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Cannot log onto new accounts - “The User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded”

I'm on a fairly new install of Win 7 x64 with default UAC settings. I recently had to delete a user profile due to the win 7 2012 virus issue, but when trying to create a new profile (any profile ...
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Create a Windows XP user from a linux partition

Long story short, someone repaired my brother's computer and set a password on his account, now we can't get in and can't contact the person who set the password. Is it possible to create a Windows ...
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How can I create an SSH user who only has permission to access specific folders in Ubuntu?

I installed SSH, but I found if I use my original account to login to Ubuntu, it has too many permissions. I want to constrain the user to only have permissions for specific folders in Ubuntu. How ...
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how do I see which user I am logged in as in MySQL?

I have multiple text console session open and log in as different users into different consoles. I forget after while which consoles belong to which user, it would be nice to not have to quit and log ...
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Run part of a bash script as a different user

Is there a way to make part of a script run as a different (non-root) user? If it helps , the part to be run as a different user occurs at the end of the script Edit : OS -> Ubuntu 9.04
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How will IPv6 impact everyday users? (World IPv6 Day)

With the current (one hour in at the moment) trial by all the big boys (Google, Facebook, Bing, Yahoo, etc.) I wondered how IPv6 will effect home users and the Internet as a whole. Will the change ...
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How can I create a user with read-only access to all files? (ie root without writing permissions)

For backing up my server, I would like to remotely access it via SSH. To minimize all risks, it want to user a user who only has read access, but to all files, just like root. However, he shouldn't ...
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Network Sharing Problems Between 2 Laptops

Tried enabling network sharing on both laptops with LAN cable and wireless connection but only 1st laptop is able to access its own User under Network and User of 2nd laptop. The problem is that 2nd ...
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Allow administrator rights to a program running under a limited account

I have an application I support which requires permission to read and write to the Registry and also create files on disk and CD-ROM. I would like to run the computers using a limited user so nothing ...
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Is it possible for root to execute a command as non-root

I am root user and suppose i want to run any application as another user. is it possible, without switching to another user. Something like # google-chrome user=abc I am actually executing a cli ...
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Ubuntu: limiting user account only to access his home dir

I just created new user account, but the new user is able to access all the directories structure (including other's home directories). I'd like to limit the user to access ONLY his home directory ...
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How to arbitrarily map user/group ownerships in rsync

I need to rsync a directory to a remote server so that all files belonging to user X and group Y on the source (local) machine are mapped to user W and group Z on the destination (remote) machine. If ...
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Hide or Delete the User Home Folder in Windows Explorer Navigation Pane

I am using Windows 7. I don't like the User Home Folder in the Windows Explorer navigation pane. In fact, I don't like the folder itself. I never use it, per se, and it comes up sometimes as an ...
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Is Remote\username same as ComputerName\username or username in windows 7/xp?

Is there any difference if I log in as: username computername\username remote\username domainname\username something\username I want my computer to behave differently depending how I log in. Is ...
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How to run 'ifconfig wlan0 down/up' with a comm user?

I need to run ifconfig wlan0 down and ifconfig wlan0 up with my common user. How can I perform this?
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Skype status always appears offline for one user

I have one Skype contact who always appears to be offline, even when he's online. We've chatted regularly over Skype for years without any issues, except for the fact that he always appears to be ...
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Windows Vista Login results in Clean Profile

recently whenever I login to my 10-month old account on Windows Vista the desktop launches brand new. As if the account was created 10 seconds before. The user account picture and desktop picture is ...
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XAMPP phpMyAdmin failed with #2002

New test server running Windows 7 64 bit. I installed XAMPP and created a seperate user other than the root. When I created another account and initiated XAMPP I was able to get localhost but when ...