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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How to launch Windows Explorer with the privileges of a different domain user?

My Windows 7 computer is connected to a Windows network at the workplace. There are two domains in use on this network, EMPLOYEES and TESTERS. I have logins on both domains, for example EMPLOYEES\Joe ...
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Total Commander on Windows 7 with Administrative Privileges

I'm running Total Commander on Windows 7 and I have a problem with the Run as Administrator issue. If I run TC normally, it can't make changes to anything under C:\Program Files\ without asking for ...
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2006 inherited iMac privileges issue

I recently got my grandpa's old iMac from 2006. I made my account, made it an admin, and deleted his. I put 10.5.1 on it since it had 10.4 before. Now when I try to get the update, it says I don't ...
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How do I get full administrative privileges in Windows 7? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to run Windows 7 Explorer shell with Administrator Privileges by default I recently reinstalled Windows 7, and I have this issue that whenever I try to write a file ...
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Windows - Use Local Service and/or Network Service account for a windows service

I've created a window's service that monitors files on a specific directory on our Windows OS. When a file is detected, the service does some file I/O, reads the files, creates sub-directories, etc. ...
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Ubuntu: limiting user account only to access his home dir

I just created new user account, but the new user is able to access all the directories structure (including other's home directories). I'd like to limit the user to access ONLY his home directory ...
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Run a program without administrative privileges in Windows 7 [duplicate]

My account in Windows 7 is an administrator account. When I open the Run box (WinKey + R), I am warned, "This task will be created with administrative privileges." Is there any way to run programs ...
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Ubuntu root privs installation issue

I am a fairly new Ubuntu user (and Linux user, for that matter) and I just downloaded a program whose installer was a .sh file. Not thinking, I copied the installer to an /opt subdirectory, thinking ...
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Starting services in batch file on windows 7

I have a fairly simple batch file which does just one thing - "net start myservice". This batch file gets shortcut-ed in a program group by installer so that users can simply click on the icon and get ...
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What is 'Run as Administrator' in Windows 7?

On my Windows 7 machine, I am an administrator. I see, when I right click an app, it has an option Run as Administrator. What does this mean? Also, if I am logged in as administrator, what ...
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How to run a program as privilege from run box in Windows 7?

I want to start an application with admin privilege from the run dialog in Windows 7, how can I do that?
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Is it possible to limit a root process?

I am thinking about is that possible in any way (hardware of software) to limit a root process from accessing certain resource? I know maybe there is no existing solution, but how about a super root ...
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Using Command Prompt arguments to run a file (with arguments) as an administrator?

I am making the menu items called Lock for Microsoft's BitLocker. I've got it all right up to one point: locking HDD partitions requires administrator privileges. How do I use process paths or CMD or ...
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as a domain member, 'run with administrative privileges' always asks for hostname

Since we run Windows 7-clients in our windows-server domain I have a specific use case that has become more inconvenient: On the client-site, being logged-on as an user with restricted rights and ...
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Administrator account vs elevated privileges: what's the difference?

What's the difference between an Administrator account and elevated privileges? What types of things Admin account grants and where do you need elevated privileges? (i.e. run as administrator)
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How to connect to ftp, having write privilegies

I connecting to my ftp server with Finder, entering login and password. After establishing connection, i'm in read-only mode. When i connecting with some ftp clients, like Cyberduck, i can write. ...
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Is there a way to find out if something is running as Administrator?

Like the question says.... I'm running Server 2008 R2 but ways to find out for other versions of Windows are welcome as well.
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Elevated command line prompt can't access shared drives in Windows 7

I map a share from another machine using my user account. I launch an elevated command prompt (cmd.exe, right click, Run as administrator). Navigating to shared drive (Z:) results in: The system ...
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Run Flyff without elevating user to Admin or requiring Admin Password

Bottom Line: I need to set up one game on my little sister's laptop to run without requiring an admin password/account. Its the only game that seems to insist on it... so far. Detailed Version: I ...
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Sharing configuration (.*rc files) between a normal user account and root

On a Fedora Core box, I have a normal non-privileged user and I also have sole access to the root account. Because I am the only administrator of this box, I frequently su over to root for ...
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“login” to phpMyAdmin via different users

I want a non-techie (marketing/sales) to have access to the data I manage regularly via phpMyAdmin: without any ability to alter/insert/delete without me having to build a special ...
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Does Google Chrome Frame require administration privileges to install?

I have a customer of a customer complaining that the app the company I work for created doesn't work on Internet Explorer. Our customer is all using Google Chrome, but apparently the customer of the ...
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Can I make a shell context action run as administrator?

I like to add a shell context menu for registering .dll files using the command %windir%Microsoft/Framework/v2.0.50727/regasm.exe "%1" /codebase which used to work fine in XP. However in Windows ...
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List Partitions in Linux without privileges

Just out of curiosity, is it possible to list partitions in Linux without being root or using sudo?
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Linux file privileges

How can I check and set who can view or open a given folder or file?
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Help installing postgres in ubuntu

I'm trying to install postgresql in the latest ubunutu, and I'm following these instructions. When I sudo -u postgres psql postgres I get this error: could not change directory to "/home/james" I'd ...
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Windows Task Scheduler and possible permission problems

I use NirCmd (http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/nircmd.html) to enable me to run commands such as "power off the monitor", "mute system volume" from the command-line (and I highly recommend it, BTW). My OS ...
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How do I give MacPorts privileges?

I tried to install PostgreSQL server development libraries using MacPorts and got the following: Warning: MacPorts running without privileges. You may be unable to complete certain actions (e.g. ...
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Is it possible to prevent access to the hard drive when booting from external media?

I supervise the use of a 'community' desktop computer and I would like to allow the use of the desktop via an external drive to a specific individual. How do I secure the internal hard drive so that ...
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How to install the Google Earth plugin without administrator privileges?

I am developing an application with the GE api and I was wondering if I can get a browser working with Google Earth plugin without installing it from the installer, since at school I can't install ...
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How to run specific program with root privileges (Ubuntu OS) when no sudo user log into system?

How do I run a specific program with root privileges (Ubuntu OS) when no sudo user is logged into the system? The program needs root privileges to function correctly. A normal user shouldn't be able ...
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Got not sufficient privileges message in CMD when logged on as administrator

I was trying to use mklink command in cmd (i have Windows 7 os) I was logged on as administrator, but i got a " you do not have sufficient privilege to perform this operation" message. I used the same ...
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Allowing non-admins to run programs as admins

How can I enable non-admin users to run a certain application (in my case, a script) with admin permissions on Windows XP? This would be similar to the setuid bit on *nix.
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Moving files fails due to privileges but they seem to be OK

I am trying to copy old files from an OS X 10.5.8 to a new external HD. When trying to copy a folder I get the message: The operation cannot be completed because you do not have sufficient privileges ...
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How do you lock specific folders in Windows 7 without having to specify user privileges?

I have an external hard drive hooked up to my Windows 7 machine, and I would like to lock a folder with a password so that nobody can access it through my computer (or any other USB-connected machine) ...
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How can I tell whether a process is running with administrator permissions?

I'm using Windows Vista, with UAC enabled. I've installed an application, and the installer required admin privileges. The installer then started the application. I'd like to know if the application ...
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How can I install DropBox without root privileges?

Is it possible to install Dropbox without root privileges in Linux? I've tried to install it at my university, using the sources found here, but I seem to need to enter the root password (which of ...
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How do I run the Windows 7 Explorer shell with Administrator Privileges by default?

The Windows 7 shell (Explorer) can be made to run with Administrator privileges by this manual process: Kill Explorer shell by holding down Shift+Ctrl, right-clicking the Shut down button in the ...
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Change EUID of running process

On Linux, how can I change EUID of running process from command line (provided I have root access)?
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How to run program from command line with elevated rights

I wonder if exists a way how to run program or command with elevated rights when I am already in non-elevated command line. Exactly the same action that would be performed when I click on the program ...
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Why don't I have the right to create a text file in my root directory?

When I right-click in a window showing my C:\ directory in Windows 7 and try to create a new text file, I get an error message: "A required privilege is not held by the client." Why is this and how ...
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How to run applications with elevated privilges in Ubuntu using the GUI

Is it possible to launch an application with elevated privilidges using the GUI in Ubuntu 9.04? Maybe something similar to the right-click / "Run as Administrator" in Windows Vista? For example, I ...
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Java Plugin a huge security risk? How to preseve Java plugin from privilege escalation?

Installing a regular Java plugin is IMHO a real security risk for non-IT people. Normally Java applets run in a sandbox and the applet cannot do anything harmful to your computer. If an applet, ...
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Is there any 'sudo' command for Windows?

I always work on a non-administrator account on my Windows computer. Sometimes I need to install programs which requires administrator access. As I mostly use the Windows command prompt, is there a ...
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“run as administrator” in standard user account

how can I run command prompt as administrator from a standard user account? The "run as" does not appear to work, neither does the CTRL-SHIFT-ENTER trick. I think it is because I am logged in as a ...
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Run MSI files as administrator from a user account

I'm usually logged in as a normal user on my Windows XP box. Sometimes, when I want to install a software update, I don't want to log off and log on again as admin, but I right-click the installer exe ...
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Install Silverlight for Mozilla Firefox without administrative privileges

Is there any way I can install silverlight plugin for Firefox without admin privileges? For Flash there's an .xpi extension so that I can install it on Firefox Portable.
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Elevated Priviliges for Startup Applications in Vista

Is there any way to configure application that requires administrator privilages (elevation) so it's automatically started with elevated privileges and does not request elevation on every startup? ...