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 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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Is There A Way To Allow Permanent Admin Rights To An Application In Windows 7?

I usually rar/zip files with Winrar, but today when i was archiving files on drive C:/ got this message: I suppose this is because the application does not have sufficient rights to rar/zip ...
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How do I use RUNAS with the Administrator account disabled in Windows 7

My user account is an administrator account (well in the Administrator group technically). As I understand this I am always running in the standard user context except when elevation is required, ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Users and group membership

My server is installed by my provider with a default user (root and another user, lets say here johndoe). I lack some experience to know if everything is well set. Let's say I add the group admin. ...
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Restricting a user to access only his own tables in Oracle SQL Developer

I am confused in the permission, privileges in the SQL Oracle Developer. The user created can access all the schema/user 's tables. I want to restrict specific user in the database to access (ALTER, ...
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apache file requests and parsing

I have just run into an interesting situation at work that shot to hell my understanding of how apache2 executes php files. I was under the impression that apache2 would determine the correct file ...
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What are the dangers of having administrator privileges on my Mac?

I have a Mac and I'm the only user of it. I have admin privileges and I just want to know what some of the things that could go wrong are. So here are my questions: What can go wrong if I use an ...
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Create context-sensitive admin menus for right-click

I've got a right-click explorer menu that allows me to open a file in Notepad++, which works pretty good. Very convenient. It takes a small registry hack (HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT*\shell), but no ...
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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 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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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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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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How to switch user rights within Batch file (de-elevation after elevation and back)?

I have a batch file that I need to run as Administrator, but within this batch file I need to run some commands as non-administrator, followed again by admin-commands. admin commands user commands ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 and you are not ...
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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 ...