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

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windows net user command to work with network service

This might be a trivial question but I was wondering if it was possible to use the net user command in windows to give back useful information on the "NT Authority\Network Service" user. I have tried ...
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Lost admin account after windows update

My development machine was rebooted after a windows update recently and now I can't access my admin account. I never reboot my machine except when forced by WU so I actually don't know if the problem ...
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Is there a way to get a separate desktop for each user logged in through VNC? [duplicate]

Hi I am accessing my desktop remotely through VNC server/client connection. I used Vino to establish a remote connection. Now the app which I am building requires provision of a different section in ...
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Create user with partial root permissions

Is there any way to create a user with partial root permissions on a GNU/Linux system? For example: A user who can use the useradd and userdel tools, but nothing else besides regular user ...
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Windows 8 User Settings Disappeared

I recently reformatted my machine and have been using Windows 8 Pro successfully for quite some time now. However, I just noticed that whenever I tried copying and pasting data in the Program Files, ...
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How do I restrict SSH to one directory?

I have a Bitvise SSH server on Win7 and I'd like to restrict access to one directory for the SSH user. Any guidance would be much appreciated.
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User restriction policy when creating a scheduled task

I have a problem when creating a scheduled task on Windows7 Pro SP1. The task is supposed to run a .bat file on system startup. This is to happen before user logon. When i click 'OK' to finish ...
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Windows Server User - Remote Access Issue

I have a Windows Server with Citrix Installed on it. Now for those who do not know, Citrix is an Access Management Program that hosts published applications for remote users to access without actually ...
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Can we permission to user account for modify any file in any drive?

We have a PC that has one account, the Administrator. I created a user account with member of user permission. Problem is that I can not modify, type and save any .xls, .doc or .ppt file. So, are ...
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Show Info of All Use Accounts

I can find and one by one show the info of users using the command: net users but is there any way I can view the Info of all users at once? Such as a: net users /all
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Restoring default OEM Windows 7 account picture

Recently I changed my account picture from the default HP image to a skull and crossbones. When I tried to change it back, I saw that the default picture had been replaced with the skull and ...
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Consequence of changing Microsoft user name?

When I bought my computer, the store installed the admin user under the name "Joe R. Blogg Christian", initial followed by dot and surname. I always thought it wasn't good, but I didn't have any ...
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System defaults to logging into deleted Local account

I followed a brief tutorial about how to migrate my Windows 8 installation from one Live account to the other. The tutorial said you switch from the first Live account to a local account. And from ...
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How to start a virtual machine on a Mac where I am not a root/admin?

I want to have my own little unpolluted environment where I can test a project I am working on. The physical computer is a university Mac, and I don't want to interfere with its environment, so I ...
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How to remove admin rights from guest account?

I discovered that the Guest account on my computer has Administrator rights. Yep, my kids are much clever than I thought…Unfortunately I am unable to remove admin rights from Guest account. Any ideas ...
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I need to connect a Windows 7 computer to a workgroup

The computer in question, the account doesn't have a password to connect, but apparently to connect to other computers (for file sharing), it needs to log into an account that has a password. In ...
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Is there a way to give NTFS file permissions to users from other Windows installations?

I am trying to set file permissions so users from two Windows installations can access certain files from a shared NTFS hard disk, withouth resorting to give "Everyone" permissions. From within an ...
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No desktop or metro after logged into a New user account in windows 8

I am using Windows 8 Pro x64 Version. When I create a new user account (Admin or non Admin), and try to log in, neither Desktop nor metro interface is not loading. However I can log into Windows 8 ...
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How To Lock Down Windows RT

I have a Windows tablet that is running Windows RT. I would like to "lock down" Windows from a normal user. I would like to remove the charm bar, or disable it. I have an App this is running on the ...
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Set Homepage for all users in Firefox

I want to set the Firefox homepage for all user accounts to a specific webpage. When any user logs in and opens FireFox, I would like them to see a specific webpage. Is there any file or FF installer ...
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Can't remove Windows 8 user account files to free up space [duplicate]

So when I was installing Windows 8 Pro (which came as an upgrade from a previous version of Windows) I created an account. Let's call it "DC". During the upgrade Windows used up quite a lot of space ...
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Copying `/Users` on Windows 8 over to another Windows 8 installation to retain settings?

I've got an installation of Windows 8 on a drive that has bad blocks within Windows installation folder or registry. Obviously the drive is on its last leg, however it appears that the files within ...
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Linux file folder Permission issue (Owned by group)

I have created three users: - media, media1 and media2 I have added these users to group called Media. than using chgrp i have modified group on two existing folders "Archive" and "Media". Media ...
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Should i use AWS IAM or my root credentials for my webapp access to S3 bucket?

I have a webapp that requires uploading/deleting/reading files inside a S3 bucket. What I did was I created a brand new Amazon WebServices (aka AWS) account. Let's call this AWS account ...
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Rename the user profile dir name in Windows 8 to the correct username, in a silent way?

When I log for first time in Windows 8 this is my user folder: C:\Users\Administrador.ELEKTRO-PC The computername is appended to the username (lol), but the real username is this: Administrador ...
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How can I create a new user account on Windows 8 associated with a Microsoft email account?

How can I create a new local user account on Windows 8 associated with a Microsoft email account (e.g. MicrosoftAccount\someone@live.com) programmatically, using PowerShell or another scripting ...
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Does cron still run for disabled users?

If a user is disabled (with passwd -l user) on a server, are their cron jobs also disabled? Or would they still run?
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Subversion: Share user file with Apache and svnserve

I'd like to support both the svn: and http: protocols for an SVN server that will only be accessed within the network. However, I'd like the two protocols to share the same users and passwords. Is ...
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Windows 7 - Everyone Permission Changed to No Control

I accidentally set the permission of Everyone of a folder to no control, now I cannot change to permission setting because I have no control, I cannot delete the folder. Is this process reversible? ...
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Change Administrator privileges to used account

So I am in my created account of Windows 8 Pro, which has Administrator privileges (as I look in the accounts part in Control Panel). But then accessing/modifying some folders (not even on my System ...
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Run interactive task even if user is not logged on Windows

I have an application which automates my everyday task of logging into some website and doing repetetive actions. This app starts as a scheduled task everyday at 7.30am. The problem arises when I ...
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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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Hide admin account from (Windows 7) login screen *without disabling* it

Can anyone please tell me how to hide admin account from the welcome screen without disabling it? The method that uses the SpecialAccounts registry key does disable the account, so you can no longer ...
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Query for regain deleted account of Windows 8

I have Win 8 Pro, Built 9200. Accidentally the activated account has been deleted. Now the problem is, it asks me for password while starting my laptop. Is there any way to regain my deleted account? ...
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Is it possible to have 2 GUI desktop sessions for 2 different users (of same machine)?

I need to set-up the dev-environment to be able to debug the backend of an application in Eclipse. There is a front-end (runnable under user1) and a back-end (runnable under user2). Each user has its ...
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SFTP access without hassle

I'm trying to provide access to a local folder for someone over the internet. After googling around a bit, I've come to the conclusion that SFTP is the safest thing to expose through the firewall to ...
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Windows 8: error when trying to create new user

When I try to create a new user the Settings app, at the end of the process I get an error that says: We're sorry, but something went wrong. This user wasn't added to this PC. Code: 0x8007089a I ...
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Chroot from android into environment as user

I'm trying to use my android tablet as a dev environment. So far I have created an Arch and Ubuntu img. I can chroot into both just fine and I have created a user using adduser, but I do not know how ...
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“The requested operation requires elevation” when using Admin login

To start things off I am using a PC on a network with my own Active Directory login, but when I say Admin Account I mean I'm using the network's AD Administrator account. I'm trying to edit my Hosts ...
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How can I change the user icon in Chrome Browser?

I have more than one user in Chrome Browser (chrome://settings/ Add new user) and can't find out how to specify a custom icon for each user. Chrome allow me select an icon from a list of icons set, ...
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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 [duplicate]

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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mysql how to fix Access denied for user 'root'@'localhost'

Before I screw up something, when login using $ mysql -u root -p , and show databases, +--------------------+ | Database | +--------------------+ | information_schema | | mysql ...
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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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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?