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Windows XP program crash boxes for any user are all shown to Administrators

I have an interesting problem with a Windows XP setup involving "users" with restricted access rights and "Administrators" with full system access. If a program crashes for a user, the standard crash ...
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Remove a group or perhaps a user from ALL the files and folders under Win7

First, I screwed up and messed up the permissions and ownership for a lot, if not all, the folders and files on my laptop that are stored on a separate partition (drive E) from the OS (drive C). I ...
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Create browser only session (Ubuntu)

I was recently in a Virgin media shop and was interested to see that they had laptops running Ubuntu for customers to browse the web on. The setup itself was interesting and I'm wondering if anyone ...
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How to monitor users activities in my machine

I have a desktop PC with windons7 ultimate edition. I have created three accounts and a guest account is enabled in the machine. I am the administrator and I want to monitor other accounts usage like ...
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Why can't I connect with sftp

I am a newbie on ubuntu server 12.10, I was following this guide https://gist.github.com/joshellington/2224420 I don't understand why if my /home/myuser folder's owner is myuser I can't connect by ...
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Ubuntu user ftp access

Having real issues with ftp access to my cloud VPS ubuntu solution. I have tried both vsftpd and pure-ftpd. I found that both were limited. I have now tried to focus on vsftpd as it is well received. ...
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Find available ids lower than 500 vis dscl

How can we write a script around dscl to loop over the currently listed IDs in use and then spit out the first id under 500 that is not in use yet? Update # 1 (Feb 17th 2013) I found some very ...
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Is there a way to find out how many instances of the root user is logged into a linux machine? [duplicate]

We have a handful of users that login to our Linux VM machine as root either through the vSphere client or through SSH and I want to see if there is a way to tell if multiple root users are logged in ...
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Users and group membership

My server is installed by my provider with a default user (root and another user, lets say here johndoe). I lack some experience to know if everything is well set. Let's say I add the group admin. ...
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Transferring extensions from one user to another in Chrome

I have a simple problem and I'm sure the answer is simple but I can't find anything on it... I Have successfully exported & imported about 25-30 extensions onto a new computer using my development ...
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Cannot change owner of mounted drive

I have two users A and B on a remote ubuntu box (+ a bunch more). I now ssh to the machine with user A. Then I change to user B: su B and run sudo mount -a This mounts a windows fileshare that I ...
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Creating a Linux utility : users/groups/permissions best practice

I am creating a utility which will run on Linux machines. For the purposes of this discussion, let's say its analogous to make. Here's the deal : sometimes, when you run the utility, it creates files ...
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Parental control identifies unknown users on my PC

I've been using for a while a comprehensive security product for my PC (Kaspersky pure): The parental control pane is now listing three new users that I did not create (it's a home computer and I'm ...
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How to open the Select Users, Computers, Service Accounts or Groups

The only way I know how to open the Select Users, Computers, Service Accounts or Groups is by right clicking on a folder and selecting Properties -> Security Tab -> Edit -> Advanced. Below is a ...
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Switching quickly between users in Windows 8

I use an Administrator account and a user account and keep switching between the two often. Is there any keyboard / mouse shortcut to switch quickly between the two users? Much better if it doesn't ...
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Duplicate user account being created in Windows-8

Before I synced my Windows 8 Pro with Windows Live, the login screen displayed one user account that I created with my username. After sync, two accounts are being displayed, both with the same ...
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Sync Users over small home network

I have and run a small home business and I would like to setup my network better; I have to find a way to manage users across my 6 Windows laptops. They all have Windows 7 home/pro. Connected to a ...
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Debian's GNOME 3: remove users from login menu

I have upgraded to Debian Wheezy from Squeeze and all users, including system ones, such as qmail are visible on the GNOME 3's greeter. How do I hide them from this login menu?
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How to get user information Mac?

How would I get user information from a Mac such as user domain, etc. through a Terminal command? I've tried dscl as well as dscacheutil, but they don't really have what I'm looking for. I was ...
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Setting up group and user permissions for each service Ubuntu

I want to set up a separate user for each service I'm running on my Ubuntu box. For example, I'm running a Minecraft and Counter Strike server. I want those two to have the usernames css-server and ...
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How to kill user processes from the same user?

I opened a VNC server and my VNC session is suddenly dead. I have lot of xterms open. When I ssh to the machine. and type users I see a bunch of users – my user accounts, like: userA UserA UserA ...
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run logon script per any logon in Windows

Currently I have a logon.bat script that runs when users logon to a computer with their domain account. The problem is only users with the logon script specified in their profile (user's properties -> ...
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Is there a regularly updated resource that lists the most used browser versions?

Is there a resource that is regularly updated that lists the most used browsers versions? I know resources that list browsers by usage but they don't include the browser version.
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User cannot open explorer window

One of the users on my computer cannot open an explorer window. Any attempt to do so, whether by running explorer.exe directly, by opening a folder shortcut, or attempting to open the Control Panel ...
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How can I move NTUSER.DAT and the similar files? And yes, I know what they are

I am trying to migrate my Users files and Program Files from my C:\ Drive to my D:\ Drive. So far, I have dragged all the files over, and replaced all the junctions, but I am still left with those ...
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Adding users to a directory recursively windows 7

I'm trying to set up my site on IIS, and it would seem I need to add the user group "USERS" to all files/folders within my site. This would require recursively adding a user to the root directory of ...
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Cacls recursive wildcard

I have a user named foo and I want him to have only read permission over all files and folders in folder D:/bar Inside the folder I have a lot of folders and there are .dbf files scattered. I want ...
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How to set up virtual users in vsftpd?

I've read this tutorial: http://howto.gumph.org/content/setup-virtual-users-and-directories-in-vsftpd/ My configuration is as follow: ---vsftpd.conf--- listen=YES anonymous_enable=NO local_enable=...
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How do I see who's logged in?

I'm having a little problem. I need to (from the command line) be able to see what users are logged in. Here's the tricky part: I DO NOT want those users that have locked their screens and left their ...
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Duplicating Linux-like user account permissions in Windows 7

I'd like to know what are the best practices for creating a limited user account in a Windows 7 system, much like the user environment in Linux, where you have the superuser and the other normal users....
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Linux groups for standard user

I have recently migrated to Slackware from Debian. I have done this for the purpose of learning, as such, I have a question. I have looked at the list of groups available on my system via less /etc/...
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Which options are required for a simple Linux user?

I am setting up a Samba server on Ubuntu and need to create users on the server. However I am not sure which options I need to set with useradd in order for the user to work. Does the samba user ...
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Mounting my HDD as my C:\Users breaks my accounts? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Mount second drive as c:/Users in Windows 7 I just finished my first build. I'm using a 60GB SSD for my programs and operating system. My goal is to mount my 500GB HDD as c:...
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I can't use a custom theme on a network account

I'm an administrator for the computer I use, but I'm using a network account. I can set custom themes (non-Microsoft, I mean) on my local account but not on the network account. It's the same machine, ...
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Make the “Other” Account viewable again and unhide my account

I was looking at Hide users from Mac OS X Snow Leopard logon screen, and used the hide users if their user id is <500 in terminal, and then proceeded to hide the "Others". When I want to use the ...
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Why do some packages require their own user to run?

Why in SVN, Apache, and many other programs, does the admin have to create a new user just for the server to use?
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Debian adding users by itself

I have a debian server with three acounts, root, myself (tobbe) and my colleague (chrille). When I first logged in (via ssh) and ran the command users I got: root tobbe chrille An hour later (...
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Running a shell script in a web server as if it was interactive

I have a shell script (csh) - I didn't write it so I can't change it now. The script does a lot of parsing of log files, calls other scripts in languages like Perl and Tcl, creates new files and calls ...
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UNIX home folder permissions - no access for other users

I'm running a Linux server at home, and I did just have my own username (javawag) with a www folder inside it for my website. However, I've since added a subdomain for my friend, who now has his own ...
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Haiku - change username from 'user' to something else?

Is it possible to change the default username in Haiku from user to something else? When setting-up pre-shared keys between my Haiku workstation and remote devices, it would be nice to be able to ...
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Grandma's Computer - Can a user that belongs only to the “Users” group in Windows XP install malware, virus or IE addons?

I am trying to figure out if having a user in the "Users" group will be enough to prevent her from install unwanted software. The things that I don't want the user to be able to install are: virus ...
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Two users and one VirtualBox VM

I have one VirtualBox VM (Windows) that I would like to share asynchronously with multiple users on an OS X Machine. How should this system be set up?
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Deleting a Mac user account after logout

I am developing an image for a maclab, and I am running into an issue with Snow Leopard. We have set up the machines on active directory so network users can login, however after they logoff their ...
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Problem with changing user to root

I tried to make my account root by editing etc/group: root:x:0:oneat daemon:x:1: bin:x:2: sys:x:3: adm:x:4:oneat ... But it didn't succeed. What can I do more?
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Windows 7 - no administrator account

Somehow in the last 24 hours my account has changed to a 'Guest account'. I am using Windows 7 Professional. The only application that I installed was GoToMeeting. I didn't notice anything ...
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Alternative to fast user switch applet in Ubuntu Lucid

I recently upgraded from Ubuntu Jaunty to Lucid and one thing that is missing is the fast user switch applet. This is confirmed by this bug, for example. The fast user switch applet was good, because ...
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Why there are two users showing in uptime command results?

When I ran the uptime on my MacBookPro machine I got the following result: Last login: Thu Jun 3 14:43:40 on ttys000 Osama-Gamal-MBP-2:~ iOsama$ uptime 14:49 up 7 days, 20:10, 2 users, load ...
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RHEL 4 reboot causes Tomcat process to not be started by non-root account

I have a startup script placed in /etc/init.d wherein I make the following call: nohup sudo -u myuser $CATALINA_HOME/bin/startup.sh 2>&1 This causes Tomcat to be run as myuser, which is ...
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Is there an OpenOffice.org glossary for users?

OpenOffice.org>DevGuide>Glossary defines terms for developers. Is there an OpenOffice.org glossary for users with terms such as Macro and Template?
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Is there a way in Linux to update the user/group properties without having to login again?

After I edit /etc/group and I add a user to groups it didn't belong to, the user will not be able to use it's newly acquired privileges unless it starts a new session. Is there a command to refresh ...