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Drupal book outline only for nodes of specific type

I have a Drupal site, which allows all logged in users to add and edit book pages. On the permissions page I have enabled they may also administer book outlines. The problem is that they can do this ...
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Command Prompt - Accessing “Access is Denied” folder

Note: I'm on a Windows computer using command prompt. A network exists where there is a single drive (let's call it C:) and there is a folder for every different user account inside of this drive. ...
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New domain overwriting old domain accounts

Somehow I don't like how I titled this but oh well. What happened is I got hit with the IE bug on one of my servers which just happens to be my Domain controller and AD. So unfortunately I was ...
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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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How can I retrieve event logs for a user account that was deleted?

Recently had a user in Windows 8 who deleted their local account without permission and thus making it difficult for me to find logs of when passwords were changed etc. The laptop works as a ...
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Why is my Windows 7 user account name different than my User ID?

I looked and found a similar question here, I think, but mine is a little more general. Here is the situation: I installed a program on a workstation that functions as a server for our tiny office. ...
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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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How do I copy a user profile when changing domains?

I am going to be joining my computer to a different domain than the one it is on right now. How can I copy my current user profile and preferences to the new user profile that will be created when I ...
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Executing Commands at Cmd Prompt Result in “Access Denied”

I am running Windows 7. Whenever I try to run commands like 'ping', 'ipconfig', 'taskkill', 'tasklist', etc from the command line I get an "Access is denied" message. I checked the "Advanced ...
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The User Profile service failed the sign-in

I have a Windows 8.1 Pro Dell 15R Laptop and I am trying to create a local user but when I initially log on, I says, "The User Profile service failed the sign-in." I asked Answer Desk and I couldn't ...
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Logging onto computer user accounts

By my request our school IT set up a basic admin account on my computer. I have the username and password but I am unable to log on because I am always prompted to log onto on of the network accounts. ...
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How to add a domain user account to Windows Enterprise 8.1?

I have a computer on a domain and login with a Microsoft Account. Now, I would like to add a true domain account (domain\user) to the users allowed to login to this computer. Numerous examples can ...
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How can I duplicate a user account in Windows 7?

How can I create a duplicate user account in Windows 7? Reason My account will not allow Windows Help to come up (apparently corrupted), but the Administrator account's help works fine. Also, when I ...
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Prevent Power Users install or uninstall softwares in Windows 7

Does anyone know if it's possible to create a user account on windows 7 with custom installation/uninstallation permissions. We have an application that requires the user to be set to Power User / ...
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Creating user account without admin or control panel

Simply put I need to create a basic user account on the computer without using control panel and without running any programs such as cmd with admin. Thanks In Advance
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Copy user accounts

In Win7 is there a way to easily copy a set of user accounts from one system to the other? I am having 15 laptops and I need to set up >50 users and gropus on each of them all having different ...
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Very simple Windows 7 user privileges

How can one set the permissions of a particular folder such that a particular user can see it but is not able to open it (see its contents)? My problem is that I can't select both checkboxes at the ...
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Double login icons Windows 8.0 and 8.1

I had Windows 7 Ultimate with 3 users upgraded to Windows 8.0 Ultimate activated and then updated to Windows 8.1 Ultimate, successfull without loosing any programm. At my logon screen I see each users ...
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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 a admin account on a standard user account in windows 7 [closed]

I am on a standard user account and I want to change the admin's password but don't have the rights. Please help!
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Windows 8 security user account permissions

I'm using Windows 8 Pro. When I try to save an attachment from Outlook 2010 into a specific Program Files folder I get the following message: "C:\Program Files (x86)... You don't have permission ...
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There are multiple TEMP* accounts in \Users\ since switching to a limited account

Ever since I switched my normal Windows 7 user account to a limited account (for some reason the default is an admin account ◔_◔), there have been multiple TEMP* accounts accumulating in C:\Users. ...
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Show application on second screen even when logged off

I have second screen attached to my computer and I would like to use the screen to be showing something permanently. Actually I want just one special application to be running there in full screen. ...
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Linux: Is there a non-root shell command to find if a user account is enabled or not?

Is there a non-root shell command that can tell me if a user's account is disabled or not? Please note that there is a fine distinction between LOCKING and DISABLED: LOCKING is where you prepend ! ...
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Problems in CygWin accessing /dev/nul as non-privileged user

NOTE: This question is originally a simple typographic mistake (nulinstead of null) for the questioner. Anyway, the details could be useful for anyone having the same error and arriving here ...
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Is it possible to alias a username on Linux?

I'm not sure if this has a practical application at all (aside from the fact that I am lazy. you know "christopher" has 11 characters, and I want to type 1), but is it possible to alias a username on ...
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Why is changing the shortname not recommended procedure?

Some Background I had an old iMac with Snow Leopard on it. It was so outdated I zeroed out the drive and reinstalled Snow on it (I'm still waiting on Mavericks to download... sigh). As I was setting ...
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Windows Firewall - simple way to block an IP address that is scanning? User keeps getting locked

I am using Windows Server 2008 - fully patched. One of my user accounts keeps getting locked. It is easy enough to unlock it - but it is happening with increasing frequency - and the user is not ...
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How to copy a windows 7 user profile when changing domains [duplicate]

I need to connect my machine to a new domain soon. When I do so a new user profile will be created and I would like to copy all the settings/data from the old profile to the new one. This is a local ...
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Determine own domain group memberships XP Professional

This seems like it would be a simple question, but my Google skills have failed me. When logged into a domain (as a domain user without any admin rights), how can I determine what groups my user ...
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How do Active Directory accounts work off network

When you take a laptop off the business network how does one login if you use Active Directory accounts to access the machine. Are profiles cached after first logging in?
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How do you add an ldap group to a system user?

The question is basically the same as : serverfault I am unable to add a ldap group to a system user. This does not work : usermod -a -G ldapGroup systemUser The same with gpasswd command. The ...
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Can I restore administrator privileges to an accidentally downgraded domain account without access to the domain controller?

I have an old XP Pro machine that belonged to a long-dead domain. I had an administrator account on the machine which allowed me to use it effectively, if infrequently, on a roaming profile. I also ...
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How to make ssh log in as the right user?

I use ssh on a variety of machines, mainly linux. Accounts on these machines vary in naming scheme: if my name is First Last, then I have accounts: first, flast, last_f, lastf, and sometimes I need to ...
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Doesn't the SeBackupPrivilege give me right to use the backup tool in windows 7?

I have a regular user account on Windows 7 home premium that I wanted to give the user rights to perform backups, using the backup and restore tool. I tried ntrights +r SeBackupPrivilege –u ...
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Windows 8.1 - Windows account unlinked from Users Folder

Background: I installed a new SSD in my laptop to run some tests, and connected my usual primary SSD via USB to copy files back and forth. After completing my tests, I then re-installed my usual SSD ...
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WINDOWS 8.1 Pro User folder questions and accounts

Have a some questions. Backgroup -I built two PCs and i didn't have network drivers enabled. So both installs created a local admin account during installation. One later asked me if I wanted a ...
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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 can I access the System Account in Windows 7?

I have always wanted to have access to the system account in Windows 7 – on a test machine, not my regular use machine. In Windows XP it is easy, there are how-to's all over the internet. How can I ...
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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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deep freeze & norton 360 restrict user with limited access on XP from copy file to another drive

i've install deep freeze on Win XP. inside the XP, there's administrator & user with limited access. the user with limited access is unable to copy file to another drive. example : i logon ...
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How to let standard user run an application that asks for administrator previleges [duplicate]

I have an application that asks for adminin previleges to run on a user account with standard previleges on a Windows 7 OS. Assuming that there is no way of him knowing the Admin password what would ...
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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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Windows installation user account

Since I'm not supposed to run day to day as an administrator and should be using a normal user account, what do I do about the user that is created during installation of Windows? During ...
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How to grant remote desktop right to a user in Windows Server 2008?

I create a user and add it to group Remote Desktop Users but I cannot still remote using mstsc. The error message said the user/group doesn't have the right to remote. My question is how can I grant ...
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Can the only administrator account password be reset on Windows 8? [duplicate]

I have setup a machine for a relative that have children, I made myself an account on the computer which is the only administrator account. I have forgotten the password that I had setup the ...
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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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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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Restrict user access in Windows Vista to only run installed programs

I would like to create a guest account in Windows Vista (Home Premium version) with the following requirements: restrict access to only be able to run installed programs, maybe only run a specific ...
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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. ...