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Granting access to a registry key in HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class

I have some commercial software that is protected by a 3rd party soft license. This week the 3rd party licensing failed and I tracked it down to when it was trying to access this registry key: ...
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Edit & add Administrators permissions without using SUBINACL

I am Server Admin but getting Access denied errors for few folders. There is a way to use SUBINACL play file. Is there a way edit & add Administrators permissions without using SUBINACL ?
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What can a non-Mac App Store app do in terms of sandboxing and security?

I'm curious about what applications from outside of the Mac App Store limitations are. By default, what are their permissions? What can they access on my computer? From my perspective, I can see that ...
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How to require admin permissions to stop an executable in Windows 8

I have an executable on a Windows 8 machine, that I’d like to keep running. The problem is, the guy I share my dorm room and the Windows 8 machine with keeps shutting it off. Is there a way ...
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Is there a way to use ACL to deny access to folders by user, preferrably by making them invisible?

Is there a way to use Linux's Access Control Lists feature to deny access to folders by user, preferrably by making them invisible? This is needed for a chroot SFTP environment where we want to block ...
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Create a group for users and sets the permission

I would like to create group for some user addgroup name After that I would like to add some user to group sudo adduser username groupname And set the permission for each group. There will ...
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Is there an easy way to add yourself to an Active Directory group, with only Add/Remove Self permission?

At my friend's large home network where there is an Active Directory / Exchange / Outlook setup (sorry I'm not a Microsoft pro), I'm trying to set up a distribution list to act like a mailing list. ...
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How to remove file when over quota without root permissions and truncate, dd, mv, cp, and rm fail?

I'm working on a file system where I don't have root permissions and all of the above have failed to allow me to delete a file with the same errors: $ >file1 $ -bash: file1: Disk quota exceeded $ ...
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Is there anyway you can restrict users from executing a command with another name?

I'm not asking an obvious question here. I would like to elucidate with an example. A user 'bob' is always executing 'chmod 777 /home/bob/impfiles' so that user 'alice' could make changes to the ...
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gksudo unable to set permissions

I am new to Linux, running Linux Mint 17 and am having trouble updating scripts and changing default lists using the terminal. When using the command gksudo gedit to edit a script, after saving the ...
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Cannot set appropriate permissions to avoid 403 error

Excuse me, I know there are many questions similar to this one, but I wasn't able to solve the problem. My primary problem is that I cannot access my own web page because of "403 Forbidden" error. I ...
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Circumvent limitations of CIFS/Samba

My situation: I have a NAS which serves shares via CIFS/Samba. Internally, it uses an ext3 filesystem, but this is not relevant (I think). I have some Linux computers (using ext4 filesystems) which I ...
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When I move files to desktop, I cannot open, delete or move them

I have just had a new problem come up with moving files to my desktop. I am running windows 7. If I move a file to the desktop I cannot open, move or delete it. Anything that was on the desktop until ...
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Auto mount domain shares based on domain user groups

We are currently working getting some Linux computers integrated into our Active Directory domain at work. I have pretty much gotten everything set up but I am trying to figure out how to get Linux to ...
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Windows 8.1 has locked down “c:\windows\Downloaded Program Files” can't manually install/remove plugins for IE

I've discovered that the folder c:\windows\Downloaded Program Files\ where IE puts ActiveX plugins that have been installed ... is seriously locked down in windows 8.1 The situation I'm seeing is ...
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Cifs share doesn't preserve permission configuration in smb.conf (775 instead of 777)

So I have a share on ubuntu that is accessed through both ubuntu and windows machines. my relevant smb.conf is like this: path = /share create_mask = 0777 force create mode = 0777 security mask = ...
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Dropbox folder permissions changing to 700 and causing re-sync

I've just got myself a new Macbook Pro 13" running Mavericks, my first experience of OSX 10.9 having moved up from an older mac running 10.7. After setting up my local web development environment and ...
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I copied a folder with copy&paste instead of 'xcopy'. How to fix that?

I copied a folder (Windows Server 2003) with copy-paste instead of 'xcopy' or 'robocopy'. Now I lost the original permissions, and I can't re-do the copy process (can't access the original folder). ...
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Permission on create folder in ftp using vsftpd

i need create folder on FTP with permissions 755 and files with 644, so i set local_umask=02, and files are create with permissions 644 but folders stay 775, how to make folder with permissions 755, ...
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Strange behaviour for setuid and setgid

I am doing a small experiment with special privilege bits as follows: [root@localhost~]# useradd user1 [root@localhost~]# cp /bin/touch /home/ [root@localhost~]# chown user1:user1 /home/touch ...
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Backup and restore Subversion user permissions

We use svnsync to create fully functional backup servers, and we have a script to do so. However if we wanted to create a new backup server, we have to copy the htpasswd and groups.conf file across ...
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Can you add a Domain User to Samba?

Instead of adding a local user on a Linux computer using the command smbpasswd -a username. But how can you go about adding a domain account user on a Linux computer (provided that Linux is added to a ...
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filezilla server 530 User cannot log in

I am trying to setup filezilla server to access files remotely. I am able to connect and list the files using local address (192.168.x.x). Now I am trying to connect through dedicated IP over ...
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No Read/Write SD Card Permissions on Windows 7

I'm sorry, I try as often as possible to avoid repeating questions but I've tried the suggestions on previous threads here and elsewhere and I cannot fix it. I have an SD card I'm trying to open ...
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Why can I only ping if my command prompt is running as Administrator?

I have a problem where, if I open a command prompt and try to ping a server, it gives me the following error: PING: transmit failed. General failure. However, if I run the command prompt as ...
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Where to find the permission or policy to allow installation of network adapter service in Win7

I am trying to install a VirtualBox VM on all of my colleagues machines, one of which is giving weird problems - The VirtualBox installer doesn't seem to have installed it's network adapter/services. ...
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Amazon Linux add user to group

I am using Amazon Linux AMI image doing development. And I want to add the default user 'ec2-user' into group 'docker' like below: sudo groupadd docker sudo gpasswd -a ec2-user docker When I logged ...
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FTP user permissions Ubuntu

I have a question about ftp rights on Ubuntu. I want to give a user only permission on 2 or more directories. The user may only see this directories. What file do I need to edit and what do I need to ...
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Mounting GoFlex NAS in Ubuntu fails with Permission denied from fstab only

I can mount a NAS from Ubuntu from the command line with: sudo mount -t cifs //192.168.0.110/GoFlex\ Home\ Public /media/goflex -o user=,pass= However, when I add the following line to /etc/fstab: ...
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Gimp script does not have permission to write a jpeg file

I'm trying to run a GIMP script to perform Error Level Analysis. I've downloaded the script (a `.scm file) from here. It does show up in the menu (Image -> Error Level Analysis), shows a dialog, ...
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AppleScript shows “Document could not be opened. You don’t have permission.” but file can be opened?

I am getting a "The document [filename] could not be opened. You don't have permission" when attempting to access several files in an AppleScript. However, I can open these files manually without ...
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Tagging files in Windows 8

I'm trying to edit the tags using the native Windows 8 details panel, but it seems like I cannot edit the tags, or any details for that matter. I tried clicking on the tag category in Properties -> ...
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Sharing folders over VPN, Windows 7 does not ask for username and password

So I have to Windows 7 machines and am trying to share folders between them. Default permissions are: SYSTEM John Admins If I leave it like that, the remote machine will simply be denied access. ...
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MSMQ and IIS7.0 Permissions

I've installed MSMQ on our publicly hosted Windows 2008 Server, which already hosts IIS, and a number of websites (that we control). I've created a private MSMQ queue. However, in order for my ...
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Remove old user permissions from all folders

I have a lot of folders on several drives that are kept across Windows installations. For some reason they have always asked for permission to view some of these folders, so after several installs ...
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sudoers syntax for specifying a list of executables

I want my user (username "wim" in group "wim") to be able to use sudo apt-get and sudo dpkg without needing admin password. I tried editing sudoers file with sudo visudo, and I added in this line: ...
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Directory and segments in Multics operating system

In Multics OS there are different access rights in the access control list for segments (execute, read and write) and directories (status, append and modify)(book). How do segments correspond to ...
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Can not create process with elevated permissions from LocalSystem account

I am running a build server on windows server 2008 (team city). The builds are run by the Team city agent that runs as a windows service under LocalService account. One of the builds need to copy a ...
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How to remove obsolete users from ACLs and other unneeded data from an NTFS drive?

I have a hard-drive on which I have re-installed Windows many times with numerous users which have accessed numerous files. I’ve also plugged the drive into other Windows computers with other users. ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 FTP different permissions for internet and local network users

I got a task with strange requirements. I have to set up IIS FTP server with two folders for example F1 and F2. F1 should be available for read for all users (without authorization). F2 should be ...
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How do I get Cygwin to create files owned by me, rather than Administrators?

When I create a file using Cygwin (on Windows 7), the file owner is Administrators. When I create a file with a Windows command shell (same computer, login, etc), the owner is me. How do I get ...
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Why does user NT AUTHORITY\LOCAL want to do a local launch of IPBusEnum?

I have Windows Vista Home Premium. A few months ago, I got a message on boot-up that "Windows could not connect to the System Event Notification Service" and that "This problem prevents standard users ...
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Windows Server User - Remote Access Issue

I have a Windows Server with Citrix Installed on it. Now for those who do not know, Citrix is an Access Management Program that hosts published applications for remote users to access without actually ...
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Mac Permissions Nightmare - XAMPP

I am making a conscience effort to use the terminal more on Mac and when I thought I understood permissions and accessing specific files and services I am more lost than ever. I recently installed ...
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Temp folder becoming administrator only?

%tmp% is used by almost all programs, Windows 8 is buggy as hell from release to the latest update, and one fine day all programs started behaving weird, and one was giving an access denied message ...
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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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Permissions issue migrating data across domains

I have 2 domains, lets call them "OLDDomain" and "NEWDomain". The previous admin "migrated" the users from OLDDomain to NEWDomain by painstakingly going through active directory user by user. Then ...
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Changed ownership in /usr/lib in Mint

So this was really stupid.. I am using Linux Mint 14 Cinnamon 64-bit. I mistakely changed the ownership of the entire /usr/lib to my own user (I actually meant to change the ownership of one ...
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When I try to write to an NTFS partition in Arch Linux, it fails with “cannot open <file>: permission denied”. Why?

I'm running Arch Linux off a flash drive. /dev/sdb1 is mounted as /, /dev/sdb2 is mounted as /home. /dev/sda3 is the main NTFS partition on the internal hard drive of my laptop. I have it mounted, ...
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Windows 8 Access Denied when moving files

I have a secondary drive that has been in multiple machines, both Windows 7 and Windows 8. When trying to copy or move some of the files from this drive, I'm often presented with an "Access Is ...