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 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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How to Undo Merging Desktop Folders in Windows 8.1

I've found myself switching back and forth between my admininstrator account and my non-administrator account a lot lately, and what I'm doing while on my administrator account takes long periods of ...
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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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Run as Administrator greyed out on shortcut

I have a shortcut to a program that only works when run as administrator but in the shortcuts advanced options "always run as administrator" is greyed out. I've looked at the other similar questions ...
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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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Powershell has started running as administrator

Something unusually has happened recently on my machine: every time I start powershell, it starts with Admin privileges by default. It used to be that it would start just as my user unless I ...
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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 fix corrupted Administrator account or create new admin account in Vista

I have a Windows Vista system whose profile seems to have been corrupted. Many solutions indicate that you create another admin account, log in as that account, and delete the offending profile ...
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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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How to find/test out if I know correct Administrator's password?

I want to do remote sw audit using open-AudIT. I need to supply administrator password so the remote audit can be done. It doesn't work for me so I suspect that I am not providing correct password. ...
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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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Send dynamic argument to an application through its shortcut

I am trying to create a shortcut link which will run/open Command Prompt (cmd) as Administrator having present working directory (PWD) set as the supplied folder path. What I have done: Created a ...
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How to find password on a router (cabled) without a hard reset? brute-force only option?

So I've seen a few post like that on here but none seem to work in my case short of brute-forcing but I've never done it before so I want to be sure of what I'm doing first. Alright here is the deal, ...
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Why mysqld set user/group of /var/log/mysql with ‘s’ rights?

In Ubuntu, sudo apt-get install mysql-server, the package will: create an account mysql create storage directory /var/lib/mysql with permission drwx------ 4 mysql mysql create log directory ...
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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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How to tell if a domain user is a local admin on the machine

I'd like to know if the user MYDOMAIN\SomeUser has local admin rights on the current machine. I can see if a local user account has admin by using: C:\>NET USER Mike User name ...
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List admins on Linux

How do I list all users with admin rights on Linux? I checked file /etc/passwd/, but I dont know how can I figure out which account is privileged. Can you possibly help me a little?
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How to install a program in Windows 7? [closed]

Is it Right Click > Run As Administrator or Double Click? I had to uninstall and reinstall some programs many times to get it to work and I'm not sure it is because I chose one or the other. ...
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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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Runas using an exe that has a further extension

I'm trying to use runas in a way that launches an exe that has to load a file for example: runas /user:domain\admin /savecred "C:\program files\program directory\program.exe file.sse" If I run ...
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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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Mac OSX permissions

Please, before jumping to much appreciated answer, please read this, as my problem is not related to files and folders permissions (chmod and chown). I have a Mac, with 2 user, one is an admin, and ...
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How to recover admin password web2py

I have a web2py instance that is deployed, but I can't figure out what the admin password was. Is there a way to recover the admin password in web2py? I tried to remove parameters.py file, but now it ...
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Disable “You'll need to provide administrator permission” prompt in Windows 7

I'm just bored clicking on the CONTINUE button every time "You'll need to provide administrator permission" prompt appears, as I'm the only administrator of the PC. I've configured Notification system ...
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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 ...
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Turn off administrative share on Windows 7

I have removed the administrative shares, but the shares are re-enabled after rebooting. I have also tried the editing the registry as described in this Microsoft forum post, but it's also re-enabled ...
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Some programs do not run on certain drives

I have multiple games downloaded from Steam etc. I also have 3 hard drives, 1 internal(C:), 2 external(F: and G:). When I install games on C or F, all games run perfectly. but when I install games ...
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How to change default shell for a network user?

I am working with Ubuntu and I would like to change my default shell to z shell. I cannot use the chsh -s /bin/zsh or chsh-s /bin/sh myuser command since my user name does not exist in /etc/passwd and ...
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Two CPUs as a Single System

I don't know whether this is a foolish question or not. I have Googled a little and posting this one. Is there a way to make two separate dual core systems to run as a single quad core system under a ...
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How do you open a file - not an application - as an administrator?

I know how to open an application as an administrator - you simple right click and select "Run as Administrator". I am doing that with my application, PhotoImpact. The problem is, that the "Open" ...
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Reset OSX Server password

I'm running Snow Leopard OSX Server. I haven't forgotten my password (everything I could find on the net involved resetting the password via command line if you've forgotten it). I can't find where to ...
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Domain administrator account has weird behaviours

I have a domain account that has administrator privileges on the OU, let's say A. I logged in the computer with that admin account, install Office without any hickups. But then I need to run chkdsk ...
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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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How to run program from command line with elevated rights

Is there a way to run a program or command with elevated rights when I am already in a non-elevated command line? Exactly the same action that would be performed when I click on the program shortcut ...
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Force a program to run *without* administrator privileges or UAC?

Is there any way that I can force a program that normally requires administrator privileges (via UAC) to run without them? (ie: no UAC prompt and no system-wide access.) Added: Without modifying the ...
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Admin CMD through SSH

I have freeSSHD set up on my Windows computer, and I use my Linux laptop to connect through SSH. However, when I SSH into my Windows computer and try to run a custom Batch script that requires admin ...
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how to remove the text “Administrator:” from the cmd window?

Although a near identical question was asked, the answer won't work (for me at least) with my Vista system. I am using an elevated prompt to run a batch file. Since the batch file takes awhile to run ...
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who is the administrators? extra admin user thats hidden

Some of my files on win7 64bit I have found have a user called administrators not administrator. This is a second hand laptop so Id like to know how to correct this if its a back door or something ...
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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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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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How do I gain access to my C: Drive after completely locking it down?

I know the title might seem completely ridiculous but please read this before being biased. Okay, so I got myself into a real squeeze. I installed windows 10 technical preview for Enterprise on a ...
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Toshiba Satellite L75D-A7280 BIOS doesn't ask for set administrative password

I've set my administrative password. I have not set a user password. When I get into the BIOS, everything is greyed, and there's no where to put in the password. How do I enter the password to ...
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Is it possible to run a program as “elevated” standard user in Windows 7?

Is it possible to run a program as "elevated" standard user in Windows 7? So if the user runs a program as if they were an “admin” their actions would be saved under their username—siuch as ...
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UAC dialog when changing windows settings windows 7

Each time I change a windows setting in control panel that requires admin a UAC (User account control) dialog pops up and this did not happen before. I am the main administrator on the computer and I ...
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Win7 admin disabled, had a password, cannot enable

I enabled the administrator user, then put a password on it, then disabled it! And the other user is a standard one. How can I enabled my administrator account again?
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“Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file.” error on windows 8, WITH JUST INSTALLATION EXE , NOT executable shortcuts

I am the Admin on windows 8 enterprise, I have my UAC prompt turned off. I ALWAYS (regardless of UAC prompt settings) receive this error when running ALL EXE files which are only installation packages ...
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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 to create a installer which extracts files then create a shortcut to a file extracted with “run as Administrator” [duplicate]

For now I am using winrar SFX function to create a installer for my program, it works great! It allows my users to extract the files wherever they want plus it allows me to create a shortcut to ...
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disable UAC for specific programs so they can be run on non-administrative accounts [duplicate]

I want to disable UAC for specific programs so they can be run by non-administrative accounts but with administrative permissions. How can I do this? I use Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.
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Windows username has been changed. But it hasn't. But it has [duplicate]

Windows 7 Pro 32 bits. I have changed the name of an account (that has admin rights) via control panel, and in the login screen it shows the new name. So far, so good. However, when I start some ...