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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How to set up user account from terminal in M1 Mac Big sur?

I am trying to set up a user account on a new M1 MacBook pro, in the terminal in recovery mode. I use the following commands: dscl . -create /Users/luser dscl . -create /Users/luser UserShell /bin/...
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How can I make a windows account only accessible during certain hours?

I work from home and have trouble sometimes resisting the urge to recreate when I'd be better off working. I'd like to make an account exclusively for recreation and only have it available to me after ...
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How create a .accountprofile-ms? [closed]

Hey I am nearly finished with creating a custom Windows10PE but I would like to make my own User-Image. But for that I need this file-extension ".accountprofile-ms" and I can not find ...
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Restrict www-data user on Ubuntu to only execute certain commands

I just recently had a server get backdoored to where someone managed to get custom applications on my box under the www-data username (probably using my web server as the attack vector). Since I now ...
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One specific user login history/authentication attempts [closed]

I am trying to find a script to find one specific user logon/logout events which also has authentication attempts. I can get many scripts which runs on all users. I need a script to run against a ...
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How can I give a user remote access to their home directory via putty without adding them to the sudo group

I created a user on an Ubuntu 18.04 server with the aim of giving the user password authentication access. They are a member of the users group. I added the user's name after my name to this line in /...
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Why is the log-in for Guest User on Windows 10 not showing in Start Up along with other Users?

A Guest User shows up, along with two other Users, on a PC running Windows 10, when the Command Prompt "Net User" is used. However, this Guest User does not show on the Log-in screen with ...
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No longer have Administrator permissions on my personal computer [duplicate]

A few months ago I lost my Administrator privileges on my own PC. I believe I encountered this issue when trying to change my account username and during it accidentally changed the account ...
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What is “Access work or school” in Windows?

Windows 10 has a feature "Access work or school". What is it good for and how do I use it? I know how to get rid of it (disconnect), I know how to connect (which prevents me from controlling ...
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How do I create a service account Jenkins

When installing Jenkins - Windows10 not domain joined - I get to a service configuration step, where in the past I would have either used my own interactive logon account to run the service under, or ...
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Full linux account rename

I want to create a "generic" version of my Linux install, using a "generic" user account name (e.g. to create a new distro). One approach, of course, would be to start from scratch,...
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User Account Missing

I am on Windows 10, and I performed a Windows Update, and then after the computer restarted, my user account was empty, all my personal files are gone, nothing in the documents, desktop, downloads. It ...
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unix user account start and end dates

Where I used to work the operating system was Solaris, and I found that in addition to the standard utility functions for looking up information about UNIX user IDs and group names such as getpwuid, ...
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Linux create a new user that shares everything of another user

A little background first, since I know this question seems very random. I am using vagrant to help orchestrate a RedHat virtual machine. Vagrant is great in just about every way, however it forces ...
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my windows login is connected to a deleted google account that can't be restored; what do i do?

The username for my login is a gmail account that existed before I was thirteen, and before Google decided to say "no kid under 13 can have their own account." I was turning 13 in literally ...
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How to run a program as an AzureAD user that does not have a password (run as different user)?

When I go on business trips I, like most people presumably, take only my work laptop with me. Since hotel TV is quite limited, I often rely on the laptop to stave off boredom. Since I don't want to ...
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How to fix windows becomming unresponsive when two users are logged in?

I have a strange behavior on my PC, which runs Windows 10 Pro where multiple users can log in. When only Bob has logged in, then everything works fine for him. If after a reboot Alice logs in, ...
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How can I mitigate needing to change hundreds of Google passwords? [closed]

Google Chrome has been telling me about a security breach where passwords have been stolen from many websites and it's telling me which of my saved passwords are at risk and that I should change them. ...
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Can't Log on to Windows 10 PC because Microsoft Account was Deleted

I'd really appreciate some help on this. I recently set up a Microsoft account for my niece and used it to log in to a new computer intended to be given to her. I downloaded any programmes she'd need ...
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How to change Windows 10 user account while preserving all the files?

My lab has a PC which runs Windows 10 (Version 1903, BUILD 18362.592). We use school accounts to sign into to this PC as different users. So every user/school account associates with a different ...
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2 user accounts in my name on fresh installation win10 - how to disable or restrict the second one

I have installed windows 10 pro with first account which has some login and is under my name. But after some time I saw there is one more account under my name which I cannot edit in lusrmgr because ...
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Is it possible to modify a “human” user so that it becomes a system user on Ubuntu?

I followed a guide to set up etherpad-lite on my ubuntu server (https://www.rosehosting.com/blog/how-to-install-etherpad-on-ubuntu-18-04/). At one point, I had to create a new user with sudo adduser --...
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How to login to Zoom with a specific account using a command?

I want a command or something that can help me login into my Zoom account, because my brother and I are using the PC, but with different accounts. I want a command connected with my account so that I ...
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Unknown accounts appeared at my computer - was my computer compromised?

Perceived problem & environment description: At few folders in start menu, I noticed there is strange user at security tab. I also see there user in my name, surname and email(microsoft account?). ...
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How can I get access to user folder from another computer?

My wife's laptop died. It was running Windows 10. I'm working on replacing it with the same model of laptop so I can try just installing her hard drive in it. In the meantime, my son needs access to ...
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Grant permissions for a windows service

I am using windows 10. I have installed the SonicWall NetExtender VPN Client. Looking in Services.msc I have two services added, the SonicWall Client Protection and SonicWall NetExtender Service. ...
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Windows EFS encryption + password protection? [duplicate]

I would like to encrypt files / folders in Windows with EFS. In addition — because EFS alone still leaves the files / folders unprotected in case an adversary managers to access my Windows profile — I ...
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How to open advanced tab of Advanced User Accounts using command line?

Is there a specific run command to directly open the advanced (second) tab of Advanced User Accounts, netplwiz or control userpasswords2? Netplwiz and userpasswords 2 opens the 1st tab, but I want to ...
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Windows EFS encryption but (somehow) with password?

Windows (10) Professional users on NTFS-formatted drives can benefit from a built-in security option in the context menu to encrypt files and folders, it's called EFS. This would be much more ...
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group wise restricting commands

I had grouped multiple users let say user1 to user9 in a group name group1 . I need a method in which I can restrict all the user who are in group1 to use only some set of commands . How can I ...
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Need help removing Microsoft account and then adding it back

I recently got my laptop back from the repair man after the drive went out and I lost all my things. When he set up the new drive, he created a user to log in with, which had the name “User”. I got on ...
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Removed laptop from Azure AD Devices - non admin user on device can't log off unlink Microsoft account

I need to unlink a computer form a Microsoft 365 account to join the computer on an on-premise AD Domain. At the moment the linked account can't be removed from "Access work or school" ...
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Issue with loading startup programs for different Windows 10 users - errors when switching to a different account

I currently have 2 separate Windows 10 accounts on my PC - one for me and one for my son. When I start Windows using my account, I run 3 programs on Startup - PowerMate.exe, Volume2.exe and Pianoteq 7....
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Prevent regular users from accessing Windows settings

I have two user accounts under Windows 10 Pro (version 2004) - one administrative and the other regular. I would like to forbid the access to the Windows settings from the regular account. In ...
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Disable Bluetooth headset for some users

In our family, we have a few Bluetooth headsets. We also share a family Windows 10 pc (a surface pro) that we all have a personal account on. I want to prevent (for example) my headset from connecting ...
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Separate Workplaces in Windows 10

I'm looking for a way to seperate my work and home desktops on windows without a minute long switch each time I move back and forth. That is, seperate desktop folders, seperate open windows and ...
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Does Microsoft Family Safety require an “adult” or admin account on each device?

I have built a gaming PC for my son and want to install Windows 10 Pro from an USB stick now. We both have Microsoft accounts, and I want to limit my son's internet access (e.g. filter adult sites) ...
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Allowing RDP connections for secondary user only

Is it possible to have a secondary (admin) Win10 user with a password be the only user that allows incoming RDP connections, while the primary account has no password and does NOT allow them? Owner (...
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Can't boot to BIOS and I don't have the Windows 10 user password. What can I do?

I tried searching for this question but I can't find a solution to this. I was given a laptop to reformat and do a fresh Windows 10 install but the laptop won't boot to BIOS (or UEFI). I tried every ...
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Windows 7 renaming account name to a new name, still shows old name [duplicate]

In windows 7, I have tried to do the following, in order to rename my account name to a new name: control panel -> account details -> rename to a new name regedit -> rename everything ...
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How to change the username given by “whoami” in Windows 10?

When I first installed Windows 10, I chose my username to be firstname lastname. However, Windows decided to convert my account from a local one to a Microsoft one. Therefore, I converted it back to a ...
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How to log into a hidden account after it has been created in Windows 10?

Here is the situation: A Windows 10 (build 19041) installation has the following active local accounts: Teenager account ( without administrative privileges ) Daddy account ( a member of the local ...
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I want to revert deleted Authentified Users in some hard drive partition in Windows

As we can see I deleted the entry of 'Authenticated Users' and 'Users' from the security tab in C: local properties. I can still use every installed program on the PC, but unable to access C:, the ...
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Cannot add user account using Microsoft email in Windows 10 20H2 version after upgrading from Windows 7

I have recently upgraded to Windows 10 20H2 version using a Windows 7 product key. I cannot add a user account using a Microsoft email. I also do not see the "Family and Other Users" setting,...
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How to create a user using WMIC interface

I am creating a user using command USERACCOUNT CREATE NAME="test" OUTPUT: Create instance of 'Win32_UserAccount' class (Y/N)?y ERROR: Description = Unsupported parameter This is the only ...
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Script to run program in Windows 10 as different user

I have a Windows 10 PC with an admin account and a regular user account. I want to write a Powershell script to run a program in the regular user account from the admin account. So I would run the ...
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Is it possible to log out and switch to the login screen of a different user with a single action

On Windows 10, is it possible to log out of the currently logged in user and switch to the login screen of a different user at the same time? Currently I can either click the other user's profile in ...
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How to show all users on MacBook signin

I have a MacBook - company imaged to Catalina (light company stuff on it) but I shared with another user - and he enabled quick start for just him He left the company and I want to see my user profile ...
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Active Directory - Restrict User to login only one PC at a time

I want to implement a policy which is related to specific users on domain. What I want to achieve is: If a user login, let's say, to PC1 he should not be able to use any other PC using his credentials ...
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When 2 users are logged in simultaneously in Windows 10, is it possible for the audio from both to play, like in Windows 7?

I keep my personal Windows account and apps separate from my work account. I'm usually logged into both at once, and just switch with Win+L. I'd like to get the "message received" audio ...

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