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Denying\Allowing Remote Desktop Users in Windows 2008 Server r2

i'm managing a W2008 Server box. As for maintenance i need for some hours to deny access to all users in the Remote Desktop Users and Allow Administrators only. I've tried in gpedit.msc under user ...
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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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Windows - New administrative user not an administrator

In Windows Server 2008, I have create a new user and added it to the Administrator group ("Administrators have complete and unrestricted access to the computer/domain.") However, in most instances ...
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Change cadmin's password

I dont get something and I need your help. I have some machines under active directory on an SBS 2008. When I install a program a prompot appears to insert administrator credentials. The username I ...
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How to limit the normal users from accessing registry, group policy etc? [closed]

I own the admin account of my PC running, Windows XP Pro edition. There is another Non-admin account in this system. I want to limit the administrative capabilities of this account. That is, to ...
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Whould changing the administrator username effect the other setting on my windows server 2008 R2?

I would like to change the default administrator username on my Windows Server 2008 R2 but not sure whether it would effect my environment badly or not. I am also connecting to my server with this ...
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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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What's my Ubuntu Server administrator password?

I just installed Ubuntu Server here, which went fine. However, not sure what's going on here now. I installed gnome using sudo aptitude install --without-recommends ubuntu-desktop, which worked ...
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Can a batch run as admin launch another batch as limited user?

I have a batch that is being run with administrative privileges on a Windows 7 machine. That batch has to run another batch, which should access a mapped network drive. However, network drives are ...
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Administrator and Administrators Group difference Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2

Sorry if this question is not unique. 1) Is there any difference in permissions between a user in Administrators GROUP and USER Administrator. 2) If they differ, are this differences the same for ...
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local admin vs domain admin on a domain controller

I would like to create a group policy to set a specific password for all local administrator users. Now even though you can't manage local users on a domain controller ("This snap-in cannot be used on ...
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Domain administrator vs local admininstrator, and accessing workstations remotely

I am experimenting with a home domain network based on Windows Server 2008. I initially assumed that since I am a domain administrator, I should also have full access rights to workstations on the ...
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Executing Windows administrative shell commands on Windows using Python

I have a batch script using Windows shell commands to perform several administrative actions. The script is running great on Windows 7 but when i try launching it from Python 2.6 nothing happens: ...
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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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Windows Backup job fails

I currently have a server configuration that allows me to schedule backup jobs and copy the specified folders to tape backup on 4MM DDS tapes. Unfortunately this is my first experience with tape ...
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How to revoke a certificate?

As a network administrator for my company, i manage a network of more than 300 machines. All the servers in the network are running on Windows Server 2003, and i have clients that run Windows 2000 ...
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How does one launch PhpPgAdmin?

I just installed postgresql, php5 and in particular PhpPgAdmin using Ubuntu's synaptic app. The PHP is running fine, the http server (lighttpd) is working fine, and I can do pg a the command line. ...
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WCF service hosted in IIS7 with administrator rights?

How do I grant administrator rights to a running WCF service hosted in IIS7? The problem is, my code works fine in a test console application runned as an administrator, but the same code used from ...
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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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Best windows server administration tools [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Best windows server administration tools Hi all, I'm looking for the must-have tools to administrate a windows server (please don't mention sysinternals). Some examples ...
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How to run a restricted set of programs with Administrator privileges without giving up Admin acces (Win7 Pro)

I have a shared system, running Windows7 X64, restricted to a 'standard user' with no password. Not everyone who has access to the system has the administrator password. This works rather well, ...
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How to add a domain user to the local admin group remotely?

I need to add a domain user in the local administrator group remotly and I have to the local admin password
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as a domain member, 'run with administrative privileges' always asks for hostname

Since we run Windows 7-clients in our windows-server domain I have a specific use case that has become more inconvenient: On the client-site, being logged-on as an user with restricted rights and ...
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Office 2010 to Non-Administrators

I have an image of Windows 7 with Office 2010 installed that I'm trying to push out to my domain users but when they open Office for the first time, it asks them for a username and password for an ...
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virtual system admin

We are a small team of developers that are developing a bunch of different applications. We are constantly struggling with the server setups and configuration. We are investigating if we need to ...
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Windows Server 2003 - Give User Full Admin Privileges

I am running Windows Server 2003. There are a couple of user accounts that I would like to promote to Administrator accounts. I've tried several ways to do so, but I am still relatively new to setting ...
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In Windows Server 2003, I need to prevent users who isn't belongs to Administrators group change my Administrator password. How to prevent this?

I have Administrator account. There are some users belongs to Domain Users and Remote Desktop Users. I just want them logged in remotely, but cannot reset my Administrator. It is a security ...
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How to allow Standard users on Mac OS X to change System Preferences like Network or Date & Time?

My small office environment hasn't had any IT staff before I was hired. They use a various assortment of Mac OS X computers and I've been slowly converting them to a network-based OS X Server ...
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Windows Server 2008 local admin - user has limited rights

I have added two domain users to a Win2008 server (non-domain controller) as local administrators. However these two users still have very limited rights, such as not being able to modify local ...
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Domain Admins vs. Administrators in Windows AD DC [closed]

Having read in [1]: "Domain Admins Members of this group have full control of the domain. By default, this group is a member of the Administrators group on all domain controllers, all domain ...
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lftp: how to echo an unsupported command to remote server

I am connecting to a remote server that requires that I change my password every 90 days (WS_FTP Pro). The command to do that is "CPWD oldpass newpass". I would like to do it using a script but I ...
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Allow Domain Users to install software on their computers

How would I go about allowing a 'domain user' to install software on their computer. I have active directory and group policy in place. Is there a setting in group policy that would allow this? I ...
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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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How to SSH to Windows 7 as a privileged user

Once openSSH/Cygwin is installed and working on Windows 7, it seems like any user you use to ssh into the Windows 7 box takes on plain user privileges. That is, the user cannot execute privileged ...
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Adminstrator receives PermissionDenied when issuing get-childitem in PowerShell

I am trying to backup a drive from a laptop that is defunct. This drive was pulled from the machine and mounted in an external enclosure and connected to a desktop via USB. Laptop that the drive was ...
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Automatically run a powershell script elevated

Is there a way to run a powershell script automatically in Elevated mode? I am trying to automate some post-image tasks without user intervention, but am getting caught with the UAC. Is there a way ...
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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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how to low-level format a hard disk using AIX?

I have a server with AIX 6.1 , I formated some hdisks using diag tool, but in some way some of its VGDA survived. how may I low-level format a hard disk using AIX? or how may I clear the VGDA of a ...
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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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What right does a domain administrator have in a SBS and Win 7 environment?

What rights and priviliges does a domain administrator have in a SBS and Win 7 environment?
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Win7: Will doing “Run as administrator” on a .BAT file allow regsvr32 enough privlieges to register a DLL or OCX?

Will doing "Run as administrator" on a .BAT file allow regsvr32 enough privlieges to register a DLL or OCX? The .bat file contains: regsvr32 -u SomeOCX.ocx regsvr32 SomeOCX.ocx Or, does the logged ...
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Best practice to create an ftp administrator account on vsftpd

Background: My manager would like me to create an administration account for out FTP server. When logged in via ftp, it should instantly display all of the home directories of the users, and be able ...
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How much should a Systems Administrator be making? [closed]

I'm a Sys Admin for a small (but successful and growing) company (~60 employees). I've got roughly 5-6 years of actual sys admin experience, plus another 5+ years of lower level work in the industry. ...
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Is it normal to give 'users' administrator access to their company PC?

I have a user who wants to be a administrator of his work PC, he's made some story up about how he can't work without it so I'm told to "fix it" (as if it is a fault he's logged on as a user!). My IT ...
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Administrators: People interaction and Working hours? [closed]

Do admins get to meet a lot of new people on a daily basis at work? And what kind of people domain do they interact with? Secondly, I've had this myth for a long time that unlike programmers, ...
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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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Is there a Microsoft document on “Why SQL DBA’s need Local Windows Administrator Privilege”?

I'm looking for a Microsoft Document or Article or Whitepaper on What OS level permissions are needed for SQL DBA (not SQL Service Account). There is a general assumption that SQL DBA's need Local ...
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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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In a PowerShell script, how can I check if I'm running with administrator privlieges?

In a PowerShell script, how can I check if I'm running with administrator privlieges?