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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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usermod equivalent for Alpine Linux

I'm building a Docker container, and I need to add my user to a group. usermod is not available in Alpine Linux by default. Apparently, you can add shadow from apk to install usermod, but I would ...
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restrict user to Access C drive but user Profile keep on C drive [on hold]

Actually we want to restrict C drive access for Domain user what we done in our end and where we stacking and what is our concern Please find below Ans 1. we able Restrict c drive successfully ...
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how to change user's TimeZone

Need to change domain user TimeZone. A Windows Service is running under X user's context, at runtime the Application takes X-user's TimeZone and generates "messages" with a different DateTime to ...
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Removing user profile junction point

Initial state: My user account profile (on my Windows 10 system) was on C:\Users\<my account>.  Due to partition size limitations, I created a folder on E:\Users\<my account> and created a ...
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FTP user privileges

I need to create a user, who will be used solely for uploading files to FTP server on my windows 10 machine. Which user rights assignments and security options shall I give to this account in secpol....
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Can't print as a Domain user who is however added as a Local Admin

I log on to my machine as both a local Admin and as a domain user who is however a local admin too.But login in as the domain user I can't add a printer that's shared on a PC which is on the domain, ...
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Logged into a temporary account and the only existing profile appears to be deleted from the C:/Users folder

Opened the laptop and a message showed saying "preparing windows for recovery...this might take up to an hour". After the process I signed in to windows and it said "Could not log into your account" ...
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Access user/document folder of other account? [closed]

Perhaps I just need to change my search query because I find it strange I cannot find this on Google. Anyway, I need access to the documents and perhaps user folder of another account I do not have ...
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Unable to grant privileges to user in mysql

For some reason, I've had all of my privileges revoked on my user account for MySQL. I can't even allow myself to reset any of my privileges. I also don't have root access, so I feel I'm in a deadlock....
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How do I change a different account to local on Windows 10?

I have a Windows 10 computer with: One administrator account that I have access to One non-admin account signed in with a Microsoft account that I do not have access to Is it possible to change the ...
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Forgot password: Create a new user in Windows10 [duplicate]

Like the title says I have the case, that someone in the family forgot his password on his Laptop with Windows 10. Now he doesn't want to reinstall windows 10 immediately for the case he might will ...
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Additional User Account, Windows Authentication in SQL Server Management Studio

I am transitioning my work laptop to a coworker (who we'll call Mary Smith) who is taking my place on my team as I move on to other things. One of the tools we use is Microsoft SQL Server Management ...
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Deleted the windows user directory for a user on non local domain

I had two users on my windows 10 pc marked as User1 and User1.Domain2 . I would rdp into this windows machine and I didn't like the fact that it took me to C:\users\User1.Domain2, so I deleted that ...
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How can I prevent one user account from using a wifi password of another

Basically, I need two user accounts under Windows 10 each of which remembers a password to a different Wifi but does not use the wifi from the other account. Can this be done?
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Windows 10 setting is managed by administrator, but I am already an admin

I am already a admin, how this appears on my windows 10 PC?
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Login failure after computer name change

I'm using a Microsoft account for the login of my Windows 10 PC. When I setup my PC I set it up the way that I didn't need to enter a password on boot up (can't remember how I did that). Now I ...
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Sound malfunctioning in Windows 10

I have a computer which is shared by two users, each one with his own user account. For some time now, it looks like Windows starts pre-loading applications that the user had running in the previous ...
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Windows 10 Password expiration for an individual user

This will change the password policy for all existing users: net accounts /maxpwage:30 I only want to change the password policy for the one user. How do I do that?
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ADFS extranet smart lockout causing email login issues

We're running ADFS 2016 (for a hybrid Exchange 2013 Office365 environment, if it matters). ADFS extranet smart lockout was enabled in our enviroment recently to help prevent user accounts getting ...
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Creating multiple users in windows [duplicate]

When I create multiple users in ubuntu it's much more convienient. In ubuntu, we get seperate hard drives management for all users created. One user cannot access the files of the other user, unless s/...
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“Other User” only Windows logon option (no option to switch users)

Sometimes when I try to sign into my PC, instead of my default account icon/name and a prompt for the password, I'll get "Other User" with a prompt for username and password. There is NOT a "Switch ...
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Figuring out if there's a deleted user account on Windows 7

We are trying to determine which one of 20-30 computers were used by a previous employee. We know that the computer at one point had two user accounts, but one of them was deleted around 6 months ago. ...
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Locked out of Windows 10, Administrator Account disabled and Bitlocker enabled [duplicate]

My Windows 10 Pro laptop (local account) has been locked out and I'm unable to login. To make matters worse my Administrator account is disabled and my drive has Bitlocker enabled! How can either re-...
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My User has disappeared but files still there in “maintenance” programs

Just about to upload pics from phone to PC. Go to Pictures and get folder is empty. Long story short all my data folders appear empty. But if I use Folder Size or the excellent "Everything" all the ...
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How to set up a computer with two hard drives?

I recently had to do a clean reinstall of my OS and took the opportunity to get my first solid state drive. The plan is to have my OS and programs on the SSD, and all my files on the mechanical drive. ...
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Can I mix domain and local accounts on the same PC

I have Windows 10 installed on my private Laptop. I am using Microsoft account to log in. Sometimes I need to do some work-stuff on it. At work, we have Active Domain with roaming profiles set up, so ...
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Clone Windows User Settings

I have a windows 10 user and I need to create another user with the exact same permissions and setup. Is it possible to clone a windows user and their settings? I have the password to the original ...
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Single instance of a program, with access to multiple users

I want to make my software to run on a certain computer, and if the current user logs out and another logs in, it shouldn't close and the new user would continue the work where the last one left off. ...
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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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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 ...