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

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Windows Vista malware changed my admin password [duplicate]

I accidentally installed malware on my computer and it changed the admin user account password. Is there any way to bypass putting in the password, so I can run anti-malware?
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How to disable shield icon in windows 10? [duplicate]

Just installed windows 10 and I get these annoying shield icons whenever I create shortcuts to a desktop. What is causing it and how can I disable it for all icons? Edit: after suggested methods ...
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Renaming a service account with a secret password

Our installer creates a specifically-named user account for a service to use. The installer generates a random password for Windows to assign to the account. The installer then creates the service ...
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Active Directory Password Change Issue

We have a password issue here. The security policy requieres to change user's password in every 90 days (so the 'Password never experies' solution is not working now). They got a automatic warning ...
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*nix equivalent of Active Directory? [on hold]

I'm looking for some terms to help me google further information. How does a set of *nix machines store network usernames and passwords? That is, if I want to set up a central server and manage ...
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How do I (admin) add an existing user to a Mac OS X with missing user ID?

I restored a Mac and now only have admin and guest as a user. I know group name, user name, apple id and account name. I do not know user ID, aliases, login shell, UUID or directory. 2 Question: ...
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Windows account has been hijacked by my girlfriend

As title says, my Windows account has been hijacked. My girlfriend, logged me out of Hotmail on Chrome, and the logged into her Hotmail on Chrome last night. Today, The only user account on the PC ...
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VirtualBox in Linux: same virtual machine in a shared folder result in file not accesible every time an user saves the state of the machine

I have created a shared folder in /Users/shared_folder. I have moved the virtual box files to that folder /Users/shared_folder/.VirtualBox VMs/ I have set the whole folder with all the permissions: ...
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Why are my accounts treated as Built-In Administrators in Windows 10?

I recently reinstalled Windows 10 Pro build 10586 on my Acer Aspire 8951G. But as soon as the computer began to fetch updates and drivers (in other words, right after the installation finished and the ...
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Windows 10 account email not updating on computer

I changed my Microsoft account email a while ago (likely more than 6 months), but my computer login email has not updated to the changed email and still uses the old one. The computer now seems to be ...
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Windows 10 Parental Controls

I am trying to limit an account on my computer. It is a admin account (standard account too restrictive the be useful), not not the local admin. I ran: Found a way. Just run Command Prompt as ...
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Active Directory whenChanged attribute

i am a bit confused when it comes to the whenchanged user-attribute in active directory. Lets say i have a user xy with a mailbox. This mailbox is shared with a few people. They all do not log ...
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Change Chrome Users in Current Window

Is it somehow possible to switch users in Google Chrome without opening a new window for the switched-to user? Instead I would like to switch the user that is displayed in the current window. Is ...
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Difference between separate admin/standard user and admin with UAC/passwort prompt?

I just installed Windows 10 on a new PC and was wondering what is more secure. Assuming UAC is enabled on the highest setting and I'm the only one using the PC. a separate admin and standard account ...
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Windows metro apps not working after renaming default user account

I just renamed my main user (belongs to administrators), and now many metro apps including the Store-App won't open. The outer border appears but then they crash and disappear. A second user that I ...
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How to remove unwanted contacts on Skype

I have a big privacy problem with unwanted address book contacts showed in skype for windows desktop. What I did is: Logged in with the skype account (a work account) on my personal Android ...
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upgrade windows 7 to windows 10 guest account icon on login does not work

Strange problem. Upgrade from windows 7 (which had a guest account) to windows 10 now shows an icon labeled "Guest" on the login screen. When I click on it, Windows says Preparing Windows...". Soon a ...
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cannot find “local account” at “Users” File Explorer folder in Windows 10

I had the same problem posted How to rename the User folder in Windows 10?, that Windows 10 autocreated a user name that appears at my path that I do not want... I want to change to the name I want ...
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Windows 7 64b - Where did my password vanish to? When did it go poof?

Ok, here's the situation. Update: I have solved the situation My machine is set to log me in automatically after startup, then lock the workstation with a registry entry. If you must know, the ...
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Unable to give admin rights back to main account Windows 8.1 [duplicate]

I use HP notebook and my os is windows 8.1. Someone made my guest account as administrator and removed administrator rights from my main account. So, I m not able to access anything from my main ...
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openssh with virtual users and chroot

I'm looking for a way to run a opensshd offering sftp to users as a unprivileged user e.g. on port 8022. This opensshd should take something like a customer passwd file which can include information ...
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Match account/ipaddress of users connected to a remote desktop

The remote desktop is running on Windows7. I do not have admin rights. Using nestat I am able to get a list of all remotely connected IP Addresses: C:\>netstat -n | find "3389" | find "...
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Restrict user from accessing any programs but one (win 10)

I'm running Windows 10 and I have two separate accounts, mine (Administrator) and user 2 (local account). I want to restrict user 2 from accessing any programs save for a web browser and np++. I ...
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Office365 Users SSO for Atlassian and Slack

So we're currently using Office365 and we have just started to use the Atlassian product range and Slack. I want to try and have a central place for all my users and add / remove staff as when ...
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check if special account exists

According to this page I need to add access for IIS AppPool\DefaultAppPool to run my website in IIS. I also figured out that I can be more precise and can tighten security by adding access for IIS ...
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Can I simply copy to restore AppData / Roaming folder in Windows 10?

Short Version: I have a backup of the AppData folder for UserA. The account has been messed up during a Windows 10 Update, but the app data is available. Because of this, I've created a new user ...
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OS X: Create user-groups, that are not shown in Systempreferences “Users & Groups” PrevPane

I created some hidden Users on OS X, using dscl . -create /Users/<usershortname> IsHidden 1, that work as administraters. For some reasons, I like to place the HOME-folders of different groups ...
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Can you display multiple user sessions on one monitor vice switching users back and forth in windows 10?

example: signed into Windows 10 user account 1 - work account. signed into Windows 10 user account 2 - private account. Normally I ALT-F4 between accounts but would like to have each in its own ...
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User profile directory invisible, with underscore appended to name

I'm using a Windows 8.1 system via an account with administrator privileges that has already been set up for me---let's say the username is jez. To my surprise, Windows Explorer shows that C:\Users ...
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Unlocking an ad user on a notebook disconnected from AD

my colleagues and I are facing a concrete problem with a user on a business trip. I try to describe it as generic as possible to comply with superuser's policies. Unfortunately I couldn't find my ...
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I will not be able to log back into Windows 10 when I log out.

I changed the password on my Windows 10 account earlier today but can't for the life of me remember what I changed it to. Therefore, when I log out or turn the computer off, I will not be able to log ...
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Change account name at login and change full name of account on Windows 10 Pro

so I did the following: Out of curiosity I checked out the Windows Store and to do so I had to log in with my Microsoft Account, which I have never used on this PC before. No problems so far. Checked ...
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“User Profile service failed sign-in” - microsoft proposed solutions not working

My friend has this problem with this admin account on his Windows 7. His guest account works. I found a microsoft help page and tried two of the solutions so far - both failed. 1) If i am logged ...
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Multiple users and a shared volume [duplicate]

I have a linux system (ubuntu 15.10) with multiple users. There is a shared local volume on that system, and every user must have full access to it (read, write, etc). What I tried is to create a ...
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Is “NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM” an user or a group?

At Windows the user System is displayed with the group symbol: . (Using the internal Win32 API LookupAccountSid also reveals that it seems to be a group SidTypeGroup.) On the other hand processes can ...
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Force graphical login of a newly created os x user from bash

I'm working on an OSX build script for our department, and I've discovered that, although I can create a new users, I'm not able to set many preferences for that account until the account it logged ...
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Logged in as Admin, yet file operations need “as Admin” confirmation [Win 7] [duplicate]

I am logged in through the only account defined on my new Windows 7 Professional PC. Despite it being a (password-protected) administrator account, every time I need to copy files on the C: system ...
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How can I keep user account settings across multiple computers?

I work with a team of around 15 people, all on different shifts. There are 5 different computers running Windows 10 where we work, and we use different machines from shift to shift, depending on which ...
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How to change account picture of DIFFERENT user in Windows 10?

I have created new user and set a password for him. Can I also set account picture for him? I searched following places: New windows style: PC Settings -> Accounts Medium age windows style: ...
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How do I keep my data from being destroyed on my web server if a hard drive fails?

For example. say I have a website, and people can create users. My server has a hard drive, that stores the data from each user. If one of my hard drives fails, how do I ensure that the data on it ...
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Microsoft Account Recovery Form

I've been attempting to access my Microsoft Account (all roads on Microsoft websites lead back to the same form), so here goes: I've forgotten my password, so I follow the "Forgot Password" link, ...
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share single onedrive account between two user accounts on Mac

I use two user accounts on my Mac, one for work and other personal. Currently, if I put the onedrive folder in shared user folder, I can only access and have read&write permissions from one user ...
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Cpanel: *.domain.tld on one account, www.domain.tld on another

I am currently migrating a server from ISPConfig to Cpanel, and I have previously had one account for the www-site (www.domain.tld) and one for the server (server.domain.tld). On the server I have ...
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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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How can I delete a file from /tmp, as a regular user?

You are logged in as a regular user and working directory /tmp/. How, using two commands, you can delete the file labul.txt, which is owned by root? This is a task that my friend was given by the ...
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Mac OSX XAMP for only 1 user

I am a new Mac convert. My wife and I share our new Macbook Pro, and I would like to hide my own programs from her Launcher list. She has no need to see XAMPP or Photoshop, Atom, CodeKit, or any of my ...
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Unexpected kernel model trap error using windows 8.1 family safety and avast

Does anyone know of a way that I can use the family safety feature in Windows 8.1 (64 bit) and keep Avast Internet Security 2016? I am using Windows 8.1 which allows for applying family safety to ...
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how to copy properties from one google chrome user to another on OSX

I'm a big user of chrome (switch person) feature: i'm also a heavy user of chrome's custom search engines so it's very common for me to have like 100 different search engines for a specific ...
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Messed up Windows 10 pro accounts

I am a prolific computer user and have 3 windows 10 desktops and also a MAC mini on the same network. I did not realize that my primary account did not have automatic administration privileges so I ...
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How to turn an active user to restricted on Tuleap

I would like to change the status of some active users on Tuleap (8.10.99.42) in order to set them to a restricted status. I have configure Tuleap in order to enable restricted users, but when I have ...