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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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 ...
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Can't run anything as administrator in Windows 8

I can't run any program as administrator on Windows 8 Enterprise, 64 bit. I'm the only user and administrator. All programs that I've tried now, simplest notepad through gravest cmd, run smoothly as ...
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DllRegisterServer fails with 0x80070005 even on cmd opened as Administrator

This error code is supposed to mean 'Access Denied', and the solution given everywhere on the net (eg. http://stackoverflow.com/questions/3808954/dllunregisterserver-failed-with-error-code-0x80070005) ...
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How do I make a Windows account accept any password?

How do I set up a windows account, so that Windows will accept any password to login. I want to create the illusion of security for the user. Where the user believes that there account is secure and ...
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Remote shut down in Windows 7 [closed]

I'll admit, I do have a nefarious purpose here, but hear me out... My uncle's been playing his music very loud all morning, and while I agree he has a right to it, the situation is that the rest of ...
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There are things I cannot do with my other laptop like changing some settings and opening certain folders

There are things I cannot do with my other laptop like changing some settings and opening certain folders. It sometimes says: Access denied, only administrators can access this and such, some ...
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Lock all domain shared folder to an admin domain user

Is it possible to lock all the shared folder of the domain to an administrator user? This user must be an administrator because it has to install application on the server, but must not see the files. ...
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User with local admin privileges on a DC Win 2008 AD domain

I have a Windows Server 2008 AD domain, with 2 domain controllers, one with Windows Server 2008, the other with Windows Server 2008 R2. The second is the main DC. I'd like to create a user who is a ...
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On Windows 7, is there a way to map a printer such that it is available for all sessions?

While logged in as the normal console session user (i.e. no elevated privileges) I can start a custom Windows application the normal way, and I can send a file to a printer by pressing a print button ...
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Reset/Remove administrator password [duplicate]

I have forgot my administrator password in windows (xp) ,and tried verything how to restore it but no luck . the only thing i came up with is i have inserted another harddisk and installed on it ...
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Using a Griffin Powermate as a foot operated left mouse click

I thought my career in programming would ruin my wrist until I set up one of these bad boys as a foot operated left mouse click. It works well enough, but it won't execute a left click if I'm ...
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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 virtual 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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Lock an Installation Folder, Even From Administrator?

I have installed Norton Family parental control software on Windows 7. The issue is that people using the computer have figured out how to disable the program by manually deleting the installation ...
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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: