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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cmd.exe at \\computername to run on remote machine

My original problem was the NirCmd remote \\PC_D ... (http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/nircmd.html) was failing. I tracked that down to it using at \\computername command which is not working on all ...
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How to list windows privileges for any user

I am trying to write a script to list the privileges (eg SeShutDownPrivilege etc) of all user accounts. I'd prefer it if my script could be run as a standard user, but I can run it as an admin account ...
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how can I get higer privilages on linux [closed]

I would like to get higher privilages on my linux computer (I dont have any admin privilages and cant use sudo/su).I would like to get privileges of a root and privileges of file owner. how can I do ...
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Why do x86 CPUs only use 2 out of 4 rings?

So either Linux or Windows based x86 systems only use ring 0 for kernel mode and ring 3 for user mode. Why do processors even distinguish four different rings if they all end up using just two of them ...
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Did Windows ever support any hardware architectures other than x86?

Microsoft Windows Internals, 4th Edition says: The architecture of the Intel x86 processor defines four privilege levels, or rings, to protect system code and data from being overwritten ...
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Windows 7: how can I run admin task producing effects for the actual user profile who launced it?

when I run a command that requires admin privileges from another no admin account, the command is executed into the admin user profile. I wish that the command makes effect for the actual user and not ...
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Initialize MySQL database as non-root and run SQL server for testing

I want to do some MySQL-specific testing and need to run a fresh MySQL database as non-root user. I am using Debian Linux and expect one could start the mysql_install_db and other commands as normal ...
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How to set up Mac OSX to share with other mac users with limited access to their home directories

I'm using Mac OSX El Capitan. I want to share my machine resource to allow other mac users to login to my machine to use applications like Word and Safari with limited access to their home ...
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Synergy installer is unable to start service on Windows 10

When I try to install Synergy on Windows 10, it gives me this error: "Service 'Synergy' (Synergy) failed to start. Verify that you have sufficient privileges to start system services." Synergy and ...
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SSH key login as different user: what privileges do I have?

I am using SSH keys to connect to my server (call it ClownServer), which is a Windows2008R2 running Cygwin (whether that's a good idea or not is a topic for another thread). I have a non-admin ...
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How to sudo using another user's account password from a script?

I have a bash script running as user, a user account with no evaluated privileges. The machine has a second account admin which has sudo privileges. There is no root password set. The script knows ...
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How to decide what apps can be run from the 'Guest account'?

Let's say I want people to only be able to run VLC, Wordpad and Internet Explorer/Edge when they login to my PC with the guest account (not password protected). How do I go about this?
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Compiled batch file doesn't require admin privileges?

The following command requires admin rights: netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=%ssid% key=%pass% However, when I compile the batch file to an exe using the converter at f2ko.de, the ...
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standard user sftp.ocx problems

I have a program which calls sftp.ocx I think in windows7, 8, 10, when a standard user goes to run the program, the program crashes when it goes to run sftp.ocx, and the standard user doesn't have ...
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Win7: Unable to select administrator option or run programs as administrator even though current account is admin

I am trying to set the account type as administrator but it is grayed out.
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virtualbox mount folder from mac can't access

I running virtualbox(centos, nginx) mount a folder from mac , but I can't let browser (or nginx?) access visit the html file in the folder, shows No input file specified,I did test if I create one ...
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Geogebra cannot run without administrator's privilege

I have been using Geogebra for windows in my windows 7 laptops for years. Usually administrator's privilege is not necessary in order to start a geogebra. However, recently, I found Geogebra would ...
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How to start GUI admin ap on login Windows

I wrote small application in C# to control time my kido spent playing on PC. Now I'm looking way to run this app as admin when kid logs in to his profile. App displays some warnings on screen and ...
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can users install browser add ons without admin privileges?

We have a Windows 7 SOE, and users do not have administrator privileges. Is it possible for users to install Internet Explorer add-ons without administrator privileges? Thanks.
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Avecto Privilege Guard - How to run from command line?

OS: Windows 7 Enterprise PG is run via right clicking Windows Explorer when an executable is selected and selcting the Privilege Guard menu item. Is there anyway to wrap this into a script\batch ...
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How much can user actions be limited?

I need to use a server (Linux, Ubuntu) 'S' as a bridge between clients and other local servers 'LSs' which offer a series of services such as DB access via web or applications that must run on them ...
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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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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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Starting a Program with Powershell Remoting

Using Windows Powershell, this opens notepad. notepad.exe But this, which is meant to remote into a virtual machine and open notepad there, does not. Instead, the process starts but the GUI is ...
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Grant permission to WindowsApps files

I downloaded a windows app and I just want to change some parameters of that app like it's color etc. I know the application files are inside the folder C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\MyAppFolder ...
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Windows 8 PRO - prevent user from closing application

I would like to run an application (in background [system tray] or just a normal windows application it does not matter) on the normal user account on Windows 7/8 PRO - but I would like to prevent the ...
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How to run a program normally with admin privilleges not as a background process using Task Scheduler?

I have looked through other questions in superuser and online and they all seem to suggest using Task Scheduler for what I want to do. Simply, I want to run my program at STARTUP or Boot with admin ...
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Windows application rights

Can an application with admin rights give admin rights to another one on Windows? I tried to imagine an answer but I came up with two scenarios: Windows asked us if we are willing to give rights ...
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Elevating applications on restricted account

I have got a bunch of applications that don't quite follows Windows application writing guidelines and don't behave well on restricted accounts. There are also a few regular apps and services. ...
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A seemingly impossible to terminate process

I'm running Windows 7 64-bit. Avast simply does not want to be stopped. Even SYSTEM does not kill it. I'm using these tools to run CMD as SYSTEM: ...
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Change user's privileges Windows 7

How can I change user privileges in Windows 7 Ultimate? I need that a User can only execute installed software, write in his own Documents Folder and cannot install other programs.
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Patch tool without admin privileges on Windows 7

Is there any cli based patch tool that can run in Windows 7 without administrator privileges? I have tried the following tools but they both need admin privileges. ...
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How do I give myself privilege to create symbolic links on Windows 7 logged in as domain user?

I would like to be able to use mklink without the inconvenience of right-clicking on cmd.exe and choosing "Run as Administrator". I am logged in at work as a domain user with local admin privileges, ...
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Create user and give access to only one directory - from command prompt

Is it possible to create a user and give him only access to one directory? I want to do this from the command line.
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Which Window privilege is needed for the `runas` command?

I have a local Windows account and I want to make it impossible to login to the machine as this user – both locally and using remote desktop. Now I have set these two "deny" privileges for the ...
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Installing software from user account as admin without having to log off log in

Is there a way with a GPO to allow an administrator to install a software from a standard user account? Let say I want to install Itunes from a standard account. I would like Windows 7 to pop an ...
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Linux setcap and changes made to the executable

A program that I am developing uses raw sockets. For security reasons to run a program that uses raw sockets, the program has to be run under a user with effective ID 0 (root?) or have the capability: ...
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How to bring back folder privileges, that I revoked in registry with regedit?

I revoked read and write privileges for my user (but not for admin) in my registry for a folder. I tried to open the folder and it said, that I don't have these priveleges. Ерут I opened regedit.exe ...
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lost all my admin privileges in windows 7 [duplicate]

Today I suddenly encountered a problem, the last thing I remember i did before the problem occurred was that I was installing a game from the Steam, the game asked to install Nvidea Physx, after that, ...
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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 ...