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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Windows 10 Administrator and Linux SuperUser

I understand that in Windows 10 Administrator is equivalent to the SuperUser in Linux. But I don't have the same power over my Machine as Linux gives with su or sudo as an Example in Linux with sudo,...
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Could you please recommend me a further reading ? [on hold]

I am currently reading through the book The Linux command line by William E.Shots. I will soon be finished with it and will need to read further as I got really interested in Linux in the last year.
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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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Installing software as administrator

When installing trusted software in the absence of instructions or instructions that do not indicate to install as administrator, are there any rules of thumb as for when to run the install file 'as&...
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Is there a way to run resource monitor (resmon.exe) without administrator privileges?

Is there a way to run resource monitor (resmon.exe) without administrator privileges? The user is member of the debug users, power users, performance monitor and performance log groups, however, this ...
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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 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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Add user to domain via local admin? [duplicate]

I tried connecting a few PCs to a domain and they all seem to be accessible, however there are no accounts on the domain. How do I add user to a domain using local admin cmd?
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Windows 7 SYSTEM cmd possibility?

I have an access to system cmd (the one before you login to domain) and a non admin user located on domain. Since SYSTEM user is considered a higher privilege than admin in windows 7, how do I move ...
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Deny access domain administrator to my PC

My work PC is part of our company domain. If I understand it correctly this gives our domain administrator possibilities to alter or control some things, like forcing auto-update of Windows. For ...
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Windows 7 / Suddenly all Applications require 'Run as Administrator'

I've been using Windows 7 for many years. I just purchased a new machine about a week ago. I installed all my traditional applications (MS Office, VS2015, SolidWorks, Matlab, ...). Friday ...
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Difference between separate admin/standard user and admin with UAC/passwort prompt?

I just installed Windows 10 on a new PC and was wondering what is more secure. Assuming UAC is enabled on the highest setting and I'm the only one using the PC. a separate admin and standard account ...
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How can I install mdk3 on linux mint?

Every website that I look at has a different explanation and none of them seem to help me get this utility installed. Here are the best instructions I found and what went wrong. They are from the kali ...
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Resetting Admin Password Over USB For M.2 SSD

I have a laptop with windows 10, and the administrator password forgotten and the bios password forgotten. I don't want to reformat the M.2 SSD, so i take it out, put it in my M.2 SSD to USB adapter. ...
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Run .exe file as administrator and save credentials

I am privileged administrator on domain environment. Domain user to do his work, have to run as administrator and I must type my domain login and password. How can I do that save my credential in ...
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Settings can't be opened using the Built-in Administrator account in Windows 10

In Windows 10, when trying to open the Language preferences by using the icon on the right side of the taskbar, "Settings can't be opened using the Built-in Administrator account in Windows 10" error ...
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Gateway / Router Detection with Bash: Functions and Variables

I'm drafting / still brainstorming / a bash shell script. The aim of which, is to; help the user to: Interface with various CLI tools. Perform various administrative tasks. It might, ...
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What can NT AUTHORITY/SYSTEM do that an administrator account can't? [duplicate]

Using a trick with the task scheduler, I managed to get a cmd instance running under system. Is there any benefit to this? What can system do that a normal administrator can't do?
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How to crack the password of administration local account in windows 8.1 [duplicate]

Actually...I had forgotten my windows 8.1 admin password and every time I want to install a program it asks me password .so I request u to give me the solution for the problem as soon as possible.. ...
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Can't start PowerShell as administrator

I have Windows 7, and I want to run PowerShell as an administrator. I found it in the Start Menu, right clicked it and selected Run as administrator, but I get the following: Windows Explorer has ...
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create shortcut with runas admin privileges in parameter

I have a shortcut of a custom terminal/cmd program. This program always needs to be run with elevated/admin priviledges. Assume my program is situated at this location: C:\Users\User\custom_program....
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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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how become an administrator in windows 10 if there is no administrator [duplicate]

Two or three days before I was administrator and it was running properly and my younger brother have another accounts , he was also administrator . I don't know what he did with this , when I heard ...
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Programmatically execute a program using Avecto Privilege Guard?

My company uses 'Avecto Privilege Guard' to control administrator access on company computers. This creates a right click context menu that when activated, runs the program in an administrator account ...
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Is the windows xp administrator account enabled by default

I have dilemma with an old laptop with windows xp. I forgot my password but I'm told that you can login as the administrator (which I never messed with in any way when I had access), by pressing ctrl ...
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WiFi tethering in windows7 without Admin previleges

I need to share my internet connection using WiFi. And unfortunately I dont have administrator rights. I know how to enable hostednetwork but this requires admin rights everytime the system starts. Is ...
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How can I run ALL my Apps “as administrator” by default in Windows 7?

I know that I can change the property in advanced setting of the shortcut to run one app as administrator. But is possible to do that for all my application? There is a general setting or something ...
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.docx document can't be opened because it is from an unidentified developer

Today I received a docx document via Facebook. I tried to open it on my Mac. I couldn't open it "because it is from an unidentified developer". This surprised me. I've seen such alerts before when I ...
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Unable to give admin rights back to main account Windows 8.1 [duplicate]

I use HP notebook and my os is windows 8.1. Someone made my guest account as administrator and removed administrator rights from my main account. So, I m not able to access anything from my main ...
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sed command to replace multi-line text with empty

I have an XML file which contain portion as given below. <Target name=something> < other content here> </Target> Now how can I remove this content from my file using sed ...
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Running batch file in different folders doesn't always run?

So, I have this script because I use a program called Free File Sync on Windows 10 Pro. While copying, I received an error preventing copying over some files. The files in question were downloaded ...
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How to run as admin from windows cmd while giving password as argument

I have a really annoying setup (which is out of my power), where I have a restricted user account, and an 'a' account, or an administrator account. Every time I run as admin (a lot), I have to put in ...
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Open File Security Warning at boot

Every time I boot my laptop I get this annoying message. I trust this program and I want it to run on-boot without prompting me with this annoying message. Even if I unchecked "Always ask before ...
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Windows 10 Home - cannot access admin only drive as administrator

I upgraded my Windows 7 HOME to Windows 10. I had some user accounts, one an administrator, the other a standard user. I had edited the security so that some drive and folders had no read permission ...
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Can Regedit be used to grant admin privileges to a program or program key?

I have several users who do not have administrative privileges using some proprietary banking software and MS Explorer to make bank deposits. The Proprietary software requires some administrative ...
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Whats the purpose of an Elevated administrator in Windows 10

Consider a system having a separate admin account(apart from the one which is activated) and a normal user account on a shared system. Now we have 2 admin's a1 one which is created from account ...
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Software keeps on asking for admin password however it has been given administrator rights

I have TP-Link Wireless USB plugged into my PC at office & have its software installed. While enabling the "Soft Access Point" option on it, it asks for administrator password. This software has ...
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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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How to run a program as an administrator at startup on Windows 10?

We have a program that is having problem starting up on Windows 10. If the program is NOT run as administrator, it popups a "Access Denied" message right before it starts. If we run the program as an ...
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How to run a program at login with admin rights (elevated) without having to confirm the UAC prompt [duplicate]

I want to run a program (WhatPulse) when I login to my Win 8 account. The developers recommend to run it with admin privileges because that will "improve input accuracy". The problem running it as ...
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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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After Windows 10 upgrade, administrator account lacking full access privileges

My local Windows account is an account of Administrator type. Note that it's not the built-in account of Administrator name. Before Windows 10 Pro upgrade, I was using Windows 7 Professional. In ...
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Running unidentified developer Applications as a Non-administrator

I am used to Windows but recently started using a restricted(can't run apps from unidentified developers) OS X machine and want to make it full featured without having to reformat, reset/recreate ...
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How do I run a script before everything else on shutdown with systemd?

Note: Briefly formulated question can be found at the bottom. I have a script which makes a backup of my files onto an external USB drive. Executing it can take a while, depending on the amount of ...
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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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Schedule a task with admin privileges without a user prompt in windows 7

In windows 7, I'd like to schedule a program to be run with administrative privileges, without having the user need to respond to a prompt (which requests elevated privileges) every time the scheduled ...
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OSX wants to make changes. Type an administrator's name and password… Won't go away

I recently needed to add some SSL certificates to my Mac (OSX 10.10.5) in order connect to a remote service. The certificates are needed for 2 factor authentication. I have full Admin rights in OSX. ...
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Windows 7 - Run Devices and Printers as Different User

So at my work we have to install and remove printers pretty often and most users do not have admin privileges on their PCs. I've been looking into trying to run the Devices and Printers applet as ...
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How does the locky malware work?

I've been hearing a lot about the locky malware recently. I've heard that it can be deployed through Word macros. I'd like to know how the malware can do it's thing without needing administrator ...