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

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Completely remove user account and create another with same name in Windows 7

Here's my question simply and then the details in case they help to get me an appropriate answer. Question: How can I completely and permanently delete a user account in Windows 7 so that I can ...
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Use one home directory for more than one operating system

I want to configure the same user account across multiple operating systems. Right now, I'm set up for general use in Mac OS 10.6.6 "Snow Leopard," and I have about 200gb of files in my home directory ...
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Can 'Switch User' in Windows 7 work with Active Directory?

In Windows 7 you can 'Switch User' to anyone who's been configured locally on the machine. Can this be extended to allow someone to switch to a user defined in Active Directory (the same directory ...
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Windows user just for one thing

Is there a way to create a Windows user that all he can do is open one program? I give one of my computers to someone for a specific purpose only and I can't watch if he's using other things or ...
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Auto Relogon after remote access by admin

I see this article about auto login when joined to a domain. Windows 7 Automatic Login when on a Domain I have a similar scenario. But there is an occasion when a user may want to log on remotely and ...
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Weird linux problem: user is in www-data group in /etc/groups but groups command doesn't show him

I've come into something strange. I just added a user to the www-data group, the user appears in both /etc/group and /etc/group-, however when I use the groups or id commands the group isn't listed; ...
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Touchpad dysfunctional for one user, others ok

I'm using a compaq presario notebook running windows 7. Suddenly the synaptics touchpad does not work -- for one user only. I'm logged in now as administrator, and everything is fine. I checked the ...
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How can I create a shared workgroup account for a Windows 8 Online account?

I have a number of machines ranging from a Windows Server 2003 based Home Server, a couple of Windows 7 machines and now a Windows 8 Surface. I'd like to be able to seamlessly access my media library ...
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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 move Windows 7 C:\Users more easily using 2 installs of Windows 7? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Moving users folder on Windows Vista/Seven to another partition I am trying to move my Windows 7 C:\Users folder off of my 64GB SSD onto another drive (A partition on an ...
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How can I duplicate a user account in Windows 7?

How can I create a duplicate user account in Windows 7? Reason My account will not allow Windows Help to come up (apparently corrupted), but the Administrator account's help works fine. Also, when I ...
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Creating limited user account on Windows 7

I'm sharing my PC (Win 7 x64 Home Premium) with a friend, and I wanna create a guest user for her. I don't want her to reach my files, Windows settings, program adjustments etc. She should just surf ...
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What's happened to my Windows 7 account?

As we all know, Microsoft released a bundle of updates on Patch Tuesday yesterday. I dutifully told Windows Update to install and I went to bed. This evening, when I finally got back on my computer, ...
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Is there a way to change windows local account profile to a domain account profile? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Migrate desktop user to domain user I have a user who has been using her local windows xp user profile. Now with Active Directory implementation, I want to have the ...
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User-account missing from “Manage Accounts” in windows-7 64bit

I recently installed windows-7 home premium 64-bit on my computer. I had two accounts on it. One admin account and one account of the type "homeuser" (I think it was). This morning when started the ...
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Logging in to Windows 7 with one specific user account is very slow. Why?

I am running Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit) and I have created 3 user accounts, two regular users and one administrator. When logging in as the administrator or as one of the user accounts I get to ...
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How do I copy a user profile when changing domains?

I am going to be joining my computer to a different domain than the one it is on right now. How can I copy my current user profile and preferences to the new user profile that will be created when I ...
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Enable Access to Programs in Guest Account in Windows 7

I have a default administrator account with Open Office installed. I've recently enabled the Guest-Account for others to use. Open Office isn't available in the Guest-Account. How can I grant access ...
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Make Microsoft Account a Local Account from the command line?

I have an account that is a Microsoft Account at my office, but the person who used the computer has left, not telling anyone the password. In order to reset the password, I need it to be a local ...
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Copying `/Users` on Windows 8 over to another Windows 8 installation to retain settings?

I've got an installation of Windows 8 on a drive that has bad blocks within Windows installation folder or registry. Obviously the drive is on its last leg, however it appears that the files within ...
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Duplicate Windows 7 User Profile to a new user

Is there a way in Windows 7 to copy all Windows user profile information (especially desktop and UI settings, including profile picture) from an existing Windows user to a brand new user. So let's ...
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Account specific interface binding [closed]

Im looking to have applications started from different accounts automatically bind to a specific interface. for example: applications started on accountA bind to eth0 and applications started from ...
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“Slave” user accounts in GNU/Linux

How to make one user account to be like root for some other user account, e.g. to be able to read, write, chmod all it's files, chown from this account to master and back, kill/ptrace all it's ...
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Stop Mac OS from re-creating ~/Pictures, ~/Music, or ~/Public

I've configured iTunes, iMovie, etc to never use my ~/Movies or ~/Pictures directories, and I personally never use ~/Public. However, something keeps re-creating these directories (and putting just a ...
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Change user for automatic login

Windows-7 is configured to automatically login on boot. I want to change which user it logins to. more details I have 3 accounts: Administator administrator no password default for auto login ...
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Can't delete folder as admin, asks for Admin User that doesn't exist - “You'll need to provide administrator permission to delete this folder”

I am having a similar issue to the user who posted here. Basically, a folder in my Downloads (which shouldn't have any special permissions) won't allow me to delete it. When I try, I get a message ...
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Deleted admin HKLM\Software\Microsoft\ and now there is no admin on the system

One of my colleagues has deleted the registry stuff related to the Administrator account on his PC and now he cannot see the "Administrator" account on the Windows machine!! There is just a "Guest" ...
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Copy the default user profile - Administrator account

I need to amend the default user account during deployment of Windows 7. Having read the following MS article: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/973289 I have a few questions. The article suggests that ...
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SSH RSA key with non root user

I'm trying to secure my VPS, so I'm trying to use RSA authentication, obviously I don't want to be logging in as root, so I disabled PermitRootLogin but I also disabled PasswordAuthentication My ...
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The correct way to move /home to another partition on linux

I've moved /home to a separate partition, this involved creating and mounting the new partition, copying the old home directory over to the newly mounted one, editing fstab to mount the new partition ...
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Account not acting as an administrator correctly

My account, david, is in the Administrators group on a Windows 7 machine. I am still having problems with programs that I should be able to use, such as SQL Server. Specifically, my account seems to ...
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Unix Permissions issue with users belonging to the same group accessing a folder

I have a folder I'd really like to allow another user on this machine access to. I'm using mt-daapd to serve music to the network, so I'd like to enable the mt-daapd user to access my Music directory, ...
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Change short name on Mac OS X

I want to change the short name of my user account in Mac OS X, I have changed the computer name, but could not find where to change the short user name. Here's a screenshot for reference (I want to ...
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Help me understand Ubuntu user/group permissions

I'm beginning to deal with more than one user on my system (it's a VPS serving some sites) and I need to make sure I understand how group permissions work. Here's my setup: I have an account named ...
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Windows service fails to start with custom user until started once with local user

All of a sudden my Windows service application after installation does not start. (Some services stop automatically if they have no work to do.) The service uses a custom user. If I change the ...
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How to count two different column?

I really need your help regarding the below table, I need a formula to show me how many pending/closed for each project. Project Status Project Pending Closed VIVA closed ...