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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?
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Protecting files from system administrator [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: protecting my files from root Hi, I am looking for a solution to allow storing files with sensitive information on a remote server in such way that system administrators ...
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How do you apply a hotfix using ColdFusion Administrator?

I have a .jar file that I need to apply to my ColdFusion server. The instructions say to: "Open the ColdFusion Administrator and apply the provided hf800-1875.jar hot fix using the System Information ...
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WinXP administrator password recovery

I need to login in as an administrator to my Dell Lattitude E6500 running WinXP Pro. Any ideas? Of course I don't know the password.
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Modifying default website breaks ColdFusion multi instance administrator on IIS7

To recreate: Setup Server 2008 standard Install ColdFusion 8 Enterprise Multi instance Confirm that CF admin works by going to http://servername/CFIDE/administrator/index.cfm from another PC. Open ...
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Should I have multiple domain administrator accounts?

I work in a small organization with 2 servers and 30 clients. We are completely Windows Server 2003/XP. Besides me, the Director of Operations and our IT consulting company need access to a domain ...
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Suggest a Phd research topic for a System Administrator

Please suggest me a few research topics .... My background is from setting up Windows 2003 servers and various firewalls ranging from opensource to commercial ones (both hardware and software). I ...
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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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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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What are the differences between Site Administrators configured in the two locations of SharePoint?

In SharePoint it is possible to configure the Primary and Secondary site collection administrators from SharePoint Central Administration. It is also possible to configure them from the Site ...
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What's the default administrator password for a FORE ES-2810 or an ASX-1000 switch?

Trying to get to know a new (to me) network and found an entire rack full of FORE ES-2810 and ASX-1000 switches still being used for... something. When I telnet to one of them, it asks for an ...
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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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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 ...
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Adding an administrator user to SQL Server 2008

How do you add an administrator user to SQL Server 2008?