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

learn more… | top users | synonyms (1)

1
vote
1answer
3k views

Cannot login to Kali Linux

I just created a Kali 1.0.6 live USB using a tool called "Mac Linux USB Loader" and everything seems fine up until the point where you are supposed to login. At the login screen I'm greeted with the ...
0
votes
0answers
13 views

Create user to execute select tasks

I would like to allow a application user to perform select sudo or root tasks without the need for sudo or root permissions or password being entered. Normal (Prompts for password): sudo appuser ...
0
votes
1answer
627 views

Rename the user profile dir name in Windows 8 to the correct username, in a silent way?

When I log for first time in Windows 8 this is my user folder: C:\Users\Administrador.ELEKTRO-PC The computername is appended to the username (lol), but the real username is this: Administrador ...
3
votes
1answer
638 views

Transparent background on account pictures on windows 8

Is it possible to use pictures with a transparent background as account pictures on Windows 8? I've tried a PNG file but the background becomes black instead of transparent.
0
votes
3answers
35 views

How to do connect to ubuntu machine (remote desktop) from windows machine remotely? [duplicate]

How to do connect to Ubuntu machine (remote desktop) from windows machine remotely? I need to add an account on my Ubuntu machine. Maybe through ssh? Thanks
0
votes
1answer
22 views

Managing Linux hosts sharing between multiple users

We have numerous Linux machines in our lab shared between users of several departments. From time to time there is a situation when one user starts using the machine that is already taken by someone ...
0
votes
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 ...
22
votes
2answers
22k views

How can I create a non-login user?

I'd like to create a user and a group both called subversion on a RHEL 5 system. I looked at the man page for useradd and I guess the command would be just be... useradd subversion However, not ...
7
votes
2answers
15k views

Lock your computer after 5 minutes of inactivity

I know you can automatically Sleep and Hibernate your computer with a timer. But these affect running programs and stop downloads ... so I was wondering if there is a way to automatically Lock your ...
1
vote
2answers
4k views

How to disable USB mass storage for normal user accounts?

How do I disable the USB mass storage only on a user account? It should be enabled on an Administrator's account. I am using Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2.
-1
votes
0answers
19 views

Windows 7 - User Management gone wrong [closed]

I recently encountered a problem using Windows 7. My Pc created new User folders for every user on the computer. Now i have this folder setup: "C:\Users\myName" (the folder where my data is | NOT ...
3
votes
4answers
6k views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
40 views

Active Directory login

I have a machine with a strange error when logging into ADS. (Local logins work fine.) Profile invalid But when I look through the hard drive I don't even see the account. I know the user has ...
6
votes
1answer
31k views

How to hide admin account and only show main user at logon screen in Windows 7?

When a user boots Windows 7, is there a way to only show a single user that then asks for a password. For example, I have an admin user and a regular user. When the computer boots I do not want the ...
1
vote
3answers
1k views

Delete a user in Windows XP, can't find delete button or it's not showing

I added a test account to my virtual XP machine the other week and now I want to remove it. The delete user button is not visible on their page. On the user accounts page the tooltip says that ...
1
vote
2answers
4k views

Outlook: Send test e-mail message: The server responded: 421 Cannot establish SSL

I create account in Outlook. Account Type: POP3 When I run test account settings, log in onto incoming mail server POP3 successfully. But for send test e-mail message i get error: Send test e-mail ...
5
votes
1answer
5k views

Managing service accounts in an RPM spec

I've been given a partially-complete RPM spec for a service we're writing. It gets as far as making the required directories, copying files, setting permissions, etc., but it doesn't make the ...
0
votes
0answers
21 views

Transferring POP3 Imported E-mails Between Gmail Accounts

I've configured a POP3 import of e-mail from my work e-mail account to gmail. I accidentally forgot to select "Leave a copy of retrieved message on the server" for my imported e-mails to remain on the ...
0
votes
2answers
339 views

Cannot Create Any Account on Windows 7 - User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded

I have run this weird problem of not being able to create any users. It began with the idea of creating new user for gaming. Before that I had 2 Admin accounts, 1 normal password protected account, 1 ...
0
votes
0answers
5 views

Android contacts integrating, how to stop it? [migrated]

I have bought my first android phone(sony xperia m)! I'm so happy. But very strange things happen. I have installed a skype and it's contacts are migrated to contacts of my phone. I do not ask it to ...
1
vote
1answer
3k views

How to delete a user's folder in Windows 8.1?

I have a laptop which is being given to a different employee. I added a new Administrator account and deleted the old one. I deleted the User from the Windows 8.1 user utility thingy. So the user is ...
-1
votes
0answers
19 views

Multiple user accounts that each run in their own isolation

So the story goes like this. Girlfriend has two brothers that are computer-incompetent to say the least. They download anything and click next on everything. After cleaning up their PC a couple of ...
0
votes
2answers
46 views

change shell of a user from /bin/false to another

I made a mistake of change the root shell to /bin/false, but when I want to change it back, I always got error sudo chsh -s /bin/bash root [sudo] password: <input current user password> ...
0
votes
1answer
18 views

How do I move a usb device to another account in OSX

I have a mac mini that my wife and I use to backup our iPhones. Currently we both have user accounts that are both admin accounts. We use our laptops to control the mini from remote. The problem comes ...
0
votes
1answer
26 views

how can I change the home directory of a user

I just changed the username of an existing user by doing: usermod -l new_username old_username and now I wanted to change the home directory using the following: chown -R root.new_username .bash* ...
3
votes
1answer
2k views

Windows 7 x64 %userprofile% and %username% are wrong

2 days ago my PC was fine, no issues. I turned my password off so I could send my PC in to my dad's office so he could plug it in and I could download stuff remotely from my phone (the office has a ...
0
votes
0answers
19 views

Log Off dialog takes so long to appear on WinXP

I have WinXP Home SP3 32 bit. It works very well, I don't reach RAM and CPU limits, all programs run smooth, etc. The only problem it has is that when I click "Log Off" button in Start menu, the ...
1
vote
5answers
1k views

Unlocking a PC inside a network environment

Sometimes I run against the problem that someone has locked its PC but I need to look and see if I can reboot that PC. Is there a remote way to unlock the PC without logging out the user that is ...
6
votes
2answers
7k views

How to login as a different user in terminal?

I'm currently logged in as a normal user in OS X. I'd like to start a terminal session and login as user foo. Is this possible?
1
vote
1answer
43 views

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 ??
38
votes
4answers
81k views

How do I create an administrator user on Ubuntu?

I want to create a user having sudo powers in Ubuntu. How can I do that?
2
votes
2answers
1k views

How to create a user account for a child in Linux Mint?

Recently I have renovated an old computer which once belonged to my dad (the old HDD crashed, and I just bought a new one to replace it). My parents want me to fix this computer for my 5-year-old ...
-1
votes
4answers
93 views

Are email addresses mandatory for Windows 8 login names?

I've got a computer running Windows 8 and in the user accounts I can see four accounts (they're in french, here's a rough translation): leo.xxx@gmail.com / administrator Veronique YYY / ...
2
votes
2answers
49 views

How would I prevent users from logging in a PC while software is installing?

So I currently am looking for a solution to keeping users logged out while software is installing or activating a pop-up message that cannot be moved, closed, and is always on top, because sometimes ...
-1
votes
3answers
60 views

Forcing developers under limited Windows user accounts [closed]

I'm currently in negotiations with a company as to why a machine not on a domain network and with full admin privileges is necessary for developers to work fully. I'm looking for evidence to ...
0
votes
0answers
10 views

Script automatic user creation on a multipoint Server

Is it possible using a script to create users automatically? Example: An Excel file with a column (Name) and column (Name) The script uses this data to create a login and generates a random password ...
0
votes
0answers
89 views

Limit user CPU priority on Mac OSX 10.8.4

On occasion, I have several users that log into my Mac via VNC and run processor/disk intensive tasks. They are lower priority, so I'd like them not to bring my machine to a halt. How can I nice an ...
0
votes
0answers
16 views

Sample file not installed in another user account's personal folder

I work on an install team that uses InstallShield. I have a component that has a sample XML file set as a key file that is to be installed on a user's machine in their personal folder. When installing ...
0
votes
0answers
7 views

how to create a user non-login but can use ssh -CD create local socks proxy

I want share my VPS to other users, but they can only use it as a socks proxy server. It can allow ther user do ssh -CD 1080 -N user@host. But he can never login to the server, and modify any file. ...
0
votes
2answers
4k views

Copy the default user profile - Administrator account

I need to amend the default user account during deployment of Windows 7. Having read the following MS article: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/973289 I have a few questions. The article suggests that ...
0
votes
0answers
577 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 ...
8
votes
4answers
20k views

Can two users simultaneously share one pc

It's easy to have multiple user accounts on one computer and even switch between accounts without logging off. It is also possible to have more than one display connected to a single computer. Is it ...
-1
votes
1answer
40 views

How to count two different column?

I really need your help regarding the below table, I need a formula to show me how many pending/closed for each project. Project Status Project Pending Closed VIVA closed ...
6
votes
2answers
631 views

Why run apache under it's own user name?

By default apache runs under user nobody. Is there a reason I would want to change that? Does it make things more secure?
1
vote
1answer
57 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?
0
votes
1answer
1k views

How can I disable registry editing (with RegEdit) by a guest account?

How do I disable registry editing (with RegEdit) by a guest account in Windows XP?
12
votes
2answers
3k views

A proper way to create non-interactive accounts?

In order to use password-protected file sharing in a basic home network I want to create a number of non-interactive user accounts on a Windows 8 Pro machine in addition to the existing set of ...
2
votes
2answers
159 views

How to allow VB scripts to run on an admin account

I'm encountering an issue with the VBscripts while I try to run them. I'm working on Windows 8.1 update 1 Enterprise, connected to an Enterprise domain, and I'm logged with a domain account. This ...
8
votes
1answer
16k views

How to hide user account from Windows 7 welcome screen, without changing registry manually?

Can I hide user account from Windows 7 welcome screen, without changing registry manually and without disabling the account? I've done this once by following instructions on a website, now I cant ...
1
vote
1answer
43 views

If I delete a windows 8.1 user, will remain family safety active?

I have an user which has family safety enabled by the second user. If I delete the second user, will family safety remain active on the first user? I am using Windows 8.1. Also, I'm not sure if the ...