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how do I add an account into the built-in courier administrator group? [on hold]

In the documentation it says that there is a built in administrators group, but how do i add an account to that administrator group http://www.courier-mta.org/authlib/README_authlib.html The access ...
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Control Panel Empty on Windows Server 2008 R2 DataCenter

I am a local admin on a Windows Server 2008 R2 DataCenter machine, but when I remote into the server and open the Control Panel, almost all of the items are gone or missing. Could there be a ...
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Program Files(x86) not being interpretted right on Win7x64 when not running as local admin

Regards, I'm having a peculiar issue with a 32bit software program that is being migrated to a x64 environment (Windows XP SP3 towards Windows 7 X64. The application is question is a electronic ...
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Security policy: servers without root/administrator password

I am considering running public web and application servers with blank root/Administrator passwords, and I'm wondering whether this might be a bad policy. I see several advantages of having no ...
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Deny to administrators to change network configuration settings

I need to provide admin rights to every user but the users should not able to change network configuration settings. For this I have enabled following policies in User Configuration\Administrative ...
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Unable to remove “Run this program as an administrator” (greyed out) with Excel 2010

I have issue with one of the user in Terminal Server 2008 R2 who has "Run this program as an administrator" checked and greyed out with Excel 2010. This causes UAC to popup requesting for ...
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Per-User MSI install needs Admin

We have a MSI that we are trying to install to each users profile. The install goes through fine for admin users, but when a standard user runs it, it states to re-run the install as admin. ...
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Windows 7 GPO Preventing admins from interactively logging in, but still allowing Run As / permission escalation

I'm implementing security restrictions for a client who would like to prevent admin accounts from logging into workstations. For example each person has a user account and an admin account and only ...
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High server load detected and server automatically stopped

For the last month, my VPS has been experiencing spikes in server load, and the server shuts down as a result and I have to restart it manually. This doesn't happen everyday, but it has happened at ...
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Let users install software without local administrator rights on domain

I manage the network of a small company. As I'm not always in the office it is a wish from the employees to be able to install software without having to go to me. My predecessor set it up that ...
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Git broken when accessing Program Files as non-administrator

My company has a customizable internal tool that is located within the Program Files folder of the dev computers. We using it as a Git repo, but I've noticed that Git incorrectly thinks there are ...
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how to configure restart of windows server 2003 using admin account [closed]

I want to configure restart of windows server 2003 using admin account. Can anyone suggest how to restart windows server using admin credentials.
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How to make service up and running even though admin account log off [closed]

Hi we are using Windows server 2003. Windows services using admin credentials while restarting. Whenever admin account was logged off services were going down. Because of this we are maintaining admin ...
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Why does windows xp standalone group policy apply in the safe mode to the default administrator?

I am trying to turn standalone Windows XP installed on VirtualBox virtual machine into an AppStation-style machine (only one allowed application, taskbar, start with lone shutdown option, and a ...
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Sysprep Forever [closed]

I want to use Windows in Audit Mode without continuing the Windows installation. Because: It's clean and fast, no Metro and others packages. It's the built-in Administrator; full permission ...
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Add a domain user to the Administrator group of a WORKGROUP machine not joined to the domain?

So I'm at a client and to connect to their SQL Server, I need to use SQL Server Windows Authentication. The thing is that I do have a user that allowed me to connect to their TFS server without any ...
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Make new files group-writable?

Is there a way to configure a Linux directory such that any time anyone in the group that owns that directory creates a file in the directory, that file will be writable by anyone in that group? I'd ...
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run as administrator has more permissions than SYSTEM

I have a Windows service that I can run either as a service or in a console. The program requires administrator access. When running in a console "as Administrator", the program works fine. When ...
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Detecting time on computers since they are locked, putting them in hibernate and then again bringing back from hibernation after some time

We have a lot of computers in our company. We are planning to cut down the electricity costs. People just lock their computers and go home and we cant manually go and put their computer to ...
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Various application shortcuts (Excel etc.) showing generic icon on SBS 2003. All users logging on to server affected in same way

Numerous shortcut icons are not being displayed properly for numerous applications (all MS Office shortcuts- Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe Reader, as well as Group Policy Management) on our SBS 2003 ...
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Installing software without administrative role

How can I give authorization to install software on a PC that is on the Domain to a tech without giving the Administrator role? Using Windows server 2008 R2
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Running an administrative program under user account - domain edition

I am tearing my hair out here - could use a little help. It appears that the classic RUNAS does not function under a Domain environment. At least, I cannot get it to run in a Windows Server 2012 R2 ...
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Changed domain admin password and now RDPMan logs me off servers with Error 2823

I had to change my domain admin password today and since on several servers I will get randomly booted/disconnected with the following error: Disconnected from <server> (Error 2823) I cannot ...
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let users run program as administrator - windows xp 'sudoers'?

On linux I could just add a entry like username ALL = (root) NOPASSWD: /path/to/program to the sudoers file to enable my users to run a program with root/administrator-privileges. How can I do ...
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Grant a user remote admin rights for dns management Windows Server 2008?

Im connecting to a remote dns server trough a APS.NET app. if i use the default admin account it works fine but when trying to use a other admin account named DNS i get. [Exception: Unable to enum ...
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The built-in “Administrator” account has start screen shortcuts by default that my created account lacks. How do I get them?

I installed Windows Server 2012 and did some of the initial setup with the built-in Administrator account. I created my own user account and made it a member of the Administrators group so I could ...
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Why don't Windows 7clients in a 2k3 domain network give admin access to domain admins

I've recently (I know, we're way behind the times) started adding Windows 7 (Ultimate) clients to a 2k3 AD network. Previously everything was running Windows XP SP3. In XP SP3, after I joined a ...
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Restricted Groups not working

I have several GPOs set up on our domain at work, in one GPO I have the group set to be Local Administrators via the Restricted Groups feature. However, when one of the users in this group logs in to ...
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Domain Administrators account policy (After PCI audit)

One of our clients is a Tier 1 PCI company, and their auditors have made a suggestion with regards to us as System Administrators and our access rights. We administer their entirely Windows based ...
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Reset windows 7 local admin password on encrypted drive [closed]

I have lost administrator password on a windows 7 laptop running bitlocker. I know bitlocker recovery password for this PC and can access BIOS setup. I need to reset administrator password without ...
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1answer
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MDT Locking Domain Administrator Account

I have rolled out MDT for imaging at my workplace. As part of the deployment process I have the customsettings.ini file set to join our Domain. The technician is prompted to enter their administrative ...
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Unable to Create System DSN

Environment: Windows 7 Professional 64-bit Operating System Problem: (ODBC Data Source Administrator) Opening Administrative Tools -> Data Sources (ODBC) -> Click "System DSN" tab. Error: ODBC ...
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Denied admin ability to login to Windows 2003 remotely

Problem: I have a 2003 configured with AD running in virtualbox. I was able to login as admin as normal but i could not login as any other user from my AD, logging in i would get, 'local policy does ...
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Domain Controller Forgetting/Disregarding User is administrator

I am part of the administrator group on our domain but I have issues upgrading/installing software on my own account. I either have to get another administrator account to login and do it or shift + ...
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WS2008R2 First run after sysprep did not prompt for new administrator password, I'm completely locked out

After running sysprep to OOBE and generalize a master disk for cloning, at first run it prompted only for language/region and a machine name, then proceeded on to the CTRL+ALT+DELETE to login screen. ...
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what is difference between data center manager and data center administrator [closed]

can anyone bring out the difference between what is expected from a Data Center Manager and a Data Center Administrator?
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VPN Connection keep asking administrative password in win 7

I'm sorry if I ask in the wrong forum. I'm not sure it is actually a networking problem, but I haven't found a proper forum for my question so far. I setup a vpn connection for a pc in a store to the ...
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Difference between network and system admins' duties [closed]

After the network is set, really exist any difference between both roles? According to first Google results, network admin tasks after configure the network is check firewalls, proxies, create and ...
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Alternative to mapping network drives

We have used all our drives for network shares. What is the alternative for mappning drive letters to network shares? GPO, mount points, something else? It has to be automated and based on user ...
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Understanding administrator rights on a machine [closed]

As a developper I need to create a folder within a customer' server and I need to be sure that they wont be able to access that particular folder's content even if they are administrator or in any ...
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How to run a command as administrator on Windows7 from a command line?

I need to run tscon.exe 0 /dest:console remotely = not manually on Windows7 as an administrator. More info here How to use tscon on Windows7? I did my research and OPTION 1 - runas for user ...
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Managing SSH keys for multiple users for multiple systems (ie github like ssh key ui)

So we are trying to lock down our systems to be accessed only by a few logical users (users on the Linux machines) but many physical users. That is all the developers can login as user dev with their ...
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How can I see which permissions are necessary during a workstation app install?

Is it possible to see which permissions an application installer needs while it is running? I'm thinking sort of like a debugger or monitor to see what windows is checking for. The situation is that ...
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Admin Password Changed, Need to Revert

Im kinda new to network administration. I was asked to change the password on our SQL Server. The only account that is used to log in is the Administrator account. I did a dumb thing and reset ...
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Joining to a domain from a DC

I currently received an error from a computer stating that the trust relationship to the domain is not trusted and cannot be verified etc... I was able to log into the system and remove the computer ...
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Windows XP autostart process as administrator

I am looking for a way with which i can autostart a certain program on logon of a user with user-rights with administrator-rights. I already tried using task scheduler but it didn't work out because ...
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Windows 7 - Network admin access to user login credentials?

In a Windows environment, does the network administrator have access to the user network password? Can he use the user LAN credentials to login to his machine when the user is away? EDIT - I ask ...
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Sending content of a file in Expect

How Can I send the content of a file in Expect? Do I have to use cat command in a way? if yes how? lets say my file is called 1.txt. example: expect "Enter command to send:" {send "???? \r"} ???? ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 Administrator Access Rights Removed

I accidentally removed the builtin/local Administrator on Security tab of one of the drive's Properties. I did changing the UAC: User Account Control: Run all administrators in Admin Approval Mode to ...
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Windows server files and folders permissions mess

I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 box, which is set up as a very basic file server in a Workgroup environment. We have a single Shared folder, with subfolders for each department. For some reason all ...