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How to mount remote samba share from local host with multiple groups?

I am using mount.cifs to mount a remote samba share (both client and server are Ubuntu server 8.04) like this: mount.cifs //sambaserver/samba /mountpath -o ...
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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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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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Set up Windows users that can only write to a specific folder

I bought a new Windows 7 PC and I want to create three user accounts, which should have no permission to create anything in the C drive or on the desktop. The only place where they're allowed to write ...
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MacBook user name I thought I deleted still works for logging in to my account

I (Katy) am giving my old computer to my husband (Andrew). I mucked it up somehow and now I can log in to the admin Katy account using "Andrew" as the login name and the Katy password, despite Andrew ...
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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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Executing Commands at Cmd Prompt Result in “Access Denied”

I am running Windows 7. Whenever I try to run commands like 'ping', 'ipconfig', 'taskkill', 'tasklist', etc from the command line I get an "Access is denied" message. I checked the "Advanced ...
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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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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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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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Can logon script be assigned to a user in a windows machine which is not a part of domain through powershell?

This is the suggested way to add a logon script to a local user in Windows. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc770908.aspx Edited: I also found the following : ...
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Disable Use the Welcome Screen in Windows 8

In Windows 8, I want users to type his/her name and password instead of clicking on a user name and typing password. It is similar to disabling "Use the Welcome Screen" in Windows XP. Is it possible ? ...
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Change username folder name that 'FIle history' creates in Windows 8

I followed the tutorial from How to rename user folder in Windows 8? on renaming user folder after the user has already logged in. Everything is working great, except, 'File History' tool still ...
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Having to type computer name in credentials to login via RDP

I have several computers here running Windows 8.1 pro. Randomly on ONE of these PC's I have to type "computername\username" in the credentials for it to allow the credentials to work. All of my other ...
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Error while creating home directory for a local user account through powershell

I have seen the following as a suggestion to create home directory for a user. So I have tried the following script to create a home directory : $sec_password = ConvertTo-SecureString ...
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HomeDirectory is not getting created through powershell scripts

I tried the following to create a user and assign a home directory to the user. $comp = [ADSI]'WinNT://localhost,computer'; $user = $comp.Create('User', 'account14'); $user.SetPassword('Welcome1$'); ...
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Hide masked password at the logon screen Win 8

Is it possible to hide the password characters at the login screen? I plan to use a 2 letter password but i don't want people to see the length when unlock my pc. So regardless of the amount of ...
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Accessing mac mini server from win 7

I have a mac mini server with MacOSX 10.9. I want to connect to the server with my win 7 laptop in a different user. Then there will be two users working on different accounts seperately. Is that ...
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Software Policy Restrictions on one account affects a different account

I have Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit installed on an SBC, on which I have created an auto-logon account (Standard user), which I am trying to lock down. I have created a Local Group Policy Object (LGPO) ...
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Limit the number of administrators and local groups

Is there any way I can limit the number of Administrators to one on a Windows XP Home or Windows 7 PC? Also, the number of Local Groups? My reasoning is that if I got hacked, then I wouldn't find ...
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Remove Live ID authentication from user account

I've just run in to a really annoying issue with Windows 8.1 - it seems I cannot remove the need to use Live ID credentials from an account without completely deleting that account. I know the ...
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Drupal 7: One-time user account

I'm going to create a survey in Drupal 7 with the webform module, installed on a debian system which may be adapted in every way. The users (personally known, approx. 120) doing that survey will walk ...
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Passing rdp user login credentials to server

I am working on an application and the workflow is something like this : I have a cloud machine setup at amazon ec2 The machine is Microsoft windows server 2008 Multiple user can login into server ...
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migrate file owners on a new server

I have used Robocopy to copy all files from our old project server to a new one. The old server was not connected to a domain, and all users had there own user account locally in the server. The new ...
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Lack of /etc/debian_chroot

While logged as root I create new user on my machine with adduser ziel. After su ziel I can see: $ su ziel cat: /etc/debian_chroot: No such file or directory ($(cat ...
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How to modify local users on different server via command line windows 2003

There's an issue I need to deal with. It's regarding several local users located on several servers (2-3 users per server - more than 50 servers). What needs to be done is to check who exactly is ...
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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 ...
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Some installed programs not showing to other windows users

Ok I have windows 7 installed and have 3 users Admin {with admin rights} User1 {with normal rights} User2 {with admin rights} I had logged into Admin when I installed Xampp, and User2 was not ...
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Change Administrator privileges to used account

So I am in my created account of Windows 8 Pro, which has Administrator privileges (as I look in the accounts part in Control Panel). But then accessing/modifying some folders (not even on my System ...
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OS X 10.8.3 enable ssh login for built-in account

OS X has many pre-configured accounts (e.g., _svn, _cvs) used for privilege separation that by default cannot be used for login and do not have a home folder. Is it possible to enable ssh login for ...
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Windows 8 Multiple Monitors - Different for Each User

I love using multiple monitors on my home system (Win 8) but my partner doesn't. I know we can easily switch between single and multiple monitors with Windows+P, but having it automated would be a ...
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Rename user folder in Windows 8

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 ...
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Giving privilege with expiration in Windows 7

I have asked this question in security.stackexchange.com, but I was unable to get anything useful. So I am re-posting it here. In parental control I can restrict the games, applications, and also set ...
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How do I force a process to stay on even after logging out or move process out of user-space memory?

I am quite often uploading various big files to various websites with my web browser on a slow connection and not every website support resuming of the upload. Now my lsass.exe process consumes ...
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Windows 8 pc user login delay

We have windows 8 pc& auto-login is enabled in that pc ( Settings done in registry). It was working till 4 days back without error. But now, only welcome screen is coming at the startup( User ...
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Windows 7 hangs on login to one user account only

I get the continuous spinning blue wheel in Windows 7 64-bit when I start up in just one user account and I can't access the task bar nor the Windows Start button. Other accounts don't have this ...
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Windows 7 How to create a new account from command prompt?

My computer was damaged (Windows can't find Desktop path/profile after Hard Drive Repair) and now I can't use my administrator account because I get this message: Failed to connect to a ...
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Can I sync many google accounts into one Stack exchange account?

I'm now using several mail accounts for quite different purposes. I'm trying to sync 2 of my google accounts into 1 Stack overflow account. I registered with the first one (first@email.com) and then ...
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Print job lost at spooling on a different user account?

So we have an alficia rico printer at my workplace. I just started on the job and when I had my account made for me I guess there is a conflict with the drivers? I have looked for a file in the ...
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User profile service service failed the login. User Profile can not be loaded

I removed accounts that were hosted on a separate drive before upgrading to windows 8 from 7 yesterday. However, now I get the User profile service service failed the login. User Profile can not be ...
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Windows 7 Deleted User Account Reappearing

After using Password Renew for NT's v1.1-BETA by sala (it comes with Hirens boot cd) and creating a new administrator user I'm unable to delete it. Actualy I delete it but it reappears after reboot. I ...
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User-specific Network Drive (sshfs?)

My goal is to create several network shares, one for each user on the network. The objective is to replace an internal HDD with an SSD, and move the home directories (or maybe just documents, etc. ...
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Can't access Workgroup Computer

This is a weird one. Essentially I have a standard Workgroup at home, several PC's, and on each machine, the Administrator account unlocked in lusrmgr.msc. Password set the same for each PC so I can ...
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How to disable auto display lock in Windows 8 Consumer Preview?

I have looked all over for this one, and have only found answers for Windows 7 or people don't understand the problem. I have already disabled the screen saver and locking in power options How to ...
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Win XP: Disable guest account on certain period of time?

Is it possible to only allow guest account for example between 8AM-5PM only? Beyond that time, guest account should be disabled and not be allowed. Ideally logging-off users and preventing them from ...
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FreeBSD file group write permissions

I have created a dummy file just to test out group permissions. touch /path/test.txt chown user1:txtwriter /path/test.txt chmod 664 /path/test.txt && ls -la returns: -rw-rw-r-- 1 user1 ...
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How to create a new account with same privileges

I have a product whose main service is working with Administrator account named 'vertebrate'.Which way we can disable the ADMINISTRATOR account('vertebrate') and define a new administrator account ...
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Mails from deleted Outlook account

All, I accidentally deleted my Outlook account from Outlook 2007. I need to retrieve all the emails associated with the account, but cannot figure out how to do that. Can anyone please let me know ...
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Specific local account missing after joining domain

After joining a Windows 7 computer to a Windows 2008 domain, one of the local accounts is missing, while the others still are acessible. If remove the computer from the domain, that specific local ...
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Windows user account has disappeared from Welcome screen

My switch user account has disappeared. If I go to User Accounts in the Control Panel, trying to restore it says my Welcome and Switch user has been disabled. How can I fix this? I don't want other ...