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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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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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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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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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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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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unable to format pendrive through my win 8.1 [duplicate]

i have two standard user accounts in my win 8.1 and none of either have administrative privileges. i am also unable to access administrator account because it also requires permission.moreover, i ...
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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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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 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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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 ...
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Use command prompt to alter the local group Administrator policy for a machine remotely

Been trying to get the net localgroup command to work, but I'm not sure if it's possible to use it for another separate computer on the domain. Edit: It seems I forgot a key piece of information in ...
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Is it possible to elevate the permission of a program in Windows without using “Run as Administrator”?

I have an MSI that needs to run with administrator permissions. This installer will do some admin stuff, and eventually put a shortcut on the user's desktop. When I set the installer to "Run as ...
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Running Excel 2007 as admin on Windows 7 causes “There was a problem sending the command to the program”

I am running Excel 2007 on Windows 7 64-bit. I need to run Excel as administrator so I have the "Run as Administrator" box in the Excel shortcut checked. Now, when I try to open an Excel file by ...
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Administrator in Windows 10

I am trying to set up a Web server (apache2) in Windows 10, but when I put a index html into the htdocs folder, it said I don't have administration rights, but I am log in to my administration ...
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jushed.exe runs without confirmation on Windows 7?

Jushed.exe is put a prompt on every system start. I want to handle it as Windows XP handled: silently. What can I do to force the silent mode? I set the .exe properties to "run as admin" but nothing ...
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Delete hiberfil.sys on Windows 7

Ok, so I know what hiberfil.sys is, and I want to use hibernation on my laptop. But I have another hard drive active in my laptop, it's taken from my old one... and I want to get rid of the ...
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lost all my admin privileges in windows 7 [duplicate]

Today I suddenly encountered a problem, the last thing I remember i did before the problem occurred was that I was installing a game from the Steam, the game asked to install Nvidea Physx, after that, ...
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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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Can network admin see my browsing activities when I'm connected to my work VPN

Long story short: I work remotely from time to time but I have to connect to my work VPN. Some sites are banned (FB, Twitter, porn sites etc.) My kid wanted to log in to his FB account and he was ...
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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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Blocking domain group policy on a local machine in Workgroup

I have created a VM for Win XP which is running now in a Win 8 host system using Hyper-V. This Win XP VM was initially connected to the my company's domain but now disconnected and is part of the ...
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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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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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Repairing unchangeable file? (Broken permissions.)

On my data drive I have roughly 800 files for which I have only read and execute permissions, but no others. When trying to change the permissions through the graphical "properties" interface of ...
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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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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 ...