Usually a personal account on a computer system that allows access to a system's (advanced) functions.

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Is there a way I can recover my unregistered account here? [migrated]

3 days ago I correctly answered a question here which gained me 15 reps and I would like to recover that account that when I register I would still have that same amount of reps. Actually, I ...
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Restricting user access to certain features via registry on Windows 8.1 Home Premium

I need to restrict user access to Control Panel for example. And because its Home Premium version of Windows it doesn't have Group Policy Manager. Im using this list to do those restrictions. First ...
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Not able to create a user account in Linux Mint 17 Qiana with Mate desktop

Recently I installed Linux Mint 17 Qiana with Mate desktop, downloaded from the Linux Mint website. All works fine but I am not able to create new user in "Users and Groups" GUI tool. Opened "Users ...
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What is default user and it's rights; Microsoft ID user connecting to Windows 8.1?

So I have to find the answer to these questions and all I have found is about Windows Server versions. However questions are about specifically Windows 8.1. Is there any difference between the Windows ...
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Representing web app users as OS users - bad idea?

How bad an idea is to have a web app that represents its users through OS users rather then storing them in a data base? And assuming their privileges are properly set up, to handle their http ...
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How to rename a user in Windows 7

I want to rename a user in Windows 7. If there's a utility that does this (rather than follow a long list of instructions), then better
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Crontab cannot find program installed in local user's bin dir

I am trying to run a bash script on a dreamhost account that does some backup operations. The program I use to do the backup is installed in the home directory of the web hosting account under ...
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How do I add a network user into my file permissions?

I have a folder (in particular, a "User Home" folder) that I would like to give access to a local account. For example, My laptop's local name is called "PC", for some apparent reason. It is also ...
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Can I assign multiple passwords to one Windows User Account?

I have a normal password that I use. However, I also have an RFID scanner that i integrated into my computer. I was wondering if I could add another password to a user account, so if I HAVE the ...
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Access a shared folder over the network

I'm on Windows 7, I created some user accounts with passwords, created some folders, shared every folder with the exact user I want to grant access to. Now, I want a given user to access his folder ...
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Reuse Windows user local account settings, export them as back up

I installed Windows 8.1 on completely formatted HDD. I spent about 1 hour to tune is the way I like it. Now, I want that all new user accounts I create on this laptop will be derived from the user ...
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Why does Windows not feature a permission model like Android/iOS? [closed]

When I install an app on Android/iOS, I am presented with what the app might do (access networks, look at my photos, access my contacts). Why is something like that not present on Windows? Besides the ...
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Make a User Account same as it is in Safe Mode

I have Windows 7 in my laptop which has Single User Account. I noticed that in Safe Mode laptop is much faster than usual. So I want to create a User Account which has all properties same as when ...
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Will having multiple user accounts on my PC take up more space than having just one?

Will having multiple user accounts on my PC take up a lot more hard disk space than having just one?
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Want to enable administrator account from standard user [duplicate]

I had 1 account named "Tushar1" which was the part of admin group. It got corrupt suddenly, that's why I disabled it from users, and activated administrator account. Then I created new account named ...
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Create a group for users and sets the permission

I would like to create group for some user addgroup name After that I would like to add some user to group sudo adduser username groupname And set the permission for each group. There will ...
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Locked out: Windows UAC messed up, domain server no longer available

I'm currently locked out of my Win7 laptop. I was allowed to take my work laptop with me when I left, but after 6 months away it started complaining that Windows needed to be activated. I tried ...
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How can I get the unix group name based on the group id?

How can I get the unix group name based on the group id? Note: looking in /etc/passwd or /etc/groups is not a solution as some systems may be using NIS so the users and groups are not listed there.
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Windows 8 Admin Users Not Appearing on Refresh or Other Repair Options

Something a little odd has happened where I am working on a system that's been stuck in an infinite repair loop on Windows 8. Further, when you go into the repair -> refresh option, it unfortunately ...
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I can't delete my account picture

I just got my Microsoft surface pro 3, and I put up a picture as my account picture...when I changed it it was still available for anyone too see. How can I delete my account picture rather than ...
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Win8.1 Someone logged into my PC by adding a new Account

I have just started using win8.1. Yesterday I locked my PC and went to a lecture. Then when I came back, I saw that my lockscreen was changed. I navigated to log-in screen, and saw a different ...
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Account get locked out after first try Windows 7

I have windows 7 x64 Pro. I have 2 accoutns. One account has administrator rights and the other one just standard rights. Account lockout threshold is set to 4 and duration to 5. Now my problem ...
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How do you stop the process of deleting an account on Mac?

My mac is in the process of deleting an account. So far it's taken like 5 hours. I thought that isn't how long it should take so I was wondering if their is a way to stop deleting the account. I ...
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someone's else's avatar appears when I try to reset my password

I have 2 gmail accounts. One was from about 1-1/2 years ago that I only started to access some maps from my Godson. In Aug 2014, I wanted to start a blog on blogspot.com so I opened a gmail account so ...
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I made a mistake with 'wheel'

I was checking settings, and I gave a user who I didn't recognize 'no access' (wheeler), and lost all access to my computer immediately. Tried to change access back (hadn’t closed the window yet), but ...
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Users are hidden on startup

I have a Macbook on OSX 10.7.5 that has 2 users. They are both administrators with full permissions. I would think they would work the same, but sometimes I an unable to login in to my account. Here's ...
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Fine grained access control with Lighttpd webdav

I have a Lighttpd webserver serving a some WebDAV directories. I need to be able the following access controls: userA has read-write permission to /pathA userB has read-wrtie permission to /pathB ...
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Creating a new account screwed up main accout menubar on Mavericks

I'm wondering why this happens in OSX Mavericks. So, I made a new standard account on my mac and now my admin account's right side of the menubar (SystemUIServer) requires me to click again when ...
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How to disable User Management for Administrator in Window 7?

I have two admins accounts A and B in Window 7. I want to disable User Management for B admin account. My approach that I took was I hide the User Management options from control Panel for B from ...
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Can't configure account with Thunderbird (broken Mail Account Setup)

I'm trying to set up Thunderbird on a Fedora machine. I'm being tortured with this software device: The torture device above refuses to take any settings I attempt to use. It also refuses to ...
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Need to deny write access to an entire disk for a specific group

I'm developing an app on Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2, which in turn calls Matlab. Because the scripts that Matlab runs could be uploaded by someone other than myself, I want to run them as sand-boxed ...
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Change User's Password using root

How can I change password of specific user using root account? when you want to change your password, you can use passwd but how can I change the password of other users?
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useradd: invalid option — 'n'

I'm trying to create new user with default values, but it gives me error that such option is invalid. So does something changed and I need to use something else to create user with default values? ...
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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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windows 7 account Lockout when network share

A brief idea of the machine setup: Two Win7 Pro machines A and B, with Account lockout threshold policy set to 3 attempts. Both the machines have same local user account(same user name) logged in but ...
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Is there a way to recover my username in Kali Linux?

I forgot my username in Kali Linux and can no longer login. Is there any way to view usernames?
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Accessing files across a network using the SYSTEM account

I'm not sure if I am asking this in the right spot or not, sorry if I am wrong. I would like to know please, SCCM is currently operational in our school, and we use it to install software across our ...
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How can I show my hidden administrator account through a guest account?

I have hidden my administrator account on windows logon screen through regedit/.../specialaccounts/userlist/... but now i cannot make it show up again, because I can't change the value from 0 to 1 on ...
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Share configuration files between two users

I have a program which will be used by two users. It saves it data in $HOME. Is it possible to share the config files (or only one of them - the database) between two users? My idea was a symlink. ...
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How can I delete root users?

This is my passwd file: root:x:0:0:root:/root:/bin/bash m:x:0:100::/home/m:/bin/bash masoudjjgh:x:1000:100:masoudjjgh:/home/masoudjjgh:/bin/bash I try to delete user m that I am created: ...
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Can windows allow a group of users remote control over a single user/desktop/environment?

On ubuntu I can set up a server to only allow a group of users to log in and allow that group to su and control e.g. a webserver user. Is there a way for me to replicate that flow with Windows, LDAP ...
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Office 365 Account with Windows Phone 8.1

A few months ago, I started transitioning from using Google gmail, calendar, etc. to using a purchased Office 365 for small business premium account. I thought that I'd give Windows Phone 8.1 a try ...
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How to assign an user account to a client machine in Windows Small Business Server 2003

How to assign an user account to a client machine in Windows Small Business Server 2003. I read here how to do that in 2011 (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc527565.aspx) but I can't find ...
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What would cause a Windows user account to report having been created at a later date than it was last logged into?

Based on my parsing of registry keys, this Windows user account was created after it was last logged into. Obviously this is inaccurate, but what might cause this?
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Run a .net application with standard privilage on a administrator account

If im logged in as an administrator on windows is it possible to run a application with standard privileges? It seems like outlook is run with standard privilege even if started on from an admin ...
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Problems with changing Windows account name

I am the administrator of my computer. I changed the name from, say, "A" to "B", where "A" is the old name and "B" is the new one. After I changed, immediately there were problems. Firstly, all my ...
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unlock a mac with a program

Does anyone know of a way to make a program or simple script that could be run that would have the capability of unlocking my mac and/or security prompts in osx mavericks. I understand that a user ...
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Permissions for Authenticated Users on C:

I want to prevent Standard Users and Guests from creating additional folders and files on the C: partition in Windows 7. Therefore, is it safe to remove permissions for Authenticated Users group from ...
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Run Network and Sharing center with rights of a different user

How do I change network adapter settings (i.e. change between DHCP and static IP address) while logged in as a non-administrator user, but with available credentials of an administrator user? I have ...
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Remotely use a local account to unlock another local account

So I have had an interesting problem pop up. I am trying to make someones life easier by making a script to help reset local accounts on windows 7 machines. Ideally, we'd like to do it remotely, so ...