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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Is it okay to use an administrator account for everyday use if UAC is on?

Since I switched to Windows 7 about 3 years ago, and now using Windows 8.1, I have become familiar with the concept of User Account Control and used my PC the following way: a standard account which I ...
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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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Start Windows 8 app from program with elevated rights

I'm having a problem: I have to run a application (SetPoint from Logitec) as administrator for it to work properly. However, it is now impossible to let the application start an app - I tried the ...
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Have a new 'user' on computer

came into work this morning and there is a new "user" on my computer. I always keep my iMac on so I can work remotely sometimes on weekend but this weekend I couldn't because it was 'offline'. So ...
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Allow all websites for administrator account and block all websites (but a few) for limited accounts

At my work we have a PC which runs Windows XP and is used by all employees. This PC is mainly used for our company website: a trailer booking website. At the moment there is one account: an ...
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Why Run-as-Administrator in an administrator user? [duplicate]

As you see below I have two user account on my computer, and both of them have in administrator group. I want to run this below program : When I log in with Abraham and double click on ...
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make exe file automatically run as administrator

Is there any way to make an .exe file runs automatically as administrator? Suppose that I logged in with a Guest user in my Windows; now when I want to run some programs such as resmon.exe it requires ...
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VPS - Lost password and can't use blank pass via remote desktop connection

I am currently trying to login to my dedicated server, and have forgotten the password. I've tried many different things, and currently have SSH access. I boot the dedi into rescue mode (For the SSH) ...
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Always run a given program as an administrator in Windows 8.1 without prompt

I have set up a program to always run as an administrator using the Compatability setting in Properties, which is necessary as the program always require administrator rights. Is there a way to make ...
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System hasn't user with Administrator privilege

I had only one user account in my computer, and it had Administrator privilege. I changed its privilege to Guest using control userpasswords2 command in RUN windows yesterday. Now I have only one ...
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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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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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Pesonalization disabled by Admin

On a PC, running Windows 7, when I right click on the Desktop and click on Personalization, it says that it has been blocked by the Administrator. As I have admin rights on that PC, how could I ...
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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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LocalSystem service fails to open RAW socket in Windows 7

I have a service which opens RAW sockets. The service's default logon is LocalSystem. I tried this service in a few Windows 7 Pro (64 bit) machines. It opens RAW sockets in some of them, but fails in ...
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Run applications as another user in Mac OS X

In Windows 7 you can start applications with admin rights and you can also run them as a different user. Is there a similar feature in Mac OS X? I have sort of a special application that needs ...
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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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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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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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Can I install programs on a Mac without admin rights?

I have a company laptop, a MacBook. I just need to know if I can install any program without having admin rights or an admin password?
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Administrator permission required to rename/create/delete directory on Desktop

I use Homeuser which is Administrator account on Windows7. Everytime I want to rename folder on desktop it asks me to give administrator rights. When I want to save a file on Desktop I can't because ...
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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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TCP traffic normalization

BitSquatting is not new but it’s relatively new. This type of attack relies on a random bit that switches from 0 to 1 or from 1 to 0 inside a RAM. Because of this even though you try to access domain ...
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Utility to grant admin rights to a user in Windows XP for few hours/days?

I have two accounts on my windows xp home desktop. The default regular user is used for everything and the 2nd user which has admin rights is used only for installations. I do this to avoid malware ...
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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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Access User X private data as adminstrator

My girlfriends Laptop died a few days ago, now I'm on it to rescue her data. So I put her HDD as slave on my WIN 8 pc. Now is the problem she has all her needed data in her users folder. How may I ...
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are there different levels of administrator accounts?

I need to set up a secondary administrator without the right to change the primary administrator password. I want the secondary administrator to have the ability to add new programs to the computer, ...
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User computer won't run exes and internet Explorer unless run as admin

I am having a problem with a computer running Windows 7 on our domain. This computer will not run internet Explorer correctly, for example using citrix addon. Also when I tried installing .exe's ...
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Windows: Execute program as admin with current environment and with elevation [duplicate]

This question is different from Run as administrator from command line on Windows 8 and I wrote why: I want to run a program a) as a different user b) get elevated privileges (which is additionally ...
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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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set user's PATH variable without admin access in XP

I have two related questions for XP variables; it may end up the same method works for both of them. I as a user want to modify my Path but lack the admin rights necessary to change it. I imagine ...
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How do I disable administrator prompt in Windows 8?

I am using Windows 8 Enterprise on my development machine. Most of the time, I need full administrator for debugging, changing system files, etc. In Windows 7, setting UAC to "never notify" would ...
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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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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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I can't start Windows Explorer without administrative privileges

I can't start File Explorer Task without administrative privileges in Windows 8, but if I start it with admin privileges (http://imgdepo.ru/id/i3612102), I can't open Windows 8 Apps, and it shows:
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How to Solve error : enabled Built-in Administrator in Windows 8.1

When I am enabled as my built-in administrator account when I try to save modified properties for user administrator I am getting an error: this operation is disallowed as it could result in an ...
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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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how to sort top output when top is executed

Is there a way to sort the output from top when it's executed? rather than pressing M or T after you run the command. I'm trying to save the output of top -n 1 -U username but I'd like to sort it by ...
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keeping local profile a different domain user

My question is about how to log in to a machine with a (newly joined) domain user account, while keeping the local user's settings/profile which have been established by the previous domain user ...
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Create a “superuser” in vsftpd

I want to create user which can enter any folder in /var/ftp of every user. How can I do this? This is part of my vsftpd.conf: virtual_use_local_privs=YES user_sub_token=$USER ...
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how to reset internal hard disk drive access permissions on windows 7 [duplicate]

I restricted the access permissions of F drive on my hard disk after that my os is changed without removing the permissions thats why i am not able to access that drive, can any one help me ??
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Creating a password-protected task in Windows 7

I would like to configure a task like "child control software", so it would hibernate the pc at certain times. Is it possible to prevent modification (here: pausing) of a task through requiring the ...
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Why applications in “Program Files” don't need admin rights?

On Windows, we need the administrator permissions to modify anything in Program Files, right ? And you all agree that almost every program in there needs to have some configurations or save files on ...
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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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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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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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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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Change environment variables as standard user (Windows 7)

When clicking on "Advanced system settings", I need to login as the administrator and hence only edit the administrators environment variables (in addition to the machine wide ones). How do I edit the ...
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Get around permission errors in Windows 7

Apparently I'm an Administrator: So why am I running into this kind of dialog all the time: Whose permission do I need? Is there a way to sudo in Windows 7?
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Locked out from Windows 8.1 administrator account being disabled

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 ...