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Is it possible to start all programs with admin privileges?

These days I'm having problems with "Run as Administrator" for most of my executables like Visual Studio, Command Prompt and sometimes even Notepad. It started with Visual Studio having problems ...
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Windows XP: Bypassing Welcome Screen and Logging On Automatically on Boot

On one of my XP boxes, I have one user account. Currently, when I boot up the computer, I have to go to the welcome screen, enter the user's password, and log in. Right now, I removed the password, ...
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Enable Remote Access Linux

It might sound very basic question but I am beginner on Linux... I have created a few users on my Linux distribution. I would like to enable Remote Connection through SSH for some of these users not ...
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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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A proper way to create non-interactive accounts?

In order to use password-protected file sharing in a basic home network I want to create a number of non-interactive user accounts on a Windows 8 Pro machine in addition to the existing set of ...
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Unix User Group or Sudo/Su

I am in a situation where I have to chose between unix user groups or sudo to tackle an issue. To give some background, A Linux app is installed as user X. The installation copies some scripts and ...
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Permissions: Why do I always have to type 'sudo' before every command?

I'm editing theme files in a wordpress site owned by www-data:www-data as my main user 'oma'. Every time I create a file or edit one, I have to use the sudo command and it gets created as root:root. ...
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Local service accounts

Normally we create service accounts in Active Directory, and if we install things like SQL Server, etc, we set the software services we set them to use those service accounts. The service accounts ...
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Duplicate Windows 7 User Profile to a new user

Is there a way in Windows 7 to copy all Windows user profile information (especially desktop and UI settings, including profile picture) from an existing Windows user to a brand new user. So let's ...
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Directory Group Issue?

I have a directory that needs to be owned by nginx user and I need to access it via other users in order to add/edit/delete files in it. So I created a group called www and added both then chgrp -R ...
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user and group ids scrambled when using NFS

I'm using nfs to mount the folder /mirror from a server onto a node. This works, except on the node the user and group are displayed as "4294967294". On the server: ls -al ./ displays -rw-r--r-- ...
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How can I continue audio playback even after switching user?

I just tested it with iTunes; after switching the user account (only after logging into another account, to be precise) the audio playback from the account "A" stops. However iTunes continues playing ...
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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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Why shouldn't I use spaces in Lotus Notes user group names?

My company uses Lotus Notes and Active directory. Our Lotus Notes groups used to have spaces in them. Recently, our IS department has switched to using underscores instead of spaces in the group ...
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Where are Mac user account passwords stored?

How can I access the encrypted value of a local user account password in osx? Would it be possible to check against it or even copy it to another account?
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Desktop Background Group Policy - Windows XP, SBS 2008

I'm applying a desktop background via a group policy on user's PC's. It works fine on most, except for two PC's on which the desktop background is only applied to 1/5th of the background. The rest of ...
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Adding an unlisted group in Mac OS X

I accidentally removed the "staff" group from a set of folder permissions and I have no idea how to get it back. Is there a way to get it back, and if so how?
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How Can I install Windows 7 with only the built in Administrator Account?

Back in the XP days, I tried a trick and it worked: if I wanted to install XP with only the administrator, I would turn off the computer during the installation when it asks for entering a name for a ...
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Lock users in a directory

File structure: I have a VPS running Debian OS and would like to create user accounts on it. I want it so that when the user logs in with FTP, everything in var appears to be their home directory ...
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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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Linux User Permissions?

I have two users, user1 and user2 which are both in a group matching their user name. I'd like both users to have full r/w/x permissions on all of each other's files as default without having to CHMOD ...
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To enable the administrator account from the standard user account [duplicate]

I have exactly the same problem as was already described (by Rajendra Rathore): "... I removed my user account from administrators group and my default administrator account was disabled by default. ...
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How to print all users from windows-group to a textfile?

i'm trying to print all users of a group "Students" to a Textfile "Students.txt". I'm not in a domain, so this does not work: net group "Students" >> students.txt because i get following: ...
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Consequences of a Windows user being in both the Administrators and Users group?

When I add a new user to Windows (7 or Server 2k8) and I make it a member of the Administrators group, does it matter if I keep or remove the Users membership? Most of the time I remove the Users ...
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Find all permissions associated with a local group

I'm migrating a Windows machine to some new hardware. I have the new machine built and everything installed, but there's one thing that's not working. I've narrowed it down to a local security group ...
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How to change the permissions on Linux

How do I set all *.java files in the current directory and all its sub directories to have read permission to all users? I also want to set all files of at least 1 kilobyte in size in the current ...
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Owner group of /var/www

If I change the owner of /var/www to ftpgroup sudo chown :ftpgroup /var/www am I going to have other kind of issues ? Or is that ok ?
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How Can I tell if the current user is Admin from Windows Command Line

Is there anything I can call from the command line which will tell me if the currently logged in user has a limited account or is an admin?
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How do I list the groups that a UNIX user is a member of?

With pts m groupname I can list the users in a group. How can I do the opposite - that is, list all the groups that a user is a member of? (I need this to find the name of a group that I know a user ...
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User write in a subfolder when cant access parent?

I was wondering, i have a webfolder and have permissions set to 770 with group being www-data. I would like to give access to one folder to a friend so he can edit images, css, etc. I made that folder ...
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How is it possible to list all folders that a particular user/group has permissions on?

Is it possible to list all folders/files that a given group has explicit permissions on, for a machine running Windows Server 2003? If so, how? It would be nice to see inherited permissions as ...
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Unix users and permissions and how they interact with web files

When you issue the command ls in Linux you get this sort of thing: drwxr--r-- 1 fred editors 4096 drafts -rw-r--r-- 1 fred editors 30405 file1.php -r-xr-xr-x 1 fred fred 8460 ...
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Nautilus remote mount resolve numeric uids and gids to names

In Gnome Nautilus I have a remote samba mount through SSH under Ubuntu 10.04 (gvfs). When I check any file properties it displays the user and group as numeric. Is there a way to make it get the names ...
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How to mount remote samba share from local host with multiple groups?

I am using mount.cifs to mount a remote samba share (both client and server are Ubuntu server 8.04) like this: mount.cifs //sambaserver/samba /mountpath -o ...
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Ubunu Server Inherit directory permissions and ownership

Before I begin, I apologize if this may seem as if it is a duplicate question, but no responses that I have found have been able to solve my problem. I have a server setup running my company, with ...
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Mount remote samba with sftp:// permissions and group membership

If I mount as remote samba (running on Linux) with Nautilus (sftp://) with a username and password will the permissions work as if I were on the remote system regardless of the local user name and the ...
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How to add user in a group in windows vista home

How to add user in a group in windows vista home?
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GNU-Screen still has only old groups for my username

I was recently added to a group on the unix server. My active screen session has not been update to the new groups: $groups A B C D $screen -r $groups A B C Without closing my screen session is ...
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Weird linux problem: user is in www-data group in /etc/groups but groups command doesn't show him

I've come into something strange. I just added a user to the www-data group, the user appears in both /etc/group and /etc/group-, however when I use the groups or id commands the group isn't listed; ...
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How can I migrate all of my Linux settings (& home directory) to a new computer?

I have a Linux machine (Linux Mint, KDE), which I've been using for some time, but now I've got a new machine with an already existing Linux on it (Kubuntu) and I'd like to "relocate" my Linux system ...
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file permissions and group ownership using sftp

Is there a way to have all files created by a particular user under sftp to have a specific group and file permissions? The user in question, of course, will be a member of the group, but it is not ...
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In Linux, how can I temporarily remove my association with a group?

I need to test linux group permissions on a repository. In one shell, how can I temporarily remove one of my group associations? e.g. If my groups are defined as: % groups foo bar baz How can ...
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Understanding groups in Ubuntu

How can you run the following pseudo-command? sudo chown :twin::rwx /usr/local/copyrightLinux I want that each user in the group twin can read, write and execute all files which belong to the group ...
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What is a good alternative to Ventrilo for “group” VoIP? [closed]

Back in the days (when I was a CS gamer), Ventrilo was the de facto application for group voice communications. However, Ventrilo has since then closed up their license and the public version is now ...
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Is it possible to disable aero on Windows 7 without admin rights?

I want to disable aero, however I don't have admin rights the admin has blocked Control Panel\Appearance and Personalization\Personalization and I haven't found another way to do it, does anybody ...
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Hide users from Mac OS X Snow Leopard logon screen

Somehow, I managed to set a passwd for my _postgres user on my OS instead of setting it on the postgres role I have as my superuser / root. Anyways since this, I've been struggling with that user ...
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Easy way to restrict permissions in an elementary school computer lab?

I'm putting together an elementary school computer lab. I have nine Windows XP Pro machines that are not networked and do not have internet access (no money to do either). I've created separate ...
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In Snow Leopard, how to prevent other users of my machine from seeing my files?

How do I setup users on my MacBook Pro (Snow Leopard) such that the along with having different work spaces, each user has secured folders and files from other users?
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How do I remove a user account which is invisible on the logon screen or user manager for Windows 7 Home Premium?

I am running a Windows 7 Home Premium machine with one administrator and one standard user for my son (14). My son has a standard account limited by parental controls for web content (porn etc.) My ...
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How do I find out who is logged into Windows XP?

How do I find out which users are logged into a Windows XP machine? I'm looking for something like the Unix who command, or a screen that just gives me a list of users currently logged in.