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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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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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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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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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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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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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 Vista shows error “A specified privilege does not exist” when running any administrative tool/process

I'm troubleshooting a PC running Windows Vista Ultimate Version 6.0. When I run programs such as regedit, msconfig, or do things like try to disable Microsoft Security Essentials's Real-time ...
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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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Mount Samba share without root access

I have access to a Linux machine, but not root access. I can access a Samba share through smbclient. I'd like to be able to mount this share so I can access it from within Matlab. Normally, if I ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Powershell has started running as administrator

Something unusually has happened recently on my machine: every time I start powershell, it starts with Admin privileges by default. It used to be that it would start just as my user unless I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How to run program from command line with elevated rights

Is there a way to run a program or command with elevated rights when I am already in a non-elevated command line? Exactly the same action that would be performed when I click on the program shortcut ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What is the correct way to prevent non-root users from issuing shutdowns or reboots

Let's say that you have set up a multi-seat system for use in a school or library, allowing GDM to launch multiple X sessions to run simultaneously with different users/keyboards/monitors. By default ...
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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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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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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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Limiting software installation to specific user(s)

Is there a way to limit software installation to one particular user or to a specific set of users only? In some software installers, this is available as an option, but in most cases the software ...
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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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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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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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Permissions, Rights & Privileges [closed]

I only have the privileges of a normal user on a Windows environment (XP). I would like to ask the following questions. Are any/all attempts to access a log file (text) logged somewhere? Are any ...
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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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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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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? ...
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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 ...