Questions tagged [user-accounts]

Usually a personal account on a computer system that allows access to a system's (advanced) functions.

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Copy your admin session layout + windows modifications to other user accounts in windows 10

I made several modifications to a clean install of windows 10, such as putting taskbar on the left, adding batterybar taskbar widget, removing edge from taskbar, removing cortana + command history + ...
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Run Windows 10 explorer as another user

When I am running a command prompt as another user and launch explorer.exe, it briefly shows as the other user, terminates, and runs as the current user. Is there a way to run it as another user?
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Windows 10, Administrator cannot create files on C: [closed]

As per my title I just realized I cannot create files on C: drive where as I were able time ago (the last time that I did) I'm not sure what changed, I always log in as admin. Where should I look to ...
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How to map a Windows user to root in WLS 2?

I just upgraded Windows 10 to version 2004 which has WLS 2. It works great. I do not understand however the relationship between users on Windows (say, john, the user I am logged to in Windows) and ...
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Why don't my badges transfer from stackoverflow to superuser? [migrated]

Just opened this account and linked it with my stackoverflow account. I was trying to provide an answer to a question, but don't have the rep. It looks like badges nor rep transfer. Why? Yes, I did a ...
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Forcing Windows 10 to use a specific image for a user account via command line batch file

I have a batch file that I use when I am reinstalling Windows or setting up refurbished computers from customers. It does a couple of things, from creating an administrator account called Support with ...
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How do I restrict a Windows user account's access to the Program Files, Windows, etc folders?

I need to run a program, but I want to restrict its access to only the folder it runs in. I do not want it poking around the rest of my system (it reportedly sends an in-depth report of installed ...
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Custom permissions for local account

Im looking for a way, to create a local user with custom permissions (something like power user, which is not fully administrator) in corporate environment. Are there any options to do this? Existing ...
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Private User folders by default using file permissions on Windows 10 system

There are many ways one can change Permissions for certain files and folders on Windows manually (e.g. through Properties > Security > Permissions). But how do I change the default Permissions to make ...
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Access another user's directory as admin on Windows 10

I've created a new account on Windows 10 with admin access. I want to access a folder on C: that is the user directory for another user. I click the folder in exploer and it says ""click to ...
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Is SYSTEM account equivalent to LocalSystem account?

Is the SYSTEM account equivalent to the LocalSystem account? If these are different names of the same built-in account, what is the purpose of using different names for it?
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Changing domain name - major security issue

I'm considering changing my domain name, which I've had for the past ~5 years, for a couple of reasons: Prices have gone up nearly 50% of the tld I'm using. I want to switch to .com During the years ...
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linking a Microsoft Account to a license?

Just curious about the process for creating and authenticating a Microsoft account in relation to activating a system. It's basically a requirement to provide your legal name and phone number? The ...
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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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windows 10 TWINUI setting as default app permanent fix

WINDOWS 10 machines TWINUI setting itself as a the default app for unrelated programs is a known problem with windows and has become a persistent problem in our environment. Is there any known ...
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How do I Isolate users and their processes on linux

I was working with one of my systems and set it to isolate users and their processes. For example: [user@server] $ ps aux shows only processes started by that user, not every process on the system. ...
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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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iMessage (Mac): how to remove unrecoverable account?

What I want to archieve: I want to remove a "dead" (old) account from iMessage, so it stops asking us to login with no longer known credentials - on every boot up of the workstation Circumstances: ...
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Admin account not showing up

I've been trying to change my user folder name from a name containing non standard ASCII characters after encountering a lot of errors with numerous installers. After installing windows I activated it ...
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nt authority/system user has no right to send Outlook Office365 emails with attachment

System: Windows 10 email: Office 2016 with Outlook 365 account Outlook programatic access: set to never warn attachment file type: self configured file type with number e.g. *.010 - marked by some ...
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Does switching user account in Ubuntu 18.04 affects the on going work?

One of the c++ codes is running in one user account, what will happen if I change the user account? Will the code in my previous user account be still running or it will stop working?
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How to rename the “Personal folder” link in Windows 10

I added my "Personal folder" (what Windows 10 calls the user folder that takes your name) to my Start menu from the settings. Unfortunately, while clicking on that Start menu entry goes to my user ...
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how to install New-LocalUser and read the help file from PowerShell

Looks to be a 64 bit OS but 32 bit powershell, if I'm reading this correctly: ********************** Windows PowerShell transcript start Start time: 20200329133946 Username: DESKTOP-9AKB65V\thufir ...
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Add domain user to local pc (not in domain) when connected via VPN

I have a VPN connection to work. It works, but I have to enter username & password constantly, whenever I want to access a smb share or open a website with windows authentication, or reports. ...
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Same named system user accounts distinguished by password

Is there a specific OS or some setting on linux/windows that will allow having at least two same named accounts which will look as one until is user logged in? Imagine it as having one main account ...
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getent group correct but id not

How on earth can this be possible? # getent group mailuser mailuser:*:37103:admin,pinguin,testuser # id testuser uid=46944(testuser) gid=100(users) Gruppen=2399(datas),100(users) # Yes, users/groups ...
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I created a new windows user but cannot open notepad?

I created a new windows user but I cannot open/start notepad in it. user accounts Administrator Anilmeena(I created this account) Problem: when I login to this 2nd account. and try to open ...
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Restrict a user to only receive HTTP requests from locahost - On windows

I would also like to be able to configure the a user so they: - cannot receive requests from the network, only from localhost. - can only make requests to a specific IP address. Both of these things ...
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How to change Windows password without changing Microsoft Account password?

A couple of months ago, I purchased a HP Desktop, which runs Windows 10. During the initial Windows 10 setup, I was asked to create a Microsoft Account. This Microsoft Account was then going to be ...
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My Computer User Account name cannot found by Windows

I have a problem with the name of my computer user account. this is how it happened Suddenly my Windows Media Player cannot access or play .mp3 and .mp4 files.1 I tried to fix it by following tips ...
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How do I switch the email name syntax in an on-premises enviroment while preserving emailname compatiblity?

I want to switch from an email/name syntax like: JDenver@domain.de to John.Denver@domain.com I also need to make sure that people are able to reach them with their old email adress/name. Is ...
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Can't login with a Mac user but I can manage system preferences with that account

I came to office and started my Mac. The admin user (tolga) I use everyday was not in the login screen list. Here's what I tried: I logged in with my other (non-admin) account. Opened Settings > ...
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Profile user & rights to run python code without access to source

I'm setting up a system (Ubuntu 18 Desktop). The computer is (mostly) used to control some hardware using a web browser application for the front end and a server. The server is written in Python/...
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Custom name of root user

Obviously, the root user's username is root. Is there a way to change it's username to something else while keeping it's root powers? Example: Change it to webadmin on a http server.
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Recovering corrupted Windows 10 user profile

I had to remove my hard drive from my PC recently, and view the data there. It could not be accessed, with a message "you don't currently have permission to access this folder". To fix this, I added a ...
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Windows: how to get just the user ID of a specific logged in user (active or not) from command line [closed]

In Windows, thanks to query command line tool I can get, among other things, the local users with their IDs, logged on my computer. How can I get just the ID of a specific user (active or not) using ...
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How to review a user's outgoing email before approving in Outlook?

I want to set up outlook so a users email are reviewed by their manager before emails are sent out internally or externally. Please note that adding mailbox permissions such as Read and Manage is not ...
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Are Microsoft/Windows accounts synced between devices?

Here's the situation: I have an old computer with a hard drive with some files I wish to transfer to my new computer later. I used the old computer with my Microsoft account with which I'll use the ...
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I hid my only user account with administrator privileges (windows 7) Is there anyway I could fix this?

I had two user accounts, one which I usually used and one which I made a while ago. After turning on my computer today, only the second account is visible in the login screen, and I can't find a way ...
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Unable to login to new user after creation in kali

So I installed a new version of kali (2019.4). I want to add a user such that I can use the OS on non-root mode. It shows up as a user in the etc/passwd. But when I try to switch users (via the logout ...
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Cannot login with local or AD account after in-place upgrade of Windows 10

I've just performed an in-place upgrade of Windows 10 (1709) on a Windows 7 machine via ISO file on an USB. After the upgrade and a few reboots, I was greeted with a login screen for one of the local ...
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Need Help Fixing Windows 10 Adding a Mail Account, Error Code: 0x8007042b whenever I try to add gmail or Yahoo

EDIT: This has nothing to do with the Mail & Calendar client, nor Google itself. Something within Windows itself is causing the error. As I've removed the Mail & Calendar app, and just tried ...
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Group Policy Client failed the sign-in. Access is denied. Personal PC

I got this message upon reboot “The Group Policy Client failed the sign-in. Access is denied.” on my personal PC. It is not managed by a domain, it has never touched any network other than my own. It ...
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How to create an AD-less standalone local service account with network capabilities on a Windows Server 2019 standalone machine?

I am facing a project in which I have to setup an AD-less standalone local service account with network capabilities on a not-AD-connected machine running Windows Server 2019 Standard. The named ...
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Windows 10: Hazards changing the original 1st administrator account?

I picked up my 1st new laptop in approximately a decade in order to join the Windows 10 world from the Windows 7 world. One of the first thing that the setup process did was set up an account. Being ...
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Is there a way to stop bookmarks from showing up on searches by switching to a new account?

So I've been looking for a way to not have bookmarked sites showing on the search bar and after looking around for a bit. I know now that you can't do that so I've been wondering if I can at least ...
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Share folder between users without making it visible to a network

I want two user accounts of my Windows 10 PC to have full access to a particular folder and its subfolders and files. So, I right clicked over the folder from UserX account and went to Give Access ...
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Make application open file as a different user in the security group

I have a file which is opened by a specific application. If I right-click -> Properties and view Security tab it has the following user groups; How do I know as which user the file is opened by the ...
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Unable to Login after Switching to Local Account in Windows 10

I was trying to rename my User folder in Windows 10, version 1909, OS Build 18363. 418 to my correct first name. I opened an Administrator Command Prompt and used the command "net user Administrator /...
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Unable to login after renaming user folder in Windows 10 [duplicate]

I renamed my folder under Users in Computer Management from "denni" to "Dennis". I then opened an Administrator Command Prompt and used net user Administrator /active:yes and the command completed ...

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