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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Admin account logges out after some time of disconnected RDP

I need some help with the following. As of recently my administrator account gets logged out after some time when I disconnect and RDP session. My server is running Server 2012 Standard x64 version ...
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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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self-service subversion account creation solution

I am managing a svn server. I need to create user account every time a new user request. Is there a solution front end that user can create the account in a self-service manner? I believe svn can ...
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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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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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Local administrator cannot install some software packages (such as .NET 3.5), but domain administrator CAN install them

We have had problems installing .NET 3.5 on a Windows XP system (clean install). After trying numerous suggestions from forums, I finally tried performing the installation under the domain ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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2answers
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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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Need to make a scheduled task run as another user but keep the current user’s environment

I need to backup users .pst files. The current method I am trying is making a shadow copy using Diskshadow. My script works great all but Diskshadow needs to be ran as administrator but also needs to ...
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Legal threat, defamation from Italy and Germany [closed]

I run a groups/forums site that is open for all and covers a bunch of interests, similar to Google Groups. Now apparently I have started to receive several "I will sue you" mails from people in Euro ...
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1answer
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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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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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