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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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. ...
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Open application with lowered privileges

I have a mac installer which runs as root with pre and post install bash scripts. At the end of the post install script I launch the application which inherits and opens as root. Is there a way I can ...
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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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Problems elevating permissions while running a batch (CMD) file

I’ve put together a batch (CMD) file that we use to check various things on select servers. What is posted below is almost everything (minus sensitive info). If launched with the proper command ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Ubuntu root privs installation issue

I am a fairly new Ubuntu user (and Linux user, for that matter) and I just downloaded a program whose installer was a .sh file. Not thinking, I copied the installer to an /opt subdirectory, thinking ...
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Signed WinXP driver shown as unsigned for normal users

On a Dell Latitude laptop model installed in our enterprise environment the "Intel Management Engine Interface" driver is loaded and works as expected, but on the driver tab in dev-manager it is said ...
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Creating an account/access to an VServer for a PHP/MySQL/Apache developer

I normally work with my server on my own, but now I have an external developer with whom I have never worked before. I need to work with him for a longer period of time before giving him full access ...
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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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MAMP PRO can't be used by non-admin users

I have MAMP PRO set for a Mac's admin user. But other users want to use it too. How can it be done? When a normal user try to open MAMP PRO, it shows a message saying that it needs administrator ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...