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

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How to create limited user accounts in Linux

I want to create a user account for each of the key programs installed on my debian server. For example, for the following programs: Tomcat Nginx Supervisor PostgreSQL This seems to be recommended ...
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Any difference in downgrading a Windows admin account or creating a new standard user account?

I would like to downgrade my Windows 7 admin account to be a standard account, mostly for the added security benefits. I will have another admin account in case I need to install or update softwares. ...
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how to run bat file as administrator automatically from a non-admin account

My work account is a non-admin but I have the admin password. I need to run a .bat file as admin automatically when windows starts from my non-admin account. I couldn't figure out how to feed in the ...
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How can I duplicate a mac user account including username and password?

I have an account on my friends mac that I would like to move to my mac, so is there any way to duplicate everything in that account, including username and password? By the way, I am using OS X ...
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Not able to create a user account in Linux Mint 17 Qiana with Mate desktop

Recently I installed Linux Mint 17 Qiana with Mate desktop, downloaded from the Linux Mint website. All works fine but I am not able to create new user in "Users and Groups" GUI tool. Opened "Users ...
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Windows 10 Revert/Switch From Microsoft Account to Local Account

I've been struggling to revert my windows login from a microsoft account to a local account. There are many tutorials on the web but the solution presented involve an option that I cannot see: I'm ...
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Why I can't see the users that I have created

I have created 4 users on Active Directory Users and Computer: But I can't see the users on my computer management under "local users and groups" nor on my sql server! So, why I does not have "local ...
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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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How to recover from denying all rights/permissions to open my disk drives in Windows 7?

I mistakenly denied all rights to open my disk drives, including administrator. Now I cannot access any of my disk drives. Is there a workaround for this? Windows 7 won't let me create a new user or ...
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Remove All Traces of Renamed Account Mac OSX

The iMac I’m using now is a new one, but was set up using a Time Machine backup from my old iMac. That computer I bought from a friend and instead of wiping it (had a lot of good programs on it) I ...
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Deleted every user in Windows 8.1 and now it asks to log in to them

Today, I deleted every user from Windows 8.1 hoping that it wouldn't require a password to log on. After the restart it asked me to log in to my account and 2 different ones. I tried logging into ...
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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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Consequence of changing Microsoft user name?

When I bought my computer, the store installed the admin user under the name "Joe R. Blogg Christian", initial followed by dot and surname. I always thought it wasn't good, but I didn't have any ...
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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 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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Windows 8 email account setupwith Verizon.net

I know that have the correct information but Windows 8 says it cannot find settings for my account. Incoming Server seems to be hard coded for IMAP and Verizon is POP3. What do I do so set up my ...
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Can't access any USB drive Windows 7 though loggedin as admin

I work in company where some one had make changes in my pc. Because of this I can't access any usb drive, Windows detects usb drive but when clicked message pop out F:/ is not accessible, access ...
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Install python module for one user without root access?

I have a Python program that uses wxPython and I bundle with py2app on Mac. This worked perfectly fine under 2.6 (I had wx and py2app installed in 2.6). But because of some bugs in the zipfile library ...
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Give Apache and Account User File Writing Priviliges

I am using OS X Mountain Lion for web development. I am running the built-in Apache server. Now I need to allow the PHP script I am running to write in a directory. But if I chown the directory to ...
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Interactive (desktop) login as other user on Windows 7

I have a Win7 machine, on which I am an administrator. There is a separate regular user account on the machine. I'm wondering if it's possible to login interactively (i.e. with a desktop session) as ...
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Some Windows XP users can't open any programs

On my Windows XP PC several user accounts have been created (five to be exact), of these one has all the built-in programs disabled. When I click to open any of these programs it searches to find the ...
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Proxy server do not request for account and password but using windows account to log on

I've setting my windows 7 system to connect a proxy server,settings tested in another machine which is all right. But the proxy server does not ask for authentication info, no popup to ask for ...
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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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Newly created users .ssh folder is in the wrong place

I'm trying to create new users on my Media Temple (dv) 3.5 who have the same access as a beta account. The reason for this is so my development team can use GitHub for source management without ...
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What can I do to directly access any system without having to log in?

I have a issue that may be in local area connection or DNS on server. I have a local area network with one server and 5 systems. I have installed the DNS on server to manage the users. now issue is ...
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Schtasks can't run .bat file in windows server 2003

I have a problem with running a .bat file in windows 2003. If I change the user to Admin, I can run it without any problem, but with SYSTEM as user, it will not run. The command is: SCHTASKS /Create ...
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about managing my network passwords on XP computer

I have a question about stored user name and password on XP pro computer. if you go to control panel - user accounts -pick the account name and there is an option to click manage my network ...
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Windows 7 enterprise lock out; only displaying admin user

I was trying to set up a home network on my Windows 7 admin machine, to do this, I needed to log in as an admin. The problem is, I restarted the computer and now only the admin user is being ...
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How to delete an old (root) account on Ubuntu safely?

I have a user account with root access in my Ubuntu with username "A". For some reason, I created another account sometime back for myself named "B" and gave this account root access as well. Now, I ...
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What happpens to /etc/passwd- file when useradd command fails

I know that when a user is added using the useradd command, it creates a backup of /etc/passwd in /etc/passwd-, and then add the new user into the /etc/passwd. Suppose if by some chance the useradd ...
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Why are user-specific startup items starting for all users?

On my Win7 machine I have a number of programs in my user's startup folder ("C:\Users{USER}\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup"). A few of them like ZumoCast and ...
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Enable Wireless connection for guest account only

I want to enable WiFi internet access for a guest user and disable the same for the administrator at the same time. If I switch users, is there a way that my guest account can access the net while the ...
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Win XP Pro administrator can see Capture NX2 upgrade, user can't

Capture NX2 software v2.3 (Nikon) was installed on Win XP pro. Nikon released an update (2.6) which was installed via the admin account. However, the upgrade is not visible to the user account. Full ...
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Import Account Settings in Windows 7

I had one user account with my name and then I enable my Administrator account. Now I want to all my account settings from my user account to the Admin Account. Like desktop, my documents. browser, ...
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Windows XP dual screen problems, user account related

I have had this issue with a few laptops now and it looks like it is some sort of user account problem. Specifics of the system are: Dell Laptop Windows XP Professional SP3 Non-domain member ...
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Windows service fails to start with custom user until started once with local user

All of a sudden my Windows service application after installation does not start. (Some services stop automatically if they have no work to do.) The service uses a custom user. If I change the ...
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How do I run a not trusted application in Windows 10 administrator account?

I'm installing D-Link Dongle (Data card) for connecting to internet. But my Administrator account is not allowing to run this app. It showed the message: "An administrator has blocked you from ...
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Windows 10 logging in says - “Preparing Windows”

I have a dual-boot with Windows 7 and Windows 10. On the partition with Windows 10 I used to have Windows 8.1. Once in a while (when I had Windows 8.1), I would login to find the it say Preparing ...
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How to deleting user data in Windows 7 on shutdown or start up

I want to make it so a user account is fresh every time someone logs on but I want to keep the desktop background,start menu,and the tool bar. How would I do this? I tried deleting the user profile ...
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My account name is Lucas, but it shows as Lucas-Asus. How do I remove -Asus?

I need to remove the -Asus sulfix from my Windows Account Name, but whenever I look I just see Lucas as username. GTA V has a bug that crashes if the windows username contains special characters. ...
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copy installed programs and settings to new user

I just installed Windows 8.1 and it seems like the user I created is corrupt. I was advised to create a new Administrator Account. This seems like it solved the particular issue I was having, but ...
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Must the Owner of a File Have Equal or Greater Permissions than the Group?

Note: These results were altered to disguise the real names of these files and user names. I'm editing the text file tablet.css over a Samba Share with the following permissions: File Permissions on ...
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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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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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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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Need Multiple IP addresses from one PC

I'm using it for online games and running programs for friends out of one PC. Limits will be placed soon, so my question is: how can I get a different IP address for each account loading up from one ...
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Set Homepage for all users in Firefox

I want to set the Firefox homepage for all user accounts to a specific webpage. When any user logs in and opens FireFox, I would like them to see a specific webpage. Is there any file or FF installer ...
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Restrict user to install software in Windows 7

I am using Windows 7 and have two user accounts on the machine: CJ - Administrator Others - Basic I would like to configure the system so that the "Others" account can't install any software. In ...
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Messed up Windows 10 pro accounts

I am a prolific computer user and have 3 windows 10 desktops and also a MAC mini on the same network. I did not realize that my primary account did not have automatic administration privileges so I ...
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Sign in or log in using third party account when the service no longer exists

I began to wonder what if I'll register at service X by using the account of another service Y which after some time will no longer active. For example, the Y service is no longer available, no longer ...