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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?

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 ...
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Can I sync many google accounts into one Stack exchange account?

I'm now using several mail accounts for quite different purposes. I'm trying to sync 2 of my google accounts into 1 Stack overflow account. I registered with the first one (first@email.com) and then ...
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Touchpad dysfunctional for one user, others ok

I'm using a compaq presario notebook running windows 7. Suddenly the synaptics touchpad does not work -- for one user only. I'm logged in now as administrator, and everything is fine. I checked the ...
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Emit upstart events as regular user

I want to create a situation where something unprivileged user does (via SSH) triggers an event that causes an upstart job do perform some action. The activities rely on filesystem changes, so I ...
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Can I have two different users in Windows XP to use the same local profile (user alias)

I need to have two different userIds that map to the same local profile. What I really need is to have to users that are the same one. Is this possible? Thanks!
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Make UAC stop asking for password of first installer

When I execute a program that makes the UAC jump I get the following message: Do you want to allow the following program from an unknown publisher to make changes to this computer? That is fine. ...
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Accidentally created a seperate /home profile

I've partitioned by Linux install to have separate / and /home partitions. In this instance, while installing Ubuntu 12.10, I accidentally created a new profile as /home. Thus, in the home folder on ...
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How to move a win xp installation from two partitions of same HDD to two separate discs?

I have a question regarding windows setup: I have a win xp installed like this: one disk drive with two partitions C: - system data, etc. D: - all user data (user accounts) now I bought an SSD ...
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Print job lost at spooling on a different user account?

So we have an alficia rico printer at my workplace. I just started on the job and when I had my account made for me I guess there is a conflict with the drivers? I have looked for a file in the ...
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Why do I have two different screens for the same action in Windows XP SP3

I'm trying to change the way users log into Windows XP, but when I click on User Accounts in Control Panel, I get different screens on different machines, though they are both Windows XP Professional ...
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Copy the default user profile - Administrator account

I need to amend the default user account during deployment of Windows 7. Having read the following MS article: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/973289 I have a few questions. The article suggests that ...
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SSH RSA key with non root user

I'm trying to secure my VPS, so I'm trying to use RSA authentication, obviously I don't want to be logging in as root, so I disabled PermitRootLogin but I also disabled PasswordAuthentication My ...
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Install python module for one user without root access?

I have a Python program that uses wxPython and I bundle with py2app on Mac. This worked perfectly fine under 2.6 (I had wx and py2app installed in 2.6). But because of some bugs in the zipfile library ...
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Bind user to virtual box os

I have Windows 7 Host and Windows XP guest in virtual box. Is it possible to somehow bind a particular user to that guest OS. I want to create some test environments for particular users. The idea is ...
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How can I migrate all of my Linux settings (& home directory) to a new computer?

I have a Linux machine (Linux Mint, KDE), which I've been using for some time, but now I've got a new machine with an already existing Linux on it (Kubuntu) and I'd like to "relocate" my Linux system ...
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How to change user name in Windows 7?

How do I change my Windows 7 user name? When I look under C:\users\user, I know I am user. But my name in Control Panel → User Accounts is set to David. My wife also has access to my PC. Her ...
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Give Apache and Account User File Writing Priviliges

I am using OS X Mountain Lion for web development. I am running the built-in Apache server. Now I need to allow the PHP script I am running to write in a directory. But if I chown the directory to ...
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Transparent background on account pictures on windows 8

Is it possible to use pictures with a transparent background as account pictures on Windows 8? I've tried a PNG file but the background becomes black instead of transparent.
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Set a password that's not linked to my Microsoft account?

I have a really long password for my Microsoft account, and I don't want to enter that every single time I log in, so I was wondering if I could have a second, smaller password for just the computer ...
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Ubunu Server Inherit directory permissions and ownership

Before I begin, I apologize if this may seem as if it is a duplicate question, but no responses that I have found have been able to solve my problem. I have a server setup running my company, with ...
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How to alternate between login screen types in Windows 7?

When already at the default login screen in Windows 7 where you click on an icon to select a user, is there a way to switch to the mode where you enter both a username and a password? In Windows XP, ...
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MacBook user name I thought I deleted still works for logging in to my account

I (Katy) am giving my old computer to my husband (Andrew). I mucked it up somehow and now I can log in to the admin Katy account using "Andrew" as the login name and the Katy password, despite Andrew ...
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Icon on user account desktop before the user has logged in.

Currently working on a Windows 7 deployment project and I have a requirement to place an RDP icon on a specific users desktop, lets call this user 'Guest'. The image itself will be completely vanilla ...
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How to get to control userpasswords2 via GUI

Is there a way to bring up the User Accounts windows in Windows 7 or 8, which appears when you type "control userpasswords2" via the user interface? I searched for it in every imaginable place and ...
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Find out who compressed the files

I received a message that contains a compressed RAR file. How can find out who compressed the files and created RAR file? (the user account or computer name)
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If you associate a Microsoft Account with a Local Account in Windows 8, will it maintain the original Local USERPROFILE path name?

If you choose to use a Local Account, you get a nice "clean" USERPROFILE path of: C:\Users\username If you then associate a Microsoft Account to that Local Account, will it maintain the original ...
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Does associating a Microsoft Account to a Local Account provide at least the same Windows 8 functionality as using only an MS Account?

When installing Windows 8 you are asked I you want to use a Microsoft Account or a Local Account. If you want to control the name of your USERPROFILE path you need to create a Local Account with the ...
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OSX ML, Other.. account appeared after installation

On OSX Mountain Lion, an Other... account has appeared after installing this application. Later I uninstalled the application and also removed the Other... account from accounts list in Users & ...
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symlink file error [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Symlink error when installing MySQL via Homebrew Similar to this question but have problems still trying to solve the issue. I am trying to install mySQL and it keeps ...
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My Window's 7 is exposing me and my files I am the only administrator.

I am the only administrator on my Window's 7 Asus x53E series laptop. Why is a standard user able to access my files by just searching my name in the start menu? If I log into guest account and search ...
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How can I give my wife emergency access to logins, passwords, etc.?

I'm the digital guru in my household. My wife is good with email and forum websites, but she trusts me with all our important digital stuff — online banking and other things that require ...
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How to transfer files between mac users folder

I would like be able to copy files from one user profile to another. For example download photos to : /Users/user1/Desktop and then move than into /Users/user2/Pictures. Default Mac OS X setting do ...
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User profile service service failed the login. User Profile can not be loaded

I removed accounts that were hosted on a separate drive before upgrading to windows 8 from 7 yesterday. However, now I get the User profile service service failed the login. User Profile can not be ...
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How do I modify user groups in Windows 8?

I need to add myself to the TelnetClients group on Windows 8, I knew how to do this in Windows 7 and before that but I guess everything has changed. I have looked through all the account settings and ...
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transparently set up Windows 7 as remote workstation

Maybe is a very basic question, but I can't find the exact terms to Google for it and find the concrete answer to my doubt. Suppose we have several PCs in which individual employees work. One of them ...
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How do I enable the user switching feature for the guest account in Windows 8?

I'm running Windows 8 and have enabled the guest account. When I am logged in as my normal user, and click my user name in the top right corner of the Start screen, I get this menu: Change account ...
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Change User Folder

So I had a backup and when restored it to my computer the User folder didn't actually change to use the backed-up folder, so now I have an owner folder (which is pretty much empty) and a my_username ...
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Windows 8 / Live ID / Service logon credentials

Which logon credentials can one use to run a windows service with different permissions than "Local System" when the user is logged in using his Windows Live ID? I have developed a windows service ...
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Local user vs. domain user? What is the right way here?

I'm a software developer in a company with 6 employees. Everyone has a machine for him-/herself, so none of the machines is shared. I'm currently setting up my machine with Windows 8 and was ...