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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Administrator account prevents me from reverting Windows 10 to 8.1

On Windows 10, I had to enable the Administrator account using net user administrator /active:yes for reasons that aren't relevant here. Now, if I try to revert to Windows 8.1 through Settings >> ...
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No Admin Rights when Running Apps on Windows 10

I've been using Windows 10 Pro x64 for a few days now and everything was fine with admin rights: I could do whatever I wanted on the computer as an admin, and occasionally got UAC prompts when it was ...
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I'm a standard user even though i am the owner

I'm sorry if this questions was asked before! When i wanted to delete a folder it gave me the error "You'll need to provide admin permission to delete this folder" and i was pretty confused cause i am ...
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Windows xp pro admin account locked out

For some reason my xp machine was using a user callcomp1, even though I had the main user set up as me. When I went into users it only showed one user. So, to get rid of this is I ran Userpasswords2 ...
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Can't edit Local Security Policy in Windows 7

I'm trying to add users to the Access this computer from the network User Rights Assignment policy but the 'Add' button is disabled: I'm connecting to the machine via RDP using the local ...
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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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After upgrading to Windows 10 from 7 my User is no longer being counted as an Administrator when running certain programs

My user account is still an Administrator. Visual Studio 2013, wouldn't let me attach to process. Says it needs to restart as administrator. This was not an issue with Windows 7 only started after ...
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Cortana and search settings not working in windows 10

I recently upgraded to windows 10 but after installation and booting, i misspelled the administrator name (C:\Users\xy instead of C:\Users\xyz) and went ahead with configuring the OS, cortana and ...
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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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Administrator privileges in Windows Vista

I have administrator privileges in Windows Vista. Even then I have to run few programs as 'Run as Administrator'( by right click menu option) to make them work successfully. For e.g. I am able to ...
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WIN10 built in admin account, not starting all programs on startup

So i am using WIN10 with the built in administrator account. But for whatever reason some of the applications that are set to start with windows do not work correctly. For example logitech setpoint ...
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Is there any friendly Database terminal for Windows? [closed]

is there any Database friendly SHELL,terminal for windows that have auto-complete for database commands ,also can display tables in clean way after performing select statement ?
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How do i change my display name in Linux without adminstrator privileges?

I recently got an account in a network, and the administrator misspelled my name. Is there a way to change it on my own?
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Locked out of Admin Account

I created an admin account in windows 7. Did the "Special Accounts" registry edit to hide the admin account. Changed the current logged in user to a standard account and restarted the computer. The ...
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No admin privileges at all. Windows 8 64bit

So there's this computer which has two accounts on it: A regular one (with password and I know the password) An administrator (without password). You can't access or modify anything related to ...
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How to apply the “Run as Administrator” option for all executables in a folder

I have a Windows 7 PC in which I have a folder with a lot of .exe files in it. I want to grant Administrator privileges by default to all these executables: I can do it by picking them one by one, ...
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Windows 10 lost administrator rights and cant insert administrator password to change settings

I have changed my username from netplwiz. I have restarted the pc and now I am a guest account. I go to change settings but I can't insert the admin password! I have only option to insert a ...
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Windows 10 File-System Permissions (iTunes Folder Locked)

I recently had a problem with my iTunes, saying it has insufficient permissions to start. I tried to see where could be possible I don't have enough permissions on my C: drive (I am an administrator ...
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How to give standard users the ability to run task manager as a admin (windows 8.1)

Is there a way to give a standard user the ability to run task manager as a admin without allowing the user to run anything else as an admin?(Right now, I have to run command prompt with admin ...
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Grant admin rights? [duplicate]

I recently locked myself out of my administrator account. I have a non-admin account the I can still log on to. I tried methods of recovering my password or logging on to the admin user, but all need ...
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How do I Log on as Administrator using Remote Desktop?

As title says.. How do I logon as Administrator using remote desktop.. I have a laptop and 3 Dekstop PC's all running windows 7 etc.. I can create accounts on my Desktops and connect to them via ...
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Windows 8.1 requires elevated rights for common tasks

I've moved from Windows 7 to Windows 8.1 (fresh install, different machines) and I'm having some issues with user permissions on my Windows 8.1 machine. It seems to require Administrator rights for ...
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recovery of password for root in Ubuntu 12.10

I installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my 32-bit machine using Ubuntu installer and gave a password(and the account name was 'samsung') when prompted. Later I was able to use that password for logging in, ...
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Cannot connect to router's admin interface when WAN cable is plugged into router

I have an ASUS RT-N10E router, with the latest firmware and I'm having, for the second time, this problem: The internet connection suddenly dropped, while I was using VirtualBox. When I tried to ...
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My Account Name is Missing

My Windows Account name is ArlandrioFF, why isn't showing here? Should I worry? I previously tried the built-in Administrator account but I wasn't sure it was what I needed for (I'm used to have full ...
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Right click stopped working on some programs

OS: Win 7 64 bit (it recently did some upgrades, but not sure if this coincided with the issue I'm not having) For some reason, I've started getting an issue on my machine. when I right click ...
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A way to enable remote admin for a specific user

We know that there are generally two ways of enabling performing admin tasks on Windows 7 remotely: Enable the built-in admin account and furnish it with a password, or: Set ...
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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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VPS Admin Sharing Worries

Here is my situation. I recently got a vps running Windows 2008 R2 Standard to run SEO Powersuite, Market Samurai and some other tools. I added my seo guy as an admin on my vps so he has access to any ...
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Windows 10 - copy domain admin to domain user account

I have been working under a domain admin account for years and years. Now, after a windows 10 upgrade, I want to work under a domain user account. More, I would like to retain all the desktop ...
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How to know an application is run as administrator, if it doesn't show that in its title bar?

Using "troubleshoot compatibility" I have configured many applications to always run as administrator. Visual Studio, SQL Server and many more applications show that in their title bar using a ...
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How can i avoid teamviewer to ask for an administrator password everytime I open it?

On MacOSX, I have recently upgraded from Teamviewer 8 to 9. I uninstall old application properly and reinstalled it by double clicking dmg and following instructions. Now everytime i want to open ...
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Guest user back to admin user

After couple of hours playing with the users and access of my account now I'm guest and there is no administrator on my laptop. Do you know guys how can I make my guest user back to administrator? I ...
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allow users to install certain software on a certified flashdrive without admin access

I have a couple users that have no admin access and are not connected to any network. The problem is sometimes they need software updates and/or new software. And I would like to sent up a ...
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How to change permissions/policies of another admin-account.?

On my Windows7 PC i have now 2 admin-accounts. The problem is that one of them does not have any rights/permissions anymore to startup any program (after some virus attack which also changed the UAC). ...
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Run task manager as another user (admin)

Is it possible to run the Windows Task Manager as another user, i.e. as an admin? Our users run with limited privileges, so it would be helpful if I could task manager as an administrator to kill 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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Dsynchronise refuses to autostart despite admin privileges

Dysnchronise (scroll down) syncs folders, and is installed on Windows 8.1. The readme doesn't address these issues. It gives the options Autostart, or Autostart as a Service: Autostart requires me ...
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Windows 7 Admin Corrupted, Cannot Run CMD as Admin, and Cannot Start in Safe Mode

Windows 7 Admin Corrupted, Cannot Run CMD as Admin, and Cannot Start in Safe Mode. That about sums it up. Please help. Only one other standar profile on the machine. No apparent reason for the ...
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What does this vim cmd mean? :%y+

I found a command to select all text in Vi/Vim file. :%y+ Could someone explain the line, please?
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Force CMD.EXE to run as admin [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: On Windows 7, is there a command prompt line that can start cmd as an administrator? Is it possible to force cmd.exe to always run with administrator rights?
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On Windows 7, is there a command prompt line that can start cmd as an administrator? [duplicate]

On Linux, we can use sudo bash to run a shell as the superuser. On Windows 7, we can use Start menu -> (in search box, type) cmd -> Right click on search result and choose Run as Administrator ...
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How to lauch Windows 8 Apps with no UAC while being “Super-Admin”?

Under Windows 8; if you activate the default "Built-in Administrator" account, you can't launch Windows 8 Metro Interface Apps anymore. Windows says : "This application cannot be activated by the ...
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How can I run commands in PowerShell with Administrator permissions?

I would like to run commands in PowerShell with Administrator permissions? How can I do that? I have tried to start PowerShell with the runas command, but PowerShell is closed immediately after I ...
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How do I install Get Windows 10 app while joined to a domain

The app installation seems to be blocked from installation by Microsoft if the computer is joined to a domain. Microsoft says the usual "contact your domain administrator" to allow this but I cannot ...
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Is it possible to always run cmd from Windows' Run panel as admin?

I'd like to be able to start Command Prompt as admin either as default or as an easy routine. I know about Ctrl+Shift+Enter in the search list or adding a Registry Entry for a new Context Menu, but I ...
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What can cause a reduction of administrator permissions in Windows 7?

I have a Windows 7 machine that normally runs from an account with administrator permissions. The User settings in the control panel confirm it is listed as an administrator account. Something has ...
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How change to administrator account from standard account

I have a computer with 3 different accounts. All the accounts are administrators except mine. How do I change my account to a administrator account.I can't log on to the 2 other accounts and I don't ...
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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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Script/program that listens for user input, reads logs for output and sends broadcast

During code deployments there is a risk of service/system failures. The Network Operations Center monitors alerts from servers. If the alert comes as a result of a code deployment then it might not be ...