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In computing, privilege is defined as the delegation of authority over a computer system. A privilege is a permission to perform an action.

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Windows 8 OpenProcess without admin privileges

I'm using Windows 8, I'm running an app without admin rights. It's able to get handles to all processes which are running without admin rights using OpenProcess(PROCESS_ALL_ACCESS, TRUE, processID) ...
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Permission Issues When Removing Directory

I am using Windows 8.1, and am trying to remove a directory (specifically a Cygwin install directory). I keep getting this error: You need permission to perform this action. You require permission ...
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Drop privileges in Pass (unix password store tool)

Pass is a Unix command line password manager http://www.passwordstore.org/ To read any stored password one has to input the master-password, it then allows to read/write any password. However this ...
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Windows 8.1 Admin for standard user

I have this laptop that currently holds my user on a domain and is a standard user. I'd like to know how I'd be able to access the local administrator account on my laptop without having to reset my ...
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How to fix my local administrator?

Starting a few days ago, I am facing a very weird issue here on my Windows 8.1 workstation. I am unable to start programs or applications that require administrator privileges. This makes my PC ...
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Obtain administrators rights on Windows 7 when there is no administrator account [closed]

I've recently obtain a Windows 7 laptop. It is managed via active-directory and I normally login using my ad username / password. For personal uses, I'd like to obtain Administrator privileges. My ...
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How can I get an overview of all users with a specific user right in Windows?

I need to check that only the administrators group (sid: S-1-5-32-544) has the privilege to take ownership of files or folders (SeTakeOwnershipPrivilege). How can I get an overview of all ...
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Is it acceptable to have a privileged account with a shard password on multiple systems?

I have a scanning tool, Nexpose, that requires a user account to have sudo privileges. Our Linux systems at this point do not use Kerberos, LDAP, or anything centralized. Most of these systems run ...
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How do I secure a privileged account that requires access to multiple systems?

I have a user account with a few privileges that is used to run security scans. What is the best practice to secure the systems when a scan is not running? My thought was to have the accounts be ...
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Grant net_privaddr privileges on a AWS server

On a AWS Server, I need to grant the "net_privaddr" privilege to an user. I tried with this command: /usr/sbin/usermod -K defaultpriv=basic,net_privaddr USER But on the AWS server, the K option ...
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Can Regedit be used to grant admin privileges to a program or program key?

I have several users who do not have administrative privileges using some proprietary banking software and MS Explorer to make bank deposits. The Proprietary software requires some administrative ...
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mklink in batch file keep returning insufisent permission

I made a code to execute an simbolic link between my Music folder and the music stored in my other hard drive @ECHO OFF SET /p bn=Band Name : md "%E:\Music\%bn%" SET /p dl=Album Name : mklink /d ...
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error 0x80070522. not able to create a file in h:\ directory

Some days ago I had problem in my laptop so I reinstall Windows 7, but problem was I installed windows in 'H' drive instead of 'C' drive. But the problem was not with software there were some hardware ...
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Is it impossible to run powershell scripts that I wrote locally without admin privileges even if the scripts themselves dont require admin rights?

Im a standard user without admin privileges on my windows 7 box. I wrote a powershell script that doesn't require admin privileges (it downloads data from yahoo finance and saves it as a CSV file): ...
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Changing privilege rights on Arch Linux for a particular program

I am quite new to linux and have had issues surrounding every program that I install. Basically, anything that is placed outside of my home directory requires a sudo call prior to opening/executing. I ...
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How to create an admin account from non-admin privileges

I want to create an Administrator account from a non-admin account (such as guest) in Windows 7. Is it possible?
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Keepass different privileges

Is there a possibility in Keepass to have multiuser access to a kdbx file with different access privileges? Basically each group of users would have their own password to acess the database and there ...
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Command Prompt - Accessing “Access is Denied” folder

Note: I'm on a Windows computer using command prompt. A network exists where there is a single drive (let's call it C:) and there is a folder for every different user account inside of this drive. ...
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Prevent Power Users install or uninstall softwares in Windows 7

Does anyone know if it's possible to create a user account on windows 7 with custom installation/uninstallation permissions. We have an application that requires the user to be set to Power User / ...
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Copy user accounts

In Win7 is there a way to easily copy a set of user accounts from one system to the other? I am having 15 laptops and I need to set up >50 users and gropus on each of them all having different ...
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How do I end this process?

I want to end this process below : But whenever I try, I get an error : Is there a way to do this ? The process SAPISSVC.EXE is actually an antivirus process. I want to close it because ...
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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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creating a new user account with the least privileges in windows 7

i'm just wondering how can i create a normal user account which can login without a password and can access only to the main partition usually named (C:) supposing that we have another partition named ...
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Doesn't the SeBackupPrivilege give me right to use the backup tool in windows 7?

I have a regular user account on Windows 7 home premium that I wanted to give the user rights to perform backups, using the backup and restore tool. I tried ntrights +r SeBackupPrivilege –u ...
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Binary in /usr/bin is invisible to user?

Situation On a CentOS system, as root user, which rsync gives me the following output: /usr/bin/rsync The permissions of that binary are as follows: -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 415000 31. Okt 09:36 ...
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Allow non-root process to bind to port 80 and 443?

Is it possible to tune a kernel parameter to allow a userland program to bind to port 80 and 443? The reason I ask is I think its foolish to allow a privileged process to open a socket and listen. ...
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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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SUPER,REPLICATION CLIENT prev to external MySQL user

I'm trying to create an MySQL slave, but I'm not able to grant SUPER,REPLICATION CLIENT to the external powerdns user. I'm using phpMyAdmin and granted ALL PRIVILEGES to the powerdns user, but it ...
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Windows Store not recognizing Admin privileges

I'm trying to upgrade a new Dell laptop with Windows 8 to Windows 8.1. Using the default user logon created at initial boot, trying to upgrade to 8.1 via the Windows Store, I get the following error: ...
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How do I tell if zsh is running with privileges?

In my .zshrc, I have commands that launch instances of various program, like Mozilla Firefox and Evolution. I obviously do not want to launch them as root so I want to check whether I am root before I ...
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Running RSAT Tools as another user using Powershell

What I try to accomplish is running some RSAT Tools out of a Powershell-Script as another user (Domain-Admin). Here is my run code: Start-Process -FilePath "C:\Windows\system32\mmc.exe" ...
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What does gate mean in the Multics operating system?

I read Multics operating system. In the segment descriptor word (book) there is one part for number of gates for the segment. What does gate mean? I know the process can enter a higher-privileged ring ...
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Can non-admin user add himself administrator privileges?

Whenever I reboot Windows 7, I find that my domain user, under which I login and work, is not any more part of local Administrators group (or any groups included into Administrators group or domain ...
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Windows Vista shows error “A specified privilege does not exist” wuen running any administrative tool/process

I'm troubleshooting a Windows Vista Ultimate Version 6.0. When I run regedit, msconfig, or even try to disable Microsoft Security Essentials's Real-time protection (for Combofix), it returns this ...
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Problems elevating permissions while running a batch (CMD) file

I’ve put together a batch (CMD) file that we use to check various things on select servers. What is posted below is almost everything (minus sensitive info). If launched with the proper command ...
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Check If a script is executed as root?

I have a script that requires root privileges. I have to execute it either via sudo or from an account with uid 0 (e.g. root). If the script is not executed with sufficient rights then I want that ...
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How can I use a proxy server, without installing any software

I'd like to use a proxy when I browse websites for example. But I've no administrator-privilegs to install any software. Is there a way to use a proxy(for example the google-proxy) without the ...
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How interrupts and privilege levels work?

I'm trying to get a better understanding of how interrupts work (both hardware and software) and the privileges that go with them. If we use the NIC as an example. When the OS creates the IDT, does ...
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Set up minimal user rights

I'm going to run highly dangerous executables in Windows XP residing inside virtual machine. Due to a large amount of dangerous executables, I can't restore VM to snapshot after every run of an ...
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Windows 7 elevated privilege window not appearing

I have identified a very big problem that I have seen referenced by other posts in some programs, but usually work-arounded. It is as simple as you trying to execute an application you have ...
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How do you turn off Aero Glass on an underpriveleged account?

The computers at my university all have the Aero Glass theme enabled which makes many things unresponsive. The student accounts here have reduced privileges (no control panel, no accessibility ...
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User privileges LDAP scheme

I needed to create a user (it's already created) in my LDAP schema and want to give privileges of reading/writing to that user like if they were the admin but just for a specific subtree. The thing ...
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How can I know if an application reads my hardware fingerprint?

I would like to know (for security and privacy reasons) if a certain Windows 7 desktop program actually reads my hardware fingerprint including hard drive serial number, CPU serial number, or any ...
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MAMP PRO can't be used by non-admin users

I have MAMP PRO set for a Mac's admin user. But other users want to use it too. How can it be done? When a normal user try to open MAMP PRO, it shows a message saying that it needs administrator ...
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How do I grant permissions to an installer (no “run as admin” mode)?

I'm trying to update my Tortoise client but when I run the file (I'm logged in as an administrator), the process fails because it can't write to .../bin directory. When I right click the mouse, ...
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How do I configure my application to run as administrator automatically?

I have created a patch file with an executable inside of it using Winrar SFX feature. After executing the SFX file and the extraction ends up, my executable file will never run because it doesn't have ...
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mysql how to fix Access denied for user 'root'@'localhost'

Before I screw up something, when login using $ mysql -u root -p , and show databases, +--------------------+ | Database | +--------------------+ | information_schema | | mysql ...
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Giving privilege with expiration in Windows 7

I have asked this question in security.stackexchange.com, but I was unable to get anything useful. So I am re-posting it here. In parental control I can restrict the games, applications, and also set ...
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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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Enable a user to have superuser privelages locally but with password input

Is there a way to have user privelages that would normally require superuser privelages, WITHOUT USING THE TERMINAL? I'm thinking like a dialogue that pops up when your trying to access a folder/file ...