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 change account picture of DIFFERENT user in Windows 10?

I have created new user and set a password for him. Can I also set account picture for him? I searched following places: New windows style: PC Settings -> Accounts Medium age windows style: Control ...
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Create a “postgres” user account on OSX?

I just made a mistake: I installed PostgreSQL on Mac OSX 10.6.7 and when I wanted to connect to it I did su postgres, then it asked me for a password and I did sudo passwd postgres to change the ...
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UIDs for service users in Mac OS X

Some third-party servers should be run under a special user for security reasons (eg, PostgreSQL is typically run by "postgres"). Of course, these service users should not show up in the Mac OS X ...
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linux remembers passwords of deleted accounts

When an account is deleted the line in /etc/security/opasswd for that account is not deleted. Intermittently, we are unable to re-create that account with error "password has been used". Why is the ...
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How to change users picture in windows 10 of others users being administrator

I know how to change my own user. I want to know how to change the users picture without having to have to login into each account. I have Windows 10. My question is not answered in Windows 7 in ...
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How to mount remote samba share from local host with multiple groups?

I am using mount.cifs to mount a remote samba share (both client and server are Ubuntu server 8.04) like this: mount.cifs //sambaserver/samba /mountpath -o credentials=/path/.credentials,uid=someuser,...
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Office365 Users SSO for Atlassian and Slack

So we're currently using Office365 and we have just started to use the Atlassian product range and Slack. I want to try and have a central place for all my users and add / remove staff as when ...
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Being prompted to convert local account to a Microsoft account — how to stop this?

I had to switch my Micrsoft account back to a local user account due to issues with offline file sharing. When I had switched back to a local user account, every time I click on the start menu I get ...
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Cannot access certain websites

I'm using windows 8.1 and all of a sudden, I cannot access certain websites (like facebook, youtube) under my own user account. But I can access google or yahoo. It's the same either I use IE or ...
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Show application on second screen even when logged off

I have second screen attached to my computer and I would like to use the screen to be showing something permanently. Actually I want just one special application to be running there in full screen. ...
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How to create limited user accounts in Linux

I want to create a user account for each of the key programs installed on my debian server. For example, for the following programs: Tomcat Nginx Supervisor PostgreSQL This seems to be recommended ...
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Temporary Password for Domain Admin

A small non-profit company handling confidential information must grant remote domain admin access to their external IT services provider who manages the entire network, including new PCs, etc... ...
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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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Windows 10: Change account type without signing out?

I am trying to write a script to automatically change my account type every week for a few hours. I know this can be done via the following, however I want to finalize the change without having to ...
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How to map a Windows user to root in WLS 2?

I just upgraded Windows 10 to version 2004 which has WLS 2. It works great. I do not understand however the relationship between users on Windows (say, john, the user I am logged to in Windows) and ...
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Removing Microsoft Account Without Access To Said Account

There have been similar posts in the past, e.g. "You need to fix your Microsoft account" notification. This post, however, did not have the extra caveat which is that, in my situation, I no ...
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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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How do I make Windows 10 log off the current user when another user logs in?

I'm running Windows 10 Education on a Windows domain, and I'm running into problems with computers running out of resources because some people don't log out. Some of the worst machines have 10-15 ...
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After I moved files from my hard disk to my new folder from help of geek squad, my administator's folder name is changed, how do I changed it back?

So my old laptop crashed, and I was lucky enough to get a new laptop with no cost. With help from geek squad, they were able to moved all the files from my old laptop to my new laptop. The username ...
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Task Scheduler Windows 10 : when editing a task, user account is set to Medium Mandatory Level

When I edit and then save a task in Task Scheduler, the "user account' is changed.The user account which was my username is changed to "Medium Mandatory Level". This prevents the task from running ...
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Why does Outlook repeatedly requests user passwords?

Since a recent Windows 10 update I have had several issues with applications not working. Most I have resolved but the one that is casing most concern is Outlook. It refused to run and after may ...
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Create an application specific user on windows

I need to create a specific user for an application, and I want to know what kind of user I should create, and best way to use it on current logged user account. Context: I’m working on a software ...
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Replicating user accounts on multiple windows 10 laptops

We use multiple identical laptops to introduce new students to Windows 10. It is helpful to have user accounts on all class computers that are identical. Is there a simple way to configure one system ...
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How to get real admin privileges on windows (TrustedInstaller)

I have an admin user account on my Windows 8.1 machine and I disabled UAC completely and yet I do not have full privileges on my machine. It happens quite often that I get a dialog saying "You cannot ...
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How can I delete a file from /tmp, as a regular user?

You are logged in as a regular user and working directory /tmp/. How, using two commands, you can delete the file labul.txt, which is owned by root? This is a task that my friend was given by the ...
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Corrupt Install message when Bluestacks run on different user

I installed BlueStacks on the admin account recently, and have used it on that account only, until now. I tried to use it on another account, only to have it say "Installation is corrupt". I ...
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Connection to work or school already used by another user on Windows 10

Error: "Another user on the System is already connected to a work or School. Please remove that work or School Connection and try again." I removed the user, but that didn't help. It was a local user....
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Unable to add a Microsoft account after upgrading to Windows 10

After upgrading to WIndows 10 I am unable to add a Microsoft account nor am I able to add a new user. The screen just flashes. Others have reported this problem. It will let me add a "work" account ...
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How do I remove a device from Firefox Sync?

I've got some old devices and Firefox profiles that used to sync with my Firefox Sync account, but those devices and browser profiles no longer exist. And yet their browser tabs still appear in ...
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How to change default user directory to a different drive in Windows 7

How do you change default user directory to a different drive in Windows 7? I need a comprehensive recipe to change all of the followings. Default directory where future user folders are created. ...
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how to run bat file as administrator automatically from a non-admin account

My work account is a non-admin but I have the admin password. I need to run a .bat file as admin automatically when windows starts from my non-admin account. I couldn't figure out how to feed in the ...
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How can I duplicate a mac user account including username and password?

I have an account on my friends mac that I would like to move to my mac, so is there any way to duplicate everything in that account, including username and password? By the way, I am using OS X ...
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Reinstall Linux by keeping user accounts

I am going to upgrade Linux Mint 13 to Linux Mint 17.1 on a home computer. I am going to do a fresh upgrade. There are three partitions for swap, / and /home. I will preserve swap and /home. The ...
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Change exe file association for single user

it is relatively easy to set the file association for exe files in windows (a nice way to lock yourself out, btw). This is typically done in the HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT, which is valid for all users. But is ...
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Not able to create a user account in Linux Mint 17 Qiana with Mate desktop

Recently I installed Linux Mint 17 Qiana with Mate desktop, downloaded from the Linux Mint website. All works fine but I am not able to create new user in "Users and Groups" GUI tool. Opened "Users ...
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Disable Use the Welcome Screen in Windows 8

In Windows 8, I want users to type his/her name and password instead of clicking on a user name and typing password. It is similar to disabling "Use the Welcome Screen" in Windows XP. Is it possible ?
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Should i use AWS IAM or my root credentials for my webapp access to S3 bucket?

I have a webapp that requires uploading/deleting/reading files inside a S3 bucket. What I did was I created a brand new Amazon WebServices (aka AWS) account. Let's call this AWS account team@webapp....
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How to share a bookmark folder between two google chrome profiles

Use case: Google Chrome I have a work profile and a home profile, and both are synced with google's mothership. The problem is, sometimes I want to bookmark something while I am using the first ...
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Set up Windows users that can only write to a specific folder

I bought a new Windows 7 PC and I want to create three user accounts, which should have no permission to create anything in the C drive or on the desktop. The only place where they're allowed to write ...
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Persitently map local folder to drive only for a single user profile

In our setup we need to map a local folder as a drive to get rid of the username in the path. We used "subst" to map the drive and everything was fine. Now we are migrating to Windows 7 and company ...
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How to move a win xp installation from two partitions of same HDD to two separate discs?

I have a question regarding windows setup: I have a win xp installed like this: one disk drive with two partitions C: - system data, etc. D: - all user data (user accounts) now I bought an SSD ...
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MacBook user name I thought I deleted still works for logging in to my account

I (Katy) am giving my old computer to my husband (Andrew). I mucked it up somehow and now I can log in to the admin Katy account using "Andrew" as the login name and the Katy password, despite Andrew ...
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Does associating a Microsoft Account to a Local Account provide at least the same Windows 8 functionality as using only an MS Account?

When installing Windows 8 you are asked I you want to use a Microsoft Account or a Local Account. If you want to control the name of your USERPROFILE path you need to create a Local Account with the ...
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2 users cannot share one encrypted offline files share

This question I asked over a year ago in the MS social forums, with the answer being that by design it is not possible. I still wonder whether one could hack around this limitation, without using ...
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How to find out when my windows XP account was reset?

My sister told me that her windows XP account has been reset but she did not reset it personally. By reset, I mean all her documents and settings are gone but the account still exists. She is not sure ...
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Executing Commands at Cmd Prompt Result in “Access Denied”

I am running Windows 7. Whenever I try to run commands like 'ping', 'ipconfig', 'taskkill', 'tasklist', etc from the command line I get an "Access is denied" message. I checked the "Advanced ...
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Windows Server 2008 - Scheduled Task Multiple Users

I am setting up a scheduled task on a Windows 2008 server to run a utility. I am able to do this without a problem with my user account, but no one else can access it when they login. I need to create ...
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How to Create User with specific folder c:\users\name in Windows 10 for secondary microsoft family account

I like to have simple none-spacey folder names like C:\Users\Alex of my windows login account and use login with a microsoft account. I get this by creating Local user account, login, then change to ...
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Restrict user access to certain apps in Windows 10

I have a simple goal, create a local account and limit its rights: Hide & Secure certain folders/partitions. Limit access to certain apps. For restricting App access, I've only found some ...
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How to disable/remove administrator account in windows 10?

I'm using windows 10 home version. I somehow accidentally enabled the administrator account when trying to fix another account and couldn't seem to remove it. It keeps showing up in the login screen, ...

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