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

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How to make ssh log in as the right user?

I use ssh on a variety of machines, mainly linux. Accounts on these machines vary in naming scheme: if my name is First Last, then I have accounts: first, flast, last_f, lastf, and sometimes I need to ...
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Doesn't the SeBackupPrivilege give me right to use the backup tool in windows 7?

I have a regular user account on Windows 7 home premium that I wanted to give the user rights to perform backups, using the backup and restore tool. I tried ntrights +r SeBackupPrivilege –u ...
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Windows 8.1 - Windows account unlinked from Users Folder

Background: I installed a new SSD in my laptop to run some tests, and connected my usual primary SSD via USB to copy files back and forth. After completing my tests, I then re-installed my usual SSD ...
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WINDOWS 8.1 Pro User folder questions and accounts

Have a some questions. Backgroup -I built two PCs and i didn't have network drivers enabled. So both installs created a local admin account during installation. One later asked me if I wanted a ...
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How can I follow someone from my non-default account?

In Tweetdeck I have two accounts; a default one and a secondary one. I have them both in separate columns. However, when a person crops up in my non-default account column that I want to follow I ...
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How can I access the System Account in Windows 7?

I have always wanted to have access to the system account in Windows 7 – on a test machine, not my regular use machine. In Windows XP it is easy, there are how-to's all over the internet. How can I ...
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Does cron still run for disabled users?

If a user is disabled (with passwd -l user) on a server, are their cron jobs also disabled? Or would they still run?
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deep freeze & norton 360 restrict user with limited access on XP from copy file to another drive

i've install deep freeze on Win XP. inside the XP, there's administrator & user with limited access. the user with limited access is unable to copy file to another drive. example : i logon ...
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How to let standard user run an application that asks for administrator previleges [duplicate]

I have an application that asks for adminin previleges to run on a user account with standard previleges on a Windows 7 OS. Assuming that there is no way of him knowing the Admin password what would ...
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Password procedures

tldr; How do people manage their myriad passwords safely and easily? Personally I have about 4 different accounts to supercomputers that are 'high security', 3 different e-mail accounts with ...
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Windows installation user account

Since I'm not supposed to run day to day as an administrator and should be using a normal user account, what do I do about the user that is created during installation of Windows? During ...
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How to grant remote desktop right to a user in Windows Server 2008?

I create a user and add it to group Remote Desktop Users but I cannot still remote using mstsc. The error message said the user/group doesn't have the right to remote. My question is how can I grant ...
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Can the only administrator account password be reset on Windows 8? [duplicate]

I have setup a machine for a relative that have children, I made myself an account on the computer which is the only administrator account. I have forgotten the password that I had setup the ...
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How do I enable the user switching feature for the guest account in Windows 8?

I'm running Windows 8 and have enabled the guest account. When I am logged in as my normal user, and click my user name in the top right corner of the Start screen, I get this menu: Change account ...
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Can I hide a user from the Windows 7 login screen without disabling network access?

I have two user accounts on my computer. I have a third "device" account that allows network access to shares for non-computer devices. I can hide this account from the welcome screen using the ...
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Restrict user access in Windows Vista to only run installed programs

I would like to create a guest account in Windows Vista (Home Premium version) with the following requirements: restrict access to only be able to run installed programs, maybe only run a specific ...
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Can you apply one user settings to another user in windows 7

Is it possible to move one users settings to another user account on the same machine? I have one user called PC and want to move all of the settings that user had to the new user on this machine. ...
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Hide everything on desktop (taskbar, etc.) except certain icons for one Windows XP user account

I'd like to limit what appears on the desktop of a computer running Windows XP Professional for one user account. The account will be used by young children to play simple educational games in a play ...
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Why can linux users see each others files?

I would have thought that basic security principles would mean that users can't see files in the home directory of other users. Many many years ago I worked on Novell servers and I seem to recall ...
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Windows 7 - Revert to specific user after reboot

In my organization we have a computer that are used by multiple colleagues. They each have their own domain login, but each night the computer automatically reboots and after the reboot I want it to ...
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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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Disconnect Microsoft account from my local account

I was happily using local account on my Windows 8/8.1 machine. Was. Today I wanted to install some app from Windows Store. I wanted to assess some UX scenario in it. To do so I had to sign in using my ...
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Can a Linux user belong to more than one group?

Can a Linux user belong to more than one group? If it is allowed, then one use may access files from two groups, that would be quite nice! If not, is there any alternative way to have this function? ...
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Login to server through PuTTY and then switch user

I am using the following batch file to log in to my server as root: start C:\Putty_all\PUTTY.exe -v -ssh root@192.168.32.125 -pw password When I have logged in, I want to change user to oracle. How ...
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What is this “Default Profile”? [duplicate]

I was poking around my performance settings tabs and clicked on one that showed users. It has the single account that was set up (as Admin) and a Default user account. I am curious to know why it is ...
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Windows 7 copy User folder

I damaged the hard drive in my laptop and had to replace it with a new one. I purchased a device that allows me to connect my damaged hard-drive with a USB port just like an external hard-drive. I can ...
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can not print with specific windows account

I can not print from my account even I have the permissinos to print, but from another account it is possible. the problem just occures when I use adobe reader and microsoftword, but from my browser ...
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Users removed from Local Administrators Group after reboot?

I have a windows 7 image that I will deploy to a system. I leave the initial account as the local administrator available for any modifications that need to happen to the computer down the road. I ...
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Issues with Windows 8 Users

I built a new desktop, running windows 8, a few months ago, updated to windows 8.1 as soon as I could and have been using it fine, everything working fine until recently. I am the sole user of the ...
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Prevent Windows 7 User Accounts from accessing files in other User Accounts

I'm trying to set up another User Account on my Windows 7 Professional laptop for use by another person. I do not want that person to have access to any of the files in my User Account on the same ...
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How a user can change password if nologin

I want to have some database users on my RHEL6 server. Since DB user are just DB users, I don't want to give them shell login. If so, how can those users change their password?
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Where does Windows store the list of users?

Linux, for example stores users in /etc/passwd or /etc/shadow. Where does Windows store them? I don't think there is a file. Maybe an internal Database? Do you have any documents from Microsoft about ...
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Change username folder name that 'FIle history' creates in Windows 8

I followed the tutorial from How to rename user folder in Windows 8? on renaming user folder after the user has already logged in. Everything is working great, except, 'File History' tool still ...
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Active Directory - password expiration not applied

I've noticed a very strange behavior in my AD domain. Our password policy forces the users to change passwords every 3 months. I ran in my AD this LDAP query: ...
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How to know SID of Windows' user account?

When you look at HKEY_USERS registry key, each subkey (representing each user's settings) looks something like S-1-5-18 which is called SID I guess. How do I know which SID is for which user account? ...
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Windows 8 User Settings Disappeared

I recently reformatted my machine and have been using Windows 8 Pro successfully for quite some time now. However, I just noticed that whenever I tried copying and pasting data in the Program Files, ...
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How To Lock Down Windows RT

I have a Windows tablet that is running Windows RT. I would like to "lock down" Windows from a normal user. I would like to remove the charm bar, or disable it. I have an App this is running on the ...
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OS X 10.6.8 cannot log into domain after creating local user account

I added a Mac with OS X 10.6.8 to our company Windows Domain. I was able to log into the domain without any problems. I'm new to Macs so I made the mistake of creating a local account with the same ...
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Are there any practical issues with choosing a username other than my real name on Windows? [closed]

As a new laptop (running Windows 8.1 Pro) is going to be delivered to me soon, I'm thinking about choosing a username different than just my first and last name. However, I'm concerned that the ...
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copy a user directory from one to another workstation on a same domain

Please advise me how to copy a user directory from one workstation to another on the same domain. Does a normal copy and paste would do?? Because, whatever the article I'm finding does not say ...
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Linux/Samba Windows7 and permissions on a per user basis

I would like to set up my NAS properly with user and group permissions. While this was easy to accomplish for all Linux boxes using NFS, I cannot get it to work with Windows and Samba, Windows7 and ...
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Chrome and Outlook can only make secure connections when user account has admin privileges

I have a co-worker who is set up as an admin user under Win XP SP3 and I'm trying to switch her to being a restricted user. The short story is that when I switch her account to restricted, Chrome ...
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Remove password of user on OSX

As much as I would like to figure out the problem, at this point too much time has been invested in deleting a stupid key when I already had a solution (the command line creation) that works. I'm ...
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Installing a process as a service on Windows 8 without “Administrator” account? [duplicate]

I am trying to start httpd.exe on windows 8 as a service. This is the instruction that is giving me problems: Start apache in a DOS box: >httpd.exe Install as a service: >httpd.exe -k install ...
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Is it safe to delete the user account in Documents&Settings if the user has been disabled?

Having disabled User Account Fred with the command lusrmgr.msc, is it now safe to delete the user folder Fred from Documents and Settings? Can Fred be removed from ...
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Enable Access to Programs in Guest Account in Windows 7

I have a default administrator account with Open Office installed. I've recently enabled the Guest-Account for others to use. Open Office isn't available in the Guest-Account. How can I grant access ...
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How to set up Windows PCs on a Mac server

I have a Mac server that has Mac PCs connected to it, and Windows PCs connected to it as well and I am unable to let Windows users log into the server via their PC. How would I go permitting access to ...
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How can I change the case of a Windows 7 user name?

When I installed Windows this time around, I mistakenly entered my name as "myname". Seeing this annoys me every time I log on, and I would like to change this to "Myname". Unfortunately, when I try ...
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Does associating a Microsoft Account to a Local Account provide at least the same Windows 8 functionality as using only an MS Account?

When installing Windows 8 you are asked I you want to use a Microsoft Account or a Local Account. If you want to control the name of your USERPROFILE path you need to create a Local Account with the ...
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Is there a quicker way to switch user accounts on Windows 7?

In our household multiple people use Windows 7 on one machine, each with his own account. To switch, we do this: press WINDOWS-L click "switch user" (wait 3-4 seconds) click on user icon type in ...