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

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Reset synced Microsoft Account settings

So I've been having some problems with my Windows 10 PCs. My Microsoft account is a child account (don't even ask why), and occasionally, Family Safety will just shut off. Well, not completely shut ...
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Do I really want my Windows login associated with my Live account?

I recently upgraded to Win 10 and used my same username and password from my previous Windows installation. Earlier today when returning to my PC, it had locked as I had been away for a while but it ...
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A blank black screen when switching users

When I want to switch users in Windows 10, the screen goes black, the mouse cursor is visible and can be moved around. However, I cannot CTRL + ALT + DEL into task manager, and clicking around does ...
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Account login weirdness OS X

Running Mac OSX 10.10.5 So I recently changed my account name and home directory name per these directions. All characters in the name are lowercase alphabetical. After making the change I was unable ...
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Create a user solely for FTP in Windows 7

I was tasked to research and create a manual about installing an FTP server on Windows 7, and everything's fine and all until the specified user part during the creation of an FTP site. I'm told that ...
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Being prompted to convert local account to a Microsoft account — how to stop this?

I had to switch my Micrsoft account back to a local user account due to issues with offline file sharing. When I had switched back to a local user account, every time I click on the start menu I get ...
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Windows 10 logging in says - “Preparing Windows”

I have a dual-boot with Windows 7 and Windows 10. On the partition with Windows 10 I used to have Windows 8.1. Once in a while (when I had Windows 8.1), I would login to find the it say Preparing ...
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Detect My Second Account [closed]

Let's say I was banned from a website, and I want to create a new account and use it without the 2 accounts being linked. Different Browser Is Used. IP is different. Java + Flash disabled. Different ...
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bash prompt change after user default directory change

There is something I am not understanding. I have used the method found here about changing user default directory using vipw /etc/passwd However once I go into this file and change a user default ...
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Can a person work on two user accounts simultaneously

Can I run two user accounts simultaneously in windows and work simultaneously? I have windows 7, 8.1 and 10. I have got few applications (calling and remote tracking software) that I use everyday in ...
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Why are sudoers not defined by UID?

Login information is tied to UIDs in Linux. However, when I open the sudoers file the sudoers are defined by username instead of UID. Why are used usernames instead of UID? Does the sudoers file ...
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I want to sign in my microsoft account but use local account

This is a company terminal but it would be easy for me if I could just sign in my Microsoft account. I am allowed to sign in any of my account but I am not allowed to change the local password of this ...
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Suspicious temporary user account in Windows - tvsu_tmp

I discovered a new user account on my computer and took this photo immediately. After a few seconds when returning to the start screen the account was gone. What is the background to this?
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Connect TWO separate users account (same windows) to TWO different wireless network and work simultaneously

I login to different accounts and switch between them doing different work at the same time, each account has its own profile and settings. These accounts share the HW resources like the built-in WiFi ...
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How do I add Azure Active Directory User to Local Administrators Group

With Windows 10 you can join an organisation (=Azure Active Directory) and login with your cloud credentials. Based on the information provided here the first account per computer that joins the ...
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How to deleting user data in Windows 7 on shutdown or start up

I want to make it so a user account is fresh every time someone logs on but I want to keep the desktop background,start menu,and the tool bar. How would I do this? I tried deleting the user profile ...
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Windows 10 skips initial screen, goes right to screen saying user locked out; can't select another

This problem is keeping me from logging in to my PC. The PC has two local users (neither is tied to a Microsoft logon). One is a regular user with time restrictions; one is an administrator. ...
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Disable Lock Buttons, but Keep Win + L shortcut GPO

On my domain controller, I recently enabled the "Remove Lock Computer" option under GPO: User Configuration => Policies => Administrative Templates => System => Ctrl+Alt+Del Options => Remove Lock ...
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Windows 10 Revert/Switch From Microsoft Account to Local Account

I've been struggling to revert my windows login from a microsoft account to a local account. There are many tutorials on the web but the solution presented involve an option that I cannot see: I'm ...
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How do I remove the last logged on information from the lock screen in Windows 10?

After switching from my MS account to a local account and back to the MS account (removing the local account) I still keep getting signed in to the local account every time I boot up Windows. It ...
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How to delete an administrator account (Windows 8)?

I use Windows 8 with Windows 7-like GUI, classic shell I have two administrative accounts: user and Administrator. I am currently user Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\User Accounts\Manage ...
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Windows 7 - One User Account Cannot Change Password

We have a computer running Windows 7, with one user account on it. The user reported changing her login password, and after having done so, she now cannot log in to Windows. In troubleshooting, we ...
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Make A Local Admin Account On Domain Computer

I want to know if it is possible to make a local admin account on a domain computer. I know that there is already an account called 'Admin' which is local but I want to make another one because I ...
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Windows 2012 Server - Audit Who Logged User Off

Is there a way to tell who logged a user off with Windows 2012 Server? For example, I use rdp to log into a box that as multiple admins, there are some scripts that run under a specific user. The ...
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Multi-user ftp configuration issue

I have a server running centos 6.5 and proftpd. There is already a user "master.admin" created, thus having his own home directory (/home/master.admin). Now, I want to add client users -for example: ...
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How can I disable network access for specific user?

I use Windows 10 and want to restrict a specific user from accessing any of the network resources. I only want him/her to access the local physical drives but no other network resources such as other ...
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Access Old User Directory on previous (faulty) SSD [duplicate]

I recently had a problem with the SSD I was using as my OS drive and I had to replace it. Just out of interest I tried plugging the old SSD in again and I appear to be able to see and read data from ...
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Windows 8 partition permission denied [duplicate]

I was trying to restrict the guest account in Windows to read a partition through properties->security, but didn't notice my admin account was in the same group. So even my admin account is now locked ...
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Windows, prevent file access even to admin [duplicate]

I mostly work on Mac but have a Windows problem: I need to prevent access to specific files to all (even administrator). I'm running a local nodeJs server app, and need to prevent access to the main ...
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Security consequences of assigning executable permission to all /home data files?

I'm administrating tiny server for me and few friends / family / people I know more or less, basically nothing super busy, <10 users but I'm still trying to set it up like real, commercial server ...
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Deleted every user in Windows 8.1 and now it asks to log in to them

Today, I deleted every user from Windows 8.1 hoping that it wouldn't require a password to log on. After the restart it asked me to log in to my account and 2 different ones. I tried logging into ...
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How to fix Windows Account Name [duplicate]

I changed my account name on my laptop (running Windows 10 Enterprise 64-bit) and as far as the start-menu/lockscreen are concerned, the account name has changed, but in the file system, the ...
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Merge Multiple windows 10 Admin accounts into 1 Admin account

I have created 3 separate profiles for work / work / pleasure in Windows 10. I have since ran into VPN issues with users logged in still and other administrative permission issues and its becoming a ...
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Deleting troublesome email account without recreating profile?

My Outlook (2010) profile contains quite a lot of email accounts. Outlook crashed whilst I was adding a new account and now it displays that account in the main Mail list, but isn't able to access it ...
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Can't change local account to microsoft account (Windows 10)

I have the following problem: I made an upgrade from Win 7 to Win 10 All my files and settings were overtaken I have a local admin-account When I enter my microsoft-account in cortana the ...
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User Profile Service Failed User Profile Could Not Be Loaded on Windows 10

I've upgraded to Windows 10 in the last few weeks, and I had to update some drivers to get things working. Aside from that, it has been great. Now I am trying to create a new user via the Settings ...
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I'm a standard user even though i am the owner [duplicate]

I'm sorry if this questions was asked before! When i wanted to delete a folder it gave me the error "You'll need to provide admin permission to delete this folder" and i was pretty confused cause i am ...
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How do I change the User Profile location in Windows 10?

The default location for User Profiles are C:\Users. I would like to move this location to another drive (i.e. D:\Users). I've already been able to customize the library locations, however there are ...
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Server 2012 R2 First run after sysprep did not prompt for new administrator password

I want to know how I can change the User Profile account while the image is restoring when creating a new VM (while setting up the VM). I had created the image using sysprep and restored it to the ...
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Complete password- and key-less login for user using SSH

I want to use this plugin in my text editor to debug my HHVM application. Therefore I need a Linux user which is able to login via SSH both without password and without key authentication. How can I ...
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How to add picture to User Account Windows 10?

How do I add picture to User Account Windows 10? I did not see any options in Control Panel
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Windows 10 upgrade does not have an administrator acct [duplicate]

After upgrading to windows 10 my existing user account was converted to a guest account and now I don't have an administrator account on my PC at all. I can't run computer management, msconfig, cmd as ...
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How much can user actions be limited?

I need to use a server (Linux, Ubuntu) 'S' as a bridge between clients and other local servers 'LSs' which offer a series of services such as DB access via web or applications that must run on them ...
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How do i change my display name in Linux without adminstrator privileges?

I recently got an account in a network, and the administrator misspelled my name. Is there a way to change it on my own?
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Locked out of Admin Account

I created an admin account in windows 7. Did the "Special Accounts" registry edit to hide the admin account. Changed the current logged in user to a standard account and restarted the computer. The ...
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Settings and Scan apps don't open on my account

I recently upgraded my Windows 8.1 to Windows 10. On my user account, the Settings and Scan apps don't open, while on other accounts they open ok: My account - Administrator, linked to Microsoft ...
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debian: permission denied for all users except of root

I wrote a bash script today which might destroyed some of my user settings and/or permissions. Now I know it was quite stupid to test the script on my live-system ;). What is not working? Every ...
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Why is the guest account missing/broken in Windows 10?

In older versions of Windows and even in Windows 10 previews you could enable the built-in guest account in control panel Control Panel\User Accounts\User Accounts\Manage Accounts In Windows ...
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Grant admin rights? [duplicate]

I recently locked myself out of my administrator account. I have a non-admin account the I can still log on to. I tried methods of recovering my password or logging on to the admin user, but all need ...
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Unable to add a Microsoft account after upgrading to Windows 10

After upgrading to WIndows 10 I am unable to add a Microsoft account nor am I able to add a new user. The screen just flashes. Others have reported this problem. It will let me add a "work" account ...