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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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Running cron jobs - best practices

I want to use cron in Linux to run backup scripts of various files in the system. The owners of these files are different users. Is it better to add entries in the cron of each user separately or run ...
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Is there a way in windows 10 using windiff (that comes with visual studio) to override acls and diff all files in a tree

In Unix-like operating systems, if you use "sudo diff -r /foo /bar" you can diff every file regardless of how the permissions are set. Is there an equivalent method in Windows [10]? I tried running ...
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This operation has been cancelled due to restrictions in effect on this computer when using keyboard shortcut or adding time/date display [migrated]

I am an administrator on a server, but it was initially set up by someone else. When I try opening windows explorer with the shortcut windows + e I get this annoying error message This operation ...
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Windows 10 - exe always running as administrator - how to fix?

I have just installed a software package on my Windows 10 system - admittedly an old one designed for Windows 95, but I guess that's an aside. It seems to have installed OK, and it seems to run OK, ...
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How to grant local administrator privilege for one command?

I'm using Windows 10 / DC Server 2012 R2 and I have some power users that needs to execute a manage-bde command that requires Local Administrator privilege. Is there away that I can allow them to ...
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Admin Account Issues [duplicate]

You already provided me with the TBS (I pasted it below) but I cant do the first step because I'm not on my regular screen. I'm on the page after the restart and asking me to log in to my pc and there'...
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Admin account issue [duplicate]

I accidentally deleted the 2 admin account on my windows 10 then I restart my pc. After restart I'm not able to log in to my PC there's no account to be choose. What should I do?
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How to install Xming X Server without admin privilege?

I need to install Xming X Server that does not need admin privilege. Because my windows setup is very restrictive for business reasons. Windows 7 Professional 64 bit OS How to install Xming X ...
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Creating an administrator without access to other administrator accounts

I want to create an administrator account on my laptop that does not have access to other administrator accounts. In the sudo visudo file # root and users in group wheel can run anything on any ...
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How to start a “Recent” shortcut from a pinned app in admin mode?

I pinned Visual Studio to the taskbar and in the Properties and I set it to run as an Administrator. That works: when I click on a icon, it opens VS in Administrator mode. However, when I right ...
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Router performance tests

628/5000 Hello all, I am looking for tools or ways to test router performance. I am not only concerned about WiFi bandwidth, coverage and etc, but also about the performance of the hardware itself in ...
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Bugged font in Windows 10

I'm having a problem with a font, and I can't get it to work. Searching online I found that in "\localhost\c$\Windows\Fonts" is where you get a real look at the fonts installed on your system, and I ...
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Unable to login into admin account in windows 7

I have Windows 7 utimate edition on my PC, After a long time i work on my PC i am not able to log into my "Administrator" account, when i check the "Administrators" localgroup i found it have two ...
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Domain User as Administrator in Virtual Server (Server 2012 R2)

I'm new in the server nature. I want to clarify something. Suppose I created a domain user, lets name it id1 in my Primary domain server. In that Primary server, there are 2 Virtual servers. If I ...
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Does Microsoft Windows offer functionality for an administrator to set policies and remotely erase data similar to how Google Suite does?

Google Suite offers functionality for an administrator of company-owned devices to set company policies on those devices (for example, require password be used) and also remotely erase data. Does ...
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Windows 10 Administrator rights needed when dev command prompt is run as administrator

Maybe I work today too long but: What are the additional (another) admin rights? Windows is killing me.
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Can't start CMD or PowerShell as Administrator on Windows 10

It's been a while I can't start CMD as Admin by: right click on start (windows logo) Windows PowerShell (Admin) or left click on start (windows logo) typing "CMD" right click on Command Prompt and ...
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App not available under a non-admin user

I created a non-admin account on my Windows 10 laptop with Microsoft Office but PowerPoint is not present. It's available and working fine under the admin account. In the non-admin account, when I ...
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I get the “SC OpenService Failed Access is denied” error when using an sc config command.

I am already running cmd.exe with the highest privilege. Why am I still denied access? Other commands like sc queryex works just fine. I have not tried using the sc config on other services yet. ...
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Games that won't run, return “logon as administrator” CMD entered but game still did not load and gave same return again [closed]

I do not like online games, most older games come back wth "logon as admin..." used the CMD to set user to admin, correct return for CMD but game still won't load. Windows 7 pro What can I do other ...
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Logging in as admin into Windows 10 kiosk (no shortcuts or task bar/manager)

I used FrontFace Lockdown (FFL) to configure a kiosk user on a Mac that had both MacOS Sierra and Windows 10 installed. This was all on the Windows 10 partition. There is one admin account and a ...
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How to check if a program is configured to run as administrator?

It seems there are tons of threads asking how to check if a prorgam is running as admin or how to set a programto run as admin in windows, but my question is How can I check to see if a program is ...
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Start new cmd.exe from current command line in administrator mode

When I'm currently in a command line window and I change an environmental variable I have to reopen a cmd.exe instance. When I want to install a python package using pip from the command line I have ...
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How do I get a standalone (no install necessary) JDK 8 for Java coding in IDE on Mac?

I am using a public computer and I want to do some Java coding on it. I was able to download IntelliJ and I was able to copy it to my desktop and run it, but I was not able to install the JDK due to ...
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Are all Administrator accounts on Windows equal?

I set up a new Windows 7 machine with a username and password during the initial setup. This username/password combination is used to log in to a Linux Samba server. What I didn't consider at the time ...
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Want to get back Administrator access in windows 10 [duplicate]

i need help urgent i don't know how i switched from admin to guest user now i am not getting access again almost done every solution that appears in google anybody know what to do? without reseting. ...
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Can't Access Windows 10 Update Orchestrator Service [duplicate]

I'm on build 1803 of Windows 10 Home. I need to disable Update Orchestrator Service aka. UsoSvc because I am running several scientific analysis programs (Biochemistry) that are required for work but ...
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Windows 10 - Administrator password wrong when RunAs from a different account

I have a Win 10 VM that I log into using a 365 account that was created before I received the laptop. I am currently unable to install any new software for this user, as when I attempt to use "Run as ...
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Single Shortcut runs both as UAC Admin and UAC Non-Admin

I would like a way to initiate a single command file - but that runs both with the full admin rights and the non-Admin token - Either running as non-admin - and converting to admin - or running as ...
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Run PowerShell Script as Administrator in the Same Directory as Original Script

So apparently there's no easy way to directly run a .ps1 script as administrator by double clicking it; you can edit the registry to run it, but then in order to make it run as administrator, ...
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Logged user can't change password

I have stand alone Windows 10 PC not connected to any domain. I'm using PIN in order to login to system. Since I forgot my password I decided to change it. Got error below during pass change procedure:...
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Windows service : how to run a program with administrator privileges?

I would like to create a windows service that launches a Powershell script with administrator privileges. To do so, I used PowerGUI to transform my script into an exe file and I also used PowerGUI to ...
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Is it safe to leave the Windows Administrator account active? [closed]

After enabling the Windows default Administrator account, I set a password on it and signed out until I need it again. Is it safe to leave it in this state?
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How can I hide the default Administrator account folder in Windows 10?

After enabling, loging in once and disabling the default Administrator account, I can see the user folder named 'Administrators' inside my Users folder. How can I hide the folder like it was hidden ...
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How do I run Microsoft Code Writer as Administrator?

When I right click on the Microsoft Code Writer icon, there is no option to "Run as Administrator"
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How can I use touchpad gestures in administrator mode?

I have a Surface Book 2 running Windows 10 April 2018 update (1803). I have set up three finger swipes left/right as Navigation Back/Forward. This works fine in apps like VS Code when I am running as ...
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How to see if local Administrator account's password is set by Group Policies in domain?

I want to check whether the local Administrator account's password is set centrally by group policies. Currently, I know how to check whether the local Administrator account is renamed: Local ...
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What privelges do I need to run wlan report on windows 10

I have started a powershell/cmd session with admin priveledges and run netsh wlan show wlanreport but it tells me that You must run this command from a command prompt with administrator privilege. ...
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Repair administrator account connected to a Mircrosoft account

I have windows 10 educational. My profile is broken and I need to recreate or repair it, I have already backup everything. The account is the built in administrator account that is also connected to ...
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Prevent flashing of BIOS from Windows with full administrator capabilities

I'm experimenting with installing Windows on a USB flash drive for use on public computers. Since this drive is my own, I would like full administrator privileges, since it's also my own Windows ...
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Windows cannot create shortcut when installing Haskell Platform (core)

So I'm trying to install Haskell Platform in Windows 10, and unfortunately I have neither internet access nor administrator privileges. I tried to install it, and it did not require admin privileges ...
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Powershell - Active Directory using admin credentials

I'm trying to powershell script working with my admin credentials. I am still farily new to the "powershell script world" so I have been looking through existing scripts and taping / modifying one ...
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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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Mac: change admin user to standard user

want to change admin user name and password so from system preferences >> users & groups .. I changed user password of admin and then saved the changes, then I noticed that this admin user ...
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Why can't I turn off the firewall?

I became a laptop from my company. The OS is Windows 10. If I check my profile, it writes, that I am admin of the computer, but if I try to turn the firewall off, it writes: For your security, some ...
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How can I give AHK priority for device input?

I'm using AHK to remap some keys.  For instance, I have Alt+K remapped to ↓ (down).  This usually works fine. But in a few programs, specifically TexStudio, it appears that AHK doesn't have ...
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What configuration prevents non local-admins from installing software?

How can it be proven that users cannot install software to their local machine without having local-admin privileges? The system owners are able to view the GPO and show that the only groups with ...
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How can i safely isolate on-line activity such as banking from chrome browser extensions?

I have seen advice (from an earlier post) stating that simply running separate instances of chrome will not help, and that it is necessary to create separate windows users, one of which (user A) has a ...
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Windows looping back to login screen for admin account

I have two accounts on my PC. A personal one for my own use, which has got all the administrative rights and requires a PIN to login. And the other I made for my friend with no privileges and no ...
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How do I create an admin account on MacOS without a previous admin account?

Recently my computer died. It ran out of RAM. So I got the kinda old Mac that was my mom's. However, my mom has a job in China researching cancer while i'm here in the United States, and she holds the ...