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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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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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Login requires password though its been disabled

I have a windows 10 pc with my ms live account, a guest acount and an admin acount. I only need the live account and i would like it have the highest permnission level. Most importantly i cant get it ...
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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 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 before?
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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 ...
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How to see New Computers Antivirus Installed on Eset Remote Administrator Console

WE have Eset Remote Administrator Console with ERA server. I can see all the eset AV installed computers on the console. However i dont see new computers that have new installation of eset endpoint ...
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how running a program elevated [closed]

I have two computers, say A and B, both running Windows 10 , build 1709,and having : current User only in Local group "users" with Local Administrator Account : enabled UAC : Enabled Printer ...
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How could I list all users with admin priviledges on CentOS?

I did the following commands: sudoers users list: for USER in `cut -d: -f1 /etc/passwd`; do sudo -U $USER -l; done | egrep -A 1 'may run' users on root group: getent passwd | grep -ve 'nologin' ...
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Accidentally changed security settings for OS drive

I have been having problems with programs requesting admin privileges and grew tired of it, in my stupidity I used the 'safe' solution described in this post: Run applications as administrator by ...
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“RDS is currently busy” and I can not log in to the server

After 2 users have connected (except myself) to the server with RemoteDesktopServices, then I can not log in until the server restarts. error It gives the error shown on the screenshot. Everyone in ...
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Cannot change administrator rights in Windows 7 - firewall_unable to turn firewall off

My system has Windows 7 Professional ,Service Pack 1, 64bit installed. The problem is Windows Firewall will not recognize me as the administrator. I AM the administrator, and I need to turn it off! ...
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Open Powershell as Administrator at Current File Explorer Directory Keyboard Shortcut (Windows 10)

Let's say that I'm browsing through Windows File Explorer, and suddenly I decide that I would like to open Powershell as administrator at the current directory (the directory that I'm at in File ...
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No Admin rights and all info being downloaded

I've been hacked by a person that knows all my info and now probably more about my Mac than I do and I don't have any Admin rights anymore. HELP! what can I do?
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Lost administrator rights on windows 10

I was provided a Windows 10 computer for use at my workplace where I work as a PHP programmer. My account used to be an administrator on the machine I am working on. I recently had windows ...
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How do I get rid of administrator control settings?

I bought this laptop from my cousin after he and his girlfriend broke up. She went to college and checked out this laptop from the school. After they broke up she left it at his place and never came ...
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Unable to set new owner of system in Registry

I am trying to set myself as the owner of the systems file in the Windows 10 Registry to enable Task Manager. I am not the admin so when I click Apply I am given the message: Unable to set new ...
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Mobile account losing admin privileges in macOS if disconnected from domain

I am able to join the Mac to the domain and the mobile account created fine, also able to administrate the Mac using the domain accounts. But if I disconnect the Mac from the server or if the Mac ...
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Eliminating administrator/user levels in Windows 10

I appreciate that Microsoft chose to separate system level (aka "dangerous") activities from the general user and thus enforces an "administrator" level for your Windows machine. However, I am ...
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Is it dangerous to give an application administrator privileges in Windows 10?

I am using a 3rd party application for personal use. As I have issues with it I contacted the tech support who told me to launch it with admin privileges. As far as I know it is quite dangerous to ...
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Accessing LXC root User

I am new to containers and am trying figure them out. I cannot figure out how to log in as root user on the container. I cannot get it to accept the temporary password or to change the password. (...
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SOLVED - No admin account windows 10 [duplicate]

I just started with a fresh machine (W10 Pro), and I just ******* it up. I created a user for this computer and it got admin rights. Also, from the users and groups menu, I have seen that there is ...
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Install application from Microsoft store by powershell

I want to install any application from Microsoft store just by running script. I've been trying to find any information in the Internet but unsuccessfully. I was wandering about possibility similar ...
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Windows Defender turned off by Group Policy

My PC with Windows 10 Enterprise 2016 LTSB v.1607 installed, automatically restarted for an error (I don't remember the error, I just remember a blue page in Windows style with a sad emoticon face). ...
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Forgotten Windows Admin password [duplicate]

I have a Windows 8.1 pro machine that has an account on a domain that no longer exists. There is also a local Administrator account but I don't know that password and can only log in using the domain ...