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Access and restrictions of files, documents, accounts, computers, etc.

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Windows Update service is CONSTANTLY being stopped, its owner changed, set to disabled, denying me access

Everything I describe here is with me logged into a Windows 10 (Build 17134) laptop as Administrator (local account). The "top level" problem is that Windows Update doesn't work. It "turns out" that ...
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NTFS permissions: deny existing file deletion, but allow read

I think I understand NTFS permissions pretty well, but I still cannot get the following to work (on Windows Server 2016): I have a folder (which will be a share, but please ignore share permissions ...
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Allow ssh-keygen-wrapper to access “System Events” for all users in the same computer

When I run my AppleScript in a remote mode, I get this message in an user where the script runs: “sshd-keygen-wrapper“ wants access to control “System Events“. Allowing control will provide access to ...
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Unable to share Windows 10 folder to Everyone

I am unable to access shared folders on exFat USB drives on a Windows 10 computer without entering user name and password (from Raspbian, don't have other computers at hand). Password Protection is ...
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What group does the user running a command with elevated permissions belong to?

I am not particularly familiar with Windows permissions, but I had assumed that elevated permissions were equivalent to sudo. However, I came across this "unexpected" behavior when running a simple ...
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Can a Windows 10 user be prevented from opening executables on a whole partition?

Is there a way to prevent a Windows 10 user (or the whole system) from opening any executable files on a whole partition? (E.g. just on the D:\ drive including all sub-folders.) It would ...
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NFS client creates file with incorrect permission on the Linux server

I have a Linux server with a NFS share. User1 and Group1 have rwx permissions to the folder. When I create a file on the Linux host as user1, it has the correct permissions. On the Windows machine, I ...
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Why does ASH return 'Permission denied' when typing `..`?

In ZSH, .. is equivalent to cd .. thanks to auto_cd, which, if I had to guess (I'm totally guessing) is some kind of alias. However, in many other *sh'es (ash, bash at least), this functionality is ...
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Running cryptsetup commands without sudo permissions

I'm trying to figure out how to run cryptsetup commands without the use of sudo. This is so a non-root user could run a script to unlock and mount two luks-encrypted drives when they are needed, ...
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DavLockDB Not Created Despite Correct Permissions

Coming back to Linux after years away and trying to set up mod_dav to serve myself the /var/www directory to do some web development. Should be easy, but this is giving me a hard time. Running CentOS ...
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Can't run privoxy as non-privileged user

Here is what I did. I'm running the following commands as user, who is sudoer, on an Ubuntu 20.04. Installation I created a specific user. I want to run privoxy as this user. He isn't sudoer. sudo ...
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Cannot change ownership of drive because it is read-only (Windows 10)

My secondary drive suddently became read-only. When I try to remove the read-only (right-click -> Properties -> Untick "Read-only" -> "Apply changes to this folder, subfolders and files), it switches ...
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“The parameter is incorrect.r” when running takeown to take ownership of my data drive after re-installing Windows

When executing the following command: takeown /F D:\ /A /R /D Y I get the following error: The parameter is incorrect.r): "D:\$Recycle.Bin\S-1-5-21-1597830813-2420638671-2875775154-1001\. This ...
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How to give to fdupes the permission to delete files on external usb hard drive?

Which system am I using ? Debian (GNU/Linux). What am I trying to do ? Deleting all the duplicates of files across USB external hard drives. How should I be able to achieve it ? Using a command-line ...
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Windows Server 2019 drive mounted to folder and shared can NOT create file

I am running Windows Server 2019 mounting a drive to a folder (disk management / add drive letter / ...) Sharing the folder I can access the share and create folders in it but I cannot create files ...
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NFSv4 ACL is not applying despite having matching GIDs on server and client

I have a fileserver with nfs exports on it. On the server, I have a media directory that I ran setfacl -m g:44000:rwx media on. The directory is exported with rw,sync,no_subtree_check. On my client, ...
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How to mount a external exfat harddrive so it will show up in my plex server?

I want to run my own plex server on my Ubuntu machine inside a docker container. The media (movies) are on my external exfat hard drive that is usb connected to the server. First I pulled the ...
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User groups issue

Recently I noticed strange thing that I can't figure out searching the web. The groups and id give $ groups q $ id uid=1000(q) gid=1000(q) groups=1000(q) But explicitly passed arg change the ...
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How to compare file permissions between two files?

I'm trying to script a check to make sure two files have the same permissions. There are several ways to think about permissions, the most basic being a hex value (e.g. 777). How can I compare the ...
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Windows 10 Accounts - Are Users with Admin Privileges the Same as Admins?

I'm trying to sort out some file permission issues on Windows 10 and getting really confused because there are permission for users and permissions for administrators. I thought I had set myself up as ...
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How do I resolve Access denied error on Grant Permission to Use Signing Certificate Private Key

I am trying to set up an SSL for use with MailEnable email server using the instructions here: https://www.mailenable.com/kb/content/article.asp?ID=ME020479 Use the regedit utility to ensure ...
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403 forbidden error on local IIS static website

I've created a website on my local IIS with, at least for now, static html pages. Upon going to the url I get a 403 forbidden error. I've followed the advice on this page: https://sanuja.com/blog/...
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Applescript editor camera access [migrated]

I'am trying to use imagesnap inside applescript but when I run my script in editor it hangs. If i run imagesnap in terminal it does the job. Here is the code : do shell script "/usr/local/bin/...
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Reset Drive Permissions on Windows Server 2019 Core VM

Problem Another administrator was attempting to give a user access to a subfolder on then secondary drive (D:) of a Windows Server 2019 Core VM. Instead he somehow locked everyone out, including ...
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can not connect to my vps server vis ssh , Permission denied

i've looked similar question but none of them worked in my case 've build a website using django and apache but today it suddenly raised an error when i try to open my website it show only Apache2 ...
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How to allow `iw dev link` as non-root user?

I have a laptop and desktop, both running Arch linux. On the laptop, I can run (as a non-root user): iw dev wlp3s0 link This outputs all the expected information. On the desktop, running the same ...
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Windows 10 Network Share - Different Permissions for Subfolders?

I have a Windows 10 Pro machine that I use as a home server for file sharing and streaming that is not on a domain. Network drives are formatted NTFS. I have a folder on the server called "DATA" that ...
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Load key “”: Permission denied

A remote server has a pub key say xyz.pub and private key xyz is being stored in a Azure Key Vault. This remote server is only accessed from an access machine, so the access machine admin has ...
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Administrator Child Account with no 'Add/Edit/Remove Users' Permissions in Windows 10

I already made an administrator child account in Windows 10 but it still has capabilities to add/edit/remove users in the PC. I want to restrict it from the said capability but still be able to do ...
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How To Restore Default Ownership of System32 Subfolders and Files?

I'm fixing a friend's computer (well, trying to) and found that he had taken ownership of the System32 folder... Is there a simple way to revert ownership of all its subfolders and files back to the ...
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Windows 10 - All apps should have permission to my camera and microphone, but no apps can access them

I've had this issue for a while now but it hasn't caused me any headache until now which is why I am only now writing about it. My machine has been through several Windows Updates since I first had ...
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“Permission denied” in Fedora Terminal for some directories

extremely new to linux here. I am in a class that often calls for using "grep" command in Fedora 20. However, when used in most directories, I am greeted with "Permission denied" I have spent hours ...
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debian bind load zone permission denied

I have bind9 installed on Debian 10. It can't load created zone xxx.yy with error: loading from master file /etc/bind/zones/db.xxx.yy failed: permission denied /etc/bind/zones is mounted to fresh ...
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Create NTFS report and show whether user accounts are enabled or disabled

I've been tasked with updating a script that was created by someone else and I'm running into a wall. The script is used to gather NTFS permissions on a specific folder. The script currently outputs ...
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Ssh permission denied for authorized keys - openssh version - OpenSSH_7.6p1,?

I have my ssh keys stored in /etc/ssh/www-user.authorized_keys. In my /etc/ssh/sshd_config, I have a line saying AuthorizedKeysFile /etc/ssh/%u.authorized_keys My /etc/ssh has the permission, ...
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Windows 10: enumerating sessionnames - access is denied

When I open Task Manager, Processes and Users tabs are empty. There are a lot of topic over the internet with the problem, but I couldn't find a fix for the problem. Then tried to open a cmd prompt ...
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Give permission to acces /var/run/docker.sock on Synology NAS

I am trying to follow this guide to setup traefik properly on my DS918+. Everything seems to work normally but I can't actually launch it because Got permission denied while trying to connect to the ...
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desktop backup program - folders not showing and “the parameter is incorrect” when choosing folders

When making a backup to Genie Backup Manager Pro 9.0, when I am at the screen where I chose folders to backup, there is my important work folder (tax software) that gives me this error when I try to ...
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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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OS X Folder contents not visible over LAN

Two Mac systems connected via a LAN (ethernet + occasionally WiFi) running macOS 10.15.4. System A contains most of our files, system B is used when another user needs access. When I mount system A in ...
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File Server - Is it possible to allow users to view all files but don't allow them to access them

I am hosting a File Server on my local windows server 2019 computer. The file structure is Users -> User1 -> User2 I have it so Domain Users can access and view the Users folder. I then have ...
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Access permissions for whole drive with subfolders [duplicate]

My problem is that ever since I put a new system together and I'm running an one SSD drive from the old laptop and an external drive from the old system too, the permissions and USER is different so ...
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Everything in Finder sidebar disappeared (Macbook air 2019 Catalina 10.15.2)

My history of previous terminal codes: How my Finder looks like: All the things in my finder sidebar disappeared, though nothing is deleted and I can still find my things through the "go" feature....
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Understanding: Windows 10 and the Task Scheduler, permission problems, changing problems

I reinstalled Windows like half a year ago on my machine and linked my main account with my Microsoft Account (so it uses my Microsoft-Avatar as the User-Avatar and so on...). I noticed few days ago,...
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default acl permission for created files for all users

I have follow acl permissions: # file: data/ # owner: root # group: test # flags: -s- user::rwx group::rwx other::r-- default:user::rwx default:group::rwx default:other::r-- Now if i create a new ...
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com.apple.quarantine is everywhere, how do I stop it?

Somehow, and at some point, I believe recently, my system decided to add the com.apple.quarantine attribute to some files. It was quite a pain and was stopping me running scripts that I'd written in ...
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linux sudoers not work on command `su`

I want to disable command sudo and su for user in group staff. So I put this in /etc/sudoers: %staff ALL=ALL, !/usr/bin/sudo,!/usr/bin/su But I found, only sudo work, su still work for user in ...
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Changing \Device directory permissions [closed]

Is there any way to change Windows \Device directory permissions? I can list them using WinObj but can't change them.
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Can anyone tell me where these users and groups came from? (sshd, devtoolsuser, aspnet & netmon users, ssh users, performance log users)

I ran into an issue with "an administrator has blocked you from running xx app" which shouldnt be happening due to the fact im obviously administrator on my pc, and i have real-time/smartscreen ...
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Why permissions to subfolders and files are not applied to new files?

In this question, I ask why some of my users do not have access to some files or subfolders. Why some users only have access to folder instead of all it's subfolders and files That problem is ...

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