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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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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OSX Server - My Administrator password expired?

In our office we run an OSX Server (10.7.5). Today I needed to log onto the server to adjust some settings. I attempted to use Apple's Remote Desktop tool as I usually do. When attempting to connect ...
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How to automatically run an app as administrator and make its UI visible to non-admin users under Windows 8

I have found many examples of how to get apps to automatically start and run (without UAC prompting), but have not managed to find one that allows the app's UI to be visible to a non-admin account. ...
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Windows 7 Scheduled Task with alternate credentials - Admin

I have a scheduled task on a win 7 box that runs under alternate permissions. The account that created the scheduled task was a local admin on the PC, but now the company is removing accounts from ...
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Start/stop services from command prompt under non Administrator user, but belonging to administrators group

I have a WIN7 computer with user which is in Administrator group. Let's call it MyUser. UAC turned ON. I have several services launched under local system. When I'm trying to start or stop these ...
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Windows CHM file only displays images for Administrator

I installed some software on my Windows 2000 machine. The software has a user manual in .CHM format. When I view the manual while logged in as Administrator, everything looks fine. The manual has ...
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How to disable USB access for Users group

I want to restrict access of USB ports for all users who belong to Users group in Windows 7 without using any third party software. Any help will be highly appreciated.
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Run shutdown script as Administrator on Windows XP

I've written a script using Ninite Pro to update the installed Applications on the Windows XP pro Client. Unfortunately it has no administrator privileges, is there a way to run a shutdown script as ...
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Windows vista,MMC could not create the snap-in for event viewer

I have an issue where a windows vista computer isn't running certain applications (iTunes, Quickbooks, Word). Internet Explorer works fine. Seemingly every program that needs authentication to run is ...
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Error running software installer as administrator

I'm trying to install .NET 4.6.1 on a user's computer, but when I start the installer -- even with "Run as administrator" -- it fails to the message "This security ID may not be assigned as the owner ...
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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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Issues setting the local admin account password to not allowed to be changed

I need to be able to set a local admin account with the /passwordchg:No option in windows. I have soon found out that Windows 10 have disabled this feature and I have tried multiple different ways to ...
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I want to add windows server user to windows xp machine

I have installed Windows Server 2003 on Virtual Machine & created more users I want to use this user on different machine (within the same network) but i failed to add this user on different ...
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unencrypted, password-free VNC connection

I setup conferences twice a year where users come to learn a program that we have created. I have a powerful laptop (running Debian Jessie) and a router to create a local network and I'd like to give ...
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Invoke-Command from elevated powershell with non-elevated creds

I'm trying to run a script that requires elevation to set certain registry values to allow CredSSP on local and remote computers and, during this script, I need to access a network share as a non-...
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Set administrator rights to program (Windows 10) and have it not ask for permission?

I want to set the programs I normally use and consider safe to always have full access, but it's still annoying how, even set to run as administrator, unblocked and I can personally guarantee are not ...
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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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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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Windows 8: Fast creation of many user accounts

When logging into a newly created account for the first time, one is taken on a 'tour' while Windows is 'setting up some stuff'. This takes several minutes. Without this process the user folder C:\...
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HP laptop with windows 7

I am getting the message "The User Profile Service failed the logon" for my only admin account. All fixes I can find require an admin account or admin permission, which I cannot do due to the error. ...
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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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UAC doesn't work anymore, and everything's blocked

Yesterday I tried to (stupidly) run a batch script that (theoretically) should reset the WinSock without restarting the system. It didn't work. And now the WiFi device doesn't exists; I cannot run ...
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How can I change the default modules loaded by MODULE package

Whenever I login to our remote cluster, and when I typed "module list". There are always several unwanted modules loaded. These modules are not listed in my .bashrc file. It seems other administrator ...
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3801 HGV Admin interface will not load

First thanks for any and all help. I have done extensive searching on this and have turn up nothing so far so I hope I may be able to get some answers here. I have been trying to simply access the ...
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Grant local admin rights for period of time (e.g. 15 minutes)

Is there a way in Windows 7 to grant admin rights for a specified period of time (e.g. 15 minutes)? I normally operate as a normal user, but I have a local admin account for installations and other ...
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Restrict admin shares

My users need local admin rights but I'd like to restrict the admin shares (c$) to domain admins only. I was reading about adding nt authority\interactive to the local administrator group, but i don't ...
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Post reboot of RHEL6.3 is not working

I configured RAID 0 on IBM System X server and tried installing RHEL6.3 but after installing the packages once it reboots it wont be able to complete the installation(stuck @ grub loader each time). I ...
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after using chntpw, user doesn't belong to a group

I used chntpw to promote a normal user to administrator. then I wanted to reverte it to normal user, but windows complains. it says: SYSTEM ERROR (can't remember the number), the user doesn't belong ...
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Ubuntu administrator prompt doesn't display

I'm running Ubuntu 11.10 on a Toshiba A300-16l laptop, and have been experiencing various very strange problems recently after upgrading to the latest Ubuntu release. The most obvious problem is that ...
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Shares created via WSHNetwork.MapNetworkDrive are not visible by administrator

I have a script that maps some network drives via WSHNetwork.MapNetworkDrive - but those drives are not visible by processes running as Administrator. Is there any solution to it? (maybe some flag?) ...
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Allow Non Administrator User To Launch iTunes When Another User Already Has iTunes Open

On My Windows 7 machine I have two user accounts, one Admin account for myself and one regular account for my wife. Both of us use iTunes to manage our separate music libraries and Apple devices. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Windows 7 - Run Devices and Printers as Different User

So at my work we have to install and remove printers pretty often and most users do not have admin privileges on their PCs. I've been looking into trying to run the Devices and Printers applet as ...
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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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Windows10 on Domain; “Access is Denied” with Domain Admin, but not Local Admin

The simplest example: echo thisText > C:\test.txt This works with local Admin, but I do not know how to get this or various other scripts to work with Domain Admin. This includes multiple computers. ...
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Windows 10 administrator issues

I only have one account on my windows 10 computer and recently set up a PIN to prevent our teen using the computer after being grounded. Now every time I try to do anything (make changes or install ...
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How do I read system environment variable in Windows 10 (without using admin right)

How to I read system environment variable in Windows 10 (without using admin right) my %JDK_HOME% = C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.8.0_77 when i use command line echo %JDK_HOME% it will show %JDK_HOME% ...
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Lubuntu not giving me full admin rights

My school gave me one of their old windows xp computers with lubuntu on it. They didn't give me the password, though, so i just changed it through grub. However, when i go into the terminal i can't ...
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How to auto login in Windows 10 with PIN?

I recently reinstalled Windows 10 on my Dell XPS Laptop. On my older system, I had the admin auto logon feature turned on via the registry settings. This setting required a defaultPassword String ...
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Runas not working on Windows 10

So, I have a client that needs to run a software with higher privileges but the user works with a limited account and I'm not willing to give him the password for several reasons. I was looking for a ...
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How to edit NIS group file

I run the ypcat group command, but I want to edit this group file. Please let me know how? I don't want to edit my local /etc/group file.
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How can I migrate a user from the default admin account to a regular admin in Windows 10?

I have a user that I created when installing Windows 10 and it is the default Administrator account. However, Windows 10 is a pain and won't let me use certain apps and features with that account. ...
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Parental control from the user account without activating any administer account

I had changed parental control (Windows 7, ultimate) from the user account without activating any administrator account. Unfortunately, it accepted (I didn't know, it will allow). In next login I got ...