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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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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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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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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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I disabled my only Administrator account? [closed]

I disabled my built in administrator and now i can't log in with the administrator account. Only a user account is left. What to do?
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1answer
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Can I have a windows group with all the administrator privileges without the Remote Desktop privilege?

Currently, I am using an account in the administrators group on a machine to kill the processes and stop/start windows services remotely using a tool written in c# (wmi) but this is causing issues ...
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Prevalence of WMI enabled in real Windows Server networks

Hi I would like to get opinions from systems administrators, on how common it is that WMI functionality is actually enabled in corporate networks. I am writing an enterprise network application that ...
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1answer
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What are the effects of a machine account being member of Domain Admins?

I recently stumbled over a workstation account being member of the Domain Admins group. I assume that this is not recommended, right? Nevertheless, I am curious what the actual effects of this ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 - Giving local administrator full rights to all folders

Is there a quick way to give the local administrator full rights to all folders on the C drive? I am having really hard time with that, I try to give it full rights to some folders (user profiles) ...
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Windows server 2003: Make parent folder non-deletable or renameable?

Windows Server 2003 machine. All users are administrators. I have a folder c:\projects. I'd like to make the folder non-deletable and non-renameable (even to administrators). However, ...
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5answers
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Obtaining administrator access to Windows XP (lost password)

I have a number of Windows XP boxes left in my orgamization from a former system administrator. So I have no administrator passwords. How do I get administrator access to these boxes without ...
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1answer
287 views

Administrator installing drivers gets Access Denied

Administrator user installed win server 2003 and now i can't install service pack 2 getting Access Denied. How can it be?
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1answer
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Windows XP, have to use ctrl+alt+delete to log on as local administrator

Hey, I have a weird issue, a user was was logging into a laptop using the local admin account which was working fine. I had to create another account on the system, which was also an admin account, ...
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How can an Administrator change Mac & Window users' LAN login passwords?

As an administrator managing Mac and Windows Users, via a web application, how can I change/reset a user’s LAN password to allow them to login to their Macs and Windows? I am looking for an example ...
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3answers
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Cannot delete orphaned domain contorller

One of the main domain controllers harddisk failed so I had to replace it and reinstall Windows Server 2003 all over again from scratch. Luckily, I have another domain controller layer around. Now ...
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6answers
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How can I remove local administrator permissions?

I want to disable the permissions of local administrators in the machines of my domain, is this possible?, and only put administration rights to the Domain Administrators. And I want to do it with ...
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7answers
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Legacy apps requiring administrator privileges on XP

I have a legacy Windows 95 app that needs to be run as an Administrator. This is used by students in a school domain. My predecessor set up a domain administrator account for this purpose and a ...
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4answers
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Gaining administrator privileges in PowerShell

I only have one account on my Windows Vista machine, and that user has administrative privileges. However, when I try to execute a command within PowerShell to kill a certain process, I'm greeted with ...