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

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Can a Linux user belong to more than one group?

Can a Linux user belong to more than one group? If it is allowed, then one use may access files from two groups, that would be quite nice! If not, is there any alternative way to have this function? ...
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How to directly open the “Select Users or Groups” dialog?

This is the window I'm trying to open: How can I do so direclty from a shortcut or similar? Currently, it is opened via Right click on a folder → Properties → Sharing → Advanced → Permissions → ...
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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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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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Why can a non-root user not access Sublime soft link

I like using Sublime text as a VIM replacement i.e. opening from the terminal with an argument. I installed Sublime into /opt/sublime_text/ and within that is the executable I need. I then soft-linked ...
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How to locate unknown user being created in windows 8?

How to identify unknown user being created in windows 8 machine? I found it in System Properties/Advanced/User Profiles/Settings as Account Unknown. It is not present in c:\Users nor in ...
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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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Users removed from Local Administrators Group after reboot?

I have a windows 7 image that I will deploy to a system. I leave the initial account as the local administrator available for any modifications that need to happen to the computer down the road. I ...
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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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Prevent Windows 7 User Accounts from accessing files in other User Accounts

I'm trying to set up another User Account on my Windows 7 Professional laptop for use by another person. I do not want that person to have access to any of the files in my User Account on the same ...
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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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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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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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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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How to know SID of Windows' user account?

When you look at HKEY_USERS registry key, each subkey (representing each user's settings) looks something like S-1-5-18 which is called SID I guess. How do I know which SID is for which user account? ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Remove password of user on OSX

As much as I would like to figure out the problem, at this point too much time has been invested in deleting a stupid key when I already had a solution (the command line creation) that works. I'm ...
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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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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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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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Is there a quicker way to switch user accounts on Windows 7?

In our household multiple people use Windows 7 on one machine, each with his own account. To switch, we do this: press WINDOWS-L click "switch user" (wait 3-4 seconds) click on user icon type in ...
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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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Problem creating a new user in Windows 7

I try to add a new user from User Accounts in the control panel. I click the Add button, and in the wizard that pops up I write a username, and let the domain name stand blank since this should be a ...
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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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Log in with two accounts (e.g., in Gmail) in a single Firefox window

I have two Gmail accounts. I'd like to log in to both of them at the same time in a single Firefox window. How would I go about it? I know one suggestion is IETab, but that fix has too much of a ...
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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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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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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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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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Limit a user account to use only Internet Explorer (or Firefox) in Windows 7

I looked into parental control, but I did not find a way to disable access to things like Control Panel and such. I want to lock the computer down to allow browsing the Internet only (using IE and/or ...
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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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In Windows 7 Home Premium, is it possible to grant a user account the “log on as a service” right and if so, how?

The title says it all. I need to have the ability for a local user account to log on as a service on a computer running Windows 7 Home Premium. In Windows 7 Ultimate, this is accomplished by going to ...
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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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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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Can't start useraccount / no GUI terminal

When I am in the startmenu of Ubuntu 12.04 I can not start in my own account and I don't see any error messages. I try to use my account and then I return to the original start menu. I can start in ...
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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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Linux: groups vs. groups username

Does anybody know why the linux command groups shows a different output than groups username The logged in user is the same as the parameter username. Example: ...
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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 ...