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 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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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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Why does G++ need root priv? [closed]

I can run bash and python scripts without root privileges. Why are root privileges needed to compile a C++ program?
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Running unidentified developer Applications as a Non-administrator

I am used to Windows but recently started using a restricted(can't run apps from unidentified developers) OS X machine and want to make it full featured without having to reformat, reset/recreate ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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What does gate mean in the Multics operating system?

I read Multics operating system. In the segment descriptor word (book) there is one part for number of gates for the segment. What does gate mean? I know the process can enter a higher-privileged ring ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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. ...