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

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Create a Location in Windows where I have full read and write access

As it happens I got a chance to work for a company where every developer gets a Window desktop to work on, without giving the admin rights to run things as Admin. On that I tried installing "Spring ...
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Timestamp bash_history of a different user in a filesystem

I have a partition .dd file with the bash_history. I am able to cat it and look at the bash history and I know that the HISTTIMEFORMAT="%d/%m/%y %T " is typically used for the timestamp of the current ...
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How to give a local user permission to register a port

I have a windows server 2012 R2 at home that hosts some game servers and other services. Now I am trying to setup a user called "SEServer" that is a non-admin user, that only has access to the ...
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Official way to copy a user profile from a local account to a domain account

I have a PC in a windows domain. This PC has a local administrator account from the user who used it before the PC was joined to the domain. Now I want to migrate this users profile and settings do a ...
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why won't service application write to disk while Windows 7 computer is locked?

I have an application running as a service which is supposed to periodically download data. However, based on what I have seen, it appears that it fails to save data to disk while the computer is ...
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Unable to connect to networked printer

I am trying to connect from another computer on the network but i keep error message saying the user account doesn't have enough privileges despite not having changed any settings/passwords and other ...
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Renaming local windows 7 user - side effects

What side effects may the renaming of a local windows 7 user have? In a peer environment (W7 clients, W7 peer server) the logon name of an user should be changed. I know this side effects: The ...
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Duplicate Windows 8.1 user settings with domain account

I have a user that recently purchased a Windows 8.1 tablet. The original account that they customized their tablet with was the Windows Live account. Unfortunately for him, all of the customization he ...
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Is there any reason I can't use the same AppleID for iCloud syncing on two accounts on the same mac?

I have a Macbook Pro with two user accounts: Work and Personal. They both sync with the same AppleID over iCloud so I can access documents, calendars, etc., from both accounts. They sync with my ...
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After a reinstall, how do I force Windows to reconnect User and ProgramData folders that have been moved to another drive?

I moved a friend's User folder to drive D: using the 'mklink in recovery mode' method a while ago, which worked fine. I then used Windows Backup to back everything up, and reinstalled Windows 7, ...
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Windows profile corrupted for printing

I lost all printing ability. Even test pages won't print (I just get a generic error message: "Test page won't print."). However, I discovered that if I create a new Windows user (with administrative ...
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Blocking installing software on Windows 7

I've created standard user account, but still I can install software on this standard account. How can I block this using GPO? Regards
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CentOS 6.6 do not show icons etc only for user account

Helo all, Probably this question has been asked but was unanswered here. CentOS 6 does not show any desktop icons or anything in the panel My problem is that on my CentOS server 6.6, there is no ...
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Setting up User accounts on a new IMac such that all users can access the same basic file system

I am in the process of setting up a new iMac and would like a suggestion or two on the above. 1) My Account would be admin. (this would also be the dev environment) 2) A Guest account for the whole ...
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Restricting user access to certain features via registry on Windows 8.1 Home Premium

I need to restrict user access to Control Panel for example. And because its Home Premium version of Windows it doesn't have Group Policy Manager. Im using this list to do those restrictions. First ...
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Windows 8 Admin Users Not Appearing on Refresh or Other Repair Options

Something a little odd has happened where I am working on a system that's been stuck in an infinite repair loop on Windows 8. Further, when you go into the repair -> refresh option, it unfortunately ...
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Account get locked out after first try Windows 7

I have windows 7 x64 Pro. I have 2 accoutns. One account has administrator rights and the other one just standard rights. Account lockout threshold is set to 4 and duration to 5. Now my problem ...
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I made a mistake with 'wheel'

I was checking settings, and I gave a user who I didn't recognize 'no access' (wheeler), and lost all access to my computer immediately. Tried to change access back (hadn’t closed the window yet), but ...
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Users are hidden on startup

I have a Macbook on OSX 10.7.5 that has 2 users. They are both administrators with full permissions. I would think they would work the same, but sometimes I an unable to login in to my account. Here's ...
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Fine grained access control with Lighttpd webdav

I have a Lighttpd webserver serving a some WebDAV directories. I need to be able the following access controls: userA has read-write permission to /pathA userB has read-wrtie permission to /pathB ...
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Creating a new account screwed up main accout menubar on Mavericks

I'm wondering why this happens in OSX Mavericks. So, I made a new standard account on my mac and now my admin account's right side of the menubar (SystemUIServer) requires me to click again when ...
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Can't configure account with Thunderbird (broken Mail Account Setup)

I'm trying to set up Thunderbird on a Fedora machine. I'm being tortured with this software device: The torture device above refuses to take any settings I attempt to use. It also refuses to ...
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Need to deny write access to an entire disk for a specific group

I'm developing an app on Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2, which in turn calls Matlab. Because the scripts that Matlab runs could be uploaded by someone other than myself, I want to run them as sand-boxed ...
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windows 7 account Lockout when network share

A brief idea of the machine setup: Two Win7 Pro machines A and B, with Account lockout threshold policy set to 3 attempts. Both the machines have same local user account(same user name) logged in but ...
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Office 365 Account with Windows Phone 8.1

A few months ago, I started transitioning from using Google gmail, calendar, etc. to using a purchased Office 365 for small business premium account. I thought that I'd give Windows Phone 8.1 a try ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Script automatic user creation on a multipoint Server

Is it possible using a script to create users automatically? Example: An Excel file with a column (Name) and column (Name) The script uses this data to create a login and generates a random password ...
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Sample file not installed in another user account's personal folder

I work on an install team that uses InstallShield. I have a component that has a sample XML file set as a key file that is to be installed on a user's machine in their personal folder. When installing ...
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Automatic switch a local account to a Microsoft account or vice versa

With Windows 8.1 Update 1, when I switch a local account to a Microsoft account or vice versa, some dialog and confirmation/verification screen are displayed. It is possbile to save the inserted data ...
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Need to give RDS user permission to see and start/stop process started by Admin

I got a virtual Sever-2012. On this server I run a little tool in user space which responses to calls on a port. Now I want to grand a Friend access to the Server and to the tool. He need it to ...
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Multiple local user accounts on Windows 8.1 Pro

What's the method with the least drawbacks for setting up multiple local user accounts on Windows 8.1 Pro? Background I have set up the following four accounts on my Ubuntu 14.04 PC and my Mac OS X ...
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Understanding the 'staff' user group

It's known that all users are members of the 'staff' group. If you setup a standard user and create any file, a list of that file in the terminal with 'ls -la' shows the user group to be 'staff'. ...
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How can I retrieve event logs for a user account that was deleted?

Recently had a user in Windows 8 who deleted their local account without permission and thus making it difficult for me to find logs of when passwords were changed etc. The laptop works as a ...
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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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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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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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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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Issues with Windows 8 Users

I built a new desktop, running windows 8, a few months ago, updated to windows 8.1 as soon as I could and have been using it fine, everything working fine until recently. I am the sole user of the ...
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Mount encrypted volume before / during login

To reduce impact of possible computer theft, I would like to have my user profile protected using a robust encryption, so that even if someone can get a physical access to my computer, he will not be ...
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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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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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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 ...