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Can I hide a user from the Windows 7 login screen without disabling network access?

I have two user accounts on my computer. I have a third "device" account that allows network access to shares for non-computer devices. I can hide this account from the welcome screen using the ...
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Password procedures

tldr; How do people manage their myriad passwords safely and easily? Personally I have about 4 different accounts to supercomputers that are 'high security', 3 different e-mail accounts with ...
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Can you apply one user settings to another user in windows 7

Is it possible to move one users settings to another user account on the same machine? I have one user called PC and want to move all of the settings that user had to the new user on this machine. ...
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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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Why can linux users see each others files?

I would have thought that basic security principles would mean that users can't see files in the home directory of other users. Many many years ago I worked on Novell servers and I seem to recall ...
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Windows 7 - Revert to specific user after reboot

In my organization we have a computer that are used by multiple colleagues. They each have their own domain login, but each night the computer automatically reboots and after the reboot I want it to ...
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Disconnect Microsoft account from my local account

I was happily using local account on my Windows 8/8.1 machine. Was. Today I wanted to install some app from Windows Store. I wanted to assess some UX scenario in it. To do so I had to sign in using my ...
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Need Multiple IP addresses from one PC

I'm using it for online games and running programs for friends out of one PC. Limits will be placed soon, so my question is: how can I get a different IP address for each account loading up from one ...
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What is this “Default Profile”? [duplicate]

I was poking around my performance settings tabs and clicked on one that showed users. It has the single account that was set up (as Admin) and a Default user account. I am curious to know why it is ...
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How to delete a user's folder in Windows 8.1?

I have a laptop which is being given to a different employee. I added a new Administrator account and deleted the old one. I deleted the User from the Windows 8.1 user utility thingy. So the user is ...
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Windows 7 copy User folder

I damaged the hard drive in my laptop and had to replace it with a new one. I purchased a device that allows me to connect my damaged hard-drive with a USB port just like an external hard-drive. I can ...
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can not print with specific windows account

I can not print from my account even I have the permissinos to print, but from another account it is possible. the problem just occures when I use adobe reader and microsoftword, but from my browser ...
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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 ...
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Where does Windows store the list of users?

Linux, for example stores users in /etc/passwd or /etc/shadow. Where does Windows store them? I don't think there is a file. Maybe an internal Database? Do you have any documents from Microsoft about ...
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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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Change username folder name that 'FIle history' creates in Windows 8

I followed the tutorial from How to rename user folder in Windows 8? on renaming user folder after the user has already logged in. Everything is working great, except, 'File History' tool still ...
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OS X 10.6.8 cannot log into domain after creating local user account

I added a Mac with OS X 10.6.8 to our company Windows Domain. I was able to log into the domain without any problems. I'm new to Macs so I made the mistake of creating a local account with the same ...
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Active Directory - password expiration not applied

I've noticed a very strange behavior in my AD domain. Our password policy forces the users to change passwords every 3 months. I ran in my AD this LDAP query: ...
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Are there any practical issues with choosing a username other than my real name on Windows? [closed]

As a new laptop (running Windows 8.1 Pro) is going to be delivered to me soon, I'm thinking about choosing a username different than just my first and last name. However, I'm concerned that the ...
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Linux/Samba Windows7 and permissions on a per user basis

I would like to set up my NAS properly with user and group permissions. While this was easy to accomplish for all Linux boxes using NFS, I cannot get it to work with Windows and Samba, Windows7 and ...
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copy a user directory from one to another workstation on a same domain

Please advise me how to copy a user directory from one workstation to another on the same domain. Does a normal copy and paste would do?? Because, whatever the article I'm finding does not say ...
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Chrome and Outlook can only make secure connections when user account has admin privileges

I have a co-worker who is set up as an admin user under Win XP SP3 and I'm trying to switch her to being a restricted user. The short story is that when I switch her account to restricted, Chrome ...
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Installing a process as a service on Windows 8 without “Administrator” account? [duplicate]

I am trying to start httpd.exe on windows 8 as a service. This is the instruction that is giving me problems: Start apache in a DOS box: >httpd.exe Install as a service: >httpd.exe -k install ...
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Is it safe to delete the user account in Documents&Settings if the user has been disabled?

Having disabled User Account Fred with the command lusrmgr.msc, is it now safe to delete the user folder Fred from Documents and Settings? Can Fred be removed from ...
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Is it okay to use an administrator account for everyday use if UAC is on?

Since I switched to Windows 7 about 3 years ago, and now using Windows 8.1, I have become familiar with the concept of User Account Control and used my PC the following way: a standard account which I ...
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How do I change users in Google Keep's chrome app?

On the phone I can easily switch between my Google accounts, on YouTube a video can be found that showcases it for the app but this option is just missing for me or has been removed by Google.
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Enable Access to Programs in Guest Account in Windows 7

I have a default administrator account with Open Office installed. I've recently enabled the Guest-Account for others to use. Open Office isn't available in the Guest-Account. How can I grant access ...
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How to set up Windows PCs on a Mac server

I have a Mac server that has Mac PCs connected to it, and Windows PCs connected to it as well and I am unable to let Windows users log into the server via their PC. How would I go permitting access to ...
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How can I change the case of a Windows 7 user name?

When I installed Windows this time around, I mistakenly entered my name as "myname". Seeing this annoys me every time I log on, and I would like to change this to "Myname". Unfortunately, when I try ...
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Having to type computer name in credentials to login via RDP

I have several computers here running Windows 8.1 pro. Randomly on ONE of these PC's I have to type "computername\username" in the credentials for it to allow the credentials to work. All of my other ...
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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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Change Guest Account Picture in Windows 8.1?

Is there a way to change the Windows 8.1 Guest Account Picture and how ?
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windows-8 : Certain process running under username “DWM-1” and “ANONYMOUS LOGON”

I have window-8 installed on checking the taskmanager I found the following details : dwm(Desktop Window Manager) was running under username "DWM-1". "SandboxieDcomLaunch.exe", "SandboxieRpcSs.exe" ...
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Why does single user Windows XP machine say “Other users are logged in” at shutdown?

My mother runs Windows XP on her computer. Apparently randomly, on shutdown the machine will report that other users are logged on and proceeding may cause them to lose data. As a non-expert, this ...
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Accessing mac mini server from win 7

I have a mac mini server with MacOSX 10.9. I want to connect to the server with my win 7 laptop in a different user. Then there will be two users working on different accounts seperately. Is that ...
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Can my Windows 8 login password be different from my Microsoft Account password? [duplicate]

I am currently logging into Windows 8 with my Microsoft Account. I have recently begun to utilize LastPass and would like to change my Microsoft Account password to a very long and very complex ...
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Unable to change password - Access is denied

I installed Windows 7 on a computer in a workgroup a few weeks ago. Yesterday while logging, the user (administrator account) was prompted to change its password Your password has expired and must be ...
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Make Microsoft Account a Local Account from the command line?

I have an account that is a Microsoft Account at my office, but the person who used the computer has left, not telling anyone the password. In order to reset the password, I need it to be a local ...
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Is there any method to create a hidden user account? [duplicate]

I want to create a hidden user account on my PC windows 8. The reason behind this is that my PC is shared with my bro, and I want to hide my user account from everyone who use my PC. When I need to ...
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share created with net use with other account than login accout disappear

We have the problem that we are trying to create a share with net use with a different account than the actual login account on a Win7 PC. e.g. login account is "user" (the actual account used to ...
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Is it possible to change an installed application from ALL USERS to specific user?

Originally, I had a Windows 7 machine where I thought, hey I am the only one who will ever use it. Well now I find myself making an account for another user months later. Some programs I installed ...
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Program with admin needs to run under basic user domain account - managed service accounts?

I am looking to deploy a piece of vital software within the organization. This is a domain-based setup, with everyone having just basic user accounts. However, the software in question demands to run ...
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Set up a user with specific properties

I need to set up a User on Windows XP Professional that has: no possibility to power off or reboot (BUT it should be possible for an admin to reboot/log off somehow) no taskbar no access to any hard ...
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CentOS: View all users in a specific group

I added a user user01 to a group group01 using: usermod -a -G group01 user01 When I run in command id user01 it shows that this user has actually been added to the group. However, the file ...
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Matching up HomeGroup users created in different versions of Windows

In our household, we have 2 laptops and a desktop, all currently on Windows 8.1. The desktop has been upgraded in stages from Windows 7. Laptop 1 was bought with Windows 8 and has now been upgraded. ...
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How can I follow someone from my non-default account?

In Tweetdeck I have two accounts; a default one and a secondary one. I have them both in separate columns. However, when a person crops up in my non-default account column that I want to follow I ...
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How a user can change password if nologin

I want to have some database users on my RHEL6 server. Since DB user are just DB users, I don't want to give them shell login. If so, how can those users change their password?
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How to cut off access for one user to one particular partition

How can I cut off access for one particular user to one partition on Windows 8.1? I created a GuestUser account (Prey did it for me), but it is a local user (without administrator permissions), ...
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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 ? ...