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

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Batch Delete User Files every 2 Weeks

I need a Batch-Script which delete Private User Files every 2 Weeks. User Files Admin, Public and a Domain-Account "dJas" shouldn't be deleted. This Script crashes Windows @echo off & setlocal ...
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Unable to log in on Windows 7 Home Basic after creating new user

I have deleted an user account in my system (HP Pavilion G4) and created a new account, everything was OK. Next day when I switched on the laptop I saw "Invalid username or password" error in login ...
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Nautilus could not create

I have installed BIND 9.0 after successfully installation it created one user called named Uid =25 Gid =25 I tried to login with this user but I'm getting below error messages Nautilus could not ...
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Associate existing user profile folder with new account

I'm trying to create a new standard user in Windows, generate its user profile folder, then load that user's registry hive and modify some registry settings for the new user. This works, but as soon ...
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How do I create a Windows 10 account for network shares, but not local login?

I need to share a folder on my network for my new scanner to save documents to. I don't want to give the scanner my personal account's password, and it looks like anonymous shares, even very limited ...
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Copy all preferences and documents between profiles in Windows 10

I've just upgraded to Windows 10, and everything seemed to work perfectly. However, my local user profile is corrupted: the start icon and many of the core Windows functions (WiFi, Cortana, etc.) are ...
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How to remove Microsoft school account?

I created a school account with my school e-mail address for using the Office. Office for students I thought this would give permission for desktop use of Word, Excel and Powerpoint for free. Get ...
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Install programs for different accounts Win7 Home Premium

Can someone explain me how to install a corporate software in their community editions for different Windows 7 Home Premium users' accounts. I'm planning to create an account on Win7 for installing a ...
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Grant permanent admin access without change entire account policy

How do I grant permanent administrator access to a .exe so I don't have to do it myself every time I run it? I don't want to change the setting of account control to "never notify". Actually I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Windows 7 keeps creating messed up profiles

Ok so I have an installation of Windows 7 that for a long time I never bothered with the other user accounts I had made, the reason why I had made other accounts was for Windows file sharing as you ...
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My Account Name is Missing

My Windows Account name is ArlandrioFF, why isn't showing here? Should I worry? I previously tried the built-in Administrator account but I wasn't sure it was what I needed for (I'm used to have full ...
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Mac OS X Yosemite strange Jira folder in Users

I have found recently a strange Jira item in my Users folder: This folder had permissions: System - read & write, everyone - no access. And after I have added myself to permissions I have ...
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App can't find requried certificates when runs under SYSTEM

My app seeks for its required certificates in the windows certificate store (LocalMachine/TrustedPeople). The certificates were imported under Administrator account. The app runs fine until I start it ...
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Prevent processes from reading userspace

I was trying to read and write values from a process with a program (ceserver, part of the CheatEngine project) which both ran in user-space (without root). I didn't expect it to work, however ...
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Disable auto log off windows server 2012

How to disable auto log off feature for a specific user in windows server 2012 using rdp Thanks for your time.
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How to change default user directory to a different drive in Windows 7

How do you change default user directory to a different drive in Windows 7? I need a comprehensive recipe to change all of the followings. Default directory where future user folders are created. ...
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Can't regain administrator privileges after hiding the admin's account on win log-on

I've followed the guide here to hide the admin's account from log on area but now i only have a standard account left and i can't access regedit as admin to do the necessary work and bring the admin ...
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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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How can I choose the default user account for Windows 10 (technical preview)

On my PC I have two accounts: my account (password protected) and a second one, without a password. Each time Windows 10 (technical preview) starts, it automatically logs-in the second account, so I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...