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

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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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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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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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Easy way to restrict permissions in an elementary school computer lab?

I'm putting together an elementary school computer lab. I have nine Windows XP Pro machines that are not networked and do not have internet access (no money to do either). I've created separate ...
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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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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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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 same ...
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quick way to adduser and userdel in multiple machines

Currently I just go to each of our servers to type adduser <username> --firstuid 1101 --gid 1001 --disabled-password to add a user. Is there a quicker way to do so on all servers at 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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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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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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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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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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Change user account name in Windows 8 without losing desktop settings? [duplicate]

I have inherited the computer of a former employee. My office is on a small network. I log onto the domain with his old credentials. I have tried changing it in Control Panel under user account ...
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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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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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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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File permissions “Administrators: Full Control”. Why isn't it always sufficient?

Consider the following situation. Let's say I have two interactive local user accounts registered on my machine: Admin (member of Administrators group) and Alice (member of Users group). Let's say ...
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Match account/ipaddress of users connected to a remote desktop

The remote desktop is running on Windows7. I do not have admin rights. Using nestat I am able to get a list of all remotely connected IP Addresses: C:\>netstat -n | find "3389" | find "...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...