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Running nginx as the current user

On my linux PC, I'd like to run nginx as whatever user I'm logged into when I start it, and I'd like it to look for config files in the home directory of that user. Is there a way to install nginx to ...
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Windows 8 Admin Users Not Appearing on Refresh or Other Repair Options

Something a little odd has happened where I am working on a system that's been stuck in an infinite repair loop on Windows 8. Further, when you go into the repair -> refresh option, it unfortunately ...
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Win8.1 Someone logged into my PC by adding a new Account

I have just started using win8.1. Yesterday I locked my PC and went to a lecture. Then when I came back, I saw that my lockscreen was changed. I navigated to log-in screen, and saw a different ...
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Account get locked out after first try Windows 7

I have windows 7 x64 Pro. I have 2 accoutns. One account has administrator rights and the other one just standard rights. Account lockout threshold is set to 4 and duration to 5. Now my problem ...
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Why does Nvidia create UpdatusUser account and is this a security issue?

While doing a backup I have found out the existence of an account called UpdatusUser on my Windows 7 box. It doesn't appear in the account management section of the control panel. Searching on the ...
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Hide account from login screen but can be used in UAC

So I have a Windows 7 home machine with 2 user accounts. One is a standard user account and one is an administrator account. Now this is going to be put in the hands of a very low-tech user so I ...
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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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Users are hidden on startup

I have a Macbook on OSX 10.7.5 that has 2 users. They are both administrators with full permissions. I would think they would work the same, but sometimes I an unable to login in to my account. Here's ...
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Does the Microsoft Account get a local username

I just switched from a local account to a "Microsoft Account" and I'm wondering now which local username I have now? Do I still have my old local username? If not, i.e. for changing permissions of ...
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Fine grained access control with Lighttpd webdav

I have a Lighttpd webserver serving a some WebDAV directories. I need to be able the following access controls: userA has read-write permission to /pathA userB has read-wrtie permission to /pathB ...
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Creating a new account screwed up main accout menubar on Mavericks

I'm wondering why this happens in OSX Mavericks. So, I made a new standard account on my mac and now my admin account's right side of the menubar (SystemUIServer) requires me to click again when ...
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How to disable User Management for Administrator in Window 7?

I have two admins accounts A and B in Window 7. I want to disable User Management for B admin account. My approach that I took was I hide the User Management options from control Panel for B from ...
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Restoring default OEM Windows 7 account picture

Recently I changed my account picture from the default HP image to a skull and crossbones. When I tried to change it back, I saw that the default picture had been replaced with the skull and ...
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Need to deny write access to an entire disk for a specific group

I'm developing an app on Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2, which in turn calls Matlab. Because the scripts that Matlab runs could be uploaded by someone other than myself, I want to run them as sand-boxed ...
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How can I get an overview of all users with a specific user right in Windows?

I need to check that only the administrators group (sid: S-1-5-32-544) has the privilege to take ownership of files or folders (SeTakeOwnershipPrivilege). How can I get an overview of all ...
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Change User's Password using root

How can I change password of specific user using root account? when you want to change your password, you can use passwd but how can I change the password of other users?
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useradd: invalid option — 'n'

I'm trying to create new user with default values, but it gives me error that such option is invalid. So does something changed and I need to use something else to create user with default values? ...
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Full control permission on Program Files on Windows 7 x64

How can I set full permission to all folders on my computer? I have only one account administrator.
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Can windows allow a group of users remote control over a single user/desktop/environment?

On ubuntu I can set up a server to only allow a group of users to log in and allow that group to su and control e.g. a webserver user. Is there a way for me to replicate that flow with Windows, LDAP ...
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windows 7 account Lockout when network share

A brief idea of the machine setup: Two Win7 Pro machines A and B, with Account lockout threshold policy set to 3 attempts. Both the machines have same local user account(same user name) logged in but ...
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Accessing files across a network using the SYSTEM account

I'm not sure if I am asking this in the right spot or not, sorry if I am wrong. I would like to know please, SCCM is currently operational in our school, and we use it to install software across our ...
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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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Access computer that has no password via network

I'm trying to access my desktop files through my laptop. Both are connected to the same network. I go to Network and see my desktop computer there. I double click and try to access my files there ...
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Share configuration files between two users

I have a program which will be used by two users. It saves it data in $HOME. Is it possible to share the config files (or only one of them - the database) between two users? My idea was a symlink. ...
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How I can hide a user from the login screen?

I have Kubuntu 9.04 and I want to hide a user from appearing in the Login Screen, I shouldn't remove it permanently of course, but I need to make it visible again when needed.
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How do I create an administrator user on Ubuntu?

I want to create a user having sudo powers in Ubuntu. How can I do that?
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Can't unlock linux user account

I've got a Linux box (OpenSuSE 11.3) with a locked-out user account. I logged in as the root account to unlock it with passwd -u <user>, but I get a message 'Cannot unlock the password for ...
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Enforce user time restrictions to log out or off from Windows 7

How can I limit the time spent on the computer or force a log out from a Windows 7 machine? I used to use Windows Steady State to limit users (kids) from being on too long but SteadyState does not ...
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What would cause a Windows user account to report having been created at a later date than it was last logged into?

Based on my parsing of registry keys, this Windows user account was created after it was last logged into. Obviously this is inaccurate, but what might cause this?
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Is it okay to use an administrator account for everyday use if UAC is on?

Since I switched to Windows 7 about 3 years ago, and now using Windows 8.1, I have become familiar with the concept of User Account Control and used my PC the following way: a standard account which I ...
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Run a .net application with standard privilage on a administrator account

If im logged in as an administrator on windows is it possible to run a application with standard privileges? It seems like outlook is run with standard privilege even if started on from an admin ...
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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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Problems with changing Windows account name

I am the administrator of my computer. I changed the name from, say, "A" to "B", where "A" is the old name and "B" is the new one. After I changed, immediately there were problems. Firstly, all my ...
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Windows 7 user login fails even with correct password

Booted up my Windows 7 partition today and attempted to login per usual. Denied access due to incorrect password failure, despite having entered the password I have been using for the past three ...
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unlock a mac with a program

Does anyone know of a way to make a program or simple script that could be run that would have the capability of unlocking my mac and/or security prompts in osx mavericks. I understand that a user ...
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Is there a way to give NTFS file permissions to users from other Windows installations?

I am trying to set file permissions so users from two Windows installations can access certain files from a shared NTFS hard disk, withouth resorting to give "Everyone" permissions. From within an ...
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Permissions for Authenticated Users on C:

I want to prevent Standard Users and Guests from creating additional folders and files on the C: partition in Windows 7. Therefore, is it safe to remove permissions for Authenticated Users group from ...
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Run Network and Sharing center with rights of a different user

How do I change network adapter settings (i.e. change between DHCP and static IP address) while logged in as a non-administrator user, but with available credentials of an administrator user? I have ...
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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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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 ...