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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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 ...
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Is it possible for an administrator install a program remotely in the background of Windows 7 with the admin share?

For example, I have Kaspersky. I can remotely install it and it runs a setup package. It does this all in the background, first copying its files to that admin share admin$. Is it possible or is ...
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Windows 8 privilege issue [duplicate]

I'm trying to delete some folder on windows 8 but I can't he show this message You should have administrator privilege to delete this folder my Windows account is admin and i got all privilege on this ...
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How to know group administator in linux

I saw that: sudo gpasswd -A <admin-name> <group-name> can set Admin for a group and a group can have more than one Admin. How can I show all Admins of a group if it doesn't even show in ...
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How can I make my keyboard's media keys work when an elevated program has focus?

When I hit my media keys when using Visual Studio 2010 normally, they control Media Player Classic just fine. When I launch VS2010 with elevated privileges, I have to select another program in order ...
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Permissions warning when running an .exe flash file in Windows 7 [duplicate]

I have a flash .exe file generated from adobe_captivate5.5. I tried to run that file in windows 7, but I get this error: My account has administrative privilege. If I right click and select Run as ...
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To enable the administrator account from the standard user account [duplicate]

I have exactly the same problem as was already described (by Rajendra Rathore): "... I removed my user account from administrators group and my default administrator account was disabled by default. ...
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Win7 set write permission for user without read access

I want to set for user write permission without access to read what inside in folder. Is it possible? User will be able to drag files in folder and cant look what inside.
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Dual OS configuration [duplicate]

I have installed windows and Linux(ubuntu) on the same machine. Now the problem is when I start my machine, It directly goes to Linux and not asking me for the selection of OS either I want to load ...
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How to load $mft by UltraEdit?

I'm the administrator of my OS(Win8), and have ownership and full control permission to all files in C drive. Besides I have turned off the LUA. However, when I tended to open C:\$mft by UE I got a ...
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Is there Windows 7 Run as Administrator fix for Outlook?

I have excel 2010 report which has a script that runs automatically emails report via outlook 2010 but it will only work if I have Outlook open via right click and Run as Administrator. Is there a ...
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UNetBootin without admin rights?

Is it possible to run UNetBootin without admin privileges? I downloaded it then did chmod +x and then tried to run it with ./ but then a window popped up prompting for admin password. Is it not even ...
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Run as administrator from command line on Windows 8

I am trying to run Notepad as admin so I can edit my hosts file from the command line. I have tried runas /user:(myusername)\administrator "notepad c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts" I then input ...
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Override Network Administration Settings

Is there a way to override settings set by a network administrator for Windows? I'm having all kinds of problems updating and sharing WiFi because it's "been disabled by the network administrator." ...
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Recover a user password on Windows Server 2008

Quick question. Is there a way to recover (find out) a users password on Windows Server 2008. I am logged in as admin and I know there are ways to reset passwords, just need to know if I can find out ...
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Access denied to a file no matter what I do

I encountered a strange problem today. When compiling a C++ project using a Makefile, I generate a file called temp.log. It contains info about warnings should they be printed. However, I accidentally ...
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How to turn off “Always run as administrator” Windows 8?

I followed these instructions (http://stackoverflow.com/questions/12257110/can-you-force-visual-studio-to-always-run-as-an-administrator-in-windows-8) to force my Visual Studio 2012 to always run as ...
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Should I take ownership of my root partition in Windows (8)?

The Windows File "Security" very often aggravates me. In the most enraging situations an application that I normally started (although actually my main/only account is an administrator) doesn't work ...
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Post reboot of RHEL6.3 is not working

I configured RAID 0 on IBM System X server and tried installing RHEL6.3 but after installing the packages once it reboots it wont be able to complete the installation(stuck @ grub loader each time). I ...
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How to disable USB access for Users group

I want to restrict access of USB ports for all users who belong to Users group in Windows 7 without using any third party software. Any help will be highly appreciated.
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Where are the userspecific windows themes saved?

I have a user account named "Paedow". On this account I saved a Windows Theme with wallpaper and sounds and so on... Now I logged on as "Administrator". I have full access to every file on the ...
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Automatic increase in brightness when an application is run with admin privileges

I don't know why, but sometimes or always (!) I have noticed that whenever I run an application with admin privileges on Windows 7, brightness automatically increases. Is it with everybody? If it is ...
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Disable Administrator account on Windows 7 Starter Edition

How can I disable the Administrator account on Windows 7 Starter Edition? I enabled it using the NT Password and Registry Editor so that I could install software for a client who didn't leave me ...
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How to install multiple Microsoft applications without conflicts

                  For all the IT students, self-teachers, and new professionals Situation: The days of ...
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Run As Administrator Shortcut Without Password Prompt for an appilication [duplicate]

We are on a domain here and an application will only run either if you are on the local administrator account or you have full admin rights to the machine. So what I need to do is a way to run the ...
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Why am I consistently getting “insufficient privileges” when trying to install BlueStacks?

I've run the installer as administrator. I've went to the Start Menu folder, the Programs folder, and Windows Live folder all individually and edited the Security tab so that ALL users have 100% ...
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How can I prevent an admin user from bypassing K9 Web Protection

Problem: It is super easy to bypass K9 Web Protection by renaming a file in the Windows\System32 directory in Windows 7. Question: How do I prevent an admin user from renaming said file in said ...
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Write protect single file from admin in Windows 7

I know this question has to have been asked before, but it's really difficult to find the answer to the specific problem I have: I would like to write protect a single file from the admin user in ...
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Why am I being told I need administrative privileges while on an administrator account?

I'm on an administrator account on Windows 8. I have UAC disabled. Still, when I go to install certain programs, it fails and rolls back because it needs administrative privileges. Why?
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Unable to fully disable UAC in Windows 8 [duplicate]

I have problem with fully disable UAC (User Account Control) in Windows 8. I've never had such problems in Windows Vista, or Windows 7 - just have to disable UAC in Control Panel, reboot, and that's ...
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how can I add a path permanently [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are PATH and other environment variables, and how can I set or use them? Every time I open my secureCRT window,I need to run the below to export the path..is there ...
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How to block myself from the hosts file? [closed]

Basically I'm trying to have an account where I can do everything an administrator can do, except I don't want to be able to access or modified my hosts file ( for personal reason, i'm trying to stop ...
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Run shutdown script as Administrator on Windows XP

I've written a script using Ninite Pro to update the installed Applications on the Windows XP pro Client. Unfortunately it has no administrator privileges, is there a way to run a shutdown script as ...
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Win 7, protect folder with two admins

I'm sharing a pc with my friend and we need to set up two admin accounts to use properly the pc. We have Win 7. The problem right now is that the first admin can view the folders content of the second ...
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ssh key permission denied failure

I have done so much of googling on this but just couldn't find the exact answer,there are many threads on this, all of them point to check for file permissions or $HOME directory which are right in my ...
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After setting an administrator password while installing XP I cannot log in?

When I setup my new computer, I put in an administrator password when it asked me to. After the system reboots, my password doesn't work and I cannot log in at all? I also cannot get it to start up ...
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Accessing Workgroup Shared Folder from Domain

I have a domain and a workgroup. My users are supposed to upload files on regular basis to several shared folders on the workgroup. I have difficulty accessing the workgroup shared folders without ...
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Stuck while connecting to a linux machine

I am trying to connect to my linux machine using and it kind of connects but the prompt is stuck here,any inputs on what is wrong here?also there was build running that is just stuck...so I tried to ...
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using “runas” with “Administrator” account versus other admin accounts

On my computer, I have two admin accounts. The default admin account named "Administrator", and a new admin account named "testadmin." If I run the following commands: runas /user:testadmin cmd.exe ...
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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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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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Home directory issue on two different machines

I am accessing two Linux systems (Ubuntu) with the same username (let’s say userU) and password, let’s say their names are system1 and system2. If I change my password on one system it is also ...
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Grant admin rights on an application

I'm want to grant a user administrative rights to one application on Windows 7. I don't want them to be able to have full admin rights, but admin rights are required for one of the applications they ...
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Is there a way to allow users to install a specific program without opening full admin rights?

We have an automated builder that creates a "setup.exe" installer file which can then be downloaded by users in our organisation for QA testing. They download the file via a browser from a ...
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Remotely managing Scheduled Tasks on another computer: Access Denied

I need to remotely create new scheduled tasks from a Windows 7 computer in my company (which according to this Microsoft TechNet article I should be able to do. ...
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Formatting a truecrypt volume on windows: Truecrypt failed to obtain administrator privileges

Following shaneselman's advice (http://www.hanselman.com/blog/TheComputerBackupRuleOfThree.aspx), I'm setting up a 2TB external drive as a backup, and encrypting it using TrueCrypt. This is under ...
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Drive security settings in Windows 8 Pro

My PC OS is Windows 8 Pro x64. Windows 8 seems confusing. D:\ drive is supposed to be used solely by a single user, who is in Users group of the PC. The requirement is... that user will have full ...
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How to always run as administrator applications on Windows 8

The problem is, when I open applications I need to always right click, select run as admin. When I don't do it getting unexpected application errors. BTW, I turned off UAC. It's annoying. Is ...
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is there possibility to remember user credential for apps running 'as administrator'

I'm trying to add network login credentials for applications running 'as administrator' by using cmdkey C:\>cmdkey To create domain credentials: cmdkey /add:targetname /user:username ...
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root vs Administrator vs SYSTEM

When comparing the various linux distributions with Windows' software, what is the fundamental difference in terms of levels of access with the administrative accounts? I always thought that the ...