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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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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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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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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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How to remove an account?

The title isn't too informative, but I couldn't think of a more accurate one. Long back, I had a problem in logging to my account (Admin). It showed The User Profile Service failed the logon. ...
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Change exe file association for single user

it is relatively easy to set the file association for exe files in windows (a nice way to lock yourself out, btw). This is typically done in the HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT, which is valid for all users. But is ...
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What causes the files in Program Files to be inaccessible?

I have got strange problems on my notebook for months. I finally tracked down the problem to unusual situation in C:\Program Files, so now I ask this question here. I have got two user accounts - ...
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Switching between user sessions in Windows (Virtual Desktop)

I am looking for a quick way to switch between sessions of different user accounts(Quicker than the standard way, and without re-entering passwords each time). I am thinking of Virtual desktops ...
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Windows 8.1 won't start for specific user

Windows 8.1 loads fine till the point of welcome screen. When I login with my main user account, it takes forever loading and ends stuck at a blue screen. But when logining with another user account ...
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Can I assign multiple passwords to one Windows User Account?

I have a normal password that I use. However, I also have an RFID scanner that i integrated into my computer. I was wondering if I could add another password to a user account, so if I HAVE the ...
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Create a group for users and sets the permission

I would like to create group for some user addgroup name After that I would like to add some user to group sudo adduser username groupname And set the permission for each group. There will ...
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Run Network and Sharing center with rights of a different user

How do I change network adapter settings (i.e. change between DHCP and static IP address) while logged in as a non-administrator user, but with available credentials of an administrator user? I have ...
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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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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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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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Why default useradd variables aren't taken into account, when create user in GUI mode?

I'm trying to configure users password policy on RHEL 6.6 and my /etc/default/useradd file contains: # useradd defaults file GROUP=100 HOME=/home INACTIVE=-1 EXPIRE=0 SHELL=/bin/bash SKEL=/etc/skel ...
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ekiga — could not register (Forbidden, please check that the username and password are correct)

What are the connection parameters for ekiga? I went to ekiga.net and reset my password, still no luck. I've tried more than a few variants: Add a SIP account To add a SIP account, simply click ...
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Hide Windows 8.1 Charms Bar Apps (Immersive Control Panel)

I followed these directions to successfully hide certain Control Panel items via registry hack. I hid both User Accounts and Family Safety (see P.S. for explanation). If I go to the Charms Bar and ...
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Macbook Air created a new user itself - hacked?

I have a new Macbook Air with OS X Yosemite and last night after a regular evening watching a Netflix series, I closed my computer (putting it to sleep, not turning it off), I heard a chime that ...
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Create a Location in Windows where I have full read and write access

As it happens I got a chance to work for a company where every developer gets a Window desktop to work on, without giving the admin rights to run things as Admin. On that I tried installing "Spring ...
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Timestamp bash_history of a different user in a filesystem

I have a partition .dd file with the bash_history. I am able to cat it and look at the bash history and I know that the HISTTIMEFORMAT="%d/%m/%y %T " is typically used for the timestamp of the current ...
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How to give a local user permission to register a port

I have a windows server 2012 R2 at home that hosts some game servers and other services. Now I am trying to setup a user called "SEServer" that is a non-admin user, that only has access to the ...
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Official way to copy a user profile from a local account to a domain account

I have a PC in a windows domain. This PC has a local administrator account from the user who used it before the PC was joined to the domain. Now I want to migrate this users profile and settings do a ...
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Reinstall Linux by keeping user accounts

I am going to upgrade Linux Mint 13 to Linux Mint 17.1 on a home computer. I am going to do a fresh upgrade. There are three partitions for swap, / and /home. I will preserve swap and /home. The ...
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why won't service application write to disk while Windows 7 computer is locked?

I have an application running as a service which is supposed to periodically download data. However, based on what I have seen, it appears that it fails to save data to disk while the computer is ...