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Deleted admin HKLM\Software\Microsoft\ and now there is no admin on the system

One of my colleagues has deleted the registry stuff related to the Administrator account on his PC and now he cannot see the "Administrator" account on the Windows machine!! There is just a "Guest" ...
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What is the “wheel” user in OS X?

I recently reinstalled iTunes and I noticed something peculiar. The "original" version of iTunes has a user in the permissions known as "wheel" that is set to "Read Only". I dragged this version of ...
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How do I create a superuser from the command line in Ubuntu? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to create a admin user on ubuntu How can I create a superuser in Ubuntu 11.10? I need to create it using the command line. Either we could change a normal user to ...
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Can I use Windows 7 and 8 on the same partition to share users' files? [duplicate]

I was wondering if it were at all possible to completely wipe my laptop's hard drive and then create two partitions, one at the beginning (after the system partition) with 200GB, and the rest of the ...
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Which group memberships are necessary for simple users in Ubuntu 12.04?

I'm configuring Ubuntu 12.04 for my sister. I'd like to give her a system that she really can't screw up, but can still do normal things like install software. I don't want to just add her user to ...
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User belongs to different groups when logging in via control alt F1 than via ssh or su, including su -

Made a guest account for a friend to access my machine and restricted him to a very small set of permissions. That seems to work as expected using ssh, when running id and groupsthe correct groups are ...
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How to add LDAP user to existing local group in RHEL?

I'm attempting to add some of our LDAP users to a locally defined group on our RHEL server, however I get an error stating that the LDAP user is not found in /etc/passwd. What would be the best way ...
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Setting up a shared folder in Linux

I'm trying to set up a folder in my home directory that will be shared with another user, but I can't get it to work. This is what I've done: I have tried two different ways using ACL's and ...
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Linux - Debian - Original groups that a user is in

This is embarrassing; I used the usermod command to add myself to the disk group. However I forgot to use the append option! so I'm not a member of any of the groups that I was originally, now ...
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Setting the group of a Unix process

When I run: ps -e -o pid,user,group I see that processes have users and groups (among other properties). How can I as a user influence the group assignment to the processes that I start? In other ...
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Is there a way to “preselect” a certain user on the Windows 7 login screen?

On one of my computers with Windows 7 I have a fairly long list of users, while I'm the only one using it locally with some regularity. Is there any way to have a certain (or simply the last) user ...
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Number of groups for unix user limit change

In continuation of the question How Many Unix Groups Can A User Be A Member Of?: can I somehow change this limit?
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Can I create a user without specifying a login name

Can I create a user without specifying a login name, and let GID used for it's login name? I read the man useradd(8), but this command seems to require a login name be set. Any GUI way or script ...
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Why does group permission hide other permission?

I just noticed that on Centos 4, a file's group permissions hide the other permissions if you are a member of the group. I would think they would be OR(ed) together? For example: drwx---r-x 1 ...
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How to determine the user and group of a deamon in Ubuntu?

How can I check the user and group for the nginx daemon in Ubuntu? Or what's the syntax to find the user and group for a deamon running in Ubuntu?
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Linux groups for standard user

I have recently migrated to Slackware from Debian. I have done this for the purpose of learning, as such, I have a question. I have looked at the list of groups available on my system via less ...
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giving read and write access to group and folder

Say I have a group called mygroup and I want it to have a permission of rwx (777) to the folder /var/www . How do I do this? What is the appropriate command to do this in ubuntu?
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What are the User Groups assigned to administrator accounts in Windows Vista Home Basic?

Windows Vista Home Basic does not have the local groups pane. How how can I tell what groups my user account is a member of? I need to know so I can build an unattended installation, what group(s) ...
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vboxusers group missing after virtualbox installation

I try to install VirtualBox in my machine. I ran sudo apt-get install virtualbox-ose-qt from the universe package. At the end of the installation the tutorial I'm following is highly recommending to ...
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FreeBSD file group write permissions

I have created a dummy file just to test out group permissions. touch /path/test.txt chown user1:txtwriter /path/test.txt chmod 664 /path/test.txt && ls -la returns: -rw-rw-r-- 1 user1 ...
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How to share a bookmark folder between two google chrome profiles

Use case: Google Chrome I have a work profile and a home profile, and both are synced with google's mothership. The problem is, sometimes I want to bookmark something while I am using the first ...
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How to validate windows domain credentials via the command line? [duplicate]

I want to validate a set of credentials against the domain controller. e.g.: Username: STACKOVERFLOW\joel Password: splotchy Can I do this via the command line?
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How to change user name on Cygwin

When I first installed and ran Cygwin, my username and PC name appeared at the beginning of the prompt, like Johm@John-PC ~ The problem is, there was a typo in the account name when I first ...
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How to set different window managers to different users under Linux

I want to restrict different users to different sets of window managers. For example, user A: openbox, fluxbox user B: openbox user C: openbox, fluxbox, metacity How can I do it? Additional ...
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restrict windows administrator access right

i have an administrator login to a windows 7 PC, i want to make a folder for a non-administrator user, and make this folder not viewable by me (administrator), is it possible? if so, how to achieve ...
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Forcing group and permissions for created file inside folder?

I need that for the folder /var/www when my user testuser creates a file the permissions are g+rwx and the files belong to the group www-data Any idea of how could I do that ? Cheers. EDIT: I'm ...
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Windows 7 hangs on login to one user account only

I get the continuous spinning blue wheel in Windows 7 64-bit when I start up in just one user account and I can't access the task bar nor the Windows Start button. Other accounts don't have this ...
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Giving privilege with expiration in Windows 7

I have asked this question in security.stackexchange.com, but I was unable to get anything useful. So I am re-posting it here. In parental control I can restrict the games, applications, and also set ...
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How to recover Windows 8 authenticated users access if denied for a particular folder

I've got Windows 8 and trying to restrict access to a particular folder on my D: drive for other user accounts, and set permissions for the authenticated user group in security tab as denied. Now I ...
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How to backup a user profile and restore it in Windows 7?

I want to install a fresh copy of Windows 7, and remove the old one. How can I backup and restore my user accounts to the new installation to be as the old ones??
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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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Problem after moving users folder on Windows 7

I've just tried to move my users folder to another drive on 64-Bit Windows 7 Ultimate. However, I can no longer log in as I get the error message: "The User Profile Service failed the logon. User ...
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multiple users of the same name in windows 7

Recently while going through the users folder in my C: drive, I found out that I had an extra user which I had not created but had the same name as the name of a existing user on my pc, with a little ...
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How do I force a process to stay on even after logging out or move process out of user-space memory?

I am quite often uploading various big files to various websites with my web browser on a slow connection and not every website support resuming of the upload. Now my lsass.exe process consumes ...
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Windows 8 pc user login delay

We have windows 8 pc& auto-login is enabled in that pc ( Settings done in registry). It was working till 4 days back without error. But now, only welcome screen is coming at the startup( User ...
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Someone hacked my pc, please help. (debug.log.sent)

Once every hour my computer sends out debug.log files. Example: debug.log.110422_171810.sent 4/22/2011 10:13am I don't know to whom these files are being sent, nor do I know what's in them. I do ...
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How to disable internet connection only for some standard user accounts in Windows 7 Ultimate?

There are many users in my machine with Windows 7 Ultimate installed. Some of them are standard user accounts that have no administrative access to the computer. I want them to be unable to connect to ...
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Set up Windows users that can only write to a specific folder

I bought a new Windows 7 PC and I want to create three user accounts, which should have no permission to create anything in the C drive or on the desktop. The only place where they're allowed to write ...
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Multiple user accounts from same client on network share?

My Win7 professional client has a connected network drive to the server with cached login (user/pw) data. How can I connect to the same server as a different user simultaneously?
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What types of users can I use with “sudo”?

I thought you could only use sudo to temporarily become root: sudo vim /etc/resolv.conf But recently I saw a shell snippet depicting a user using sudo to become a specific user: sudo -H -u devops ...
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User switching option has disappeared after installing SP1 (Windows 7)

Basically, my Switch User button has disappeared from the Shut Down menu after installing SP1 under Windows 7 Ultimate. I've tried some of the workarounds I've seen posted online, namely changing ...
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ALWAYS display the last / default user Windows 7 welcome screen

I have three user accounts on a Windows 7 machine: share, admin and standard. I only want the standard account to appear on the welcome screen. I know about the special accounts/user list registry ...
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Auto Logon Windows 7 Upon Initial Boot While Still Protected by Password [duplicate]

I have a Windows 7 machine currently. I am writing a script which will always be running. Basically, it checks to make sure a program is open, and if it's not, it opens it. However, when my computer ...
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Windows 7 Connect remotely to 1 user account without bothering the other account [duplicate]

I'd like to setup remote connections on windows that will allow me to open and use a second user account without bothering the first user. Can you please help me out with this one?
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Can't set Password to anything but empty

I have a Windows 7 Professional workstation in a domain network. I need to create a new local user account. If I leave the password empty, the account is created. When I try to set a password I always ...
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Where does Collabnet Subversion store its user database?

I'm trying to migrate subversion from an old server to a new one. I can copy all the repository information, but I'm stuck when it comes to the users. Do I have to recreate all the users manually or ...
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users not found in /etc/passwd

I login to a linux box with username user1 and my home folder is in /home. There is another user named user2 that has its home directory in /opt/data/folder. If I want to check the list of users I ...
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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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What does: “The procedure entry point StiCreateInstanceA could not be located in the dynamic link library STI.dll” mean?

I keep getting this message on start up: "The procedure entry point StiCreateInstanceA could not be located in the dynamic link library STI.dll" (only on one of my user accounts on my computer). That ...
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Linux: Find out who was logged on when?

I need to find out which user screwed up the ssh config. There's nothing in anyone's bash history. But I did see when a bunch of ssh-related errors in the logs that started at a specific time. I'm ...