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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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Admin Account Issues

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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How I can check that I have a password for login to my notebook

How I can check that I have a password for login to my notebook, but no using method to log out and log in to see if it requires password.
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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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Task Scheduler: “The User Account You Are Operating Under Does Not Have Permission to Disable This Task”

Trying to Disable a task in Task Scheduler but I keep receiving the following error: The User Account You Are Operating Under Does Not Have Permission to Disable This Task. I'm initiating Taskschd ...
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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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What does anonymous refer to in forums? [closed]

I reading a topic from one of the programming forum, and I saw this in the bottom of the forum page. 5 User(s) are reading this topic 2 members, 3 guests, 0 anonymous users abc,john joe I ...
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Windows 10 User ID Doesn't Appear In User List

One of the applications that I use (DB2) creates custom user groups, and one of the setup steps is to add my Windows 10 user account to these groups to grant access. I'm on Windows 10 Enterprise, and ...
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Can't add/switch to Microsoft Account from Local Account

I had a snafu during Windows setup where I initially created my Windows install using my Microsoft account. However, the install created a user profile name that didn't match older machines which ...
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How to change username & user folder on Windows 7

I want to change my user name & my user folder name without affecting program paths. I once did it and searched registry for leftovers using the original username and changing the string to the ...
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Can't run any exe file after switching MS Account to Local Windows 10 account - “Run as Admin” works though [duplicate]

Its horrific, I cant even open regedit. When clicking on any .exe it asks me to choose an app to run it "You'll need a new app to open this .exe file" When trying to run "regedit" it promts that it ...
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Is there a way to give a user limited, non-admin account access in cPanel?

I have a dedicated virtual server with two domains domainA/domainB on it. Each domain has its own cPanel account. I want to give someone access to very specific items ("metrics" items, ie: Webalizer, ...
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Allow non-admin user to format internal drive in Windows 10

We have some notebooks (Lenovo T430 running Windows 10), that all have multiple HDDs. One is the normal System SSD and another SSD is in the Ultrabay. Both of these drives are seen as internal from ...
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How to disable and then re-enable a Windows 10 user account in latest Version 1803, OS build 17134.228

UPDATE: I've since noticed the same issue, but for WIN7, in .../questions/96883/ ORGINAL: In earlier versions of WIN 10 I was able to temporarily disable a user account. There are numerous hints on ...
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Why does my Windows account display picture always change when my sister (on her laptop) changes hers?

I noticed that when my sister changed her account display picture on her own laptop, somehow, my account display picture on my laptop also changes! I checked that the account that she is using is her ...
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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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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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How do I switch from using a Microsoft account to local account [duplicate]

From the cmd line how do switch from MS account to local account. I can't access my account and I want to switch to a local account so I can change the password from the admin account or parted magic ...
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Completely Reset Windows 10 Account

My issue is as follows: I have a default user account ("Administrator") on a Windows 10 machine, a built in account that comes with the operating system. I'd like to reset this account (possibly not ...
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Why my linux account only belongs to one group?

I am currently using Ubuntu 18.04, and my username is abcxyz (not real, changed for the matter of the question). If I look at the contents of /etc/groups, my user appears in many groups: $ cat /etc/...
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End a Windows 10 background user session without switching to it?

Let's say I'm an admin on my Windows home machine, logged in to my account, and another account is also logged in, in the background. Is there a way for me to terminate that background session/...
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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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How do I recover files from a (deleted) temporary profile in Windows 10?

In the process of changing my username on my Windows 10 computer, I logged on as a temporary user. Out of ignorance, I moved all my important files to the default profile folder (which of course was ...
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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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Account has lost all of it's permissions, how do I fix that?

I made a secondary account when a guest came, and went to the C:\Users folder, right clicked on the main account, went to "Give access to" and then "Remove access". I messed with some other options as ...
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Sharing personal folders between windows and linux

There are Music, Downloads and some other folders in the home directory of a user which can be opened from the side pane in file manager. I want them to point to directories in some other drive so ...
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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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Is it true that using a standard account is more secure than using an admin account on MacOS?

I've read this a few times on a few security guides, but I am having trouble understanding why. To make any preferences changes of any significance on MacOS, you need to enter an admin password. ...
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see Unix userids in macOS

I have a million-file 900-userid snapshot of an old Unix file server. On Linux I can browse it and have ls -l show usernames from the snapshot's /etc/passwd, by just chroot'ing to the snapshot's top ...
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If I were to delete an app on my computer account, will the app be deleted on the administrator's account?

So I have this app that keeps bugging my account on a shared computer of mine. I want to delete it, but I'm concerned that it will delete itself on the administrator's account. Will it delete itself ...
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Windows Sever account local login on other computer without an RDP

I'm just new on windows server 2012 r2. I already setup all the Folders and user accounts. And I just want to know if possible to make login my windows user account as my other local computers. ...
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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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Moving \Users directory back to the C: drive

I moved my \Users\user directory to a larger D: drive when I set my SSD to be the boot/C: drive, using a symbolic link. Now I want to move it back to the C: drive, and a larger, better SSD. I think ...
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Running two Windows Accounts Simultaneously while remote to one of the account?

I want one/single computer to be running two users. The first account should be kind of restricted, like Parental Control, but when the computer boot up it should automatically Log In to this account....
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Saving SSH key in home instead of root

When I try to create an SSH key using sudo ssh-keygen -t rsa I get the request: Enter file in which to save the key (/root/.ssh/id_rsa): However, I would like the file to be saved in /home/user2/....
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How do I change or set a specific author name for my comments on Microsoft Word 2016

My computer's local account name is "Keekee123". When I give comments on Microsoft word documents, this user name automatically shows up as the author of my comments on this computer. How can I ...
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Windows 10 useraccount-SID exists without user - preventing sysprep

While trying to sysprep my OS to move to a new hardware structure I stumbled upon the error described in this Microsoft support article. Trying to get rid of it I set up a Windows 10 Version 1703 VM ...
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Terminal - Create ftp server with access control (user accounts)

I use this command for creating a user account in terminal: tcpsvd -vE 0.0. 0.0 1024 ftpd  It simply creates an ftp server. Today, when I tried connecting a text editor app(Android - Quoda Text Editor)...
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Windows Hello gives “The user name of password is incorrect” after changing user name

I have been using a USB fingerprint reader to sign in to multiple accounts using Windows Hello on my PC. I am logged into a domain account (without admin rights), with the other account being a local ...
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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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Windows 10 Enterprise 1803: how to associate AD account used for login to Microsoft account

I've installed version 1803 (windows 10 enterpise) to my PC and it seems like the option to connect my AD account (my PC was added to a domain and my domain account was added to the local Admin group) ...
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Expired Secondary Admin Accounts: Not prompting to change password (Run As)

For a Cyber Security best practice, all local administrative permissions have been revoked from user accounts. Only a select number of employee's have been provided with a Secondary Admin Account, ...
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Does a local computer have a built-in system account and a built-in local system account?

Does a computer have a built-in system account and a built-in local system account? What's the difference between these two accounts?
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Mounting Samba shares from Windows vs Ubuntu

I have two Ubuntu machines which I access via terminal (over PuTTY) on a Windows machine. I use a script on one Ubuntu machine to create network shares (and users to access them) and a script on the ...
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FreSSHd User Home Directory

Using Win Server 2008 R2. I have one user named jim setup in freeSSHd. The SFTP home path is set to C;\. This works fine. I have now created an additional user named john, I would like to set their ...
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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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Is it possible to re-create a lost account with given homedir and UID in macOS?

Because of a full disk crash of my PowerMac (using macOS 10.9.5 (Mavericks)), I lost an account named entry: No trace of it can be found when using “System Preferences > Users and Groups,” or with ...
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Linux: How to add users to a network namespace?

I'd like to be able to confine users to their own network namespaces in Ubuntu, primarily so that the users will have unique local ip addresses, and also so that I can control the network access of ...
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How to setup an external hard drive with bitlocker enabled to be easily accessible?

I have an external hard drive with bitlocker enabled. I also have 3 computers with Windows 10 (that supports bitlocker). I often work from one computer to the other ones. When I work on one of them, ...
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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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Inconsistent group membership information on MacOS HighSierra

I have some user called slot1 which obviously belongs to staff group. I want to remove it from that group. Tried different things found on the Internet, restarted computer but still no luck. The ...