Questions tagged [administrator]

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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Run Badlion Client in a non-admin account

My son uses his computer, running Windows 10 Pro, through an account controlled by Microsoft Family Safety. He doesn't have administration rights and cannot install software. I have installed some ...
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Completely unable to acess admin password due to reset [duplicate]

I accidentally removed Admin permissions from my main account. For whatever reason, there is a secondary "Administrator" account that I am completely unable to login to. It also says "...
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Reset Bios Admin Password on Lenovo

I have a Lenovo Legion 7 laptop and I recently forgot the Bios admin password, I only know the user one. I'm not able to change the Bios settings anymore so I need help to reset this password or the ...
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No longer have Administrator permissions on my personal computer [duplicate]

A few months ago I lost my Administrator privileges on my own PC. I believe I encountered this issue when trying to change my account username and during it accidentally changed the account ...
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Run a NON-ELEVATED command from an already elevated batch file in Windows 10 [duplicate]

I have a batch file that runs at startup with admin privileges (using Task Scheduler) and does some maintenance tasks. However, there is a problem. I have a certain maintenance task I need to do which ...
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Boot VM from USB on Windows host without admin rights

I have a Linux installed on a USB flash drive, and I'd like, when I only have access to a Windows machine with no access to boot order and no admin rights, to be able to boot from my USB drive with a ...
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Why won't my user account (with admin privileges) open some programs?

I recently installed a program using my user account with admin privileges. Notice that I said that I installed it while logged into the user account. So there would have been no reason whatsoever for ...
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It should request a password even when I'm in the administrator user

Do you want to allow this app to make changes to your device? I want that every time this message shows up, one of the administrators' passwords would be needed, even when I'm in an administrator ...
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Create a new policy in computer management Win 10 pro

I would like to create a new policy that should make users be able to install programs on the computer even a local user
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Windows 10 privilege/user rights/ownership issues

I was trying to get access to %ProgramFiles%\WindowsApps, but the OS won't let me, and while I don't remember why I needed access to it, it had something to do with an ESP8266 microcontroller board I ...
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Run bat file as admin remotely in cmd prompt for user on network?

I've tried uses psexec but all it does is start the process in the background and gives it an ID but doesn't actually do anything. Attempts: psexec \\pc -h -u org\user -p pass -d -i cmd copy "...
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Why can’t I control my power plan but instead get an enterprise message “…managed by your organization.” on my home computer

After a 20 day uptime with a few needed updates I did a reboot. Did a BIOS update while anyways rebooting. Later after using it for a while and leaving it idle I come back and found my computer in ...
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Run Ubuntu as administrator

When I start my session in Ubuntu there is a message that tells me I have no administrator access: But when I write this command nothing happens. How to fix this to get access to all folders in the ...
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Windows 10 Admin account recover [duplicate]

My user have a laptop on my company's domain but she can't connect to the VPN for an issue with the VPN client which could be solved by uninstalling/reinstalling but her account doesn't have admin ...
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Store computer/admin password in the password manager

I have two accounts on my Mac: a standard user account for everyday activities and an administrator account. I always use the standard user account. I have a password manager (1Password) installed on ...
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Can keylogger record the admin password on macOS

I have two accounts on my Mac: a standard user account for everyday activities and an administrator account. When I need to do something that requires the admin rights like changing something in the ...
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Are user folders really by default not available to administrator(s) in Windows 10 Pro?

I've set up a Win 10 Pro system with an administrator account (A) and some standard user accounts (B-D). When I try to access as user A the /users/userB/ folder, for example, I get a message saying ...
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Can't delete a file as administrator

I started file explorer as admin I tried deleting it from elevated command prompt nothing works. Security tab only shows this: Even after clicking the button with a shield. I have wsl installed on ...
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How to change Windows 10 user account while preserving all the files?

My lab has a PC which runs Windows 10 (Version 1903, BUILD 18362.592). We use school accounts to sign into to this PC as different users. So every user/school account associates with a different ...
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Decoupling computing environment from machine

I want to create a setup which allows me to decouple my computing environment from the device. What I have in mind is an "image" uploaded to the cloud of an OS like Ubuntu along with all of ...
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Remove BIOS Administrator password on Asus vivobook Flip 14 on TP410UR/TP410UA motherboard

please somebody help me on how to reset the bios admin password on TP410UR asus vivobook flip 14 machine with a TP410UA motherboard installed. I have done tons of research and tried so many codes and ...
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duplicate user profile after joining PC to domain - old admin user data not accessable

OLD SITUATION: Windows 10 PC in domain "INTERNAL", but not properly added to Active Directory (AD) ADMIN user "INTERNAL\Ken", properly added to AD folder "C:\users\ken" ...
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Run as administrator missing for .py files

This is a frustrating error I keep getting: Every other application I get I can right click it and get this: Blacked out some personal details Run as administrator is clearly there and works fine, but ...
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Windows EFS encryption but (somehow) with password?

Windows (10) Professional users on NTFS-formatted drives can benefit from a built-in security option in the context menu to encrypt files and folders, it's called EFS. This would be much more ...
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group wise restricting commands

I had grouped multiple users let say user1 to user9 in a group name group1 . I need a method in which I can restrict all the user who are in group1 to use only some set of commands . How can I ...
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Error executing “takeown” command from “runas” in batch file

I wrote a little program to automate: Taking own of a file/folder for a specified User. Get (for the same User) FULL CONTROL of the file/folder. Now, it is well know that takeown.exe wants cmd.exe ...
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Prevent regular users from accessing Windows settings

I have two user accounts under Windows 10 Pro (version 2004) - one administrative and the other regular. I would like to forbid the access to the Windows settings from the regular account. In ...
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Unable to access folder without privilege escalation on windows 10 despite proper privileges

We seem unable to start an application without privilege escalation on windows 10. The goal is to be able to run an application that is in this folder. The OS is installed from a script and we need to ...
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In GRUB how to set a password for editing options? [duplicate]

In Ubuntu GRUB how to set a password for editing options (e key), but not for regular booting a menu item?
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Problems sharing from Administrator Account on domain network

I am experiencing an issue where I am sharing a folder from a domain controller when logged in as the Administrator. Real file path would be similar to C:\users\admin\docs . After setting permissions ...
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Windows 10 administrator cannot run command prompt as admin

I am definitely administrator and am the only user account. I keep getting a ShellExecuteEx error when trying to run different EXE files (happens when running normally and when trying to run as admin),...
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How do I regain Access to my admin setting in MacOS? (sudo commands work)

I recently changed my password, upgraded to Big Sur and enabled MDM, nad have run int to an issue of accessing Admin setting in the UI. I still have sudo access to become root on the command line. ...
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Please Help!!! Forgotten Windows 8.1 Administrator login password on HP 110-210 Desktop PC [duplicate]

I have reviewed the existing "fixes" or ways to restore and/or recover or remove administrator passwords on Windows 8.1 operating systems on other sites to no avail. I'm hoping someone in ...
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Running scheduled, admin-level commands on Windows 10 while using non-admin user account?

I am trying to set up a script on my computer that swaps out the hosts file during certain periods of the day to avoid wasting time on websites during "productive" times. Basically it will ...
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How can get “Run as administrator” to work from task bar?

For some reason, "Run as administrator" is not working for me from the task bar, it just fails to launch silently, for example, if I right-click PowerShell and click Run as Administrator, or ...
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How to find where cURL is blocked?

I have cloud hosting on Hostinger and use Wordpress. One of wp plugins uses cURL and after debugging I found that some of request from it stopped by timeout. So I connected directly to server by SSH ...
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How to run a program as nt authority\system using the windows RUNAS command (or using built-in tools if runas won't work)

How do I run a program as nt authority/system without using 3rd party app (such as psexec)? I have tried runas "/user:system@nt authority" <app> and runas "/user:nt authority\...
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Windows 10 denying rights to admin account when copying files between directories

I'm trying to copy one file to another directory. But I get the message that I do not have rights to do so. Problem is I'm the admin. Also tried to copy it via PowerShell, but it throws unauthorized ...
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Unable to install Canon printer drivers for a network connection while using an account with administrative privileges

I have a Canon MF644CDW all-in-one laser printer. I was able to install the drivers for a network connection without any problems on my personal laptop running Windows 10. However, when I try to ...
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Elevated CMD / PowerShell from existing console of CMD / Powershell

I want know to if there is a command to launch CMD prompt or powershell in elevated privileges from an existing CMD / powershell console. Something along the lines of 'sudo' in *NIX where you don't ...
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Override MS office updates managed by your administrator

In my organisation, MS office updates are managed by Administrator. Hence, I don't' get the latest features as and when they are released by Microsoft. I am wondering if there is a way I can override ...
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Command or keyboard shortcut to run 'cmd' as administrator in Win10?

I have the following scenario: I have a script (running on a Linux computer, but that's not very important) that logs on via RDP to multiple Windows 10 machines, brings up an elevated CMD window and ...
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How can I restrict a standard users time spent on the computer on Windows 10?

I want to restrict the time of a standard user on Windows 10: He should be able to login and use the computer between 8am-6pm. If the standard user logs in at 5pm the computer should automatically ...
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How to modify read only file on Windows 10?

I have a program installed under c:\Program Files. The entire directory tree is marked Read Only, including c:\Program Files. There's one configuration file that I need to change for this program, I ...
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Enable Windows Update without administrator rights (regedit)

I want to enable Windows Update with regedit. I found that the key: Ordinateur\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU However, I can't edit this key without admin ...
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How to change router settings page password on Huawei echolife EG8141A5?

I have FTTH connection at my home. My GPON device is Huawei EG8141A5 (echolife). I cannot figure how I can change the password of the router settings page (192.168.100.1). Can someone help?
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Windows Administrator Access Logs

I recently learnt that domain administrators can remotely access files and directories for any computer that is a member of that domain. For example, an Administrator can access the root folder of a ...
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Notepad++ stuck in Administrator mode, no solution but found a clue

I've notepad++ stuck in Administrator mode: stuck in Administrator Debug info: Notepad++ v7.9.1 (64-bit) Build time : Nov 2 2020 - 01:07:46 Path : C:\Program Files\Notepad++\notepad++.exe Admin ...
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Windows Administrator account constantly changes password

I had a bit of trouble with my PC lately, so I activated the Admin account and wanted to login to it, but I found out it was password protected. So I thought a quick net user administrator * would do ...
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HP Pavilion G6 administrator password problems [duplicate]

My Aunt passed away and I got her laptop but don't know the passwords to get into it. What can I do? Can it be factory reset without them?

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