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

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How can I access the administrator password as a guest account? I don't want to reset the password [closed]

My husband put an administrator password. If I try to download, it wants me to enter his password but I don't know it. He doesn't like it that I download things (it's his computer but I use it more). ...
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gpo to allow local standard users to install software on windows

I have one admin account and 2 standard user accounts on a local computer and not on a domain. For example, User A -> (Admin Account) User B -> (Standard Account) User General -> (Standard ...
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change the default download location from c drive to R drive for all apps

We have implemented a new policy in the company to lock the C drive for all employees. We have created a new partition using a PowerShell script. However, the issue is that when the C drive is locked, ...
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Windows 11 Pro does not accept a local and a remote connection on the same PC

I have a computer with Windows 11 Pro. I need two people to be logged in at the same time: Jhon logged in locally and Carl logged in via RDP (each with their respective accounts). The problem is that ...
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windows 10 prevent one admin from changing other admin password

I have 3 user accounts. Two admin user accounts and one standard user. I don't want any admin account to be able to change the password of the other admin account. In short I want all the 2 admin ...
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Granting Users Access to Burn to CD - Windows Server 2022

Having trouble allowing normal users to use the Burn to Disc function on Windows Server 2022. It allows administrators to burn to disc if in the Regedit /HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SOFTWARE/Microsoft/Windows/...
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Batch file running in one account but not another

I wrote a batch file to run a schtasks for a Windows 7 Home machine. When I tested it in my account (standard user), the script runs correctly, but when I migrated the script to the account (also ...
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Is there a widely accepted, or intelligent way, to do user privilege setting and mount with Docker?

I am using Docker to set up the development system for the whole team using R/Python/... My way is create seperate container for different develop language. However, since there are 10 people working ...
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How can I completely delete a user in Windows via the command line? [duplicate]

There is a user Alice that logged in a lot of windows machine using your AD account. In every computer, the windows create the user's files like: c:\users\alice Now I want to complete remove this user ...
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Can you link your Microsoft account with OS (for app services, etc) but still remain signed into a local account?

If it matters, this is regarding Lenovo ThinkPad running Windows 11 Pro 23H2 (OS build 22635.3130). EDIT: Please refer to example screenshot below. I would like to know if I can sign-in — as to link ...
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Need help creating local user accounts on 6 remote computers in a Windows workgroup

I am trying to create a simple script that prompts a local admin user to create a local user account on 6 remote computers in a Windows Workgroup. The script should prompt for the name of the user, ...
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New-ADUser -Manager from different domain

My Powershell script to create new users does not work when the "Manager" is located in a different domain. For example, I am creating a user in the domain contoso.com, but the manager is ...
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cannot set a variable within a wmic useraccount request

Folks, I'm trying to set some attributes for a large set of user accounts on a W10 system. To do so, I create a table of usernames with get-localgoupmember, which I parse with a foreach command. Let's ...
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Two Microsoft accounts with same email - how to delete the non-personal one? [duplicate]

When I enter my email address to log in to https://outlook.live.com, a dialog is shown that says: It looks like this email is used with more than one account from Microsoft. Which one do you want to ...
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How to change the user icon in taskbar from Chrome Browser?

I found a way to change user avatars by changing them in C:\Users \...\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Avatars: And they've changed in Chrome profile header: But haven't changed in taskbar: ...
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Windows 11 - How to stop "To see work results, please verify your account" in Start Menu [duplicate]

Having fully disconnected from a work account (or so I thought), I find this verification popup keeps happening. How do I actually fully disconnect from the account it wants to verify? I tried the ...
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Can't add new Microsoft account because dialog closes

I can't add a new Microsoft Account because the dialog closes... I tried everything here : Can't add new user in Windows 10 Settings because dialog closes but the problem is not solved. https://...
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Google account differs from other accounts

This is a weird issue and can't find any information online. When we log into the one account (right-side), and search for images - the images load with low quality and the "more like this" ...
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Error in C:/users/<username>

I have a users folder with name of "Kevin & Keith". I would like to rename it to just "Kevin". My issue is that whenever i try to ruin any programming command like npm install ...
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Remove an account from "Microsoft: Pick an account" screen

Somebody used my computer for a one-time sign in to a service which requires Microsoft Account. Now every time I want to sign in to the same service, I see that person account in "Microsoft: Pick ...
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Create admin user without permission to change password of other admin

We have two administrators who are responsible for maintaining a machine running Windows 10. Both administrators need to have the ability to install any software on the machine (including software ...
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Is there a trick to add an unix user with '@' inside its login on debian

On Debian, there is not a lot of limitations to add an unix user. Ie: the login may contain dots and uppercase letters. Is there a trick to add an unix user with an '@' inside its login ? I understand ...
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Can .profile file be deleted in a Linux system?

I recently added a user account in linux system. The system created a folder with the user name and also a file called .profile within the folder. My question is this. Can it be deleted and the user ...
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Windows 10/11 disable WiFi for Users group

I would like to disable WiFi access for all user accounts on a specific laptop. Is there a way to do it via the OS? I would like administrators to still be able to use WiFi while users can only use ...
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duplicated/stale user directory when changing admin user with local account on windows

After installing Windows 11 I was forced to use a microsoft account. I temporary created one called Foo. I didn't want that option, so I later created a new local admin account Bar, and deleted the ...
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Is there a way to change a Windows 11 username?

My name is Fausto and my W11 account got somehow broken when I set it up. For some reason it appears as "faust" in C:\Users folder collection and in the cmd prompt: Microsoft Windows [...
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About denying full-control for other users in folder-files security permission?

Windows 10, have two profiles and also two partitions, one mine, Administrator account, and another newly created guests account for cousin... but, when I logged in, I was shocked to see, that it had ...
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Sign in with password when only PIN set up (Windows 11)

I recently bought a new computer which came with Windows 11. During setup the following options were selected: PIN (Windows Hello) Settings > Accounts > Sign-in options > Additional settings ...
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Can AMD DxcCache, DxCache, Dx9Cache cache files be shared across users?

On Windows 10, playing games mostly from Steam and Epic, multiple users have large cache files in %AppData%\Local\AMD, eg %AppData%\Local\AMD\DxCache. Across 4 users playing the same games, the DX (...
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Disconnect Microsoft account from my local account in Windows 11

I have a local account called 'user'. I gave another person laptop to do some work and they logged into their microsoft account in Edge. Now their Ms account has tied itself to my local account Is ...
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How to change user without closing applications running, when using RDP on a Windows machine?

The problem I have is that multiple users need to RDP to a machine to check the status of an application that is running. Normally, when users login/logout, the applications will stop and the user ...
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How to delete account for which I have no access?

I want to delete the first account: I am not able to log in (using manage) as I do not have access to the account. Could someone please advise?
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How does one remove the annoying "One account for everything" Sign in under Accounts section

This is a Windows 11 Professional 22H2 Build 22621.2283 machine, un-modified. I don't want users to be able to sign in to a Microsoft account and wish to remove all options and annoying options like ...
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After Adding then Removing Active Directory/DNS Server Roles to Server, All User Accounts were Deleted

I used to have 6 user accounts other than Administrator, and after removing Active Directory and DNS Server roles, the accounts are missing from lusrmgr. The data still exists in C:\Users, and I can ...
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Why a unlocking a locked out local account on a Windows Server immediately gets locked out again?

There's a Windows Server 2022 with two administrator local users. This is not Active Directory topic. One of the admins got locked out. I go ahead and uncheck the locked out status in the Local ...
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Why hasn't Bitlocker recovery key been uploaded to Microsoft account if I am the Administrator

Basically, I inherited my mom's HP laptop in 2022. I created a MS account for myself, gave myself administrator rights, and deleted her old account. Fast-forwarding, I was prompted to upgrade the OS ...
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Automatic credentials of administrator account (Windows 10)

Using Windows 10 with two user accounts: One "standard user" (USER-S) One "admin user" (USER-A) who is an administrator on the local machine Typically, USER-S is logged in. Most ...
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Copying user folder from a crashed Windows 11 laptop

I had a Windows 11 laptop that crashed. I had some very important files in my user-folder. So I left the laptop to an Italian computer shop and they removed the internal SSD hard drive and copied the ...
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How to sign in to my microsoft account without it replacing my local account?

I just got a new SSD and new windows on it. There's currently no OneDrive, or Office, or other Microsoft services on it. So I want to sign in to my Microsoft account on this laptop because of that. ...
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signed in accounts folder location for google chrome

I recently had to reinstall windows on a different SSD which wiped all chrome settings. I was able to sync them back using my main account but I had other signed in accounts that are gone. I have ...
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Logon box not appearing after pressing a key or Ctrl-Alt-Del to log in

"This is not a "bluescreen" (BSOD), it's a "blue screen"." I (which also means people at the company) have a problem that seems to have persisted through the years of ...
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Windows 7 - block websites for specific users using BAT to amend HOSTS file or Local GPO

I have a small home setup with one machine running Windows 7 SP2 still. This computer as 2 user accounts. I need to block one user account from specific websites whilst allowing through the same ...
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Process Explorer won't launch "Find Handle or DLL..." window

There's some really strange behavior going on where when I launch Process Explorer (procexp.exe) on one account, it won't launch the Find Handle or DLL... window. All that happens is the Process ...
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Management of authorizations and access permissions [closed]

In our company, we use several systems, all unrelated to each other. For example, we use online systems like a CRM system, a PasswordManager, Microsoft 365, but also internal systems like a NAS, and a ...
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Can organization access an email account they provided, if they don't know your password? [closed]

Can a school access an email account they provided you even though they don't know your password?
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I accidentally encrypted my backup keys with EFS now I cannot access my backup

I basically locked my keys in the car so to speak, I saved backup keys using manager to a usb but I somehow also encrypted my backup keys. On top of that I reinstalled windows. Now its asking for the ...
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How can I activate Multiplayer on my kids account in Minecraft on Windows on a PC?

I'm having a "Family Group" in a microsoft account: My kid and me. She's trying to play Minecraft but it says: Multiplayer is disabled. Please check your Microsoft account settings. I've ...
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open with menu does not open the application ( vs code ) after renaming account name in windows 11

OS windows 11: Recently I have changed my account profile name from Users to Keshav and also rename the account folder name under C:/Users done all the changes like change in registry --> ...
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File permissions issue for files downloaded from internet / synchronized by OneDrive

I am trying to backup several different Windows computers to a single Windows computer by sharing the drives of the target computers and accessing them from the backup computer. But I am running into ...
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Creating an FTP server with user isolation

I created an FTP site with IIS but when I try to set up user isolation (user name physical directory), I am not able to connect anymore and the anonymous authentication doesn't work anymore. The ...
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