Administrator is a person responsible for configuration and reliable configuration of computer systems

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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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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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Deny users in a certain group access to dovecot

I installed the dovecot-imapd package in Ubuntu, and my setup is as follows: $ sudo dovecot -n # 1.2.9: /etc/dovecot/dovecot.conf # OS: Linux 2.6.32-27-generic-pae i686 Ubuntu 10.04.1 LTS ...
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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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What creative sysadmin resumes have you seen / made? [closed]

Upon an job advertisement's request, I'm brainstorming creative ways to present a sysadmin resume, and thought I'd augment my own ideas by seeking examples. What creative ways have you seen a resume ...
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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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Savvy user uses batch file to disable admin share

A user on my network (my predecessor in fact) disables the admin shares with a batch file that runs every time the computer starts up. I would like to disable this without the users knowledge. I would ...
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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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SQL service log on account

I installed SQLServer 2008 Express and pretty much took all the defaults. After about a week of running an app that hits this database I changed the administrator password for the server. About a day ...
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server hang-up; no response, but no disconnections either

Greetings Experts, System: standard gentoo install with not much more than postfix. I was in the middle of a big IMAP-driven email-migration last night (a bunch of Perl scripts) when the new mail ...
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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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How to reset password on Kyocera FS-1128MFP

I'm trying to configure a kyocera fs-1128MFP, but i dont have the adminstrator password. Is there anyway to reset the machine to factory defaults.
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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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New Sys Admin job…Where do I begin?

I'm looking for some general advice here. I've decided to take my first job in a lead sys admin position...I don't start until next month, but in the meantime I'd like to prepare for the position. ...
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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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RtKit on my ubuntu?

Hi I just updated my ubuntu karmic Koala to Lucid Lynx and found sth strange on my file /etc/passwd. rtkit:x:120:130:RealtimeKit,,,:/proc:/bin/false Can someone tell me what it is?
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SSP Admin point to new contentdb in SharePoint 2007

I have made in MOSS2007 an contentdb attachment through the UI. Now I have found out that my ssp admin isn't working anymore. Is there a way to attach again the ssp admin to the new contentdb?
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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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450 Error with Postfix

I have setup postfix to send outgoing mail, It works fine for most of the cases except for some e.g duke.alumni.edu where it gives me a 450 error, even though the email address is valid. This is the ...
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What is the optimum number of admins to server? [closed]

I'm starting a business, and I'd like to know what you guys think the optimum number of admins to server ratio is for financial modeling reasons. Or if there's a better metric to use? I come from an ...
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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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Granting rights to Windows domain Users in Ubuntu?

I've connected an Ubuntu 9.10 server to my Windows domain with Likewise Open. I am able to log into the server with my domain account (as DOMAIN\user), but my administrative rights don't carry over. ...
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Hostname changed without syslog restart

I wish to know is there any way I can changed hostname without restarting the syslog As I want the changed hostname to be reflected in the syslog messages. Thanks Arpit
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User not able to log back into windows, offline, after local admin logged in using previously chached credentials

I ran into a situation a little while ago where I, as a local admin on a corporate domain, had to get into a user's laptop while the user was unavailable. I had previously established cached ...
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Adding a user to the local Administrator group using powershell

I would like to use PowerShell to add a specific user to the local administrator group on a machine. I would be running the PowerShell script in the context of a user that has Administration rights ...
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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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Force admin$ share and C$ share across the network as well as simple file sharing turned off

I am trying to get Symantec Endpoint Protection working (trial). I have succeeded but found that on the windows xp machines I need to turn off simple file sharing and share admin$ and c$ as admin ...
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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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Can I override a domain admin settings with my local adminaccount

My company gave me a old used computer for my personal use at home. But I am not able to access any external drives(USB) . I receive an error message as access denied. Being a local admin to that ...
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Ubuntu keep admin rights; skip entering password and sudo

I was wondering if there is a way to enter in my admin password someplace just once and keep it for my entire time logged in. I hate having to type sudo command-name* every five seconds, or typing in ...
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sysadmin tutorials? [closed]

Looking for Video tutorials for training to become a linux based sysadmin - right from setting up servers to designing a datacenter. Any structured video tutorials for the same?
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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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Any reference / book on setting up Jetty on Linux box? [closed]

I have purchased a vps system recently for Java web development recently. However, I need to setup everything, configure apache, email etc. Are there any guide/reference book I can study to get these ...