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Official Microsoft statement on Windows file access privileges [on hold]

It's a common knowledge you can't write to "Program Files" on Windows Vista, 7, 8. But is there an official MSDN or Technet or another Microsoft article stating the administrative access is required ...
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Odd behavior when Git repo is in C:\Program Files

We have a Git repo in C:\Program Files\Some-DB\Some-DB-Queries. When Git (or SourceTree) is run as Admin, everything works as expected. However, as non-Admin, after pulling into a local repo, Git sees ...
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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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User belonging to “Users” group has full access to Users\Administrator. Is this normal?

I was able to delete some files from C:\Users\Administrator\Downloads as a user belonging to Users group, then I've realised that this folder inherits a (non-special) permission that gives full ...
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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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1answer
71 views

Is Windows 7 Administrator user meant to be activated?

I just started to work on a Windows 7 Environment for one of our products which is, until now, still shipped with Windows XP. Now my question: The customer only has access to a very restricted ...
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Why do I have to manually add Local Activation permission for domain account even if it's a member of the local Administrators group?

A SQL Server 2012 agent job was failing with: The application-specific permission settings do not grant Local Activation permission for the COM Server application with CLSID {...} and APPID ...
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Set a couple of permissions for a specific user

I don't know if I worded my question right, if I haven't I apologize. What I would like to achieve is the following for a specific, non-admin user on my computer: Require admin password for ...
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Windows 8.1: administrator account has access denied to other partitions

UAC is activated for the administrator. With Windows 8 everything is okay. After the upgrade to 8.1, the administrator account is denied to access the every partition except the one containing ...
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Preventing admin users from accessing other admin users’ files

Is there a way to prevent a user who has administrator privileges from accessing the files of another user with admin privileges in Windows Server 2008?
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SQL Server Unattended Install through SSH

I'm trying to install SQL Server from the command line through Cygwin open-ssh. The install works when I log onto the server as Administrator and execute the script through a Cygwin shell, but the ...
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Permission required for URL registration

I am writing a console application that spawns instances of a WCF service. The service requires unique addresses for each instance. Every time I spawn a new instance, I need to register the URL for ...
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1answer
592 views

Programmatically adding “Run this program as administrator” flag to executable?

I need to distribute a program to windows (XP, 7, 8) users. The program requires administrative rights because it adds and removes routes, among other things. The problem is that the "Run this program ...
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Is it possible to discover the current owner of a folder?

I am running the Windows 8 Enterprise x64. Here are the current security settings for a folder on an NTFS volume: I have access neither to the folder contents, nor to its security settings nor its ...
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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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726 views

running a python script as Administrator in Windows

I have this small Python function: def change_boot(self): subprocess.call(['runas', '/user:Administrator','bcdedit'], shell=True) However it keeps asking for the admin password ... how ...
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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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1answer
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Add another system admin on Linux

I am root user in my Linux system. I want to add another system admin and let him/her to help to do the admin job. What privilege should I design for that role (sysadmin)? What is the different ...
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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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1answer
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What are the differences in permissions between domain admin on member computer and local admin?

I am having an installation issue with a custom written add-in for Outlook. If I am logged in as the domain admin on the PC I can install the program without seeing a UAC prompt and the installation ...
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1answer
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Cannot do anything that requires admin privileges in Windows 8

It started after I was prompted to restart my computer by Windows 8 (it tried to repair disk errors). Than it asked me in Action Centre to setup a password. And now I can't open anything; cannot even ...
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1answer
647 views

Running unidentified developer Applications as a Non-administrator

I am used to Windows but recently got a macbook air (OS X) from school and want to make it full featured without having to reformat, reset/recreate admin, etc. They have it restricted pretty hard ...
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Permissions warning when running an .exe flash file in Windows 7 [duplicate]

I have a flash .exe file generated from adobe_captivate5.5. I tried to run that file in windows 7, but I get this error: My account has administrative privilege. If I right click and select Run as ...
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1answer
104 views

How to load $mft by UltraEdit?

I'm the administrator of my OS(Win8), and have ownership and full control permission to all files in C drive. Besides I have turned off the LUA. However, when I tended to open C:\$mft by UE I got a ...
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1answer
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How can I prevent an admin user from bypassing K9 Web Protection

Problem: It is super easy to bypass K9 Web Protection by renaming a file in the Windows\System32 directory in Windows 7. Question: How do I prevent an admin user from renaming said file in said ...
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Write protect single file from admin in Windows 7

I know this question has to have been asked before, but it's really difficult to find the answer to the specific problem I have: I would like to write protect a single file from the admin user in ...
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5answers
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How to block myself from the hosts file? [closed]

Basically I'm trying to have an account where I can do everything an administrator can do, except I don't want to be able to access or modified my hosts file ( for personal reason, i'm trying to stop ...
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3answers
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My Account type is Administrator in Windows 8 YET I don't get full access to folders

I'm running Windows 8 Pro. My account type is of admin: And My UAC is off: Yet, I still get errors like this: and
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1answer
143 views

In windows 7, how do I log in as an administrator? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Log in as the Administrator? There is only one account (my account) on my windows 7 machine and that account is set as Administrator (verified by opening the "User ...
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1answer
175 views

General administrator/deploy user permissions on centos

I'd like a user who is capable of managing the files of other users, but still must run sudo to access those files and functions outside of a /home/directory. Is such a user/group already defined in ...
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507 views

Run program with administrator permissions from user account

I need to set up a lap-top for a colleague. He should have normal user account, but in order to connect to the university network, he requires a program that needs administrative permissions to run. ...
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Do all Mac OS X applications require Admin permissions to 'install'?

I'm new to the whole Mac OS X operating system. I'm trying to learn and I've got myself a MacBook running Mac OS X 10.7.3. I've created a test user that can not administrate so that I can test out ...
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1answer
332 views

What permissions are required to print to a locally attached shared printer?

I have several users who have to be a local admin on a PC because that PC has a printer locally attached to it. Apparently they cannot print to it unless they are local admins. I really would like to ...
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1answer
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Give me back admin rights on Win7

I (current user) was a member of Administrators group. I changed my group to another one. Now, I can't change back to Administrators: Also, this command (and several others) was denied: net user ...
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1answer
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Administrator account is corrupted?

After successfully solving my previous problem i stumbled upon another shortly after. Once i logged into my administrator account i have noticed the following missing: Quick launch which also cannot ...
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1answer
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How do I elevate permissions from within a batch script in Windows 7 or 2008? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Batch file - start program with admin rights I'm writing a batch script that requires administrator permissions to execute, so to start it I need to right-click and ...
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2answers
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How to get rid of the “Failed to update system registry” dialog for an application with normal user permissions

I have an application which is modifying the Windows registry upon execution. With administrator privileges, the application executes fine (no problem) but whenever a normal user executes the ...
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1answer
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Prevent users from changing LAN settings

I'd like to stop my kids from changing either the LAN or WAN settings on PC or Laptop. I'm using OpenDNS and have it set to use their DNS servers, but my kids keep removing the DNS settings to access ...
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Windows xp registry permission problems

this one has me banging my head against a brick wall. Basically the computer in question has had it's problems but we have done a windows xp repair and got all the windows updates in and done got a ...
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1answer
5k views

Limit user access to home folder in Linux [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Limit every user to his own home folder only I have a web server running 10.04 LTS and as a newbie in the world of server administration, I'm in a bind. I would kindly ...
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1answer
168 views

Vista won't let me save a backup of applicationHost.config

I am trying to make some changes in the applicationHost.config file on Windows Vista, and an important step is to back the file up in case I screw it up. Well, it won't let me save a copy in the ...
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595 views

Account not acting as an administrator correctly

My account, david, is in the Administrators group on a Windows 7 machine. I am still having problems with programs that I should be able to use, such as SQL Server. Specifically, my account seems to ...
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restricting access to volumes disk even for admin account windows

I am running windows 7 x64. I am sharing my PC with a brother who plays a lot of games and runs all kinds of questionable programs that might have trojans, etc. A lot of that software needs admin ...
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1answer
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how do i remove the administrator requirement for manipulating files on non-system hard drives in windows 7?

I recently upgraded from xp 32bit to win7 ultimate 64bit. i formatted the OS drive and installed on that, but i left my other drives alone. Now when i get into windows 7, every time i try to add, ...
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2answers
414 views

How to set up a Windows Vista or 7 Standard User Account?

I have always used an admin account for my Windows installations, but I've started to see the usefulness of separating admin and standard user accounts for everyday usage. I plan to reinstall Windows ...
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381 views

Why does tor need administrative access to start?

Why does tor require administrative access to start, if it binds to a port higher than 1024? On both linux and windows, administrative access is required.
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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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how to get win xp admin password w/o changing it

I just wanted to ask if there's a way to get admin password or access to admin acc without changing password or using any 3rd party software like running from cd or usb?
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How to grant Admin Permissions to User Account in Snow Leopard

Does anyone know how to give a user in Snow Leopard administrator permissions? Concerning Josh K. Answer: I made sure that I do have this checked, and I do. However, the OS keeps telling me for ...
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1answer
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Hosed Windows 7 permissons

Here is the most interesting thing I've noticed since the problems started: If I go into a control panel/system module (in this case the Resource Monitor) that has a "Check Online" type option, ...