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What is this None user in Windows 8?

What is this None user in Windows 8? It isn't one of my accounts. This is a question that is ogooglebar.
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Why there is no sudoers file: “/etc/sudoers: No such file or directory”?

I am trying to add a new admin user, but: # adduser username admin adduser: The user `username' does not exist. # man sudoers No manual entry for sudoers # less /etc/sudoers /etc/sudoers: No ...
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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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Rename user folder in Windows 8

I just bought a PC with Windows 8 and am struggling to get to grips with it. When setting it up I entered the name Signon which was the wrong name. I then went into the users part of the Control Panel ...
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Can I use Windows 7 and 8 on the same partition to share users' files? [duplicate]

I was wondering if it were at all possible to completely wipe my laptop's hard drive and then create two partitions, one at the beginning (after the system partition) with 200GB, and the rest of the ...
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Unix User groups permissions

When I try to run an application I have 'moved' by zippping + unzipping from one host to another it says :This program can only be executed by users in group 1002. Can Anybody please decipher what ...
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Can I create a user without specifying a login name

Can I create a user without specifying a login name, and let GID used for it's login name? I read the man useradd(8), but this command seems to require a login name be set. Any GUI way or script ...
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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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What is System32\config\systemprofile?

So I recently figured out that IIS will use C:\Windows\System32\config\systemprofile as it's "user" directory for folders like AppData in certain situations. Now, I'm trying to understand why this ...
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How to validate windows domain credentials via the command line? [duplicate]

I want to validate a set of credentials against the domain controller. e.g.: Username: STACKOVERFLOW\joel Password: splotchy Can I do this via the command line?
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Ubuntu group permission how to change

How do I change the permissions for a specific group that I have created? Say for example I create four new users named Anna, David, Carl and Eva and I also create two different groups which I name ...
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How to change user name on Cygwin

When I first installed and ran Cygwin, my username and PC name appeared at the beginning of the prompt, like Johm@John-PC ~ The problem is, there was a typo in the account name when I first ...
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How to set different window managers to different users under Linux

I want to restrict different users to different sets of window managers. For example, user A: openbox, fluxbox user B: openbox user C: openbox, fluxbox, metacity How can I do it? Additional ...
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restrict windows administrator access right

i have an administrator login to a windows 7 PC, i want to make a folder for a non-administrator user, and make this folder not viewable by me (administrator), is it possible? if so, how to achieve ...
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Giving privilege with expiration in Windows 7

I have asked this question in security.stackexchange.com, but I was unable to get anything useful. So I am re-posting it here. In parental control I can restrict the games, applications, and also set ...
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How to recover Windows 8 authenticated users access if denied for a particular folder

I've got Windows 8 and trying to restrict access to a particular folder on my D: drive for other user accounts, and set permissions for the authenticated user group in security tab as denied. Now I ...
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How do I find my user ID and group in Mac OS X?

Trying to run this compand in terminal: sudo chown -R yourid:yourgroup local However, I have no idea what my ID and my group are, or where to find them. Any ideas?
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How to backup a user profile and restore it in Windows 7?

I want to install a fresh copy of Windows 7, and remove the old one. How can I backup and restore my user accounts to the new installation to be as the old ones??
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Can't unlock linux user account

I've got a Linux box (OpenSuSE 11.3) with a locked-out user account. I logged in as the root account to unlock it with passwd -u <user>, but I get a message 'Cannot unlock the password for ...
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multiple users of the same name in windows 7

Recently while going through the users folder in my C: drive, I found out that I had an extra user which I had not created but had the same name as the name of a existing user on my pc, with a little ...
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How do I force a process to stay on even after logging out or move process out of user-space memory?

I am quite often uploading various big files to various websites with my web browser on a slow connection and not every website support resuming of the upload. Now my lsass.exe process consumes ...
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Windows 8 pc user login delay

We have windows 8 pc& auto-login is enabled in that pc ( Settings done in registry). It was working till 4 days back without error. But now, only welcome screen is coming at the startup( User ...
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Windows 7 hangs on login to one user account only

I get the continuous spinning blue wheel in Windows 7 64-bit when I start up in just one user account and I can't access the task bar nor the Windows Start button. Other accounts don't have this ...
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What types of users can I use with “sudo”?

I thought you could only use sudo to temporarily become root: sudo vim /etc/resolv.conf But recently I saw a shell snippet depicting a user using sudo to become a specific user: sudo -H -u devops ...
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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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Auto Logon Windows 7 Upon Initial Boot While Still Protected by Password [duplicate]

I have a Windows 7 machine currently. I am writing a script which will always be running. Basically, it checks to make sure a program is open, and if it's not, it opens it. However, when my computer ...
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Windows 7 Connect remotely to 1 user account without bothering the other account [duplicate]

I'd like to setup remote connections on windows that will allow me to open and use a second user account without bothering the first user. Can you please help me out with this one?
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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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users not found in /etc/passwd

I login to a linux box with username user1 and my home folder is in /home. There is another user named user2 that has its home directory in /opt/data/folder. If I want to check the list of users I ...
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What does: “The procedure entry point StiCreateInstanceA could not be located in the dynamic link library STI.dll” mean?

I keep getting this message on start up: "The procedure entry point StiCreateInstanceA could not be located in the dynamic link library STI.dll" (only on one of my user accounts on my computer). That ...
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Linux: Find out who was logged on when?

I need to find out which user screwed up the ssh config. There's nothing in anyone's bash history. But I did see when a bunch of ssh-related errors in the logs that started at a specific time. I'm ...
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OSX Server - LDAP / pwpolicy - How to disable a account?

For some reason, Apple is great at just changing the syntax or path of (insert random feature here). And thus, I'm having trouble disabling (not locking a account, that seems to work fine by setting ...
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Is it possible to start all programs with admin privileges?

These days I'm having problems with "Run as Administrator" for most of my executables like Visual Studio, Command Prompt and sometimes even Notepad. It started with Visual Studio having problems ...
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Enable Remote Access Linux

It might sound very basic question but I am beginner on Linux... I have created a few users on my Linux distribution. I would like to enable Remote Connection through SSH for some of these users not ...
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Windows 8 email account setupwith Verizon.net

I know that have the correct information but Windows 8 says it cannot find settings for my account. Incoming Server seems to be hard coded for IMAP and Verizon is POP3. What do I do so set up my ...
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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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To enable the administrator account from the standard user account [duplicate]

I have exactly the same problem as was already described (by Rajendra Rathore): "... I removed my user account from administrators group and my default administrator account was disabled by default. ...
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Is it possible to disable aero on Windows 7 without admin rights?

I want to disable aero, however I don't have admin rights the admin has blocked Control Panel\Appearance and Personalization\Personalization and I haven't found another way to do it, does anybody ...
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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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How do I remove a user account which is invisible on the logon screen or user manager for Windows 7 Home Premium?

I am running a Windows 7 Home Premium machine with one administrator and one standard user for my son (14). My son has a standard account limited by parental controls for web content (porn etc.) My ...
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Login to server through PuTTY and then switch user

I am using the following batch file to log in to my server as root: start C:\Putty_all\PUTTY.exe -v -ssh root@192.168.32.125 -pw password When I have logged in, I want to change user to oracle. How ...
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Windows 7 How to create a new account from command prompt?

My computer was damaged (Windows can't find Desktop path/profile after Hard Drive Repair) and now I can't use my administrator account because I get this message: Failed to connect to a ...
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How do I lock a user's password?

Most Linux distros I've used have a passwd program which can be used to do things like forcibly expire passwords, or lock them to temporarily prevent password-based login. OS X does have a passed ...
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Redirecting a user profile to a different drive

Setup On my PC, I have a 120GB SSD (C:) for the operating system and a 2TB HDD (D:) for data. So, I've redirected my user folder from the usual C:\Users\%userName% to D:\Users\%userName% with the ...
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How to find sudo password in Mac OS X Lion 10.7.3

I'm using Mac OS X Lion 10.7.3 desktop. I don't know my sudo password so I'm unable to do sudo operations. How do I find my password or change it?
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Persitently map local folder to drive only for a single user profile

In our setup we need to map a local folder as a drive to get rid of the username in the path. We used "subst" to map the drive and everything was fine. Now we are migrating to Windows 7 and company ...
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Why join a domain (from user's point of view) if user can map drives and add network printers without joining? [closed]

I know policies can be imposed from a network administrators point of view to make things easier to manage and control, but what does a user lose out on by not joining a domain? For example, let's ...
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Recover a user password on Windows Server 2008

Quick question. Is there a way to recover (find out) a users password on Windows Server 2008. I am logged in as admin and I know there are ways to reset passwords, just need to know if I can find out ...
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Can't access any USB drive Windows 7 though loggedin as admin

I work in company where some one had make changes in my pc. Because of this I can't access any usb drive, Windows detects usb drive but when clicked message pop out F:/ is not accessible, access ...
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Adding multiple users to FreeNAS

I need to add a couple dozen user accounts for ftp access to our FreeNAS box. Is there any way to accomplish this without manually entering each one via the GUI?