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Why sometimes is required to log off and log on back again adding a group to a user

In Windows systems (particularly Windows Server 2008R2 which I an using), sometimes when I add a local user to a local group, the user needs to log-off and log-on back again before this new group is ...
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Is UAC Preventing write access to Programs Folder?

We have a legacy application on a number of client sites. In some cases clients need to have write access to a folder or two under the Program Files (x86) folder. As time goes on more and more of the ...
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Find out which account disabled UAC

Someone or something recently disabled UAC on a critical server and it is now asking for a reboot (which can not happen). Is there an event in the logs that will tell me which account disabled this? ...
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NTFS - Domain Admins don't have permissions despite being part of the Local Administrators group

As per "Best Practices" staff in our IT department have two accounts. An unprivileged account and an account that is a member of the global Domain Admins ($DOMAIN\Domain Admins) group. On our file ...
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AD: Domain admin needs elevation

I'm trying to change settings on my freshly installed server. I've added it in my domain but I cannot figure out why I keep getting messages like this: "The requested action needs elevation". The ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 mapped shares do not show up in command line

When I map a shared folder to a drive in Explorer in Windows Server 2008 R2 the new drive letter (say Z:) does not work in cmd.exe (started as administrator). What am I doing wrong? I believe this ...
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How to disable UAC on a domain controller?

I need to disable UAC on a Windows Server 2008 R2 domain controller, but I can't access its settings through the usual path (Control Panel -> User Accounts -> User Accounts), because a DC doesn't have ...
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logman command at startup requires elevation

I am trying to setup Performance Counters on a Windows Server 2008 R2 server and have successfully setup the counters. The problem is that I need to manually start the counters each time the server is ...