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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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UIDs for service users in Mac OS X

Some third-party servers should be run under a special user for security reasons (eg, PostgreSQL is typically run by "postgres"). Of course, these service users should not show up in the Mac OS X ...
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How to move a win xp installation from two partitions of same HDD to two separate discs?

I have a question regarding windows setup: I have a win xp installed like this: one disk drive with two partitions C: - system data, etc. D: - all user data (user accounts) now I bought an SSD ...
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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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How to find out when my windows XP account was reset?

My sister told me that her windows XP account has been reset but she did not reset it personally. By reset, I mean all her documents and settings are gone but the account still exists. She is not sure ...
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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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Outlook 2013 causes Microsoft account authentication failure

When Outlook is running, it will periodically "talk" to Microsoft to validate my account, and always fails validation. By that I mean I can go into my Account activity see that each time Outlook ...
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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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Why is changing the shortname not recommended procedure?

Some Background I had an old iMac with Snow Leopard on it. It was so outdated I zeroed out the drive and reinstalled Snow on it (I'm still waiting on Mavericks to download... sigh). As I was setting ...
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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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Win8.1: When logged in with my default MS account many account options don't seem to work

So I'm one of those idiots who upgraded to 8.1 allowing MS to grab a really old Hotmail account which is now my default admin account (sigh). Now I am having various account settings issues like: I ...
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Can't switch to all users in WIN 8 - search extended user control

I'm using Windows 8 (not PRO) and I created different users (as local or MS user). But in the "normal" user control center (e.g. control nusrmgr.cpl) I get only two users. I found one day a page ...
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Adding 25 (student) users to Linux system (Ubuntu 12.04 LTS) VM

I would like to set up 25 student accounts on a Unbuntu 12.04 LTS VM that I have provisioned via Windows Azure for teaching purposes. Can anyone point me toward some scripts that would automate this ...
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Windows Server User - Remote Access Issue

I have a Windows Server with Citrix Installed on it. Now for those who do not know, Citrix is an Access Management Program that hosts published applications for remote users to access without actually ...
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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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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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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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Persitently map local folder to drive only for a single user profile

In our setup we need to map a local folder as a drive to get rid of the username in the path. We used "subst" to map the drive and everything was fine. Now we are migrating to Windows 7 and company ...
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Change to user name has destabilized the entire computer

I have a Window 7 computer that is a part of a small office work group. The user wanted to change their login name, so I made this change via Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Computer Management ...
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Touchpad dysfunctional for one user, others ok

I'm using a compaq presario notebook running windows 7. Suddenly the synaptics touchpad does not work -- for one user only. I'm logged in now as administrator, and everything is fine. I checked the ...
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Why do I have two different screens for the same action in Windows XP SP3

I'm trying to change the way users log into Windows XP, but when I click on User Accounts in Control Panel, I get different screens on different machines, though they are both Windows XP Professional ...
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Bind user to virtual box os

I have Windows 7 Host and Windows XP guest in virtual box. Is it possible to somehow bind a particular user to that guest OS. I want to create some test environments for particular users. The idea is ...
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2 users cannot share one encrypted offline files share

This question I asked over a year ago in the MS social forums, with the answer being that by design it is not possible. I still wonder whether one could hack around this limitation, without using ...
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Receiving 530 login incorrect error for all user accounts other than my own: vsftpd Ubuntu 12.04

I just setup a vsftpd server. I have a few accounts for family and friends (actual useradd accounts) and mounted a shared directory in their home folder. However, I seem to be the only one with ftp ...
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OSX MAIL APP: how can i merge several 'archived' MAIL folders into one single new (filesystem) folder

over the last 5 years i have accumlated several partial MAIL folders scaterred across several different volumes (representing 10GB++ of mail that i really dont want to have to download all over ...
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Shortcuts in Windows XP start menu disappeared

I have a Windows XP Professional. I have a problem with default IE6. I upgraded to IE7 but still had the problem. Then, I used revo uninstaller to uninstall IE7 and back to IE6. I did choose revo ...
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Firefox proxy authentication

I am using Firefox (Version 12) behind a proxy to access internet in a Windows XP computer. If I type in a wrong password at the proxy authentication prompt it will lock out my user account. Can this ...
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Create a “postgres” user account on OSX?

I just made a mistake: I installed PostgreSQL on Mac OSX 10.6.7 and when I wanted to connect to it I did su postgres, then it asked me for a password and I did sudo passwd postgres to change the ...
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MacOS - Admin account requires password for every action

I am running MacOS Lion and have a user account that has Admin privileges (not the System Administrator [root] account). My problem is for every action I make the "enter password" popup appears. This ...
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Windows user account has disappeared from Welcome screen

My switch user account has disappeared. If I go to User Accounts in the Control Panel, trying to restore it says my Welcome and Switch user has been disabled. How can I fix this? I don't want other ...
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No pictures under “Manage Accounts” in Windows 7

I have a new Windows 7 64-bit computer.The first time I ran it, I created an administrator account. Later on, I realized that it would be a good idea to have this account be a standard account and ...
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Better user switching UI in Windows 7?

I have a laptop running windows 7 pro that is joined to a domain. I use the laptop for home and work stuff, and to keep the two separate I login to a domain account at work and a local machine ...
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Transferring POP3 Imported E-mails Between Gmail Accounts

I've configured a POP3 import of e-mail from my work e-mail account to gmail. I accidentally forgot to select "Leave a copy of retrieved message on the server" for my imported e-mails to remain on the ...
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Log Off dialog takes so long to appear on WinXP

I have WinXP Home SP3 32 bit. It works very well, I don't reach RAM and CPU limits, all programs run smooth, etc. The only problem it has is that when I click "Log Off" button in Start menu, the ...
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Script automatic user creation on a multipoint Server

Is it possible using a script to create users automatically? Example: An Excel file with a column (Name) and column (Name) The script uses this data to create a login and generates a random password ...
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how to create a user non-login but can use ssh -CD create local socks proxy

I want share my VPS to other users, but they can only use it as a socks proxy server. It can allow ther user do ssh -CD 1080 -N user@host. But he can never login to the server, and modify any file. ...
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Sample file not installed in another user account's personal folder

I work on an install team that uses InstallShield. I have a component that has a sample XML file set as a key file that is to be installed on a user's machine in their personal folder. When installing ...
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Automatic switch a local account to a Microsoft account or vice versa

With Windows 8.1 Update 1, when I switch a local account to a Microsoft account or vice versa, some dialog and confirmation/verification screen are displayed. It is possbile to save the inserted data ...
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Need to give RDS user permission to see and start/stop process started by Admin

I got a virtual Sever-2012. On this server I run a little tool in user space which responses to calls on a port. Now I want to grand a Friend access to the Server and to the tool. He need it to ...
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Multiple local user accounts on Windows 8.1 Pro

What's the method with the least drawbacks for setting up multiple local user accounts on Windows 8.1 Pro? Background I have set up the following four accounts on my Ubuntu 14.04 PC and my Mac OS X ...
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Understanding the 'staff' user group

It's known that all users are members of the 'staff' group. If you setup a standard user and create any file, a list of that file in the terminal with 'ls -la' shows the user group to be 'staff'. ...
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Keepass different privileges

Is there a possibility in Keepass to have multiuser access to a kdbx file with different access privileges? Basically each group of users would have their own password to acess the database and there ...
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How can I retrieve event logs for a user account that was deleted?

Recently had a user in Windows 8 who deleted their local account without permission and thus making it difficult for me to find logs of when passwords were changed etc. The laptop works as a ...
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Prevent Power Users install or uninstall softwares in Windows 7

Does anyone know if it's possible to create a user account on windows 7 with custom installation/uninstallation permissions. We have an application that requires the user to be set to Power User / ...
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Double login icons Windows 8.0 and 8.1

I had Windows 7 Ultimate with 3 users upgraded to Windows 8.0 Ultimate activated and then updated to Windows 8.1 Ultimate, successfull without loosing any programm. At my logon screen I see each users ...
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How to create super sftp user has access to all other sftp user folders?

I'm trying to create a super sftp user that have access to all other sftp user folders. For example, we have sftpuser1 with home folder /home/sftpuser1, sftpuser2 with home foler /home/sftpuser2, now ...
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Windows XP - shutdown without administrator privileges and without group policies for shutdown.exe

I am facing a problem at my workplace: I have a Windows XP comupter with no administrator rights granted. I would like to be able to shutdown my local machine from the command line. I already tried ...
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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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Will restoring in Windows 8.1 also reset my account information?

After being forced to create a Microsoft account in order to log in to Metro-Skype, my Windows 8.1 local account was converted (linked) to the Microsoft.com account (which is now corrupted, possibly ...