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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Need help verifying some network BS [on hold]

So the network admin at our school is quite fishy already, and has been framing my friends and I for various events which happened in the past (for instance, hacking the network password, when they ...
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How to remove IT policy from previous employer on Windows Vista?

I have a laptop from my previous employer with an IT policy (I believe that's the correct term :P) on it, so I can't install any new software since I need an administrator password, which I don't ...
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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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How to elevate access for user NOT in administrators group and with disabled UAC in Windows 7?

When UAC is disabled and you try to perform a task which requires elevated access, you get "Access Denied" for users not in administrators group. However when UAC is enabled, you get an ...
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Administrator account disabled, can't boot into safe mode

I recently obtained a used windows 7 computer. The only visible user had administrator privileges, and its name was that of the previous owner's. I changed the name via User Accounts ► Change your ...
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Administrator Issue Windows 8.1 [duplicate]

My ex set up my laptop (Windows 8.1) with his account as the Administrator account. It is activated by a finger swipe. The password to get into his account would be his email password I am guessing. ...
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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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Windows 8.1 Admin for standard user

I have this laptop that currently holds my user on a domain and is a standard user. I'd like to know how I'd be able to access the local administrator account on my laptop without having to reset my ...
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Need to retrieve administrator password without rebooting

Case: I'm using new work PC; I can open admin command prompt; I don't know admin password; I use my PC as dummy/development local server, so my PC shouldn't down for a long period of time; runas ...
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Task scheduler Windows 7(schtasks) set Principals RunLevel highest returns Access denied (Run with highest privilege)?

SCHTASKS /Create /TN "New Task" /SC HOURLY /TR blah.exe /RU myusername /RP pypassword /RL HIGHEST Returns {ERROR: Access Denied} Error also used below code in Xml but still getting the same Error ...
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Want to enable administrator account from standard user [duplicate]

I had 1 account named "Tushar1" which was the part of admin group. It got corrupt suddenly, that's why I disabled it from users, and activated administrator account. Then I created new account named ...
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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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Terminal Server - RDP with local admin

I have a Terminal Server setup on Windows server 2008 R2. I am trying to log in to it with RDP, using the local admin account. (Not the domain admin) I have placed the local admin in the remote ...
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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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Windows 7 Administrator user doesn't have Admin rights

On windows 7, I have a user account of the 'administrator' type. However, whenever I try to do anything that only admins can do (ie: run a few cmd commands), I receive a message that I don't have the ...
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Can't delete “unlocked” EXE files in Windows with administrator rights [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Windows 7 delayed file delete Lately I have this problem regarding deleting EXE files on my Windows 7 installation. Facts: I am an administrator on this computer. The ...
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Allow users to install games through steam without giving them admin access

I'm the family's tech support and I'm looking for a way to not give my brother admin access, yet allow him to install things from his steam library without me having to remote in every time he want's ...
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How can I list all processes running with elevated permissions in Windows 7 or above?

I would like to be able to list all processes running with elevated permissions (i.e. as administrator) on Windows 7 system. How can I do it?
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How to fix my local administrator?

Starting a few days ago, I am facing a very weird issue here on my Windows 8.1 workstation. I am unable to start programs or applications that require administrator privileges. This makes my PC ...
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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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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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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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Locked out from Windows 8.1 administrator account being disabled [duplicate]

I installed a Windows 8.1 laptop. By default the Administrator account is disabled. During the install process, the user created belongs to the administrators group (call it FirstUser). I installed ...
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Users are hidden on startup

I have a Macbook on OSX 10.7.5 that has 2 users. They are both administrators with full permissions. I would think they would work the same, but sometimes I an unable to login in to my account. Here's ...
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Stopped some Service( I think APPIDSVC ) now I cannot run Anything as Administrator or Task Manager( and the likes )

just been sitting here for 2 hours trying to figure out what to do. What appears to have happened is that I aquired a minor virus of sorts that wouldnt let me start Malwarebytes( and Chameleon didn't ...
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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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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 open a file for editing in Administrator mode?

I have .config files set to open in Notepad++. The files I edit are typically in protected locations (e.g. c:\windows\, c:\program files..., etc..) thus requiring administrator access. I'd like to ...
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How to disable User Management for Administrator in Window 7?

I have two admins accounts A and B in Window 7. I want to disable User Management for B admin account. My approach that I took was I hide the User Management options from control Panel for B from ...
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How to run program from command line with elevated rights

I wonder if exists a way how to run program or command with elevated rights when I am already in non-elevated command line. Exactly the same action that would be performed when I click on the program ...
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Contents of file different depending on running IDE “as administrator” or not?

In Windows 7, using Windows Explorer, I saved a backup copy of the file C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio\VC98\ATL\Include\ATLCOM.H by renaming it out of the way, and then I copied a new, ...
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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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Difference between Power user and Administrator

What would be the differences between a power user and administrator user?
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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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Why windows explorer behaves strange when restarted with admin. prev.?

I'm running Windows 8.1 x64 and whenever I end 'explorer' task and run it again with administrative privileges I can't open any explorer windows no matter how much I click. Even if a window decided to ...
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IE11 won't download anything and other issues on Windows 8.1 Update

I have multiple systems running Windows 8.1 Update - all fully patched. All virus free and with no add-ons or toolbars installed. On one system, IE11 won't download anything unless I "run as ...
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Acces denied permission administrator

Just got an iPhone 5s and an ASUS laptop (Windows 8). There's nothing special about it; it's very, basic very cheap, about $300. Anyways, both were working fine until on the laptop, I started getting ...
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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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How to run msiexec with UAC turned on

I am running Windows 7 as a user with Administrator privileges, but I need an answer that works for Vista as well.. I'm trying to work out how to configure our product so that it can be installed ...
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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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How can I re-enable the web interface of a dd-wrt router with no SSH or telnet connection?

I accidentally disabled my D-link router's web interface. I installed dd-wrt firmware on it. The router's SSH and telnet connections are disabled. I don't want to reset the router. How can I enable ...
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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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Windows 7 - Cannot move or copy things to the folder [duplicate]

Just a minute ago I had to remove a virus from that folder. It was removed and I had to restart my computer because of it. It's now successfully removed but whenever I try to move or copy something to ...
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Obtain administrators rights on Windows 7 when there is no administrator account [closed]

I've recently obtain a Windows 7 laptop. It is managed via active-directory and I normally login using my ad username / password. For personal uses, I'd like to obtain Administrator privileges. My ...
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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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How to turn off asking for administrative rights every time I want to rename/copy file from one location to another in Windows 8.1 64bit

I installed fresh Windows 8.1 Professional 64-bit. When I copy file to another location, for instance from C:\ drive to external drive I get prompt where I have to click Continue to grant ...
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How can I show my hidden administrator account through a guest account?

I have hidden my administrator account on windows logon screen through regedit/.../specialaccounts/userlist/... but now i cannot make it show up again, because I can't change the value from 0 to 1 on ...
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After install antivirus nod32 on windows 8.1, I can't edit hosts file

My problem: I installed nod32 and after that I can't edit hosts file on windows 8.1 - window appears "Access denied". Of course I've opened hosts file as administrator by notepad. I don't know where ...
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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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How to synchronize computer clock without admin rights

I have several applications that will not run correctly because my school laptop has the wrong date and time. I can not synchronize it to the internet because this requires admin rights. I can't have ...