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Full linux account rename

I want to create a "generic" version of my Linux install, using a "generic" user account name (e.g. to create a new distro). One approach, of course, would be to start from scratch,...
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Prevent Non-Admin User Account from Installing Programs -Windows 10

This simple thing is driving me nuts. I need to block my employees who have a local/non administrator account on their windows 10 laptop, from being able to install any application or program. I tried ...
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Disabling Administrator/Root account

In my org, we are thinking of disabling the Azure VMs Administrator account. We have a 60 days password rotation policy also in place, is it always required to have an Administrator account enabled ...
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Isolating (separating) two users in Windows 10

Title says it all --- my problem is that there are two users and one machine running Windows 10. My goal is to separate two administrator users to the extent that after you select one of user profiles ...
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Forbid any network activity until user initiates/finishes log in

I'm testing a limiter network setup in the organization and I need to ensure that there will be no network available until user logs into system. There are other ways I could possibly tackle this ...
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In what folder should a minecraft server conventionally be installed? [closed]

This is a question about Linux systems conventions. I want to set up a minecraft server on my Linux server, and it got me wondering, in what folder should I install it? And more generally where should ...
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“Leave the team” option is missing in MicroSoft Teams

What are the possible reasons why the Leave the team option is missing when clicking on the three dots icon for a team in the Teams tab in MicroSoft Teams? I've seen the question Why is the option to ...
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How to allow limited admin rights to a user/program in Windows

I work in security and often come across situations where a user requests local administrator rights to their machine because 1 program needs to be run as Admin in order to work. Unfortunately, a lot ...
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How to AutoArchive Email on Reply (Outlook 365)

In Outlook, Is there a way to AutoArchive an Email when I Reply to it? Specifically asking about Outlook 365 (Windows desktop version) Gmail has this feature and it's truly amazing. when I click [Send ...
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Change InoNet BIOS Settings by script

I have to change the BIOS settings of many InoNet computers. Are there a tool or a script for it? I can find PowerShell based libraries for HP, Dell an Lenovo.
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Is it safe to save root login/password for Webmin in browser?

Is it safe to save root login/password for Webmin in browser? I mean the autosave login feature in most browsers. I'm using Chrome on my own PC.
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Windows 10: Disabling in-app app installation

I have setup a non-admin account for my kids in Windows 10 and installed a game from Microsoft Store (To make it specific: Dragon Mania Legends, it is an online game and needs network connection). The ...
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Is it possible to pre-configure Windows 10 before installation?

For example, I would like to set some Registry variables or Group Policies to custom values without breaking the system (e.g. ProgramFilesDir in Registry, Update policies, etc.). Will Windows use ...
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Block process access to tasklist?

The program I use for unlocking my system with a fingerprint/key combination constantly asks if I want to setup a new shortcut for each program I open, this is causing temporary stutters and it keeps ...
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Manage and ID 100+ computers remotely [closed]

I recently built 150 new PCs for our office and I'd like to be able to manage them remotely or on-site from a single computer. I've been researching using Remote Administration Tools. But from what I ...
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Give a non-admin windows account admin access except for changing a specific file [duplicate]

I need to give a non-admin account most admin permissions except for modifying system files. I'd like that admin account to retain all normal admin permissions but not be able to modify the hosts file....
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How to solve “your connection was interrupted err_network_changed” error?

I have problem connecting to my home network wirelessly, and so far I have tried almost everything. When connected, i get yellow sign on wi-fi icon, and err_network_changed message in browser. I ...
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Is it possible to gain administrative rights under a domain in W10 while having local admin privilages?

I'm still trying to get the hang of Windows accounts under a DOMAIN but i have some security questions. From my experience it seems that in a machine local users and domain users are completely ...
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IPTables Ignoring Rule To Redirect Web Traffic

I am trying to do something very simple. I am trying to force all web request to go to my local webserver. I start by activating said webserver on my Kali Linux VirtualBox machine sudo systemctl ...
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Is there a builtin webserver on Windows that can serve a known-named HTTP resource? [closed]

Ultimately I want a convenient way that I can use in a web-browser to test in a local network if a Windows machine is alive. Windows, even non-“Server” versions, has many built-in services that use ...
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How to limit the launch of programs that do not have a digital signature?

the virtual machine Windows 12 r2. It is necessary to limit the launch of programs without a digital signature. Heard about SRP, tried to use, did not work, I do not understand what exactly is needed. ...
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Lots of disk errors but no hardware alert. Is this hardware related or software?

Summary: Random disks on one datanode of an Hadoop cluster keeps getting read-only. Jobs fails but there is no hardware alert on server. Hello, I am administring an Hadoop cluster which runs on ...
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Best/simplest say to allow non-admin to update/install software & move files around? [closed]

I have a small team of people who are all on Windows 10 machines. We work in video production, and as such we're quite often updating software, plugins, installing scripts into the Adobe programs etc. ...
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chmodding files with an SELinux security context / ACL

Okay, so I have a bunch of bash & python scripts that I've written, all just chilling together in one big directory. Well, actually there are separate subdirectories, but they're all nested in ...
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Install doker without admin rights [closed]

I try to install doker in universty's PC but I don't have admin permission , I searched a zip file to install it but no way , so do you have an idea to make it , I used windows 10 as OS . Thanks.
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Windows 10 Start *some settings are hidden

I realize this is an old problem and this question has been asked before, but I'm asking it again here because the others solutions aren't working and no one else seems to have the problem with their ...
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How to prevent one administrator from disabling the account of another in Win10

I need to prevent any admin account from disabling the built-in administrator account. If this is possible in Win 10, please help.
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Is there any way to prune intermediate git commits?

Hope this is the right forum for this question... tell me if not. I'm a basic user of git, but I've been developing this app for the past few months, using the principle "commit frequently". So now ...
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About Network Information System ( NIS ) - different releases of Ubuntu

I want to set up an NIS server between two machines, that have different releases of Ubuntu (one is 14.04 and the another is 16.04). The problem is that because they have different releases, they have ...
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(Win Server 2012 R2) Can't enable data deduplication

Windows Server 2012 R2 (Datacentre edition) I cannot enable Data Deduplication. This particular volume previously had data deduplication enabled. Computer was changed from BIOS to UEFI boot, so ...
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Hyper-V Export failed for virtual machine

On some machines, when exporting, I am getting the following error: Export failed for virtual machine ‘machine’ (xxx-xxx-xxx) with error ‘The requested operation could not be completed due to a ...
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Windows: how to bind to <1024 port as standard user?

I was wondering if there was a way on Windows to bind to a <1024 port as a standard user? I am aware that this requires Admin privilege but can I approve the request with Admin but run the actual ...
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Git like system to manage a system configuration

Is there a way to manage the configuration of a linux system in a similar way git manages the structure of a folder? In other words, Is it possible to save snapshots of a current working status and ...
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Make Ubuntu computers phone home for remote SSH

I have installed a number of Ubuntu-based systems for relatives and friends, to which I occasionally need remote SSH access via the Internet for administration purposes. However, most of these are ...
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(Win Server 2012) Can't enable Data Deduplication on C: drive

I'm trying to enable Data Deduplication on C: drive but Server Manager doesn't allow me to do so. After using PowerShell command it gave me following message: Windows PowerShell Copyright (C) 2014 ...
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JIRA: Allow user to edit his projects schemes

I want to allow a JIRA project administrator to configure his own issue-type schemes, screen schemes, workflows etc. If the user is anything less than jira-administrator, all those objects are read ...
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Using find command on other directories?

The command find . -type f -name '*.jpg' -delete deletes everything within the current directory and recursively deletes the files from there. What needs to be updated within this command so that it ...
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How do I schedule a linux backup job on a machine that's not always on?

I'd like to backup my files at midnight every day. Sometimes, I don't leave my computer on all night, and sometimes I don't use it for 2 or 3 days. When I turn my machine on, I want it to immediately ...
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How to Keep Dot-Files up to date?

I've got two computers, one at work and one at home. The work one has a VM running Arch, and the home one runs Arch natively. The work one usually stays at work, but push a lot of stuff back and ...
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Windows Server on Domain Does Not Have a Record in DNS

Our DNS Server (2008) is working fine but for some reason it has not created an A record for a Windows 2012 machine we joined to the domain. Running "ipconfig /registerdns" on the 2012 machine yields ...
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psexec run process as different user

Lets say I have two users: user1 -- admin user2 -- limited and I need to start a remote process as user2. I cannot use the limited user (user2) to start the remote process, since psexec requires ...
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How to host PowerShell console in MMC?

I am looking to find a way to host PowerShell console inside MMC. I have customized MMC console which manages everything I need. I am learning PowerShell. So hosting it inside MC would be convenient (...
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Limit IIS Log Size

Is there a setting in IIS that lets you limit the size of each log file? I know you can do compression, move to a different drive, etc. but not interested in those. As an alternative, is there a way ...
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Migrating to a new Machine

I recently assembled a new workstation at my workplace. The current one is really old, (~3 years). On the software front, the current system is running Ubuntu 14 and has a lots of bits and pieces ...
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Device manager access for non admins

Windows 7, 64bit. Is it possible to allow non admins access to edit the device manager? Currently when logged in as a non admin and I try to access the device manager I see the following; I have ...
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Prevent other Admins from accessing my computer

My Scenario I'm a developer, working with other developers in an enterprise environment. We all have administrative powers on all computers in the facility. We pull little pranks on each other some ...
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How to save a drive's partition to a file in Windows?

I've got an usb drive with several partitions, ntfs, exfat and ext3. I would like to extract the ext3 partition to image.bin file to be independent. How could I do that in Windows?
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how to properly remove an administrator's account from server

We have several administrators on our Debian servers and one has left our company. In leaving, he removed his own account. He was the first user on a bunch of our systems, so now any files that he ...
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Inventory file parameters not being used in Ansible

I’m trying to get Ansible up and running for the first time. For some reason, the parameters I have added to my hosts file are not being used when I run a command like ansible all -m ping It tries to ...
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I cannot su - into my root account from a normal user

I can't switch normal user to root and I get following error: [user2@server1 ~]$ su - Password: su: Authentication failure I know for a fact that password is correct. Also permissions on my su ...