible to open the command prompt as an administrator: Right click on the icon and run as administrator. But this ...
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Auto-startup for Just Gestures (run as admin)

I cannot get the program Just Gestures (http://justgestures.com/) to start up automatically upon booting up. I have made sure to select the option in the preferences ...
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How to lauch Windows 8 Apps with no UAC while being “Super-Admin”?

Under Windows 8; if you activate the default "Built-in Administrator" account, you can't launch Windows 8 Metro Interface Apps anymore. Windows says : "This application cannot be activated by the ...
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Being full admin under Windows 8 [duplicate]

With Windows 8, every time I want to copy/paste/modify/write a file under the Windows partition, I get a message saying : "You must be administrtor to copy/paste/modify/write in this folder/file". I ...
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Turn off administrative share on Windows 7

I have removed the administrative shares, but the shares are re-enabled after rebooting. I have also tried the editing the registry as described in this Microsoft forum post, but it's also re-enabled ...
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Member of Administrator Group in Windows is Displaying Administrators as Owner

Currently (and by default, I suppose), when a member of the Administrator group in Windows creates a file, the Administrators group has ownership of that file. How can I go about changing the default ...
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How to run a batch script which is on a server, but it should be run on a PC remotely

There are many batch scripts on one of our servers that are shared to everyone. These are scripts like Robocopying, portable apps, etc. I am in tech support, and when someone asks me (for example) "I ...
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Load an remote Operating System to the local machine to work like local operating system

Could anyone of you suggest some method(idea) for loading an OS from a remote server to the local machine hard disk. Please see the scenario here, for more clarification. Imagine one guy has his own ...
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BDE Administrator closes unexpectedly when open database

I don't know what happened on my Windows XP Home system for doing this, always worked perfectly but now when i try open a database the DBE Administrator closes unexpectedly without showing any error. ...
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Running a program as non-admin from an admin script? [duplicate]

I have a batch script that runs some programs at once. One of them requires admin access, so it's fine to manually give it. But now I am adding another admin program. I would not like to manually give ...
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Google chrome dependency error - libnss3

I downloaded the .deb file from Google chrome website. Then started installing. But suddenly the software center shows a dependency not satisfied error. Some thing like given below. Dependency not ...
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Why is the “Run as Administrator” checkbox disabled?

I have a .bat file that cannot allow me to set it to run as admin as required by going to the Properties box and check for Privilege checkbox. But mine is disabled as below snapshot. What can I do ...
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How do I access administrator account from standard user on window 7 if I don't know the password to the administrator account [duplicate]

Thanks for the help. I forgot my admin account password and want to log in through standard because its the only one I can access. any suggestions?
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How to run commands as admin in Windows

OS: Windows Vista I would like to press WIN+R and run commands I enter there as admin for example: mstsc /span -admin like this. ( i know -admin does nothing )
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How to grant Windows 8 admin rights without admin account?

Unfortunately I derp'ed and locked myself out of my admin account. I have a non-admin account that I can still log onto. I don't have access to another computer to try some of the many other methods ...
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Fresh Win7 x64 install, no user has admin access and admin account is disabled

Well, I consider myself a "power user" for about a decade, I've done countless Windows installations (starting with '95, IIRC) and even some Linux, but this is just astounding... never had this happen ...
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Robocopy Issues

I try to backup my data with robocopy but having some problems with that: First thing is, that robocopy copys files that already exists and hasn't been changed. Also the output looks horrible if it ...
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Windows 7 - Why can I not edit the Start > All Programs Menu if I am an Administrator?

I want to move around some items in my Windows 7 Start > All Programs Menu, but Windows does not allow me to do so, even though my User Account is an Administrator Account (it is, in fact, the only ...
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How can i avoid teamviewer to ask for an administrator password everytime I open it?

On MacOSX, I have recently upgraded from Teamviewer 8 to 9. I uninstall old application properly and reinstalled it by double clicking dmg and following instructions. Now everytime i want to open ...
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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 ...