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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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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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Windows: My User is in the "Administrators" Group. What does change when I select "Run as Adminstrator" in the Start-Menu?

I don't know anything about Windows and try to understand the concepts about Permissions. Unfortunately, simply Googling doesn't help at all. Windows says that my user is a member of the "...
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Cannot use Windows local account to access share, username or password incorrect [duplicate]

I have a Windows 10 machine (22H2) which must share files in foreign local networks, let's call it the "server". I have created a shared folder and can perfectly access it from other Windows ...
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How can I create a user in Linux that has a home but cannot login?

I want to create a media user that should have a home folder created. This folder will have media (movies and what not). All users will be added to the media group so they have read access to media ...
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Does Event Viewer just allows you to view the logs of the user profile that is logged into the computer?

Does Event Viewer just allows you to view the logs of the user profile that is logged into the computer?
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Deleting the TrustedInstaller user?

I'd like to remove the TrustedInstaller authority from my windows 10 system. This is an interesting task, as it seems that TrustedInstaller is simultaneously a user, a service, and a permissions group ...
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Switching from SYSTEM to Administrator

I have remote CommandLine/Powershell access to a Windows Server as NT Authority/SYSTEM user, I need to be Administrator user but whatever I do like start a new process, I am unable to drop to ...
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Forgot to add a user to local user accounts before running Sysprep-generelize with Unattend XML file on Win10 pro machine [duplicate]

I forgot to add a user to the local user accounts before running Sysprep-generelize with Unattended XML file on Win10 pro machine an I'm locked out The Admin user became unavailable and there are no ...
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Win11 normal account with no wifi but SSH account with wifi

I'm trying to manage a machine, and would like no network access for the currently logged in account, but want to still manage the machine remotely through SSH and this will obviously requires being ...
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Require two sign-in options on Windows 11 before allowing user to log on

Is it possible to require two sign-in options on Windows 11 before allowing a user to log in? For example, if an account has a password, a pin, and a fingerprint, is it possible to require the user to ...
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Rename admin account on Windows 11

Usually use a Mac, so I'm already out of my element. I got my Dell XPS fixed recently, which included a full wipe. They also (unexpectedly) updated my OS from 10 to 11. They created a local account ...
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having trouble with permissions

I'm trying to change my password via the command prompt on windows 10. I'm not on a guest a account or anything mind you, I am the main user. Anyway, I load up cmd as an Administrator and try to ...
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Why is Windows 10 claiming my Microsoft-managed user account password is wrong?

I'm having some PC issues, so I've been attempting to reset my Windows installation via the advanced startup settings. Problem is, this requires you to log in to your Windows account. My Windows ...
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Do security questions gate EFS for local Windows accounts?

If the user forgets their account password and recovers the account by answering their configured security questions, will they lose access to EFS-secured files? Or is guessing the recovery questions ...
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Windows 10 Error After Logging in

After logging in to our domain, some users have the following message appearing on their desktop: The current user (DOMAIN\Username) is unknown, please contact your system administrator. Users can ...
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Terminal not asking for password while using sudo

well it all started yesterday, while i was trying to install larbs installation on a different user. it did not work and i had to delete the other user. when i cam e back to my admin user i realised ...
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On Google Chrome, is there a way to start with a new Google Account profile on Windows command line?

I'm using public computers. On Google Chrome, is there a way to start with a Google Account profile on Windows command line? This account is new to Chrome, since what I want is to login into a browser ...
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How to add new users to a group without specifying?

I googled a bit for this (maybe incorrect keywords), but I didn't find how to do that. Consider the following commands: useradd -s /bin/bash -m user1 useradd -s /bin/bash -m user2 useradd -s /bin/bash ...
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Windows 11 creating new users profiles on every login

I've had a problem for about a week. First off, I can't sign in like I usually do (via PIN code). The only way at the moment is to login with my Microsoft Account every time. I've tried setting up a ...
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How to install drivers for all users in windows 11

I have two accounts in my Windows 11 machine: "Administrator" and "John". I installed the driver for my digital graphic tablet in Administrator account, and everything works ...
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Able to change / switch a Office 365 (now Microsoft 365) main account domain to one added within the organization?

I have a 365 account with multiple domains. For simplicity's sake lets just use two, the one I made the account with and another I added to the account that I would like to make the the primary domain....
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What is the technical name for ".\" when logging into a local account for windows?

I know that you can you can use .\ in place for for the computer name when logging into a local account on Windows (Ex: ComputerName\Username = .\Username). What is the technical term or nomenclature ...
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Why doesn't the login screen show a created New-LocalUser or the Administrator account?

Login is with a pin code and right clicking on cmd allows running in an elevated mode as Administrator so that new accounts can be created: adding a user: PS C:\Windows\System32> PS C:\Windows\...
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Open GUI of Mac applications of other user accounts

I want to run multiple Microsoft Teams on Mac Os. Teams don't provide the functionality to add multiple organizations in the app, its web app is not that good. So tried various combinations to run ...
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Users folder missing in windows 11

I am not able to see the Users folder. I was trying to move particular user folder to another drive since C drive space exhausted. After doing that this issue is there. I am unable to unhide it. I ...
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How to check User login history on a Windows 11 machine (without third parrty tools)

I was following this tut: https://ourtechroom.com/fix/how-to-find-or-check-windows-10-user-login-history/ suggesting that Event Viewer tool might help discover user login history, but when i apply to ...
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Replace Old Email Account with New Email Account

Have an email account to be retired, and wish to continue MS Teams (free, classic) as before with an existing MS Live account. To sign in with a different account is as with a new user, and there are ...
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Convert another microsoft account to local account when logged as administrator

I'm logged as the "administrator" on the windows 8.1 machine. Another account is "microsoft_user" (an Online Microsoft account). There are similar questions: Disconnect Microsoft ...
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Win 10 : Is there any way to give my user account FULL admin rights? Not make it an administrator account

By default, a new installation of win 10 creates an account with administrator rights (belongs to the administrator group). The problem is that windows will still keep prompting me to provide admin ...
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Is it possible to use local account password for shared folders access with Microsoft account?

Now I use Microsoft account for Windows 11 and login with PIN. But for shared folders in my local network I need to enter the long and hard Microsoft account password. Earlier I use my local account ...
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How do I stop the annoying prompts to log into Microsoft Account

I havent signed into my Microsoft Account for years. Since I was about to change my motherboard, I got it working, in case I needed it. After changing the motherboard, Windows was deactivated. Even ...
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Transmission on Ubuntu: daemon is running but transmission-remote says Unauthorized User?

I installed Transmission on Ubuntu 20.04 with sudo apt install transmission-daemon. After starting the service, when I try to get the status with transmission-remote -si I get: Unauthorized User I ...
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Linux restrict partition

I have 2 ubuntu installs, one of them on a single partition, /dev/sda2, which I want to restrict access from the other ubuntu system. Mounting /dev/sda2 is allowed without root from the other ...
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How can I change Windows user name through the filesystem?

I changed my Windows' user name and now I can't log in. Windows shows me the previous user name at start up and denies any passwords. Hopefully, I have access to my Windows directory through Linux ...
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do service/system account used for running daemon (webservers, databases) need to have home

I created a system account on Fedora using following commands useradd -r -s /bin/false sysacct Then created a directory and gave permissions to sysacct mkdir /var/sysacct chown sysacct:sysacct /var/...
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Azure Active Directory Users Cannot Log in via Windows Remote Desktop, How to Fix?

I'm working on setting up a Windows 10 Pro machine so that its user can log in using RDP. The user is logging in with their AAD credential, User@OurDomain.com. When using this credential, RDP asks for ...
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How do you manage users on shared always-on PCs that can run long processes and need to have GUI always on?

We use Microsoft Active Directory for authentication and user group management, and it works great for "normal" office work. In certain manufacturing scenarios you can run a PCs with a ...
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How to change User folder name

Hi I just refreshed my W10 with a clean install and I made some changes from my last windows install On my last pc I had my Users in C:\Users and I changed my Picture, Downloads and all the user's ...
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Logging in to new Windows 11 PC with school account

I have created a local administration account on a new Windows 11 laptop. Is it possible to use my school account as a laptop signin account? The school accounts have access to MS cloud services such ...
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Why is the user account type selection missing in my windows 11 setup

I am trying to set up a new (used) PC with Win 11. I used the official media creation tool, created a usb-stick and started the setup. At the point where (according to several online step-by-step ...
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Admin account lost in windows 11. (To continue, enter an admin username and password)

I have updated to windows 11 and I wanted to delete oracle so after deleting the registry files I tried accessing users and groups from computer management but was unable to delete the db user. By ...
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How is the user function in windows meant to be used? In public PCs should i log in with my windows(outlook) account? Or it was not intended for this?

I have windows 11 22h2. I've my outlook user account. I was wondering how should I use it when using friend's PC, public PC? Should I log in to my windows username? or is it not intended to be used ...
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Ubuntu Unsafe AuthorizedKeysCommand bad ownership

I'm having trouble with creating a user on an AWS Lightsail instance running Ubuntu 20.04. While attempting to login with the new user, tail -f /var/log/auth.log reports sshd[1713]: error: Unsafe ...
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How to mount disk for user when a new user account is create on a linux cluster?

Suppose there is a linux HPC cluster with 100 computer nodes whose users are managed by OpenLDAP. What I want to know is when I create a new user in LDAP, I can mount a specific storage for that user ...
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Windows 10 through university, graduated and lost access to login, no admin account

I downloaded windows through my university to a personal PC. I think it was windows 10 education. After graduation they removed access to my connected accounts and I didn't realize that the PC login ...
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How do I make a single program not ask for admin perms for another user?

Here's the situation: My son and I share the same computer, I have the admin account and he has a regular user account. He plays Genshin Impact and every time he wants to play he needs me to input my ...
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User profile cannot be loaded, after creating new standard account

I am trying to create a standard -not administrator- account on my Windows 10 PC. The account gets created but, when I try to sign-in, I get the error "The User Profile Service service failed the ...
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Issues when Windows 10 Account Username Includes Space

In most versions of Windows I have used, and currently using Windows 10, having a space within the account username poses problems, particularly with paths and when the input doesn't accept a path ...
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System linking user to another user in C:\Users\ under windows 10

I'm working with a large set of CAD Drawings under company dropbox, where it has been the pattern to absolutely link referenced files. Example of a referenced file: C:\Users\paul\Dropbox (Company Name)...
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How to change the group of a file generated by my python codes on Linux server?

I belong to multiple groups (AAA, BBB, CCC, and etc.) on a Linux server. And I wrote a python code that generates a file on the server. When generated, this file belongs to group AAA, by default. But ...
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