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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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0answers
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How can I retrieve event logs for a user account that was deleted?

Recently had a user in Windows 8 who deleted their local account without permission and thus making it difficult for me to find logs of when passwords were changed etc. The laptop works as a ...
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2answers
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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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2answers
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Password procedures

tldr; How do people manage their myriad passwords safely and easily? Personally I have about 4 different accounts to supercomputers that are 'high security', 3 different e-mail accounts with ...
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3answers
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Unable to change password - Access is denied

I installed Windows 7 on a computer in a workgroup a few weeks ago. Yesterday while logging, the user (administrator account) was prompted to change its password Your password has expired and must be ...
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0answers
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Drupal 7: One-time user account

I'm going to create a survey in Drupal 7 with the webform module, installed on a debian system which may be adapted in every way. The users (personally known, approx. 120) doing that survey will walk ...
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1answer
361 views

Can I create a Windows user account without the ability for an interactive user login?

I ran into an issue when a software that was recommended to me requires to provide it with my admin user account and password not in a UAC prompt (which I do not want to do.) So I was curious, can I ...
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1answer
346 views

I need to connect a Windows 7 computer to a workgroup

The computer in question, the account doesn't have a password to connect, but apparently to connect to other computers (for file sharing), it needs to log into an account that has a password. In ...
3
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4answers
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Can't unlock linux user account

I've got a Linux box (OpenSuSE 11.3) with a locked-out user account. I logged in as the root account to unlock it with passwd -u <user>, but I get a message 'Cannot unlock the password for ...
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2answers
586 views

Auto Logon Windows 7 Upon Initial Boot While Still Protected by Password [duplicate]

I have a Windows 7 machine currently. I am writing a script which will always be running. Basically, it checks to make sure a program is open, and if it's not, it opens it. However, when my computer ...
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2answers
212 views

How do I lock a user's password?

Most Linux distros I've used have a passwd program which can be used to do things like forcibly expire passwords, or lock them to temporarily prevent password-based login. OS X does have a passed ...
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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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2answers
230 views

Set a password that's not linked to my Microsoft account?

I have a really long password for my Microsoft account, and I don't want to enter that every single time I log in, so I was wondering if I could have a second, smaller password for just the computer ...
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11answers
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How can I give my wife emergency access to logins, passwords, etc.?

I'm the digital guru in my household. My wife is good with email and forum websites, but she trusts me with all our important digital stuff — online banking and other things that require ...
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2answers
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Windows service fails to start with local user until password is entered again in logon tab

Basically we have a service where we use a local account as its logon. it has all the proper permissions, and everything is working fine, service starts and runs and all is good. Then one day, after ...
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1answer
225 views

Locked out on windows 7 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What can I do if I forgot my Windows password? Have a notebook with Windows 7 Pro. Standart installation, added 2 accounts; admin & "a power user". I'm locked out ...
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1answer
101 views

Store my password, and don't give it back to me for a certain time [closed]

I have exams and I have to study very much. But, there are some web applications and social network sites that take too much time of mine. I need an application (preferred a web application, a local ...
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3answers
549 views

how to retrive data from user account having administrator power?

I installed Windows XP on my system and made two user accounts which one has administrator power and the other is just a normal user. After that I didn't use the system for more than month. During ...
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2answers
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Can I set my Windows to boot without stop on password verification even when having a password set?

Is there some way to configure Windows 7 to boot up without asking for a password (on password check phase) even if I have a password set on my account? What I wan't to do with it, is boot up ...
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2answers
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Windows 7 user login fails even with correct password

Booted up my Windows 7 partition today and attempted to login per usual. Denied access due to incorrect password failure, despite having entered the password I have been using for the past three ...
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2answers
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Remove password of user on OSX

As much as I would like to figure out the problem, at this point too much time has been invested in deleting a stupid key when I already had a solution (the command line creation) that works. I'm ...
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1answer
283 views

about managing my network passwords on XP computer

I have a question about stored user name and password on XP pro computer. if you go to control panel - user accounts -pick the account name and there is an option to click manage my network ...
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1answer
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Can I make Windows have multiple passwords for a single user?

How can I make Windows accept more than one password as the correct password at the logon screen? What registry key do I change, or what setting?
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2answers
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Set guest account to have no password

How can I change the Guest account to have no password? It seems that that may be causing some of my other problems.
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4answers
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How to check your system for weak passwords

I know one way is to enforce rules on the passwords, use at least one uppercase, lowercase, number, special character, and ensure that the password length is at least 8 characters, etc... Is there an ...
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1answer
161 views

How to change my account's password?

I have an account on another server, eg. SOMESERVER, which is in the form of DOMAIN\MyAccount. I can access the shared folder when opening the node SOMESERVER in Network node of the Tree-view of ...
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2answers
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Force a Windows 7 user to change password when it has expired

Is it possible to force users (on Windows 7 PCs) to change their password once it has expired? Currently our users get notifications that their passwords will expire in 7, 3, 2 and 1 days but once ...
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2answers
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Allowing multiple passwords attached to one account (Linux)

Is it possible to have more than one password simultaneously attached to a login account in Linux? I'd like to be able to add a temporarily-authorized user to an account on my web server, but don't ...
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3answers
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Windows 7 locked out account

I have a Windows 7 64-bit computer. There was only one account (mine, created at installation, password protected, full administrative access with UAC enabled). To speed up the startup + login ...
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1answer
930 views

How can I stop ntbackup requiring my new password every time I'm forced to change my Windows password?

I have a scheduled job that runs each night using ntbackup which copies a folder on my HDD to a network share. The problem is that every time I'm required to change my Windows password I have to ...
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2answers
162 views

Consequences of changing a password in Windows

I'm having 2 machines on my home network where I have the same account name but different passwords. I believe there should be advantages to having a single one (I hope :) but also think that changing ...
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5answers
442 views

Windows XP: Consequences of setting a password for an account

I do not quite understand how Windows (specifically Windows XP) handles accounts with/without passwords. As far as I can see, on a fresh Windows XP install I have one default account which has ...
2
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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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2answers
954 views

How to unlock Mac OS 9.x user account OR install Ubuntu on this iMac

I have an old CRT iMac that I found on the street. It has a CD-ROM drive. I accidentally locked myself out of the user accounts while playing with it. (I typed in a password quickly and coudn't ...
2
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2answers
388 views

XP accounts - why does this happen?

Quick question regarding my computer accounts. Recently revisted one of my old comps and forgot the admin password :) When I boot up I get screen showing John Doe account - no one else, no admin ...
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3answers
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Hide users from Mac OS X Snow Leopard logon screen

Somehow, I managed to set a passwd for my _postgres user on my OS instead of setting it on the postgres role I have as my superuser / root. Anyways since this, I've been struggling with that user ...
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2answers
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Is there any way to change the password of the current user account using the command line?

Are there any commands for the Windows command line which allows you to change the password of the account? What about without using the current password? (I saw a video about it once and it worked ...