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Outlook 2013 causes Microsoft account authentication failure

When Outlook is running, it will periodically "talk" to Microsoft to validate my account, and always fails validation. By that I mean I can go into my Account activity see that each time Outlook ...
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Why is my Windows 7 user account name different than my User ID?

I looked and found a similar question here, I think, but mine is a little more general. Here is the situation: I installed a program on a workstation that functions as a server for our tiny office. ...
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Logging onto computer user accounts

By my request our school IT set up a basic admin account on my computer. I have the username and password but I am unable to log on because I am always prompted to log onto on of the network accounts. ...
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How to add a domain user account to Windows Enterprise 8.1?

I have a computer on a domain and login with a Microsoft Account. Now, I would like to add a true domain account (domain\user) to the users allowed to login to this computer. Numerous examples can ...
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Prevent Power Users install or uninstall softwares in Windows 7

Does anyone know if it's possible to create a user account on windows 7 with custom installation/uninstallation permissions. We have an application that requires the user to be set to Power User / ...
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Creating user account without admin or control panel

Simply put I need to create a basic user account on the computer without using control panel and without running any programs such as cmd with admin. Thanks In Advance
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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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Copy user accounts

In Win7 is there a way to easily copy a set of user accounts from one system to the other? I am having 15 laptops and I need to set up >50 users and gropus on each of them all having different ...
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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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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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Make a admin account on a standard user account in windows 7 [closed]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Can you apply one user settings to another user in windows 7

Is it possible to move one users settings to another user account on the same machine? I have one user called PC and want to move all of the settings that user had to the new user on this machine. ...
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Hide everything on desktop (taskbar, etc.) except certain icons for one Windows XP user account

I'd like to limit what appears on the desktop of a computer running Windows XP Professional for one user account. The account will be used by young children to play simple educational games in a play ...
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Restrict user to only limited set of commands

I have a user "user1" and I want to limit this user access to some specific folders and allow him to run a limited set of commands, on of the commands is root level.
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Set IME for all users (Windows Server 2003 or later)

I want to set default settings for IME (Input Method Editor) for all users to be added in the future. Is it possible in the GUI, without registry hacking? For example, I want , by default when a new ...
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useradd - Specify group “users” or create a whole new group?

When creating a normal new user, it is a best practice to use -g 100 option, which creates a user like test:users or ignore the parameter and let useradd to create a user with test:test ? Which one ...
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Why can linux users see each others files?

I would have thought that basic security principles would mean that users can't see files in the home directory of other users. Many many years ago I worked on Novell servers and I seem to recall ...
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Starting a process for another logged on user

I wanted to know if it's possible to start a process for another user's session. For example. User1 and user2 are user accounts on a local machine which are currently logged on. Now I want to start a ...
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Windows 7 - Revert to specific user after reboot

In my organization we have a computer that are used by multiple colleagues. They each have their own domain login, but each night the computer automatically reboots and after the reboot I want it to ...
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Has anyone written a script to migrate linux users from one host to another ala the OSX migration assistant

I need to provide a newbie with a new machine but I don't have access to the old one -- only they do. Is there anything like Apple's Migration Assistant for Linux, specifically Fedora KDE, to move the ...
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Disconnect Microsoft account from my local account

I was happily using local account on my Windows 8/8.1 machine. Was. Today I wanted to install some app from Windows Store. I wanted to assess some UX scenario in it. To do so I had to sign in using my ...
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How to directly open the “Select Users or Groups” dialog?

This is the window I'm trying to open: How can I do so direclty from a shortcut or similar? Currently, it is opened via Right click on a folder → Properties → Sharing → Advanced → Permissions → ...
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Need Multiple IP addresses from one PC

I'm using it for online games and running programs for friends out of one PC. Limits will be placed soon, so my question is: how can I get a different IP address for each account loading up from one ...
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What is this “Default Profile”? [duplicate]

I was poking around my performance settings tabs and clicked on one that showed users. It has the single account that was set up (as Admin) and a Default user account. I am curious to know why it is ...
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Why can a non-root user not access Sublime soft link

I like using Sublime text as a VIM replacement i.e. opening from the terminal with an argument. I installed Sublime into /opt/sublime_text/ and within that is the executable I need. I then soft-linked ...
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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 ...