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A type of user account on an operating system which will typically allow all functions to be performed to a computer, including (but not limited to) the creation and restriction of user accounts, installing software or drivers, or changing operating system options.

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Why superuser mods close the questions at their will too often? [migrated]

there're cases where questions are closed without no good reason. I know mods have full autonomy to decide what's best to the community and users but sometimes their autonomy leads to the wrong away, ...
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Running Excel.exe as Administrator is Much Slower than as a User

On Windows 10, I have an autohotkey script that opens an Excel file. If my computer has been running for a while and I have the script run the Excel file as administrator, it takes over 60 seconds to ...
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Lost admin access after disk clone although can still log in but just cannot access anything that needs admin rights

I have a very strange and annoying problem. My 128GB SSD drive which was the boot drive with Windows 7 pro installed was full so I got a 1TB SSD and cloned the old drive to the new one using minitool ...
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Any differences between the registry value "~ RUNASADMIN" and "RUNASADMIN"?

By checking Run this program as administrator for the current user, the following REG_SZ values can be observed within Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\...
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I unhid the Administrator account on Windows 10. How do I re-disable it?

I unhid the administrator account on Windows 10 using the following commands, by booting into a recovery flash drive and using CTRL+F10. reg load HKLM\TEMP c:\windows\system32\config\sam for /f "...
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Boot Dell R620 from ISCSI

I installed Proxmox on a ISCSI-Target after this tutorial: https://forum.proxmox.com/threads/install-pve-directly-on-iscsi-target.101750/ But I get the error Acquiring DHP parameters for interface (XX)...
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Windows Vista Business: how to reset Admin password if custom admin account password forgotten

I googled this and found everywhere the same solution(https://www.cnet.com/culture/restore-a-lost-administrator-account-in-vista/), however, this solution does not seem to work for me. I have an old ...
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How to find out which of the installed programs require admin privileges

Is there a (programmatic, i.e. script- or tool-based) way to find out which of all applications installed on the PC (or existing on the PC as a portable installation), require admin privileges?
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Windows 10 is deleting me out of local administrators group constantly

Problem: Windows 10 suddenly keeps removing local machine administrator rights from everyone except the disabled built-in administrator account, which luckily I was able to regain control with. ...
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Cannot remove administrator access from Azure AD account

I received a new company laptop and selected "Work or School" account in the initial setup, typed in my work email address. Everything set up smoothly for the AzureAD/username account except ...
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How to prevent program uninstall by administrator from registry

I have a way to control access to the registry. I am looking for a way to prevent the administrator from uninstalling any program. I am aware that there is a way to prevent users from uninstalling ...
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How to create a PowerShell script that connects to multiple services and produce a single output?

I am new to PowerShell and Teams Admin Centre so I appreciate any assistance and feedback that you can provide. I am trying to create a script that collects Teams data from (1) Get-UnifiedGroup and ...
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Create user only visble in UAC

I need to create user with Administrator privilegies and only visible in uac(Not in user list or logon login list) and I need to create it with system privilegies and cmd(sethc exploit but with ...
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run app from network location as administrator

I have and app in my network location \\IP\folder\app.exe which only works if I run its shortcut from my desktop via Run as Administrator and entering local computer admin details. Is there any way ...
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Windows 10 Pro: Various issues with missing privileges

Our company received two Dell OptiPlex with Windows 10 Pro preinstalled from a contractor. While trying to install a certain Commercial off-the-shelf software, we were experiencing strange issues ...
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Allowing non-admin users to trigger Task Scheduler task via shortcut

I have a piece of software that can only be licensed under the current user, and I need to have it available on a lab machine where I don't know who will be logging in. I have a script that runs in ...
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Ctrl + Shift + Enter no longer starts programs as admin

For a few days we have the problem that the key combination to run programs as admin (Ctrl+Shift+Enter) does not work on all PCs. The problem exists under Windows 10 as well as Windows 11, but not on ...
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Login as admin into powershell

Is there a way to get admin permissions in PowerShell while being logged in to the terminal? Linux has "sudo" or "login as root" to get those priviledges but I couldn't find ...
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How to enable Win-key command followed by ctrl+shift+enter for Administrator privilege elevation on Windows 10?

On Feb 9, 2022 out of the blue the shortcut to elevate Administrative privilege by typing a command from Win-key followed by ctrl+shift+enter stopped working on all my laptops and desktops running ...
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Windows 11 can't access certain folders

I've just updated to windows 11 and I can't access certain folders. It denies me access sometimes but other times it just doesn't do anything. The folder is "C:\Users\adam\AppData\Local\...
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How to copy files to a folder that need admin rights?

I'm using Windows 10 and I need to copy some files to a folder that asks for administrator permission. Without booting to a live linux USB is it possible to perform this on the running system and the ...
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running Process Explorer as administrator at log on of non-admin account

I have tried to achieve a supposedly simple task of running Process Explorer with administrator rights (to show all processes) when logging on as normal user on my Win10 Pro 21H1 system. It proved to ...
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I don't have admin priviledges on WIN10 and need to reset pasw0rd [duplicate]

We have a local PC with preinstalled Windows 10, and we want to use a program which requires some files to be copied to system32. It's not possible because it requires administrator privileges which ...
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How to grant admin rights for the program with the console?

I can't grant the admin rights with a usual way (through the properties window) since my user doesn't have admin rights. However I have a console with the admin rights running, can I use it to grant ...
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Linux user administrator hierarchy

Can I have two users, one above other, but all can run all sudo commands and run all sudo applications, except user below, is not allowed specific small group of actions,set by user above. Ideally, ...
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Microsoft Office works on one admin account but not another admin accounts

Difficult technical issue. I have iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, 2019) running macOS Monterey version 12.1. The latest version of Microsoft Office was previously running on this admin account but unclear ...
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Running a command as Admin without opening windows as admin

Is it possible to just run a single command as admin without actually opening a window as admin ?
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My windows 10 wont let me login with other users and shows error when logging in with current user

I created john user on my windows 10 machine and logged out of administrator to login with john but i got error “ user profile service service failed to logon” and i cant change user the login with ...
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How do I edit the shortcuts behind the icons on the taskbar on Windows 11?

I want to make Windows Terminal always open as administrator. How do I edit the shortcut behind the icon on the taskbar to check the "Run as administrator" option? I tried creating a new ...
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How to activate administrator account after accidentally disabling it on windows 10? [duplicate]

My computer has two accounts, one is the default windows admin account. The other is a standard user. I disabled the admin account using 'net user administrator /active:no' then signed out. Now my pc ...
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How Do I Gain System Permissions/Privileges On Windows 10 (Without Downloading Any Software)

I'm doing deep modifications and experiments on a fresh install of Windows, but I cannot continue because I do not have SYSTEM permissions. I know SYSTEM privileges are incredibly powerful and ...
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How to run a program with administrator privileges on user login under Windows 10 Pro?

I would like to run a task to monitor CPU temperature while I am logged into my regular working account, which does not have admin privileges. However, admin privileges are required to read the CPU ...
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How can I stop Windows asking me to authenticate on actions requiring admin privileges on a newly created admin account?

I created a new Windows user account on my laptop, with the administrator account type. On the new account, I have to go through with this authentication every time I have to do something requiring ...
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What is a disabled windows account exactly?

While tinkering with windows account (locally, not in a domain) I stumbled onto something I don't understand I created a local windows session (let's call it Joe), this session has admin rights Then, ...
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Win2K/WinXP Domain Admins can't open "Administrative Tools" from "Control Panel"

I have domain-joined manufacturing equipment running embedded XP and 2K (and 98...). As domain admin, I can do most things, including adding Admin Tools to the Start Menu, and using all the Admin ...
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How to make specific app run as admin

I'm running Windows 10 pro, and I have several people using my machine in my business. I am the sole administrator. All my employees have user accounts, but they are just standard(non admin) users. I ...
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Windows Restricted Group policy: how to bind users to specific computers

I've configured a Restricted Groups policy in AD to allow some users to perform administration tasks on domain computers, following this guide. This allows all the users in the group to be ...
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Windows 10 shortcut run as administrator no credentials

I am logged in as a user. I have created a cmd script to run an elevated command (eg netsh interface set interface wifi ENABLED). Each time I run it, it asks me for the administrator password, which ...
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Mac: Can I replace blank sudoers file with sudoers-orig?

I use an iMac running High Sierra 10.13.6 Premise: I've never used Terminal before, and up until last week I never had the need to either open it. So I apologize if I could ask obvious question and/or ...
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Windows 10 can't create shortcuts after reset

I recently reinstalled my windows 10, and now when I try to create shortcuts in some directories (in C: for example), I get the message Windows can't create a shortcut here. Would you like to create ...
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Difference between run as different user with Admin Credentials and run as Administrator with the same admin credentials

OS : Windows 10 So Local User and Groups setup is like this , I have User named PowerUser [and this is Administrator Account] I have another User named TempUser [and this is standard User Account] ...
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Log Out Local Admin Remotely

It's Friday night, hooray! Except that my colleague has left the local admin account logged in on a machine I need to access, and everyone (including me) is at home. I have a user level account that ...
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Can't Get Admin RIghts

I created a local account (admin) and guest account on my windows 8.1, and then I made that new local account administrator and myself became a standard user. NOW, when I start my computer and come to ...
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Reset windows 10 password

I recently restored my windows 10 because of virus. Now i see on lock screen "second user" and i can't log in. I also got no administrator password, so I can't use cmd to access lusrmrg.exe ...
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Can someone explain my 3 MAC addresses on my router modem

I have an odd issue. On my netgear router/modem admin page I have 2 MAC addresses with last letter difference one is an A the other a B. But on my bridge router connected to the netgear one I am ...
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Will running a python script as admin cause all subprocesses to run with elevated rights?

I am on windows 8.1, python 3. If I am using subprocess.run() to run a cmd command (particularly netsh export) and I run the python file as admin, will the command given to subprocess also be run as ...
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Possible to open administrator folders without running Explorer as administrator?

In Windows (10), is there a way to open folders as administrator via GUI without Explorer.exe running as administrator? I'd like to easily access my Administrator account's folders from my primary ...
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Chrome requires admin access to populate bookmarks on opening

After recently reinstalling windows, I've run into a problem when using Google Chrome. On normal startup it will open the browser as if for the first time without syncing tabs or bookmarks, but ...
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Do the utilman.exe/sethc.exe "hacks" still work?

I've a situation where a friend purchased a computer from a local PC shop, and seemingly they just wrote cloned images of a hard disk to all their PCs. The windows install seems like it was ...
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How do I know if/when a domain user enters the admin password?

I am working it the IT department in my company. My two colleagues in my department are very intimate with some other domain users. Last week, I was asked to install a new IDE on those domain users' ...
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