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

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New accounts cannot log in on Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

I tried to make a new user account for a child to use my computer. When trying to log in to this account, I get the message "Your account is configured to prevent you from using this computer. Please ...
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Running Apache as a different user

When I run the ps -efH command to list out all the process, I can see Apache running as root and seems to have sub-processes running as www-data. Here's the excerpt: root 30117 1 0 09:10 ? ...
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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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System defaults to logging into deleted Local account

I followed a brief tutorial about how to migrate my Windows 8 installation from one Live account to the other. The tutorial said you switch from the first Live account to a local account. And from ...
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How to start a virtual machine on a Mac where I am not a root/admin?

I want to have my own little unpolluted environment where I can test a project I am working on. The physical computer is a university Mac, and I don't want to interfere with its environment, so I ...
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Creating an account/access to an VServer for a PHP/MySQL/Apache developer

I normally work with my server on my own, but now I have an external developer with whom I have never worked before. I need to work with him for a longer period of time before giving him full access ...
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Create “homework only” account on Windows

Like most kids, my kids love computers, and if I let them, they'd camp out on it every waking hour Facebooking and playing video games. So we have an app that limits their time each day (trying to ...
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Samba: How to share a folder using Linux account username and password?

I'm working on sharing a user's home folder using the username and password of the user's lLnux account. I noticed that home folder sharing is quite easy as I just need to change the smb.conf file to ...
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Windows 7 manage accounts

I have two different computers running windows 7 ultimate. Each computer has its own user accounts (both Administrators on the local computer). I try to figure how can I give an administrator ...
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How to create a new account with same privileges

I have a product whose main service is working with Administrator account named 'vertebrate'.Which way we can disable the ADMINISTRATOR account('vertebrate') and define a new administrator account ...
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How to enable System Recovery Account in Vista and Windows 7?

I know that Vista has a built in System Recovery Account. How can I enable it? Does Windows 7 has this account too?
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I need to connect a Windows 7 computer to a workgroup

The computer in question, the account doesn't have a password to connect, but apparently to connect to other computers (for file sharing), it needs to log into an account that has a password. In ...
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No desktop or metro after logged into a New user account in windows 8

I am using Windows 8 Pro x64 Version. When I create a new user account (Admin or non Admin), and try to log in, neither Desktop nor metro interface is not loading. However I can log into Windows 8 ...
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Can't remove Windows 8 user account files to free up space [duplicate]

So when I was installing Windows 8 Pro (which came as an upgrade from a previous version of Windows) I created an account. Let's call it "DC". During the upgrade Windows used up quite a lot of space ...
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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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Copying `/Users` on Windows 8 over to another Windows 8 installation to retain settings?

I've got an installation of Windows 8 on a drive that has bad blocks within Windows installation folder or registry. Obviously the drive is on its last leg, however it appears that the files within ...
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Linux file folder Permission issue (Owned by group)

I have created three users: - media, media1 and media2 I have added these users to group called Media. than using chgrp i have modified group on two existing folders "Archive" and "Media". Media ...
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Lost admin access to my computer due to corrupt user account (win7)

I cannot access my user account (the default "User") on my computer (Win7) anymore as it was somehow corrupted when my computer had frozen and I had to press the power button to do a hard restart. So ...
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How to get to control userpasswords2 via GUI

Is there a way to bring up the User Accounts windows in Windows 7 or 8, which appears when you type "control userpasswords2" via the user interface? I searched for it in every imaginable place and ...
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Should i use AWS IAM or my root credentials for my webapp access to S3 bucket?

I have a webapp that requires uploading/deleting/reading files inside a S3 bucket. What I did was I created a brand new Amazon WebServices (aka AWS) account. Let's call this AWS account ...
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New Admin user account password repetitively fails to login in Windows 7

Strange problem. From a Windows 7 Admin account I create a new user with admin privileges. Then I set a new password for the new account and log out of the original Admin account. Then I try to ...
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Force a Windows 7 user to change password when it has expired

Is it possible to force users (on Windows 7 PCs) to change their password once it has expired? Currently our users get notifications that their passwords will expire in 7, 3, 2 and 1 days but once ...
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Why is it bad to run as root?

I've often come across posts on forums or other websites where you see people joking in such a manner about running/logging in as root as if it's something awful and everyone ought to know about it. ...
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Subversion: Share user file with Apache and svnserve

I'd like to support both the svn: and http: protocols for an SVN server that will only be accessed within the network. However, I'd like the two protocols to share the same users and passwords. Is ...
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What is the directory “C:\Users\TEMP”?

I would like to know what the purpose of the directory C:\Users\TEMP in Windows 7 is. I am installing Aptana from the Admin account and it is trying to place files there, specifically, in ...
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Windows 7 - Everyone Permission Changed to No Control

I accidentally set the permission of Everyone of a folder to no control, now I cannot change to permission setting because I have no control, I cannot delete the folder. Is this process reversible? ...
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How to determine logged on user in Windows XP?

What's the easiest way to determine the logged on user in Windows XP (without loading any support tools)? I'm looking for something similar to the 'whoami' command but for Windows. I need something ...
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Change Administrator privileges to used account

So I am in my created account of Windows 8 Pro, which has Administrator privileges (as I look in the accounts part in Control Panel). But then accessing/modifying some folders (not even on my System ...
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`adduser [options] user group` fails ubuntu 11.04

I'm want to use adduser However it doesn't seem to work if I provide the second argument for the user's group root@a:~# adduser rick staff adduser: The user `rick' does not exist. The group exists ...
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Access/modify the User path variable, not System path

I am trying to make an installer for a program and my workplace doesn't allow us 'regular' users to modify the system environment. In an effort to get around the restrictions, I'm trying to add my ...
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Recover a user password on Windows Server 2008

Quick question. Is there a way to recover (find out) a users password on Windows Server 2008. I am logged in as admin and I know there are ways to reset passwords, just need to know if I can find out ...
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Run interactive task even if user is not logged on Windows

I have an application which automates my everyday task of logging into some website and doing repetetive actions. This app starts as a scheduled task everyday at 7.30am. The problem arises when I ...
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Query for regain deleted account of Windows 8

I have Win 8 Pro, Built 9200. Accidentally the activated account has been deleted. Now the problem is, it asks me for password while starting my laptop. Is there any way to regain my deleted account? ...
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Is it possible to have 2 GUI desktop sessions for 2 different users (of same machine)?

I need to set-up the dev-environment to be able to debug the backend of an application in Eclipse. There is a front-end (runnable under user1) and a back-end (runnable under user2). Each user has its ...
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SFTP access without hassle

I'm trying to provide access to a local folder for someone over the internet. After googling around a bit, I've come to the conclusion that SFTP is the safest thing to expose through the firewall to ...
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Chroot from android into environment as user

I'm trying to use my android tablet as a dev environment. So far I have created an Arch and Ubuntu img. I can chroot into both just fine and I have created a user using adduser, but I do not know how ...
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Windows 8: error when trying to create new user

When I try to create a new user the Settings app, at the end of the process I get an error that says: We're sorry, but something went wrong. This user wasn't added to this PC. Code: 0x8007089a I ...
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“The requested operation requires elevation” when using Admin login

To start things off I am using a PC on a network with my own Active Directory login, but when I say Admin Account I mean I'm using the network's AD Administrator account. I'm trying to edit my Hosts ...
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How can I change the user icon in Chrome Browser?

I have more than one user in Chrome Browser (chrome://settings/ Add new user) and can't find out how to specify a custom icon for each user. Chrome allow me select an icon from a list of icons set, ...
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Add domain user as local admin in Windows 7 using VPN to connect to domain

I am rebuilding my work computer from scratch and need to add my domain user as a local admin on my computer. I have successfully added my PC to the domain, but I cannot add my domain user account to ...
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What is this None user in Windows 8?

What is this None user in Windows 8? It isn't one of my accounts. This is a question that is ogooglebar.
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Linux - Set Subdirectory as Root for a user/group

We currently are only using a root ssh login to our server and are attempting to make a "developer" status user which should only have access to a sub directory. Is there a way we can set it up so ...
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How to create a new user group and add user to it in Ubuntu 12.04

My OS is Ubuntu 12.04.1 Desktop version (32bit). I want to create a new group called restricted which allows its users to use Audio devices and Video devices only, and I want to add a user called ...
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Mac OSX repair “staff” group

I accidentally removed the "staff" group from my Mac OS X 10.6.8 while trying to remove jenkins from it: $ sudo dseditgroup -o delete -a jenkins -t user staff I tried to repair this with $ sudo ...
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Obtain Users and Groups from Mac

How would I obtain the Users and Groups listed under System Preferences from a Mac through the terminal? I've tried dscl . list /users dscl . list /groups But they give me a list of system-ish ...
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Why there is no sudoers file: “/etc/sudoers: No such file or directory”?

I am trying to add a new admin user, but: # adduser username admin adduser: The user `username' does not exist. # man sudoers No manual entry for sudoers # less /etc/sudoers /etc/sudoers: No ...
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Unix User groups permissions

When I try to run an application I have 'moved' by zippping + unzipping from one host to another it says :This program can only be executed by users in group 1002. Can Anybody please decipher what ...
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More Linux permissions questions

I've read countless articles on the topic and searched through every question and answer I could find without any luck. I'm slowly going mad so I'm turning to you guys since I know the answer to my ...
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Adding domain users to CUPS allow list

CentOS 6, CUPS. I've been able to log in with my user account to the web admin CUPS login, but I can't work out how to log in with a domain user account (on the command line, it's domain\user). Does ...
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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" ...