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Questions tagged [user]

A user is a person who uses a computer or network service.

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New PowerShell as a user with administrator rights

I want to open a new powershell.exe as a user but with the administrator rights (this user is already added to administrator group). To open new powershell.exe as user, I used this command: runas /...
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Switch user for executing processes with API on Nginx/Ubuntu

I would like to create an API using Nginx (on Ubuntu server) that is able to run processes (execute commands) but www-data is not a user that has access to the data these processes will work on. What ...
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Refurbished computer have unwanted “user” folders, can't delete [duplicate]

I bought a refurbished computer, installed with Windows 10. I have copied the folders/documents into an established user folder (named 'aaaa'). The problem is that there are 2 other user folders ('...
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Item in Startup folder admin rights

If an item is place in the C:\Users\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup folder, will it always be run with admin rights, or the rights of the logged-in user?
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Windows time service configuration update by non-admin user

I want to configure Windows Time Settings as a non-administrator user and without using an elevated command prompt. I gave permission to user to change the system time from User Rights Assignments. ...
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Creepy Unknown Guest User [closed]

I have two guest user accounts on my computer: one that is normal and one that is not supposed to be there. I didn't create it and it has a password that I don't know and I can't get into it or delete ...
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Single Samba user cannot login to samba share suddenly

I have Samba set up on my server and a folder that is shared by Widnows and Mac user. I have added all the users in smb.conf for that folder. There is this one user who repeatedly cannot access ...
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Is it possible to retrieve chrome passwords from other domain?

We switched Windows domain at work and since then, Chrome is not showing me all my previously saved passwords under Manage Passwords. I opened the password DB under C:\Users\<MyUserName>\AppData\...
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Decommissioning a windows user [closed]

I already have procedures in place to remove a user from our domain when they leave their role. In many cases, it's as simple as removing the user from AD. Should I go further, for example, by ...
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Rename User Account on Windows 10

I got a Windows 10 machine at work which was used by UserA who is not working any more with us. To avoid having to go through setups, installations, etc, I want to rename the existing account to ...
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Windows user command line permissions

My PHP service is started by SYSTEM user. But I couldn't execute this command on PHP: http://localhost/execute.php file tries to execute this command: D:\wamp\www\convert\OfficeToPDF.exe D:\wamp\www\...
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How to scare people when they touch my laptop screen?

I would like to discourage people from touching my screen. I have a touch screen laptop, and sometimes people come to explain stuff to me, and point out with their fingers and touch my screen. I ...
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Users folder are Empty on harddrive

I took this hard drive out of a dying computer ran HD tune test on it and it said the Hard drive was still good We have a new PC that we are going to transfer the data to but when i looked into the ...
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Getting paste from specific cell

i want to copy a range starting from cell B to Cell N in columms but in Rows it can go to even 1000 i want a macro that start pasting any data from B:10 and nowhere else.P.S. The data is dynamic which ...
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PowerShell ISE runas user reports other user with whoami

I want to start a PowerShell ISE session as a domain user. If I enter: runas.exe /netonly /user:domain.local\username "powershell ise" I am prompted for the password and the ISE environment launches....
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How to stop app from running background for other logged in users in Windows?

I have a Windows 7 with several users logged in in the same time. After installing some apps like for example: Catalyst Control Center HP Digital Imaging Monitor other apps (not only driver ones) ...
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Displays the list of groups for a login using command-line in iMac

How to display the list of groups for which login, contained in the environment variable FT_USER, is a member (separated by commas without spaces) using Unix command line in iMac. Example: ...
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Prevent Non Admin User from Installing Programs

How do you prevent non-admin users from installing a game on a computer? A game like Steam would require the password because it installs it on all users, but a game like Roblox would not need a ...
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User can't login on tty1 but can on other tty's

Last weekend I installed Kali Linux (4.13.0-kali1-amd64). Now after installation and creating a new user (because I don't want to use root) I can login on tty2 to tty6 (via ALT+CTRL+F*), but I can't ...
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Why is the most powerful user on a Unix/Linux system called “root?”

Somewhat inspired by this other question on the use of the term “Super User”, why the heck is the most powerful user on a Unix/Linux system called root? Why not admin, sysop, base, king or something ...
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home directory not created

I have created user by "useradd " the user created and created password using "passwd" command and able to login as newuser but while it type "cd" it says /home/newuser no file or directory found. ...
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Delete Multiple Windows Accounts by using CMD

Is there a way to achive so? I usually test on my computer different CMD commands with different privileges, so I create many users (I know that I can change the privileges by using net user but I ...
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linux invalid group name error

I trying change owner of a directory. There was a mess before that about /etc/group file. There was a group named "500" and oinstall group id was 15001. I changed these configs manually via group file ...
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Windows 10 created new default user

After yesterdays Windows 10 Update, my windows OS created a new user called "Alex.DESKTOP-XYZ". As seen in "C:\Users". My old user account was "Alex". Now I have two user folders and the default ...
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UAC should always let me input user name

I am using Windows 10 (1703) and I see two different kinds of UAC dialogs (with respect to behaviour): (1) User field is editable immediately (2) At least 2 clicks required before editing of user ...
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Renamed my user folder in Windows 8 and now everything's running slow

I followed this to rename my user folder which I have done before. I used the top method. This time however it hasn't seem to have worked as smoothly. Now, whenever I press the windows key and ...
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What is the difference between Right and Permission?

I know that the term rights applies to user/groups of users (such as- the user X has the right to change system time) ; and the term permissions applies to an object (such as folder/file. Eg- the ...
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How to configure Samba to use the password found in /etc/shadow instead of its own database, for one particular user?

In /etc/samba/smb.conf, I already have the following set for ages: unix password sync = yes Yet, I have a user which his samba password is different than that found under /etc/shadow. I suspect ...
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Getting disk usage for each user

When I type sudo du -sh ~student1 I get the output I expect (see screenshot). However when I try to use the script below: #!/bin/bash for user in "$@"; do sudo du -sh ~$user done to do the same ...
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Get last logon time,computer and username together with Powershell

I have a script which gets the last logon times of each computer in the domain. My script: $dcs = Get-ADComputer -Filter { OperatingSystem -NotLike '*Server*' } -Properties OperatingSystem foreach($...
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Linux (CentOS 6.6) Create User Restrict FTP/SSH Access & Only Allow Certain Set Of Commands

I have a VPS server that runs a script all day that is used for validating clients using our software. Problem is that sometimes this script will crash and I need to restart it. I know someone who I ...
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Linux auto-generate UID and GID and cause a conflict

I have an user named "myUser" and UID-GID of myUser is "170". This number is GID of another user named "avahi-autoipd" at the same time. I try seperate this 2 users with usermod and groupmod commands. ...
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FTP - Change folder access by user connected

I'm trying to block the access for some users to a certain folder to avoid the possibility of someone that isn't the administrator of the website changing the content or even deletes the content of ...
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User permissions

Trying to sort out my file permissions in order not to use sudo constantly (what does not work most of the times anyway) to manage my ruby gems and rails installs. i get permission errors to when ...
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Deny delete for users denying it for admin as well

Recently I was trying to restrics "delete" permission for usual users. To do that, I've done the following: (translating from Polish Win version, may be small differences) Right mouse click on given ...
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How do I execute a xfconf-query command from a bash script launched with sudo?

I'm writing a script for XFCE Spin Fedora 25 that configures the system and uses xfconf-query to modify configuration of the XFCE desktop enviroment. This script needs to be executed with sudo ...
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Bash on win stuck in root mode after deleting the 'user' folder in C:\Users

I was trying to reset bash to resolve the issue unable to resolve host thinking reinstalling linux subsys would help. I intentionally deleted the other 'user' folder. Now I've reinstalled bash many ...
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Windows 10 account disappear

When I install Windows 10 on my computer, I choose to erase all data from disk an create a fresh installation. I create a new local user (not a Microsoft account) and name it Jorane. I use it ...
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What is different between Administrator Password Vs User Password in Bios PC or Laptop? [closed]

I wanted set password on my laptop (Lenovo G510) and I did it I set password on administrator and user in BIOS, but I can't understand what is difference between them. I think Administrator password ...
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What will be deleted after Windows 10 Password change from other Domain?

I didn't have the password for a Windows 10 Home Notebook. So, I created an new Administrator account and now want to change from there the password for the other account. However I have read that ...
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Username at LXDE login screen won't remember user

I have Debian with LXDE. After every reboot i have to type username than password. I stumbled to autologin, but i don't want that, instead i want it to remember just username, as most of Desktop ...
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in MacOS what is the purpose <user>.blank folder and subfolders?

I'm thinking the user.blank directory is created and added to when a new os version is installed. Does anyone know the actual purpose; is it safe to delete?
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Linux - users online and logged in after a specified date

I have to write a shell script that returns all users online who logged in after a specified date. I tried who | cut -d' ' -f1 | sort | uniq but I don't know how to put in the condition for the ...
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restrict new account creation in Windows 10

My son needs to be an administrator on his Windows 10 computer in order to use some applications. However, he keeps creating new accounts to bypass Norton's family protection and other local settings ...
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How to contact a person knowing their public IP address?

I've inadvertently ended up in someone else's router admin. I've got full control. I want to let the user know that if this access should fall into the wrong hands he may find some unforeseen issues....
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Configure hostname as user

In Linux I would like to give a hostname to an IP address so that I can do vncviewer hostname Is this possible without root permission? I am looking for something like HostName in .ssh/config but ...
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How to find which user killed my program?

I am running a long running program on a Linux server. Many other users are also running their programs on this server. All of us have sudo permissions. Assume a mischievous user kills my running ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 Known credentials are rejected

I got a call from a business that I do I.T. support for, saying that they couldn't connect to their server's software or shares. When I arrived to check it out, I found that the user names and ...
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how do i change my account name in the users file?

I need to change my account name because some programs I need to use won't allow me to save things in a file location with a # in the name. however my user name is FBI VAN #1 so the location always at ...
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Restore Or Fix Windows 10 Profile

My problem seems to be that my Windows 10 profile was somehow corrupted while I was working on Ubuntu 16.04. I'm not entirely sure what happened, however I do know that logging in caused me to be ...