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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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How do i bypass the system block for apps that require administrative access? [closed]

So, I am on Windows 10 (a weird version in-between 10 and 11 but the system mainly runs 10, with some 11 features), and I am using my school laptop right now and I don't know how to remove the "...
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Windows administrator account [duplicate]

Windows administrator's account I need help setting up or creating an administrator's account. Tried Google Workspace unable to use it because it said I have an administrator account already that's ...
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I have not been able to change security permissions on a laptop that I am the administrator of, could Bitdefender be the cause of the issue?

I have not been able to change security permissions on a laptop that i am the administrator of. Could Bitdefender be the cause of the issue? I am running windows 10 Home on a Lenovo laptop, and have ...
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How can I access the administrator password as a guest account? I don't want to reset the password [closed]

My husband put an administrator password. If I try to download, it wants me to enter his password but I don't know it. He doesn't like it that I download things (it's his computer but I use it more). ...
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How to perform admin operation on non-admin user WSL distro?

I have a WSL distro installed on a non-admin Windows account. Some WSL operations require privilege elevation (e.g. --mount --bare). But the admin account can't see the non-admin user's distro. This ...
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Apps only starting with elevated privileges

Three desktop application, namely signal, discord, bilibili are not responding when starting with normal privileges No error message was printed out, nor is there a verbose option starting these apps ...
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How to determine if there's access to the Exchange Admin Center as a user?

Just looking to disable read receipts in Outlook. AI says: Copilot To disable read receipts from portal.office.com email settings, you can follow these steps: 1. Sign into your Office admin account ...
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How can I echo the actual logged in user if running batch as administrator?

I would like to know which user is logged in to Windows from the bat script I launch with right click and "Run as Administrator". If I try echo %username% the script obviously output "...
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Messed Up By Changing Username using netplwiz on Windows 10

I MESSED UP MAJORLY BY CHANGING THE USERNAME OF MY ADMIN (THE ONLY ACC I USE) using netplwiz nd now I’m constantly getting the message “No Mapping between account names and Security Id was done” ...
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Rotate destination folder with Robocopy

I use this command Robocopy D:\DIR1 E:\DIR2 /MIR to keep the contents of two folders synchronized: How do I keep 5 separate copies of the target folder, while deleting the sixth-oldest one?
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Can a school admin see my search history?

On my own device, on my own network, but using my school's google account (with their domain), can a school admin see my search history? More specifically, I know they can reset the password and log ...
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How to prevent / auto-deny permission elevation on Windows 10?

For example, occasionally Oracle Java will randomly lock the screen and ask for elevated permissions to try to install an update. This is extremely annoying when I'm flying a glider online in Condor ...
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How do I fix the Domain Translation issue in Windows 11 Pro Domain member?

I followed the directions to Join my Windows 11 Pro PC to the AD Domain and setup the Domain IP as the DNS Server for the Win11 PC. The Join went as required without errors. The Domain account that I ...
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Visual Studio Code: Updates are disabled because you are running the user-scope installation of Visual Studio Code as Administrator

I run my Visual Studio Code using "Run as Administrator" While Visual Studio Code is open I get this message: Updates are disabled because you are running the user-scope installation of ...
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How can i edit this registry key so the context menu opens the application as an administrator rather than as a normal user?

I am currently learning how to edit the context menu via registry key entries, however, i do not know how to open an application as an administrator (in this case a command prompt). This is the ...
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Applications launched as administrator takes long to load/show

When ever I launch an application that requires administrator access it takes very long (15-30 Seconds). I have tried many things when you search for my issue on the internet, none has worked so far ...
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Possible in Linux for root to take ownership of a running process without restarting it?

There is a process running under my personal login id that I want to run under root instead. This is only temporary for troubleshooting a problem with it. My login id has sudo privilege but is not ...
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Deleting all new files at the end of the day

I am doing some network consulting at my church, and we are looking for a solution to delete all new created files at the end of the day on a Windows 10 Pro computer that everyone uses (Or even wiping ...
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Run a Powershell command from a batch script as administrator [closed]

I'm currently writing a batch script that needs to invoke a single Powershell command as administrator. The batch script is already running in elevated mode. I have tried the following but it fails ...
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Is there an alternative way to install illustrator scripts on Windows?

I have a work computer that is controlled by an admin so I can't copy files into the program folder without calling them. I have tens of scripts to set up and copy into this folder which will require ...
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Unable to mount btrfs becuase of because of unmatched "fsid"

I ran btrfstune -u /dev/sdc and it failed, now I am not able to mount this disk. Errors in dmesg are [ 46.388877] BTRFS error (device sdc): dev_item UUID does not match metadata fsid: 35f9709d-b959-...
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I keep being asked for an Administrator password in ubuntu 23.04 [closed]

I'm on ubuntu 23.04 and I keep being asked for an Administrator password (not a root, Administrator). I don't have it... I never set it, and it's not the root password. Can anyone help me with that?
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In Windows 11 my user is admin but OS doesn't allow me to open device manager

After one wrong click I got the upgrade to Windows 11 and now my bluetooth drivers does not work anymore. I'm trying to reinstall them, but although my user is Adminstrator I get the following message ...
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Need explanation: Why does "Run as administrator" not actually run as administrator?

Sounds like a similar question (when-i-click-to-run-as-administrator-it-dont-actually-runs-as-administrator) but its something different. Lets set the background: Active directory environment, large ...
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how to block Sudo for a specific application/service

As an admin, I'm looking to see if there is a way for me to set limitations on the Linux devices we use for development. (i.e)- I want to give my users SUDO access / the ability to use sudo IF needed, ...
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Automatic credentials of administrator account (Windows 10)

Using Windows 10 with two user accounts: One "standard user" (USER-S) One "admin user" (USER-A) who is an administrator on the local machine Typically, USER-S is logged in. Most ...
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Have I already ruined my 3 month old gaming PC?

I "built" this pc through the nzxt program and I have had it since May 25th. I use it for gaming anything from madden to World of Warcraft Classic. I wanted to build a PC that could run wow ...
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Can't ping in RHEL 7 in VMware pro

Image of the network card configuration: This is RHEL - 7 in VMware-workstation 17 pro, I'm trying to ping the gateway of the same IP and google.com. I have no idea what's the issue as my friend uses ...
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Run app with admin privileges when invoked by 'open with' in context menu

I know you can use Task Scheduler to make a shortcut that opens an application as admin without the UAC prompt, which is great, but I have certain apps that I typically open to edit system files etc, ...
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Running as administrator apps block mouse clicks to regular app windows

I am having this weird issue, where if an application is executed as admin, the OS GUI of regular ran apps no longer accepts mouse events. Also, it is not a case of one foreground "admin" ...
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Administrator and power on password get wrongly entered and system disabled

I have set my administrator and power on password. But today, my hp notebook pc's keyboard started malfunctioning. Because of which even after correctly entering password, my pc says "Invalid ...
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Can I allow standard user to give permission for a single software to auto-update?

I will be very specific, but the question could relate to any software... Sage 50 (formerly Peachtree Accounting), like many software, uses third-party utilities for some of its functions. The one in ...
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Unable to restore Windows Update Service (wuauserv) despite Admin and LocalSystem privileges

One of my school's Windows 11 computers kept failing to update. When I go to the Updates tab on Settings and press Check Updates, it always displays the One of the update services is not running ...
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Gain admin access on Windows 8.1 Enterprise with Bitlocker enabled

I'm supporting a user whose company went bust and was allowed to keep his laptop. He has a domain user account which he can login to and has been using his computer fine. But he needs to gain admin ...
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Accidentally locked out the only logged in admin user [duplicate]

I purchased a new Lenovo ThinkBook, and I created a new user account, and accidentally disabled the current logged in user account. When I logged in as the new user, to my horror, I discovered that I ...
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Launching an application with admin priviledge in non admin session

In our company, we maintain and deploy a native binary application to our clients' Windows 10 systems. They used to be able to execute it with admin privilege while being in a non admin session, but ...
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How to open a new tab in the current window as an admin in Tabby on Windows 10?

By default I use pwsh as the default shell in Tabby how to open a new tab in Tabby using shortcut key or command as an administrator? What have I tried Searched for this feature in the Github repo ...
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Runas command fails to work when run in a Standard User?

I'm having an issue with the command line command; runas. As per this question, regardless of what switches I use with this command as the linked question I continuously get prompted for the ...
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Change network adapter properties without admin rights

The application developed by our sw team grabs images from an ethernet sensor/camera, adopting a sensor manufacturer SDK which in turn adopts GIGE vision protocol. It is a windows 10 desktop ...
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Enforce ProxySettingsPerUser=0 without open administrator's systemsettings panel

I would like to use ProxySettingsPerUser=0 to (remotely) configure machines to use system wide the administrator user proxy configuration. I can deploy registry settings remotely but I noticed that to ...
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How to connect to other computer on same network without ssh?

I am trying to visit each computer on my local network via the command line on an Ubuntu system. I would like to do things like administer files and update configurations. How is this done? Also is ...
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Who should be the owner for a user under C:\Users\UserName, Administrators or System?

I noticed that the user folder, C:\Users\User-Name-Here shows Owner as Administrators(PC-NAME\Administrators). Other users folders show the folder owner as System. Is this normal? If so what ...
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Rename admin account on Windows 11

Usually use a Mac, so I'm already out of my element. I got my Dell XPS fixed recently, which included a full wipe. They also (unexpectedly) updated my OS from 10 to 11. They created a local account ...
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Where do we install certificates for web APIs?

For static websites, we install certificates in the web server, for example, in Apache or Nginx. But what about in web APIs or web services? For example, let's say you have a web service that is ...
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Elevated PowerShell instance no longer working on Win 11

Win 11 22H2 For awhile now, I have used a scheduled task with the flag "Run with highest privileges" checked, to run some PowerShell scripts (Method 1).: This is the same as starting a ...
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Able to change / switch a Office 365 (now Microsoft 365) main account domain to one added within the organization?

I have a 365 account with multiple domains. For simplicity's sake lets just use two, the one I made the account with and another I added to the account that I would like to make the the primary domain....
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How to restore the local drive "C:\" to it's default permissions?

I changed my permissions on local drive c:\ and now many applications/system things not working properly. i was wondering how can I restore How to restore the local drive "C:" to it's ...
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Why doesn't the login screen show a created New-LocalUser or the Administrator account?

Login is with a pin code and right clicking on cmd allows running in an elevated mode as Administrator so that new accounts can be created: adding a user: PS C:\Windows\System32> PS C:\Windows\...
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After MacOS Ventura 13.1 update, the only admin account became "standard" user. How to (re)authorize the admin account?

My Mac Mini updated to Ventura 13.2. Afterwards, the Admin account lost its admin privileges. The system had (and still has) FileVault enabled. It has two user accounts, one previously had ...
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Windows 11: Find and Grant read Permission for Unreadable files

I'm using WinDirStat to see how my hard drive is being used. I see 9.2 GB marked as <Unknown>. I'm assuming these are files which my Windows user can't read. I'm an administrator, and the hard ...
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