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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Copy your admin session layout + windows modifications to other user accounts in windows 10

I made several modifications to a clean install of windows 10, such as putting taskbar on the left, adding batterybar taskbar widget, removing edge from taskbar, removing cortana + command history + ...
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Hide the Rights of a user on windows

Is there a way to conceal the fact that a user is an administrator to other users on Windows? For example, like the UserList tweak, the user will not show up in UAC as an administrator, but will still ...
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How Does A Domain User Schedule A Task On Windows Workstation?

My workstation is running Windows 10. The task schedule is running. I log into my workstation using a Domain user account, which also is in the Domain Administrators group. For testing, I need to ...
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Private User folders by default using file permissions on Windows 10 system

There are many ways one can change Permissions for certain files and folders on Windows manually (e.g. through Properties > Security > Permissions). But how do I change the default Permissions to make ...
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Command Prompt as Administrator

This is regarding the password of Administrator. I have login in to my laptop having Window 7 Home Basic OS. I want to run the command prompt as administrator. So i tried the below option runas /user:...
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Win10 Pro 1909 multiple Administrator Account profiles

Built a Win10 Pro 1909 image to deploy to multiple workstations. Sysprep and WDS image capture went fine. Deployed to first workstation fine. Local built-in "administrator" account is activated and ...
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Partial administrator mystery on Windows 10; can do some things, can't do others

We have two different Windows 10 Pro systems which have some odd inconsistencies between them. I'll call one "WAE" (Working As Expected) and "WB" (Weird Behavior). On WAE I have a user that belongs ...
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exception for edit file without administrator privileges windows 10

On a Windows 10 computer with a user without administrator privileges, the user wants to modify the hosts file. Is there a way to make an exception so that you don't need the administrator password ...
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New Mac lost Rstudio Admin Privileges

I got a new macbook and migrated my applications and files over. I have a new user but everything else is the same. I tried to install a package in Rstudio and it returned an error ...
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When browsing a site like Reddit through Tor, what would the admins see when trying to check your IP address?

In terms of what people tracking your IP address see, is it the same as a proxy? It just looks like you’re surfing from somewhere else in the world? Like, what exactly is meant by “surf anonymously?” ...
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Unable Administrator Account to Change the Ownership of a Specific File in Windows 10

I have an original administrator account Alyssa and newly created administrator account Sub Administrator. I want the second account to have permissions on everything except editing the hosts file. ...
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Windows 10 run powershell script as admin automatically on power up

I need to run a powershell script, as admin, anytime the computer is restarted. We don't normally have access to the admin account (so we can't just regularly punch in the admin credentials), but the ...
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Can sites like Reddit see your real IP address when you're behind a proxy? [duplicate]

I was trying to create a reddit account but didn't want to use my real IP address for it. So when I was trying to find a working proxy I kept refreshing the site to test each one, then when I found ...
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Windows: start process as admin, from there start process as non-admin, and from there start yet another process as admin

Background: I have developed an app and an installer for this app. The installer needs administrator privileges to run. After successful installation, the app will automatically start (if the user ...
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Windows: run a program as different user and elevate

I'm (at home) the domain admin and users don't have local admin rights. One user on Windows 10 wants to run the Badlion client (some Minecraft anti-cheat software), which requires administrative ...
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Can I run an unpriviledged command prompt from an administrative account on Windows 7?

I have a Windows 7 VM where the user is an administrator. Every time I try to run cmd it opens with administrative access (as visible on the titlebar). Is it possible to run cmd from this account ...
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Admin account not showing up

I've been trying to change my user folder name from a name containing non standard ASCII characters after encountering a lot of errors with numerous installers. After installing windows I activated it ...
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Linux Mint Firefox branded version not abiding to configuration file

I'm customizing a Linux Mint 19.3 installation for internal use and tried to configure Firefox's homepage in advance. This should (and indeed does in Ubuntu's version) work by customizing the ...
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Kicked out back to Windows 10 login whilst disconnecting from WiFi

I am an administrator on a laptop and was doing some work on the user account of the laptop user this evening. Whilst changing from one Wi-Fi connection to another the screen went black (apart from ...
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System error 5 has occurred even as admin - (cmd) Windows 10

My system is Windows 10 Pro x64, with the latest updates applied. When I try to execute any "net" command in cmd (eg: net stop TeamViewer, net users, etc') I get the error "System error 5 has ...
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How can I make a program run with admin rights while retaining a limited user's context? (Windows 10)

My company has a policy that whoever has admin rights has two user accounts: one limited account for everyday use, and one special account with administrative rights but other restrictions (lack of ...
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Setting one program not to require admin rights

I have set up a work laptop which is to be handed over to an employee. I have put their printer software on the machine ready to install but cannot complete at my end as the printer is at their house....
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Stuck in Bandit level 0. (overthewire.org)

While it's very easy to connect using putty from this machine, a Windows Surface 3, I seem to be stuck when using the console: https://www.reddit.com/r/securityCTF/comments/6phnaw/...
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how to install New-LocalUser and read the help file from PowerShell

Looks to be a 64 bit OS but 32 bit powershell, if I'm reading this correctly: ********************** Windows PowerShell transcript start Start time: 20200329133946 Username: DESKTOP-9AKB65V\thufir ...
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How do I rearrange Windows 10 partitions? [duplicate]

For a requirement, I need to re-arrange the WINRE partition.The partition is located at the end of the hard disk, after the Primary partition. I've tried using third party tools such as Paragon ...
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runas requested operation requires elevation on active directory

I am having trouble understanding what is going on with "runas". Situation: CLIENT is W10 Pro joined & logged in to Active Directory Domain FOODOM. USER is member of FOODOM and default Domain-...
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Admin BIOS Password Recovery For a HP ENVY m7-u109dx

I bought this laptop over a year ago on a community selling site and now I want to upgrade the hard drive or setup dual boot BUT the admin bios password is set. (note to everyone, check the bios ...
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Run as Administrator command installs app to admin user instead of current user

I wrote an app for my client which is an electron app. In order to capture the screen, I'm using a .dll library since installation can't copy DLL to system32 folder, after installation I create a ...
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Windowsapps administrator can only list folder contents

So I’ve gone through all the things I’ve seen online about changing permissions on this folder. It is now owned by the administrator, problem is admin access is “list folder contents”. I don’t know ...
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“Run as Administrator” vs “Run (As Admin!)”

What is the difference between "Run as Administrator" and "Run (As Admin!)"?
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How to restore second OS option on dual boot PC

Windows XP and Windows 7 were installed on a PC. There was standard option to select one to load. After an attempt to install another Windows XP on an external drive (which was done from current ...
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MinGW bash/sh freezes 1 minute before prompt when running them as Administrator

I'm facing a real strange issue that I can't explain. I've just installed the MinGW.org (not MinGW-w64) environment on Windows 10 and everything is working as expected, except one thing: when I run ...
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remember local administrator password on different user

I have a roaming profile that is setup how I like, but was giving a Local Admin account on one computer. Each time it prompts for Admin PWD I have to type it in, is there anyway to store this so that ...
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Remove AD user from domain and convert it to local admin account

How can one convert a domain AD account to a local user account and then when I want, revert the same profile back into a domain account...? Thanks
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How to completely reset drive permissions

I've made the fatal and stupid mistake of messing around with permissions. Specifically, I added a deny Write rule for administrators to my C: drive. In my efforts to revert this change I have ...
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I hid my only user account with administrator privileges (windows 7) Is there anyway I could fix this?

I had two user accounts, one which I usually used and one which I made a while ago. After turning on my computer today, only the second account is visible in the login screen, and I can't find a way ...
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Windows 10 non admin install

I was at school today and saw something weird I wanted an explanation of how it works. So we can't install any programs on the school laptops, and someone at my school tried to install Roblox. I ...
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How to disable users from typing c:\ in the address bar in Windows 10

Trying to create some GPOs for Citrix to restrict users from accessing different things. Struggling to find something that will stop a user from getting into File Explorer and typing C:\ to access ...
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Windows 10 start menu entry missing that target same exe [duplicate]

I want two entries in the Windows 10 Start menu for the same application: one for normal Start and another one for Start as administrator (elevated), so I no longer need to use the context menu. I ...
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How can I perform an uninstall as an administrator with superuser privileges but without an administrator account?

My IT department has given me privileges to use Run As Administrator, so I can install software. But when I try to uninstall using the Windows 10 Apps or the older control panel's Programs and ...
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Why does task manager as administrator not show all tasks seen when NOT administrator?

This is what I see as a user. I am most interested in VBBatchPrint.exe. I want to end the task, but I can't unless I log into task manager as admin. When I enter taskman as administrator, however, ...
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How do you create a hardlink of cmd.exe itself (Windows 10)?

I have a registry addition to allow opening any folder in cmd.exe as admin, but it requires cmd.exe to always run as admin. You can't change cmd.exe itself to do that, because it's protected. But I ...
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How to fresh install Windows 10 Home but do i need access to administrator email id for reactivation of windows after fresh install?

I want to fresh ( or clean) install Windows 10 Home. When I open Settings>Accoints>Your Info , there is shown word Adminstrator underneath the a email id.This email id cannot be changed.The problem ...
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How to list and manage all IT systems of a company? [closed]

I currently need to document all our IT systems in some sort of list or diagram. I am wondering if an Excel table or something similar is really the best thing to do this. Therefore, I would like to ...
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Windows 10: Hazards changing the original 1st administrator account?

I picked up my 1st new laptop in approximately a decade in order to join the Windows 10 world from the Windows 7 world. One of the first thing that the setup process did was set up an account. Being ...
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How to execute batch script on all users on starup without admin? [duplicate]

Is there a way to execute a batch/VBScript script file without the admin permissions(I know there's shell:common startup) because that would be perfect(A third party software that reqiures no admin ...
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Runas Admin account behavior difficulty

I am trying to run a batch file that stops the print spooler, deletes the spooler queue, and restart the spooler. The actual command I stole off the internet to do the file deletion is as follows: ...
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Using PowerShell on command line to start a server with admin privileges

I have an agent.exe, when run with Windows PowerShell, starts a server on port 18383: > powershell -Command ".\agent.exe" ⇨ http server started on [::]:18383 Above command, pops up a security ...
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program dsa.msc for managing active directory - where can I get it from?

On a machine with windows 10, I have installed the %SystemRoot%\system32\dsa.msc program. I am not sure how I have installed it there, where I got it from, but It does a good job on having a look at ...
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cygwin: Administrator user not a member of Administrators group

I have two Win10_64 Pro PC's. One is behaving as expected and the other is not and I can't figure out how to resolve the issue on the problematic PC. Something else that might be noteworthy is that ...

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