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Remotely use a local account to unlock another local account

So I have had an interesting problem pop up. I am trying to make someones life easier by making a script to help reset local accounts on windows 7 machines. Ideally, we'd like to do it remotely, so ...
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“The username or password is incorrect.” without entering login details

Usually when booting up in Windows 7, you are presented with the normal login screen. On my computer, I am first presented with this screen: After clicking OK, I can login with my correct login ...
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How to restrict access to certain folders or partititions for user accts on WinXP?

I want to pass down my older computer to my little brother but keep part of the hard drive as one of my places to save backups. I have the HDD partitioned into 3 partitions, and all my stuff is on ...
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My windows7 partition is on a “temporary user”

My windows7 partition is on a "temporary user" and I can't reach it from the linux partition. When I login on windows, it shows a black desktop without my shortcuts or documents. I have to browse to ...
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How do I secure a privileged account that requires access to multiple systems?

I have a user account with a few privileges that is used to run security scans. What is the best practice to secure the systems when a scan is not running? My thought was to have the accounts be ...
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Ubuntu group permission how to change

How do I change the permissions for a specific group that I have created? Say for example I create four new users named Anna, David, Carl and Eva and I also create two different groups which I name ...
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Desktop changes automatically

I have a Windows 7 Desktop for which the Desktop icons change automatically on system restart and creates user account folders without creating user accounts.I have tried removing them but find that ...
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Windows 8.1 Suspecious Activity

A new user account automatically is creater again and again no matter how many times I delete it. Its a random string "raxxujpxh" thats appears as a user name. Does anyone know what might be causing ...
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Creating remote user to launch one file

Here is the problem: I have made something with python that works with virtually any OS, except windows, and I have been told the people who are going to evaluate/use/try it only have windows ...
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Will upgrading to Windows 8 replace my corrupted user profile?

After a bit of structured troubleshooting I found out that my Windows 7 x64 user profile is corrupted. (Which leads to me being unable to print from Word or PDFs as well as denies me the usage of the ...
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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 to do connect to ubuntu machine (remote desktop) from windows machine remotely? [duplicate]

How to do connect to Ubuntu machine (remote desktop) from windows machine remotely? I need to add an account on my Ubuntu machine. Maybe through ssh? Thanks
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Managing Linux hosts sharing between multiple users

We have numerous Linux machines in our lab shared between users of several departments. From time to time there is a situation when one user starts using the machine that is already taken by someone ...
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Lock your computer after 5 minutes of inactivity

I know you can automatically Sleep and Hibernate your computer with a timer. But these affect running programs and stop downloads ... so I was wondering if there is a way to automatically Lock your ...
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How to disable USB mass storage for normal user accounts?

How do I disable the USB mass storage only on a user account? It should be enabled on an Administrator's account. I am using Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2.
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Active Directory login

I have a machine with a strange error when logging into ADS. (Local logins work fine.) Profile invalid But when I look through the hard drive I don't even see the account. I know the user has ...
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How to hide admin account and only show main user at logon screen in Windows 7?

When a user boots Windows 7, is there a way to only show a single user that then asks for a password. For example, I have an admin user and a regular user. When the computer boots I do not want the ...
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Delete a user in Windows XP, can't find delete button or it's not showing

I added a test account to my virtual XP machine the other week and now I want to remove it. The delete user button is not visible on their page. On the user accounts page the tooltip says that ...
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Managing service accounts in an RPM spec

I've been given a partially-complete RPM spec for a service we're writing. It gets as far as making the required directories, copying files, setting permissions, etc., but it doesn't make the ...
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change shell of a user from /bin/false to another

I made a mistake of change the root shell to /bin/false, but when I want to change it back, I always got error sudo chsh -s /bin/bash root [sudo] password: <input current user password> ...
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How do I move a usb device to another account in OSX

I have a mac mini that my wife and I use to backup our iPhones. Currently we both have user accounts that are both admin accounts. We use our laptops to control the mini from remote. The problem comes ...
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how can I change the home directory of a user

I just changed the username of an existing user by doing: usermod -l new_username old_username and now I wanted to change the home directory using the following: chown -R root.new_username .bash* ...
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Windows 7 x64 %userprofile% and %username% are wrong

2 days ago my PC was fine, no issues. I turned my password off so I could send my PC in to my dad's office so he could plug it in and I could download stuff remotely from my phone (the office has a ...
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Unlocking a PC inside a network environment

Sometimes I run against the problem that someone has locked its PC but I need to look and see if I can reboot that PC. Is there a remote way to unlock the PC without logging out the user that is ...
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How to login as a different user in terminal?

I'm currently logged in as a normal user in OS X. I'd like to start a terminal session and login as user foo. Is this possible?
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how to reset internal hard disk drive access permissions on windows 7 [duplicate]

I restricted the access permissions of F drive on my hard disk after that my os is changed without removing the permissions thats why i am not able to access that drive, can any one help me ??
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How to create a user account for a child in Linux Mint?

Recently I have renovated an old computer which once belonged to my dad (the old HDD crashed, and I just bought a new one to replace it). My parents want me to fix this computer for my 5-year-old ...
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Are email addresses mandatory for Windows 8 login names?

I've got a computer running Windows 8 and in the user accounts I can see four accounts (they're in french, here's a rough translation): leo.xxx@gmail.com / administrator Veronique YYY / ...
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How would I prevent users from logging in a PC while software is installing?

So I currently am looking for a solution to keeping users logged out while software is installing or activating a pop-up message that cannot be moved, closed, and is always on top, because sometimes ...
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Forcing developers under limited Windows user accounts [closed]

I'm currently in negotiations with a company as to why a machine not on a domain network and with full admin privileges is necessary for developers to work fully. I'm looking for evidence to ...
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Sample file not installed in another user account's personal folder

I work on an install team that uses InstallShield. I have a component that has a sample XML file set as a key file that is to be installed on a user's machine in their personal folder. When installing ...
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how to create a user non-login but can use ssh -CD create local socks proxy

I want share my VPS to other users, but they can only use it as a socks proxy server. It can allow ther user do ssh -CD 1080 -N user@host. But he can never login to the server, and modify any file. ...
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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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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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How to count two different column?

I really need your help regarding the below table, I need a formula to show me how many pending/closed for each project. Project Status Project Pending Closed VIVA closed ...
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Why run apache under it's own user name?

By default apache runs under user nobody. Is there a reason I would want to change that? Does it make things more secure?
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Get around permission errors in Windows 7

Apparently I'm an Administrator: So why am I running into this kind of dialog all the time: Whose permission do I need? Is there a way to sudo in Windows 7?
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How to allow VB scripts to run on an admin account

I'm encountering an issue with the VBscripts while I try to run them. I'm working on Windows 8.1 update 1 Enterprise, connected to an Enterprise domain, and I'm logged with a domain account. This ...
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How to hide user account from Windows 7 welcome screen, without changing registry manually?

Can I hide user account from Windows 7 welcome screen, without changing registry manually and without disabling the account? I've done this once by following instructions on a website, now I cant ...
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If I delete a windows 8.1 user, will remain family safety active?

I have an user which has family safety enabled by the second user. If I delete the second user, will family safety remain active on the first user? I am using Windows 8.1. Also, I'm not sure if the ...
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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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Cannot run as administrator

I have a small problem. I have several kiosk stations that I created, and I cannot run anything as an administrator because the password is expired. We created an administrative user account ...
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Add multiple @groups to valid users

In smb.conf I have the line valid users = @Staff @Directors Is this a valid syntax to add two groups to the valid users line? It does not seem to work right on our xp pro clients. If not which of ...
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Can't delete folder as admin, asks for Admin User that doesn't exist - “You'll need to provide administrator permission to delete this folder”

I am having a similar issue to the user who posted here. Basically, a folder in my Downloads (which shouldn't have any special permissions) won't allow me to delete it. When I try, I get a message ...
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Why is the output from `groups` different from `groups user` if Im currently logged in as user?

Im not sure why the following have different output. My understanding is that groups without specifying a user give all the groups the currently logged in user is a member of. jacob@box:~$ groups ...
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What's difference between group admin and adm?

There's two similar groups in ubuntu: admin and adm, I found that /var/log/apache2 is in the adm group, and default sudoers includes admin group, what's difference between the two?
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Is Windows 7 Administrator user meant to be activated?

I just started to work on a Windows 7 Environment for one of our products which is, until now, still shipped with Windows XP. Now my question: The customer only has access to a very restricted ...
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Where should I install Emacs on Windows 7 as a standard account without admin priviliges for LaTeX pdf output?

I've been able to get Emacs running by putting it in the /Temp directory, but I'd like to be able to export my Org files to Latex pdfs, and I haven't been able to work that out yet, (I don't have ...
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Don't give access to purchased apps to other users of a Mac

At work, I use a Mac with OSX 10.9.2 and I use my personal App Store account on it. I have to create an account for my colleagues on this Mac too. Will they have access too all the apps I have ...