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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 ? ...
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Win8.1: When logged in with my default MS account many account options don't seem to work

So I'm one of those idiots who upgraded to 8.1 allowing MS to grab a really old Hotmail account which is now my default admin account (sigh). Now I am having various account settings issues like: I ...
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Can't switch to all users in WIN 8 - search extended user control

I'm using Windows 8 (not PRO) and I created different users (as local or MS user). But in the "normal" user control center (e.g. control nusrmgr.cpl) I get only two users. I found one day a page ...
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Can I create a Windows user account without the ability for an interactive user login?

I ran into an issue when a software that was recommended to me requires to provide it with my admin user account and password not in a UAC prompt (which I do not want to do.) So I was curious, can I ...
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Using the root account on a single-user system [closed]

On Linux systems it is widely considered a best practice using the root account only on occasions that necessitate administrative privileges, or disabling it altogether and relying solely on sudo to ...
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Skip “Sign in to your Microsoft account” (Windows 8.1 Setup) [duplicate]

I have an RT tablet and updated it to Windows 8.1. The update basically performs the new PC setup. I can't get past the "Sign into your Microsoft Account". Clicking "Next" does not allow me to ...
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Win8 Request full login prompt from inside a Family Safety account

Setting up a new school laptop for my son. The Administrator account is still disabled and I password-protected the user account with administrator permissions ("parent account"). I then created a ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 delete user and all associated directories

I have already deleted a user on Ubuntu 12.04 Server (userdel userName) however their /home/userName directory still remains. Can I simply rm -rf the users home directory or are there dependencies on ...
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How to remove all account information in Windows 8 O/S

I have to return a Windows 8 Acer Aspire laptop to the manufacturer and wish to remove all my account information. I've had the machine for one day only and not much has been installed. What is the ...
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Adding 25 (student) users to Linux system (Ubuntu 12.04 LTS) VM

I would like to set up 25 student accounts on a Unbuntu 12.04 LTS VM that I have provisioned via Windows Azure for teaching purposes. Can anyone point me toward some scripts that would automate this ...
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Determine remote machine`s account name of the user logged in over SSH

At the company where I work we have a certain shared accounts that anyone can use over SSH to perform specific tasks. At this point, we have too many users and each of them has their own usability ...
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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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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 ...