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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Batch file won't run as administrator unless via cmd prompt

I'm trying to write a batch file that will turn Apache off and copy some files. This is all I have in the script at the moment: "C:\Apache24\bin\httpd.exe" -k stop If I either run the batch file ...
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File Writing in C:\ drive

So, I understand that files cannot be created or deleted without administrator privileges in the C:\ drive. My question is this : If a directory in the C:\ drive is entered..say Program Files, then ...
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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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Utility to grant admin rights to a user in Windows XP for few hours/days?

I have two accounts on my windows xp home desktop. The default regular user is used for everything and the 2nd user which has admin rights is used only for installations. I do this to avoid malware ...
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Setting the account “Run as administrator” uses

How do I set the account "Run as administrator" uses? It doesn't seem to just use the one called "Administrator" which I have created (this is a work computer that I didn't set up).
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Lost access rights and permissions to secondary storage drive 'Program Files'. How do I regain control?

My problem is - I am unable to delete/uninstall/overwrite all folders and files inside of 'Program Files' in my storage E: drive, my operating system is installed in C: drive. I've read posts of ...
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Windows 7 Administrator HomeUsers Account

I'm trying to login to my Windows 7 PC from another PC so that I can transfer files to the Windows 7 PC. I've just installed Visual Studio 2008 on my new PC, and I wan't to transfer all of my work ...
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LVM: Two or more volume groups (VGs) on one physical volume (PV)

I have just a short question about LVM. A physical volume is a Partition or a whole Disk. A volume group is a container for a least one physical volume. So I know that a volume group can have more ...
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No admin privileges at all. Windows 8 64bit

So there's this computer which has two accounts on it: A regular one (with password and I know the password) An administrator (without password). You can't access or modify anything related to ...
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how to run bat file as administrator automatically from a non-admin account

My work account is a non-admin but I have the admin password. I need to run a .bat file as admin automatically when windows starts from my non-admin account. I couldn't figure out how to feed in the ...
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Make User Login Act as Administrator

Some of the computers at my place of work are still using XP (Replacements are in the works). Often I have to install printer drivers or software (a privilege denied to the average user on our ...
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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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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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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 and you are not ...
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How do I run a program as admin without entering user credentials?

You're probably going to say DUPE! but that question's answer is specifically for a batch file command while mine isn't I have a domain that is running a program on all computers (Win7 and XP). In ...
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I have enabled hidden administrator in Windows 7 home, but programs still don't work

I have Windows 7 Home Premium, and would like to do some maintenance tasks such as running Disk Defragmenter. However, this and other programs and applications that I'm accustomed to using are now ...
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The folder C:\users has suddenly gone

I am using Windows 8. By using the file browser (or command line) I was able to view the list of files under c:\users\. I then tried to change to settings to be able to see hidden files so in the ...
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are there different levels of administrator accounts?

I need to set up a secondary administrator without the right to change the primary administrator password. I want the secondary administrator to have the ability to add new programs to the computer, ...
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There are multiple TEMP* accounts in \Users\ since switching to a limited account

Ever since I switched my normal Windows 7 user account to a limited account (for some reason the default is an admin account ◔_◔), there have been multiple TEMP* accounts accumulating in C:\Users. ...
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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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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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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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How can I avoid TeamViewer‎ 9 from asking for an administrator password everytime I open it?

On Mac OS X, I have recently upgraded from TeamViewer‎ version 8 to 9. I uninstall old application properly and reinstalled it by double clicking dmg and following instructions. Now every time I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Zimbra Default Admin Console

What is the default address to get to a Zimbra Admin Console? Any default ports too?
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Let a program (called by other program) run as admin without prompt

As you may know, Steam doesn't like non-admin accounts for installing games or whatsoever. In my case, I have a user in my computer that usually install a lot of games and every time I have to put my ...
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Administrator account is corrupted?

After successfully solving my previous problem i stumbled upon another shortly after. Once i logged into my administrator account i have noticed the following missing: Quick launch which also cannot ...
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Access is denied while moving a file from different volumes

i have a portable 500GB HDD plugged into my dell xps system. The system have windows 7 professional edition. the problem is that when i try to open a file(visual studio .sln file) it is saying that ...
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C# Application prompts for Admin Credentials for particular user

I have two users one a month old, and one brand new. Both are standard users(belong to standard users group). UAC Setting is set to Default. Problem is while launching a C# App, old_user prompts ...
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Windows 7: How to have 2 shortcuts to the same executable in the Taskbar?

One to be ran "as Administrator" and the other as the regular user?
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mumble: how do I send people to AFK after X minutes of not doing anything?

How can I set up my Mumble server to automatically send people to the AFK channel after they have been inactive for X minutes?
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Creating a password-protected task in Windows 7

I would like to configure a task like "child control software", so it would hibernate the pc at certain times. Is it possible to prevent modification (here: pausing) of a task through requiring the ...
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Allow Standard User run application as admin

we have a shortcut that is calling a .exe file that requires admin rights by the UAC. I would like to be able to run the application without any admin rights or give the standard user admin rights ...
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How do I run a not trusted application in Windows 10 administrator account?

I'm installing D-Link Dongle (Data card) for connecting to internet. But my Administrator account is not allowing to run this app. It showed the message: "An administrator has blocked you from ...
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Windows 10: Unable to open processes as Administrator

I'm having a problem I found today: I'm being unable to open any app in Administrator mode in my Windows 10, most notably Task Manager won't open. (any app in normal mode can be open such as Firefox ...
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copy installed programs and settings to new user

I just installed Windows 8.1 and it seems like the user I created is corrupt. I was advised to create a new Administrator Account. This seems like it solved the particular issue I was having, but ...
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I want execute in bacth via commandline REG IMPORT

When I try to execute this command: REG IMPORT myreg.reg I get access denied message, because I'm not administrator. However I don't want to open command line using run as administrator in visual ...
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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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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: