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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Run applications as administrator by default in Windows 10

I have just got a new laptop with Microsoft Windows 10. My previous laptop ran Windows 7. I'm trying to get applications to "run as administrator" by default, so that I'm not constantly having ...
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Can the Windows 10 local Administrator account use fingerprint scan/reader (Windows Hello)?

I can set Windows hello (password, PIN, fingerprint scan), with any account but when I try with the local administrator account in Windows 10 (activated with net user administrator /active:yes), I can ...
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Problems with running Visual Studio as admin in Windows 10

I'm building a new Win10 computer for one of the developers at my company and he's a bit...finicky...about how he likes things set up. One thing that is an absolute must is that he has to be able to ...
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sniff admin user name and password when remotely accessing

so my ISP doesn't allow me to fully configure my router with the default access control, eg: if you want certain port open you need to call the ISP tell them which port and they open it by remotely ...
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VMWare shared folder inaccessible with Administrator account

VMWare Player runs a Windows 10 VM. I've shared a folder with this VM, setting "​Map as network drive in Windows guest" to TRUE. I need to type a command (npm) as Administrator in the shared folder ...
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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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How can I lower my own rights without root access?

I'm the new guy at work and I don't want to mess things up. I write programs, and I have to do this on a machine that is used by lots of other people and that is constantly running measurements and ...
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Jira add project observer

Is there a way to add a project observer to Jira? The observer should: have access to the project board to see the progress should not see the users that are assigned to the task Thanks in ...
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Having an administrator user without RDP

I came across a case that the server (windows server 2012R2 Datacenter edition x64) should have an user which has all of administrators permissions except having RDP . that would be so great if you ...
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How to grep multiple lines from a file in linux

I have a file with the below content. . . hello . . . world . . hello . . . . . world . . the dots indicates the other lines in the file. Here what I need to gerp only the lines hello and world. ...
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Windows Server: Ports that a normal user cannot bind to

I have a server application that wants to bind to port 1841 on my Windows Server 2012 and, when run as a normal user, seems to fail at that point. I remember that some port ranges could not be bound ...
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Windows 10: Account removed from Administrators group, how to recover?

Situation Windows 10 Pro, 64bit Removed letter assignment from CD drives, don't use them regularly By mistake (without thinking, that is) I removed my account from the Administators group Can't ...
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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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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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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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Windows 10 Administrator account has been disabled. Please see your system administrator [duplicate]

I recently had a problem after installing Windows 10 which required me to start in Safe Mode to rectify it. Since this I can no longer "restart" and the only screen that comes up is: Administrator ...
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How to execute 'make' and 'run' commands on vbg files in Administrator mode on Windows 10?

I have a VB6 project which has two components that I need to 'make' before I can 'run' the VB6 project. This involves me right clicking on each of the component (vgb file) and choosing the 'Make' ...
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My guest account is part of administrators group. How do I turn it into a normal guest account?

My guest account is part of administrators group. How do I turn it into a normal guest account? Accidentally, a user on this PC gave full privileges to guest account, and I'd like to undo that.
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Windows 8 administrator's account permissions have been reduced to guest's account

Some reason I am unable to do simple tasks like change time or uninstall a program. Here is the list of user accounts:
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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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Windows 8 partition permission denied [duplicate]

I was trying to restrict the guest account in Windows to read a partition through properties->security, but didn't notice my admin account was in the same group. So even my admin account is now locked ...
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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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Why are my accounts treated as Built-In Administrators in Windows 10?

I recently reinstalled Windows 10 Pro build 10586 on my Acer Aspire 8951G. But as soon as the computer began to fetch updates and drivers (in other words, right after the installation finished and the ...
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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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Run task manager (process explorer) as administrator

I have Sysinternals Process Explorer installed as the system's task manager (Win7 64). Since half of the metrics for anything started as service and processes started under other user accounts are ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...