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 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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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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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 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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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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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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symlinks for admin users on Windows

On Windows you can create symlinks either if you start the programm, you want to create a symlink in (e.g. cmd), as Administrator. or if you give your user/usergroup the permission to create ...
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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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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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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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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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Creating a file on disk partition gives error message [duplicate]

My Windows 7 is on an SSD disk, and I have HDD disk from old Windows XP divided into several partitions. When I try to create a file on one of those partitions H:, it gives me an error: 0x80070522 ...
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Increasing user assigned 'administrator' privileges

We've just installed Server 2012 at our workplace, which in many respects is similar to Windows 8. The issue is that a user has been created, and assigned as an administrator has a pathetically low ...
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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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How to create an admin account from non-admin privileges

I want to create an Administrator account from a non-admin account (such as guest) in Windows 7. Is it possible?
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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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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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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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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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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 execute a command with admin privileges and access to files of the logged in user?

I have some problems understanding sudo. I am logged in on a terminal as an non-admin/non-root user. This "normal" user is not in the sudoers file (and shouldnt be, in my opinion). Now I try to ...
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How to fully stop UAC Windows 8

I have a problem, i have a Windows 8 realease Preview. I have UAC turned off always, but for test i switched UAC on (slider up) and restarted my pc, then, i turned it off (slider down) and restarted ...
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Can't Delete Old Windows Directory

I got a new SSD drive for my computer, and have installed Windows on this drive. This left an old Windows directory on my old normal drive. I am now attempting to delete this old Windows directory, ...
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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 automatically change permissions for files copied to a directory?

I would like to automate changing permissions for files copied to a directory. For example, any files copied to folder X should have mode 755, and any files copied to folder Y should have mode 700. ...
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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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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 ...