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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 ...
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Limit Linux Debian user privilleges

Hi I need to create user on Linux Debian that can only access /usr/src/xxx catalog and use screen command to run server. Could you help me with it? I would be really thankful. Have a nice day!
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Windows 8 privilege issue [duplicate]

I'm trying to delete some folder on windows 8 but I can't he show this message You should have administrator privilege to delete this folder my Windows account is admin and i got all privilege on this ...
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Is there Windows 7 Run as Administrator fix for Outlook?

I have excel 2010 report which has a script that runs automatically emails report via outlook 2010 but it will only work if I have Outlook open via right click and Run as Administrator. Is there a ...
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Give Apache and Account User File Writing Priviliges

I am using OS X Mountain Lion for web development. I am running the built-in Apache server. Now I need to allow the PHP script I am running to write in a directory. But if I chown the directory to ...
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can t install iTunes - privileges for system services

While I was trying to install iTunes, and more specifically Apple mobile device support, it says: "Verify that you have sufficient privileges to install system services" Can you help me? I got ...
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Let a program (called by other program) run as admin without prompt

As you may know, Steam doesn't like non-admin accounts for installing games or whatsoever. In my case, I have a user in my computer that usually install a lot of games and every time I have to put my ...
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How do I fix error 1303 during TI Connect install?

I recently purchased a TI-84 Plus graphing calculator, and I'm trying install the TI Connect software in order to connect the calculator to my computer via the USB cable. Unfortunately, I'm getting ...
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Using a custom lib path

I'm trying to build Android on a remote trough ssh. However, I was presented with the problem: prebuilt/linux-x86/toolchain/arm-linux-androideabi-4.4.x/bin/arm-linux-androideabi-gcc: ...
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Prevent certain group of users from accessing Control Panel using Windows Server 2008

I can't seem to find a way to prevent certain groups of users from Accessing the Control Panel. It's either disabled for all user or none.
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User acct security privledges: Is one's own User self acct recommended to have reduced privledges from (me) the offical Administrator acct, & SYSTEM?

Win 7 system. Four named "Users": 1. "Authenticated Users" (whatever that means); 2. "SYSTEM"; 3. Administrator (me); 4. "Users (me)". "SYSTEM" & "Administrator" have all privledges allowed. ...