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

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Settings can't be opened using the Built-in Administrator account in Windows 10

In Windows 10, when trying to open the Language preferences by using the icon on the right side of the taskbar, "Settings can't be opened using the Built-in Administrator account in Windows 10" error ...
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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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Windows 10 fails to create registry keys for new users; new user accounts cannot sign in, INCLUDING the Windows 10 built-in Administrator

I have an unusual twist on the "The User Profile Service failed the logon" error in Windows 10. NONE of the known fixes work because the system fails to create registry keys OR user folders. PROBLEM ...
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How to completely remove account and data from Outlook 2016 for MAC?

I would like to know how to completely remove account and all of its related data from Outlook 2016 for MAC. The account can be removed from preferences of Outlook 2016. But where are all data ...
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Domain user account keep locking out

I have a account which is keep locking out. after check the servers I found out that it is the user PC which is locking the out. On the PC I have checked following but I still don't understand why ...
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How do I run a not trusted application in Windows 10 administrator account?

I'm installing D-Link Dongle (Data card) for connecting to internet. But my Administrator account is not allowing to run this app. It showed the message: "An administrator has blocked you from ...
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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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Stuck without access to admin account on windows 10 [duplicate]

I managed to do something quite stupid... I had some problems with my account after upgrading to windows 10, so I created a mew admin account with a phony mail, and removed my account (stupid... I ...
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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 ...
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Accounts not visible?

A month ago my GF who is using the laptop most of the time could not get into her own account. Windows 8 created a temporary account somehow but she could not access her documents normally, she still ...
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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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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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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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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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user\<myuser>\Deskop folder not showing all shortcuts from Desktop

I have windows 10, and I noticed that sometimes when I install some program, the shortcut is created but in the WRONG FOLDER! After a program is installed, the shortcut is created and situated in ...
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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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How to get to control userpasswords2 via GUI

Is there a way to bring up the User Accounts windows in Windows 7 or 8, which appears when you type "control userpasswords2" via the user interface? I searched for it in every imaginable place and ...
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Windows 10 logging in says - “Preparing Windows”

I have a dual-boot with Windows 7 and Windows 10. On the partition with Windows 10 I used to have Windows 8.1. Once in a while (when I had Windows 8.1), I would login to find the it say Preparing ...
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Standard user account for Windows 8.1 is created, but cannot login

When creating users accounts I am signed in under my Microsoft Live account, this account is already part of the Administrators group. I can create the new Standard User account but when trying to log ...
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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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robocopy ERROR 1314 (0x00000522) on Windows 7 Home Premium

I'm using a robocopy script with the switches /COPYALL and /B on my Windows 7 Home Premium PC to backup files to a NAS and I'm getting the error message: ERROR 1314 (0x00000522) Copying NTFS ...
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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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How can I change the user icon in Chrome Browser?

I have more than one user in Chrome Browser (chrome://settings/ Add new user) and can't find out how to specify a custom icon for each user. Chrome allow me select an icon from a list of icons set, ...
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How do I change users in Google Keep's chrome app?

On the phone I can easily switch between my Google accounts, on YouTube a video can be found that showcases it for the app but this option is just missing for me or has been removed by Google.
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Is there a way to hide a User Account, not only from the Logon but also specifically from the Computer Management Window?

I succeeded in being able to disable and therefore hide the account i created. I already know the Regedit method and the Command Prompt method for disabling. (for security reasons, I am on a house ...
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Windows 10 and User Accounts

I cannot find an answer to my problem. Perhaps somebody can help. I recently "upgraded" to Windows 10 from W7. I am not sure it is really an upgrade, but that is another discussion. After the upgrade ...
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How can I choose the default user account for Windows 10 (technical preview)

On my PC I have two accounts: my account (password protected) and a second one, without a password. Each time Windows 10 (technical preview) starts, it automatically logs-in the second account, so I ...
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mysql how to fix Access denied for user 'root'@'localhost'

Before I screw up something, when login using $ mysql -u root -p, and show databases: +--------------------+ | Database | +--------------------+ | information_schema | | mysql ...
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Windows default user and password

Am running a windows 7 And it crashed for i dont know what reason it asks me to provide username and password in the logon screen Knowing that i never set up a password I tried different combinaisons ...
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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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Can I hide a user from the Windows 7 login screen without disabling network access?

I have two user accounts on my computer. I have a third "device-account" that allows network access to shares for non-computer devices. I can hide this account from the welcome screen using the ...
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Forcing Windows 10 to sync account settings

Today I wanted to ask if there is any way to force settings synchronization in Windows 10? Last day I decided to reinstall my Windows 10, but after installing new instance Windows won't ask me if I ...
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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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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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“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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How to get rights of admin after I disabled all admin accounts in my computer

I accidentally disabled my admin account. After I login to another account I found I can not get admin rights, because all admin accounts on my computer are disabled. I clicked on 'run as ...
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How do I start Chrome using a specified “user profile”?

I use the new built-in "Users" feature of Chrome to switch between Home/Work accounts easily. However, Chrome remembers the "last" user profile you had selected when launching new windows. This is a ...
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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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How do I find out when and by whom a particular user was deleted in linux?

I've recently ran into a very odd occurrence on one system I'm using. For no apparent reason, my user account was deleted, although the home directory is still there. I have root access, so I 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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Touchpad dysfunctional for one user, others ok

I'm using a compaq presario notebook running windows 7. Suddenly the synaptics touchpad does not work -- for one user only. I'm logged in now as administrator, and everything is fine. I checked the ...
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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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What are the reasons for these strange user accounts in Windows 7?

In my laptop (given from college), Windows 7 Professional 32-bit is installed. At the time of login, it asks for Username and Password to be entered into the respective fields. Each student has been ...
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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 ...