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Have a new 'user' on computer

came into work this morning and there is a new "user" on my computer. I always keep my iMac on so I can work remotely sometimes on weekend but this weekend I couldn't because it was 'offline'. So ...
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1answer
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how to reset internal hard disk drive access permissions on windows 7 [duplicate]

I restricted the access permissions of F drive on my hard disk after that my os is changed without removing the permissions thats why i am not able to access that drive, can any one help me ??
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1answer
60 views

Get around permission errors in Windows 7

Apparently I'm an Administrator: So why am I running into this kind of dialog all the time: Whose permission do I need? Is there a way to sudo in Windows 7?
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1answer
102 views

Can't delete folder as admin, asks for Admin User that doesn't exist - “You'll need to provide administrator permission to delete this folder”

I am having a similar issue to the user who posted here. Basically, a folder in my Downloads (which shouldn't have any special permissions) won't allow me to delete it. When I try, I get a message ...
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1answer
76 views

Is Windows 7 Administrator user meant to be activated?

I just started to work on a Windows 7 Environment for one of our products which is, until now, still shipped with Windows XP. Now my question: The customer only has access to a very restricted ...
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1answer
169 views

Cannot run as administrator

I have a small problem. I have several kiosk stations that I created, and I cannot run anything as an administrator because the password is expired. We created an administrative user account ...
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1answer
81 views

There are multiple TEMP* accounts in \Users\ since switching to a limited account

Ever since I switched my normal Windows 7 user account to a limited account (for some reason the default is an admin account ◔_◔), there have been multiple TEMP* accounts accumulating in C:\Users. ...
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2answers
242 views

Can I restore administrator privileges to an accidentally downgraded domain account without access to the domain controller?

I have an old XP Pro machine that belonged to a long-dead domain. I had an administrator account on the machine which allowed me to use it effectively, if infrequently, on a roaming profile. I also ...
0
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1answer
49 views

Windows installation user account

Since I'm not supposed to run day to day as an administrator and should be using a normal user account, what do I do about the user that is created during installation of Windows? During ...
0
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2answers
1k views

How to let standard user run an application that asks for administrator previleges [duplicate]

I have an application that asks for adminin previleges to run on a user account with standard previleges on a Windows 7 OS. Assuming that there is no way of him knowing the Admin password what would ...
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2answers
141 views

Can the only administrator account password be reset on Windows 8? [duplicate]

I have setup a machine for a relative that have children, I made myself an account on the computer which is the only administrator account. I have forgotten the password that I had setup the ...
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3answers
388 views

Installing a process as a service on Windows 8 without “Administrator” account? [duplicate]

I am trying to start httpd.exe on windows 8 as a service. This is the instruction that is giving me problems: Start apache in a DOS box: >httpd.exe Install as a service: >httpd.exe -k install ...
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2answers
771 views

Is it okay to use an administrator account for everyday use if UAC is on?

Since I switched to Windows 7 about 3 years ago, and now using Windows 8.1, I have become familiar with the concept of User Account Control and used my PC the following way: a standard account which I ...
0
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1answer
820 views

Program with admin needs to run under basic user domain account - managed service accounts?

I am looking to deploy a piece of vital software within the organization. This is a domain-based setup, with everyone having just basic user accounts. However, the software in question demands to run ...
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1answer
158 views

Lost admin account after windows update

My development machine was rebooted after a windows update recently and now I can't access my admin account. I never reboot my machine except when forced by WU so I actually don't know if the problem ...
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0answers
300 views

Change Administrator privileges to used account

So I am in my created account of Windows 8 Pro, which has Administrator privileges (as I look in the accounts part in Control Panel). But then accessing/modifying some folders (not even on my System ...
2
votes
3answers
8k views

Hide admin account from (Windows 7) login screen *without disabling* it

Can anyone please tell me how to hide admin account from the welcome screen without disabling it? The method that uses the SpecialAccounts registry key does disable the account, so you can no longer ...
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1answer
2k views

“The requested operation requires elevation” when using Admin login

To start things off I am using a PC on a network with my own Active Directory login, but when I say Admin Account I mean I'm using the network's AD Administrator account. I'm trying to edit my Hosts ...
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1answer
3k views

Why there is no sudoers file: “/etc/sudoers: No such file or directory”?

I am trying to add a new admin user, but: # adduser username admin adduser: The user `username' does not exist. # man sudoers No manual entry for sudoers # less /etc/sudoers /etc/sudoers: No ...
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1answer
54 views

Deleted admin HKLM\Software\Microsoft\ and now there is no admin on the system

One of my colleagues has deleted the registry stuff related to the Administrator account on his PC and now he cannot see the "Administrator" account on the Windows machine!! There is just a "Guest" ...
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0answers
578 views

Rename user folder in Windows 8 [duplicate]

I just bought a PC with Windows 8 and am struggling to get to grips with it. When setting it up I entered the name Signon which was the wrong name. I then went into the users part of the Control Panel ...
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1answer
681 views

How to recover Windows 8 authenticated users access if denied for a particular folder

I've got Windows 8 and trying to restrict access to a particular folder on my D: drive for other user accounts, and set permissions for the authenticated user group in security tab as denied. Now I ...
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1answer
406 views

multiple users of the same name in windows 7

Recently while going through the users folder in my C: drive, I found out that I had an extra user which I had not created but had the same name as the name of a existing user on my pc, with a little ...
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1answer
4k views

To enable the administrator account from the standard user account [duplicate]

I have exactly the same problem as was already described (by Rajendra Rathore): "... I removed my user account from administrators group and my default administrator account was disabled by default. ...
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1answer
2k views

Recover a user password on Windows Server 2008

Quick question. Is there a way to recover (find out) a users password on Windows Server 2008. I am logged in as admin and I know there are ways to reset passwords, just need to know if I can find out ...
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1answer
63 views

Where are the userspecific windows themes saved?

I have a user account named "Paedow". On this account I saved a Windows Theme with wallpaper and sounds and so on... Now I logged on as "Administrator". I have full access to every file on the ...
4
votes
2answers
2k views

root vs Administrator vs SYSTEM

When comparing the various linux distributions with Windows' software, what is the fundamental difference in terms of levels of access with the administrative accounts? I always thought that the ...
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1answer
209 views

Administrator can run a application but produces error while a administrator previllaged user can run without error

I have an application which can run as admin prevailed user without error but while administrator runs it it produces error. The input string was not in correct format-application error. I tried to ...
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3answers
2k views

Windows 7 Administrator HomeUsers Account

I'm trying to login to my Windows 7 PC from another PC so that I can transfer files to the Windows 7 PC. I've just installed Visual Studio 2008 on my new PC, and I wan't to transfer all of my work ...
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4answers
3k views

Windows XP SP3 keep default Administrator as only Administrator

I would like to have a setup where only the default Administrator account has administrator rights. I already enabled the default Administrator account to show up in the user management and login ...
4
votes
1answer
14k views

Make a user account an administrator account in Windows 7?

In Windows 7, how do you change an existing "standard" user account into an administrator account without removing and re-adding the account?
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1answer
177 views

General administrator/deploy user permissions on centos

I'd like a user who is capable of managing the files of other users, but still must run sudo to access those files and functions outside of a /home/directory. Is such a user/group already defined in ...
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2answers
1k views

How to limit the normal users from accessing registry, group policy etc?

I own the admin account of my PC running, Windows XP Pro edition. There is another Non-admin account in this system. I want to limit the administrative capabilities of this account. That is, to ...
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1answer
84 views

Windows 7 manage accounts

I have two different computers running windows 7 ultimate. Each computer has its own user accounts (both Administrators on the local computer). I try to figure how can I give an administrator ...
2
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1answer
230 views

Is there a way to view user tracks in Windows 7?

If I'm the administrator of my computer can I view for example if someone opened a file, used a program, visited a website or did some action? In other words is there a way to monitor the complete ...
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1answer
887 views

My guest account is part of administrators group. How do I turn it into a normal guest account?

My guest account is part of administrators group. How do I turn it into a normal guest account? Accidentally, a user on this PC gave full privileges to guest account, and I'd like to undo that.
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1answer
271 views

Taking access rights away from standard user

I have two accounts on my Windows 7 machine, one administrator, another standard. Once I was logged in as a standard user, and I wanted to have a look at administrators desktop, so I typed in the ...
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votes
2answers
616 views

Account not acting as an administrator correctly

My account, david, is in the Administrators group on a Windows 7 machine. I am still having problems with programs that I should be able to use, such as SQL Server. Specifically, my account seems to ...
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1answer
4k views

How to get back-to-work with a Windows 7 PC that has no admin account?

I have a PC which doesn't have the Administrator account active and the only user account left is a Guest user. I want to get back the admin account but I don't know how to do that with a guest user. ...
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votes
4answers
32k views

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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votes
7answers
986 views

Why is it bad to run as root?

I've often come across posts on forums or other websites where you see people joking in such a manner about running/logging in as root as if it's something awful and everyone ought to know about it. ...
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1answer
471 views

Changing 'Administrator' profile location from different account on Server 2008 R2

My laptop has dual boot with Server 2008 R2 and Ubuntu 10.04. I mounted the Windows system drive on Ubuntu for a moment last night and moved the folder containing my virtual machines to an external ...
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2answers
416 views

How to set up a Windows Vista or 7 Standard User Account?

I have always used an admin account for my Windows installations, but I've started to see the usefulness of separating admin and standard user accounts for everyday usage. I plan to reinstall Windows ...
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3answers
2k views

Can't access Administrator account on Windows XP after adding local user account

I have an installation of windows XP, and it's not part of a domain. Previously, it just had only the administrator account, and upon creating a different user account, all access was lost to the ...
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2answers
614 views

Is there a “super-admin” account in Win 7 or SBS?

Is there a "super-admin" account in Win 7 or SBS?
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2answers
3k views

“Run as administrator” in Windows 7

In Windows 7, which of the following accounts would have the "Run as Administrator" option showing for executable files? local account not in the local or domain administrator group local ...
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2answers
3k views

Unable to log into Windows XP Pro Domain Not Available

Trying to access an old laptop I have but at the windows login screen I attempt to log in and get the message "Unable to log in because <Domain Name> is unavailable". This laptop is not on a ...
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3answers
1k views

Windows 7 - want full named admin account

I want a full named admin account on Windows 7. The default local administrators group is a limited account. You can enable the hidden full administrator account, but I can't see how to rename it. ...
2
votes
2answers
216 views

Administrator account in Windows Vista

I have a Windows Vista (Home Premium) machine with a unique user for which the owner forgot the password. I have physical access to the machine. I gave a try to Ophcrack Live CD, but it couldn't find ...
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1answer
5k views

How can you find out who the administrator of a SharePoint site is?

I do not have any rights besides Read for this SharePoint site. Is there a way to find out who the administrator for it is so I can let them know a user needs access?