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How to mount remote samba share from local host with multiple groups?

I am using mount.cifs to mount a remote samba share (both client and server are Ubuntu server 8.04) like this: mount.cifs //sambaserver/samba /mountpath -o ...
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Show application on second screen even when logged off

I have second screen attached to my computer and I would like to use the screen to be showing something permanently. Actually I want just one special application to be running there in full screen. ...
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Access computer that has no password via network

I'm trying to access my desktop files through my laptop. Both are connected to the same network. I go to Network and see my desktop computer there. I double click and try to access my files there ...
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Disable Use the Welcome Screen in Windows 8

In Windows 8, I want users to type his/her name and password instead of clicking on a user name and typing password. It is similar to disabling "Use the Welcome Screen" in Windows XP. Is it possible ? ...
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Set up Windows users that can only write to a specific folder

I bought a new Windows 7 PC and I want to create three user accounts, which should have no permission to create anything in the C drive or on the desktop. The only place where they're allowed to write ...
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MacBook user name I thought I deleted still works for logging in to my account

I (Katy) am giving my old computer to my husband (Andrew). I mucked it up somehow and now I can log in to the admin Katy account using "Andrew" as the login name and the Katy password, despite Andrew ...
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Executing Commands at Cmd Prompt Result in “Access Denied”

I am running Windows 7. Whenever I try to run commands like 'ping', 'ipconfig', 'taskkill', 'tasklist', etc from the command line I get an "Access is denied" message. I checked the "Advanced ...
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Old domain was removed and Unable to login as domain administrator account in windows 7 laptop

I have a problem with a laptop that is in an old domain. I need to uninstall some of the programs on that machine. For that, it is asking for the administrator password. The old domain’s ...
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Permanently disable guest account in Windows 8.1

If I leave my PC unlocked for 30 seconds, my son enables the guest account, so he can use my PC when I'm away. The obvious solution is to teach him not to do it, but he's autistic and hard to manage, ...
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Get username of a thread

How to gather the username/SID/account of a particular thread? No, I am not looking for account of the process, but of specific thread. I've looked-up Process Explorer, but it doesn't show ...
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How do you stop the process of deleting an account on Mac?

My mac is in the process of deleting an account. So far it's taken like 5 hours. I thought that isn't how long it should take so I was wondering if their is a way to stop deleting the account. I ...
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Windows Task Scheduler starting Excel in background. How to force to start in foreground?

I'm using Windows Task Scheduler to restart MS excel when it crashes, via an event trigger that runs a vbs script ...
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Can logon script be assigned to a user in a windows machine which is not a part of domain through powershell?

This is the suggested way to add a logon script to a local user in Windows. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc770908.aspx Edited: I also found the following : ...
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MAC OSX User accept password but does not allow me to login?

I have deleted the login keychain in user ABC which is administrator user, i remember the password. I also have a CDF user on my mac which is also administrator. When at login I give password to ABC ...
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Access/modify the User path variable, not System path

I am trying to make an installer for a program and my workplace doesn't allow us 'regular' users to modify the system environment. In an effort to get around the restrictions, I'm trying to add my ...
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How to share a bookmark folder between two google chrome profiles

Use case: Google Chrome I have a work profile and a home profile, and both are synced with google's mothership. The problem is, sometimes I want to bookmark something while I am using the first ...
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Multiple user accounts from same client on network share?

My Win7 professional client has a connected network drive to the server with cached login (user/pw) data. How can I connect to the same server as a different user simultaneously?
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Overwrote Windows User folder with Contacts folder, how to get it back?

I have been changing the location of the default Windows 8 user files; my music, my pictures etc… Unfortunately when i was changing the location of the Contacts folder I selected the wrong location ...
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In Snow Leopard, how to prevent other users of my machine from seeing my files?

How do I setup users on my MacBook Pro (Snow Leopard) such that the along with having different work spaces, each user has secured folders and files from other users?
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Accidentally created a seperate /home profile

I've partitioned by Linux install to have separate / and /home partitions. In this instance, while installing Ubuntu 12.10, I accidentally created a new profile as /home. Thus, in the home folder on ...
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How to alternate between login screen types in Windows 7?

When already at the default login screen in Windows 7 where you click on an icon to select a user, is there a way to switch to the mode where you enter both a username and a password? In Windows XP, ...
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New accounts cannot log in on Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

I tried to make a new user account for a child to use my computer. When trying to log in to this account, I get the message "Your account is configured to prevent you from using this computer. Please ...
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How do I add new users to PostgreSQL 9.1 on Mac OS X 10.6?

I am unable to run psql with my normal Mac user account in Terminal session, although I can do it using the postgres service account). When I enter the command psql mydb and type my password, I get ...
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Can't start useraccount / no GUI terminal

When I am in the startmenu of Ubuntu 12.04 I can not start in my own account and I don't see any error messages. I try to use my account and then I return to the original start menu. I can start in ...
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How to restrict access to certain folders or partititions for user accts on WinXP?

I want to pass down my older computer to my little brother but keep part of the hard drive as one of my places to save backups. I have the HDD partitioned into 3 partitions, and all my stuff is on ...
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Windows Server 2008 - Scheduled Task Multiple Users

I am setting up a scheduled task on a Windows 2008 server to run a utility. I am able to do this without a problem with my user account, but no one else can access it when they login. I need to create ...
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How to print in Windows (Vista) using a different user?

Is it possible to print as different user in Windows (Vista) without switching user? I don't want to create profile for another user. (I need this because of some printers that are accessible only ...
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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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Caching all processes for specific windows user

I am currently sharing a laptop with another person, and I'd like to cache all of their processes while I'm logged in to my account. I would also like to have separate cache for both me and the other ...
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How to properly setup group file permissions in MacOSX

I have a couple of users, one was created via OSX GUI, one is nobody for nginx and php-fpm. All commands below are executed as root. I created new group for my project: dscl . -create ...
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How to change Microsoft account email in Windows 8.1

I have changed my email and I want to link my Microsoft account to this new email so I can login with this email to Windows 8.1. How can I do this either online or in Windows 8.1?
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Running opera as a different user in linux

I am trying to run multiple opera instances as different users simultaneously in linux mint. I have done it with firefox in the past using the sux command like sux user1 firefox But if i try that ...
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What will happen if I delete my wifes Apple ID in my Macbook Pro

What will happen if I delete my wifes Apple ID in my Macbook Pro, then I will create my own Apple ID and register it in the User Account and AppStore? Will all the downloaded apps and software, ...
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How do I add a network user into my file permissions?

I have a folder (in particular, a "User Home" folder) that I would like to give access to a local account. For example, My laptop's local name is called "PC", for some apparent reason. It is also ...
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Access a shared folder over the network

I'm on Windows 7, I created some user accounts with passwords, created some folders, shared every folder with the exact user I want to grant access to. Now, I want a given user to access his folder ...
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someone's else's avatar appears when I try to reset my password

I have 2 gmail accounts. One was from about 1-1/2 years ago that I only started to access some maps from my Godson. In Aug 2014, I wanted to start a blog on blogspot.com so I opened a gmail account so ...
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useradd: invalid option — 'n'

I'm trying to create new user with default values, but it gives me error that such option is invalid. So does something changed and I need to use something else to create user with default values? ...
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Can windows allow a group of users remote control over a single user/desktop/environment?

On ubuntu I can set up a server to only allow a group of users to log in and allow that group to su and control e.g. a webserver user. Is there a way for me to replicate that flow with Windows, LDAP ...
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Run a .net application with standard privilage on a administrator account

If im logged in as an administrator on windows is it possible to run a application with standard privileges? It seems like outlook is run with standard privilege even if started on from an admin ...
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unlock a mac with a program

Does anyone know of a way to make a program or simple script that could be run that would have the capability of unlocking my mac and/or security prompts in osx mavericks. I understand that a user ...
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Windows 8.1 Suspecious Activity

A new user account automatically is creater again and again no matter how many times I delete it. Its a random string "raxxujpxh" thats appears as a user name. Does anyone know what might be causing ...
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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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Windows 7 Deleted User Account Reappearing

After using Password Renew for NT's v1.1-BETA by sala (it comes with Hirens boot cd) and creating a new administrator user I'm unable to delete it. Actualy I delete it but it reappears after reboot. I ...
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User-specific Network Drive (sshfs?)

My goal is to create several network shares, one for each user on the network. The objective is to replace an internal HDD with an SSD, and move the home directories (or maybe just documents, etc. ...
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Can't access Workgroup Computer

This is a weird one. Essentially I have a standard Workgroup at home, several PC's, and on each machine, the Administrator account unlocked in lusrmgr.msc. Password set the same for each PC so I can ...
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Win XP: Disable guest account on certain period of time?

Is it possible to only allow guest account for example between 8AM-5PM only? Beyond that time, guest account should be disabled and not be allowed. Ideally logging-off users and preventing them from ...
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FreeBSD file group write permissions

I have created a dummy file just to test out group permissions. touch /path/test.txt chown user1:txtwriter /path/test.txt chmod 664 /path/test.txt && ls -la returns: -rw-rw-r-- 1 user1 ...
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How to create a new account with same privileges

I have a product whose main service is working with Administrator account named 'vertebrate'.Which way we can disable the ADMINISTRATOR account('vertebrate') and define a new administrator account ...
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Mails from deleted Outlook account

All, I accidentally deleted my Outlook account from Outlook 2007. I need to retrieve all the emails associated with the account, but cannot figure out how to do that. Can anyone please let me know ...
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Specific local account missing after joining domain

After joining a Windows 7 computer to a Windows 2008 domain, one of the local accounts is missing, while the others still are acessible. If remove the computer from the domain, that specific local ...