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

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Very simple Windows 7 user privileges

How can one set the permissions of a particular folder such that a particular user can see it but is not able to open it (see its contents)? My problem is that I can't select both checkboxes at the ...
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How to restore files from the Recycle Bin when the account owning those files is inaccessible?

When I was deleting some temporary files in AppData\Local\Temp in an administrator account, I deleted some important profile files. So now when I log in to that account Windows 7 creates a temporary ...
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Double login icons Windows 8.0 and 8.1

I had Windows 7 Ultimate with 3 users upgraded to Windows 8.0 Ultimate activated and then updated to Windows 8.1 Ultimate, successfull without loosing any programm. At my logon screen I see each users ...
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How should Roundcube users be created?

How should roundcube users be created? Thats assuming roundcube has its configurations made, its database set and everything running until the login prompt. Should the database be manually modified? ...
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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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Make a admin account on a standard user account in windows 7 [on hold]

I am on a standard user account and I want to change the admin's password but don't have the rights. Please help!
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Windows 8 security user account permissions

I'm using Windows 8 Pro. When I try to save an attachment from Outlook 2010 into a specific Program Files folder I get the following message: "C:\Program Files (x86)... You don't have permission ...
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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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Show application on second screen even when logged off

I have second screen attached to my computer and I would like to use the screen to be showing something permanently. Actually I want just one special application to be running there in full screen. ...
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Linux: Is there a non-root shell command to find if a user account is enabled or not?

Is there a non-root shell command that can tell me if a user's account is disabled or not? Please note that there is a fine distinction between LOCKING and DISABLED: LOCKING is where you prepend ! ...
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Problems in CygWin accessing /dev/nul as non-privileged user

NOTE: This question is originally a simple typographic mistake (nulinstead of null) for the questioner. Anyway, the details could be useful for anyone having the same error and arriving here ...
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How to create super sftp user has access to all other sftp user folders?

I'm trying to create a super sftp user that have access to all other sftp user folders. For example, we have sftpuser1 with home folder /home/sftpuser1, sftpuser2 with home foler /home/sftpuser2, now ...
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Where should I install Emacs on Windows 7 as a standard account without admin priviliges for LaTeX pdf output?

I've been able to get Emacs running by putting it in the /Temp directory, but I'd like to be able to export my Org files to Latex pdfs, and I haven't been able to work that out yet, (I don't have ...
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Is it possible to alias a username on Linux?

I'm not sure if this has a practical application at all (aside from the fact that I am lazy. you know "christopher" has 11 characters, and I want to type 1), but is it possible to alias a username on ...
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Why is changing the shortname not recommended procedure?

Some Background I had an old iMac with Snow Leopard on it. It was so outdated I zeroed out the drive and reinstalled Snow on it (I'm still waiting on Mavericks to download... sigh). As I was setting ...
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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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Windows Firewall - simple way to block an IP address that is scanning? User keeps getting locked

I am using Windows Server 2008 - fully patched. One of my user accounts keeps getting locked. It is easy enough to unlock it - but it is happening with increasing frequency - and the user is not ...
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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 cannot remove admin rights from Guest account. Any ideas haw ...
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How to copy a windows 7 user profile when changing domains

I need to connect my machine to a new domain soon. When I do so a new user profile will be created and I would like to copy all the settings/data from the old profile to the new one. This is a local ...
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Determine own domain group memberships XP Professional

This seems like it would be a simple question, but my Google skills have failed me. When logged into a domain (as a domain user without any admin rights), how can I determine what groups my user ...
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How do Active Directory accounts work off network

When you take a laptop off the business network how does one login if you use Active Directory accounts to access the machine. Are profiles cached after first logging in?
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Windows XP - shutdown without administrator privileges and without group policies for shutdown.exe

I am facing a problem at my workplace: I have a Windows XP comupter with no administrator rights granted. I would like to be able to shutdown my local machine from the command line. I already tried ...
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How do you add an ldap group to a system user?

The question is basically the same as : serverfault I am unable to add a ldap group to a system user. This does not work : usermod -a -G ldapGroup systemUser The same with gpasswd command. The ...
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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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Windows Task Scheduler starting Excel in background. How to force to start in foreground?

I'm using Windows Task Scheduler to restart MS excel when it crashes, via an event trigger that runs a vbs script ...
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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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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 ...
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Access computer that has no password via network

I'm trying to access my desktop files through my laptop. Both are connected to the same network. I go to Network and see my desktop computer there. I double click and try to access my files there ...
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How to make ssh log in as the right user?

I use ssh on a variety of machines, mainly linux. Accounts on these machines vary in naming scheme: if my name is First Last, then I have accounts: first, flast, last_f, lastf, and sometimes I need to ...
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Doesn't the SeBackupPrivilege give me right to use the backup tool in windows 7?

I have a regular user account on Windows 7 home premium that I wanted to give the user rights to perform backups, using the backup and restore tool. I tried ntrights +r SeBackupPrivilege –u ...
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Windows 8.1 - Windows account unlinked from Users Folder

Background: I installed a new SSD in my laptop to run some tests, and connected my usual primary SSD via USB to copy files back and forth. After completing my tests, I then re-installed my usual SSD ...
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The User Profile service failed the sign-in

I have a Windows 8.1 Pro Dell 15R Laptop and I am trying to create a local user but when I initially log on, I says, "The User Profile service failed the sign-in." I asked Answer Desk and I couldn't ...
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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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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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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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WINDOWS 8.1 Pro User folder questions and accounts

Have a some questions. Backgroup -I built two PCs and i didn't have network drivers enabled. So both installs created a local admin account during installation. One later asked me if I wanted a ...
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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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How can I follow someone from my non-default account?

In Tweetdeck I have two accounts; a default one and a secondary one. I have them both in separate columns. However, when a person crops up in my non-default account column that I want to follow I ...
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How can I access the System Account in Windows 7?

I have always wanted to have access to the system account in Windows 7 – on a test machine, not my regular use machine. In Windows XP it is easy, there are how-to's all over the internet. How can I ...
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Does cron still run for disabled users?

If a user is disabled (with passwd -l user) on a server, are their cron jobs also disabled? Or would they still run?
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deep freeze & norton 360 restrict user with limited access on XP from copy file to another drive

i've install deep freeze on Win XP. inside the XP, there's administrator & user with limited access. the user with limited access is unable to copy file to another drive. example : i logon ...
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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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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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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 ...
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How to grant remote desktop right to a user in Windows Server 2008?

I create a user and add it to group Remote Desktop Users but I cannot still remote using mstsc. The error message said the user/group doesn't have the right to remote. My question is how can I grant ...
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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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How do I enable the user switching feature for the guest account in Windows 8?

I'm running Windows 8 and have enabled the guest account. When I am logged in as my normal user, and click my user name in the top right corner of the Start screen, I get this menu: Change account ...
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Will restoring in Windows 8.1 also reset my account information?

After being forced to create a Microsoft account in order to log in to Metro-Skype, my Windows 8.1 local account was converted (linked) to the Microsoft.com account (which is now corrupted, possibly ...
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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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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 ...