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windows local system account whoami shows a different result than %username%

I'm learning about the "local system" account (aka "system" or SID "S-1-5-18") in Windows. This server fault answer is very helpful, but one thing I still don't understand is why the value returned ...
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Cannot login to windows 10 after changing admin account name [duplicate]

I changed the name of my main account on my computer (using netplwiz) on Windows 10, and after my computer went to sleep it didn't show the account on my login screen. I have a second (non-admin) ...
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Modifying internally identified username in Windows 8.1

It's easy to change the display username in Windows 8.1, but I can't seem to figure out how to modify the internally identifying username (which can be seen on the Security window, which would say e.g....
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Need Batch File/Script To Find Multiple Usernames Using Their Machine Names [closed]

I have a list of about 200 machine names. I need to get the UserName of the person on each of those machines. I can do it individually using the following command. But I'm not looking to do this 200 ...
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User Path - relative paths on work computer vs on home computer

I work on two PC's one at home and one at work. The user name for my home pc is Mike. for work it is mmcloughlin. I have a text file that is located at C:\Users\Mike\Dropbox on my home computer. On ...
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Why is your username AND password not hashed and salted? [closed]

Since common responses from Username and/or Password failure at logging is ALWAYS returned "Your Username OR Password are incorrect" due to increased security then why would systems not store the ...
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How do you use a batch file to create another batch file that contains %username%

I have been trying to make a batch file using another batch file. The file I want to make needs to contain %username% in order for it to be functional in other computers as well. Whenever I try to do ...
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Internet Explorer 11: How to save usernames in forms but never save passwords (and never show the notification)

When I connect on websites using Internet Explorer 11, it proposes me to save the entered password. I don't want to save passwords, because my passwords are managed in an external application, and I ...
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What are some usernames I should prohibit for my Mail Server? [closed]

So, I'm starting to create an automated Registration script. It already checks for duplications, but that's not enough. I'd like to ask for some in the community, on which names users shouldn't be ...
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Red Hat Linux 5.11 ftp username and password spec

Apols if dumb question in wrong place. On Red Hat Linux 5.11 re ftp command i.e. ftp "client", connecting to a (remote) ftp server/location. (fwiw package manager only has ftp package ver 0.17-38....
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Debian Linux unused in 2 years; cannot remember username nor password

I have tried every page I found on the web about resetting a username to something I could know (been 2 years since I've used the laptop with that Debian). Nowhere do people show the Debian GNU Grub ...
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How do I stop my account name appearing in Office application title bars?

I have an Office 365 Subscription with Office 2016 installed. All of my Office Apps including Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint include my name in the application title bar, near the top right corner,...
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Can't access Sites folder localhost/username/Sites not working El Capitan

httpd -v Server version: Apache/2.4.18 (Unix) Server built: Feb 20 2016 20:03:19 Mac OS El Capitan 10.11.6 I hope I am not violating rules by reposting my question I have written on stackexhange. ...
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user's hostname issue while staring a weblogic server

When login with putty with any user say 'oracle' the prompt is showing the prompt as follows: oracle@/? instead of actual hostname like oracle@myhostwhich is why I am unable to start my server as its ...
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Ask for certain credentials when trying to open a file on windows [closed]

I have a file on windows 7 and what I want to do is once someone tries to open this file I want a window to appear asking for the username and password (which is not related to the windows credentials,...
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Windows 7 Desktop reverted to default and all program setting went away

After shtting down Windows and starting it next day my desktop had reverted to default. All my icons were gone. My hardisk seems ok and my programs and fiels seem to be there too. But when I start any ...
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how to configure username when creating parallels ubuntu VM

parallels desktop creates a username called 'parallels' instead of letting you choose. Is there a way to configure it? (to avoid going through https://askubuntu.com/questions/34074/how-do-i-change-my-...
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IIS FTP Site : Username with special chars

Using IIS 10, i want to connect to my FTP Site : My Windows 10 is called gaia (this is the hostname). I've created two users wich is called john, and clément (the second on have a special char (...
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OpenMediaVault Share not accessible when OMV account name equals Windows username

I have a couple of SMB shares set up with OpenMediaVault: Public, runs fine Private, with username "Private" runs also fine Dani with omv username "Dani" and Windows username "Dani" can be accessed ...
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Windows 10 without microsoft account causes share issue

I don't want to use microsoft account on my windows computer. With it on my login and password over the local area network at home becomes the MS account/password. If I enable local account and ...
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How can to get forgotten username on Debian? [duplicate]

I have a Debian desktop. On last time, I had updated/upgraded. Now I cannot login (maybe I forgotten username). I cannot login to root too. It seems that we cannot login with root (we just can switch ...
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Auto-login with Putty.exe

I have Windows 7 running on my PC, and am using Putty.exe to connect to Red-Hat server, somewhere along the network. Usually, I double-click the Putty.exe file, choose a session, and press 'open'. ...
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Decoding Security Identifiers (SID's) in Windows Permissions window

When altering permissions in Windows 8 users show up as long SID's. Is there a way to see proper usernames in the list of 'Group or user names:'? I have relied on removing and re-adding users (via ...
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Previous user name still appears in login screen in after renamed/removed?

When using lusrmgr.msc to renamed/removed a user account, I still see it in login screen. I want the new name appear there only. What can I do to work around that?
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How to get rid of backslash added before user name when switching users in Windows 7?

On a computer running Windows 7 with a custom local GPO (Group Policy Object), when switching from the user to Administrator, the username has a backslash prepended to its name. Hence forth it is ...
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How to change profile folder name without rebuilding user profile from scratch?

A user at work recently got married and has requested for her domain username to be updated to reflect her married name. She uses a Windows 7 PC on a Windows 2003 domain. I know that I can simply ...
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How to allow only two users to log into a domain computer?

at work we have a training room which is used for training and meetings. A domain computer has been placed there for presentations etc. A generic account has been set up on Active Directory to allow ...
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Username is just email on Windows

When I created my account on my computer, I chose to link it to my Microsoft account. My username (user directory name, other stuff too) is #####_000 where ##### is the first five letters of my email ...
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Windows 7 File Permissions, Security Tab, “Group or user names” SYSTEM group

*Note: This is a re-posting of a 'too broad' topic. This is a narrowed version: I right click a file, and choose "Permissions." I choose the "Security" tab. Under the "Group or user names" section, I ...
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How do you get the User Profile name in a Batch File without the complete path?

I've seen that you can use %USERNAME% to get the whole path but I just want to get e.g John Doe for use in mapping a network drive to specific folders named after the user profile names? e.g NET USE ...
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I want to see my network username and password

I've connected to my network but my friend who is in the same homegroup as me needs a username and password. So I looked on my computer for the network username and password and couldn't find anything....
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Why doesn't Google Chrome suggest saved usernames in a drop-down menu?

In firefox, when you save multiple usernames for a login site, for example gmail, firefox suggests you these saved usernames in a drop-down list when you click in the username entry box. But Google ...
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Windows 7 wont connect to shared folders

I'm going to quote something right from the beginning, this does not work: To configure NTLM compatibility for Windows Vista or Windows 7 1 Click Start > All Programs > Accessories > Run and ...
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Change Friendly Name on Windows 7 Lock Screen

I am running Windows 7 Professional 64-bit Service Pack 1 and log into a domain. If I lock my work laptop, it shows the following... Press CTRL + ALT + DELETE to unlock this computer. First M....
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How can I change username in Windows 8.1?

Apparently lusrmgr.msc is not available in the Windows 8.1 version I'm using, and thus I can't change my username under the Local Users and Groups tab. I would like to rename my user profile name so ...
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How can I change the email address used to log in to Windows 8?

I had to delete my hard drive after I encountered serious errors on my laptop. When logging in by setting up my account profile I made a mistake on my email address. When I tried to change this I was ...
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I have forgotten my user name for my mac

I have a mac-book pro and I've lost my user name to get into the computer, how can I fix this problem without taking it to our Apple agents who are soooo slow, Thanks
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The quota path is either invalid or it doesn't exist

Using File Server Resource Manager in Windows Server 2008 R2, i'm trying to set a quota of 1 GB for each user folder. But it seems it doesn't recognize the %USERNAME% variable. When I fill in: F:\...
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Are there any practical issues with choosing a username other than my real name on Windows? [closed]

As a new laptop (running Windows 8.1 Pro) is going to be delivered to me soon, I'm thinking about choosing a username different than just my first and last name. However, I'm concerned that the ...
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How do I change my username on Windows 8? Or get around this?

My username on my computer is BreeBreeBRAN™ I'm trying to make a batch file to delete the firefox temp folder and run it as a task on startup. So my batch is cd C:\Users\BreeBreeBRAN™\AppData\Local\...
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Launch Minecraft 1.7.2 From Batch File and change Username

Near the start of the year I made a series of little batch scripts allowing people to run minecraft off of their usbs and not leave anything on the computer (symlink from %appdata%/.minecraft to ./....
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What are the specific names for the various username formats in Windows?

When windows users are prompted to enter their username, they can usually specify it in a variety of formats: username username@activedirectorydomain.example addomain\username What are the ...
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Rename the user profile dir name in Windows 8 to the correct username, in a silent way?

When I log for first time in Windows 8 this is my user folder: C:\Users\Administrador.ELEKTRO-PC The computername is appended to the username (lol), but the real username is this: Administrador I ...
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How do I change the username and the userprofile path of a domain user?

I have run into an issue with a piece of software we are using where users with a single quote ' in their name is causing the application to crash. I contacted support for the application and they ...
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How to get username/password of Netcomm modem?

I am trying to login to a Netcomm modem NB16VM but admin/admin doesn't work. How can I get the correct username/password? How do I do a hard reset of the modem? Will that revert the username/...
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Use of screen on terminal is blocked by length of user name

I am a user of screen on terminal, but i tried to mount a screen on my Macbook and results in this warning: $ screen LoginName too long - sorry. I read on web and the suggestion is change the ...
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Where to find proxy's credentials on a XP PC

Could anyone help me find out the proxy's username + password. I have an Windows XP PC, I know that Internet Explorer 8 and Mozilla Firefox is using the proxy. I have tried to look for it in the ...
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Two hop SSH with multiple user names

I am trying to set up an ssh proxycommand, where the user name at the final host is different from the user name at the original host. I am logged in on firstHost as username and want to effectively ...
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How can I change the name of the C:\Users\username directory? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to change user directory name in Windows 7? How to rename user folder in Windows 8? I installed Windows 8 and I wrote my user name in Hebrew. I need to change it to ...
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How to enable Username resolution in Outlook 2010

Let's say you want to send an Email to Bob Dilan. In Outlook 2007, if you already sent a mail to Bob Dilan in the past, you could just type dilab, if dilab is his actual username on the domain. In ...