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How to assign an user account to a client machine in Windows Small Business Server 2003

How to assign an user account to a client machine in Windows Small Business Server 2003. I read here how to do that in 2011 (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc527565.aspx) but I can't find ...
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What would cause a Windows user account to report having been created at a later date than it was last logged into?

Based on my parsing of registry keys, this Windows user account was created after it was last logged into. Obviously this is inaccurate, but what might cause this?
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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 ...
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Run a .net application with standard privilage on a administrator account

If im logged in as an administrator on windows is it possible to run a application with standard privileges? It seems like outlook is run with standard privilege even if started on from an admin ...
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How to remove admin rights from guest account?

I discovered that the Guest account on my computer has Administrator rights. Yep, my kids are much clever than I thought…Unfortunately I am unable to remove admin rights from Guest account. Any ideas ...
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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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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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How to disable internet connection only for some standard user accounts in Windows 7 Ultimate?

There are many users in my machine with Windows 7 Ultimate installed. Some of them are standard user accounts that have no administrative access to the computer. I want them to be unable to connect to ...
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Problems with changing Windows account name

I am the administrator of my computer. I changed the name from, say, "A" to "B", where "A" is the old name and "B" is the new one. After I changed, immediately there were problems. Firstly, all my ...
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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 ...
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Accessing remote pc's folders [closed]

I want to be able to access remote pc login accts "Documetns and Settings" folders from my Win7 machine. I've asked this question here! Click Here For Cross Posted Question
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Cannot switch or access any user in Windows 8.1 Enterprise

Before removing my Windows 8.1 Enterprise PC from the Domain, I activated and reset the password for the local administrator account. When the PC boots up to the Welcome screen, it displays my full ...
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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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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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unlock a mac with a program

Does anyone know of a way to make a program or simple script that could be run that would have the capability of unlocking my mac and/or security prompts in osx mavericks. I understand that a user ...
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Is there a way to give NTFS file permissions to users from other Windows installations?

I am trying to set file permissions so users from two Windows installations can access certain files from a shared NTFS hard disk, withouth resorting to give "Everyone" permissions. From within an ...
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Permissions for Authenticated Users on C:

I want to prevent Standard Users and Guests from creating additional folders and files on the C: partition in Windows 7. Therefore, is it safe to remove permissions for Authenticated Users group from ...
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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 ...
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Run Network and Sharing center with rights of a different user

How do I change network adapter settings (i.e. change between DHCP and static IP address) while logged in as a non-administrator user, but with available credentials of an administrator user? I have ...
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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 ...
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Remotely use a local account to unlock another local account

So I have had an interesting problem pop up. I am trying to make someones life easier by making a script to help reset local accounts on windows 7 machines. Ideally, we'd like to do it remotely, so ...
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“The username or password is incorrect.” without entering login details

Usually when booting up in Windows 7, you are presented with the normal login screen. On my computer, I am first presented with this screen: After clicking OK, I can login with my correct login ...
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How to restrict access to certain folders or partititions for user accts on WinXP?

I want to pass down my older computer to my little brother but keep part of the hard drive as one of my places to save backups. I have the HDD partitioned into 3 partitions, and all my stuff is on ...
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My windows7 partition is on a “temporary user”

My windows7 partition is on a "temporary user" and I can't reach it from the linux partition. When I login on windows, it shows a black desktop without my shortcuts or documents. I have to browse to ...
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How do I secure a privileged account that requires access to multiple systems?

I have a user account with a few privileges that is used to run security scans. What is the best practice to secure the systems when a scan is not running? My thought was to have the accounts be ...
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Ubuntu group permission how to change

How do I change the permissions for a specific group that I have created? Say for example I create four new users named Anna, David, Carl and Eva and I also create two different groups which I name ...
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Desktop changes automatically

I have a Windows 7 Desktop for which the Desktop icons change automatically on system restart and creates user account folders without creating user accounts.I have tried removing them but find that ...
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Windows 8.1 Suspecious Activity

A new user account automatically is creater again and again no matter how many times I delete it. Its a random string "raxxujpxh" thats appears as a user name. Does anyone know what might be causing ...
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Creating remote user to launch one file

Here is the problem: I have made something with python that works with virtually any OS, except windows, and I have been told the people who are going to evaluate/use/try it only have windows ...
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Will upgrading to Windows 8 replace my corrupted user profile?

After a bit of structured troubleshooting I found out that my Windows 7 x64 user profile is corrupted. (Which leads to me being unable to print from Word or PDFs as well as denies me the usage of the ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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.
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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
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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.
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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> ...
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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 ...
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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* ...
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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 ...
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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 ...