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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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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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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?
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Allowing only owner to edit files windows/ubuntu

I am not sure if this is answered elsewhere or it is too obvious but I need to have a folder that I create with a new user(admin) both on windows and ubuntu (wherever it is possible - preferably both) ...
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Connect to remote computer with another user account

I connected to a computer in our company LAN with an account (for example, user1). A login dialog appeared and asked me its username and password. Then, I checked a check box to remember the password. ...
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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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Change to user name has destabilized the entire computer

I have a Window 7 computer that is a part of a small office work group. The user wanted to change their login name, so I made this change via Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Computer Management ...
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A proper way to create non-interactive accounts?

In order to use password-protected file sharing in a basic home network I want to create a number of non-interactive user accounts on a Windows 8 Pro machine in addition to the existing set of ...
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User management in a multiple server environment [closed]

Need help managing developer authentication on our system. We have multiple CentOS servers (database, Web, Redis, etc.), and it is important to be able to control access to them in a centralized, ...
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Where are the userspecific windows themes saved?

I have a user account named "Paedow". On this account I saved a Windows Theme with wallpaper and sounds and so on... Now I logged on as "Administrator". I have full access to every file on the ...
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SSH Permission denied on Correct Password Authentication

I could successfully SSH into my machine yesterday with the exact same credentials I am using today. The machine is running Centos 6.3. But now for some reason it is giving me permission denied. Here ...
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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 ...