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How to find the creation date of a local user account?

I would like to get the creation date of a local user account (Win 7 if it matters). I've looked at the following WMI objects (and google of course): Win32_UserAccount Win32_NetworkLoginProfile The ...
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Fixing “Could not chdir to home directory” on a homeless user

Basically I created a new sudoer without a home directory (adduser --no-create-home), but now, everytime I login with it I get prompted with a "Could not chdir to home directory: No such file or ...
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User with “root” privileges can't actually see all folders [closed]

There is this problem with my newly created user with "root" privilages in my web server Ubuntu LTS 12.04 . I follow the rule: adduser newuser usermod -a -G sudo newuser then I add in visudo # ...
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Username conventions in a company [duplicate]

I'd like to understand common and practical username creation conventions which could be used in companies as unique names of user accounts. Let's say a small company with perspective of growth wants ...
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What could cause *every* command in RHEL to be executed by root?

Recently I was asked to look at a system for a "friend" that left me completely stumped. Their original problem stated to me: They have a RHEL 5.10, gnome desktop fairly typical install They are ...
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Where does adduser's Directory Information Go?

When I use the command adduser it asks me for all sorts of directory-like information such as: Full Name Room Number Work Phone etc. Where is this information stored and how does one retrieve or ...
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Delegating Control — Windows Active Directory

Attempting to make a site administrator user account for an Active Directory Domain. Using the Active Directory Delegate Authority Wizard. a user account has been grated rights in a OU. However, when ...
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AD LDAP No Password Required

I've got a question about AD accounts that have the setting PASSWD_NOTREQD enabled on them. What exactly does this setting do? From my own research, it appears that this will cause the account to ...
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When is a user considered “Everyone” in the “Access this computer from the network” policy

I am a bit puzzled by the existance of the "Everyone" group in this policy. Per http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/dd637754.aspx: The Everyone identity All interactive, network, dial-up, ...
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Why would an interdomain trust account not require a password?

I am trying to understand why and interdomain trust account would have an account value of 2080 (INTERDOMAIN_TRUST_ACCOUNT – PASSWD_NOTREQD). During a routine audit, after we had recently set up a ...
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User Permission Issues Within Domain

I have user that is in Domain Admins group. I am trying to access folder that has full permissions for Domain Admins group but for some reason I get "You don't currently have permission to access this ...
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Linux service account management

We use Windows Active Directory for account management. As a security policy, we need to change password for service accounts at least every six months. What we are experiencing is, when we change the ...
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Should I set the password when creating new user using useradd command?

I know that when creating a new user by useradd, I could set his password by -p option, but it seems insecure, then what the right way to create a user and set his password? I do this in two steps: ...
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Does www-data user need a real shell?

Interestingly enough, on my Ubuntu derivative with nginx installed with apt, the www-data user has a shell: $ cat /etc/passwd www-data:x:33:33:www-data:/var/www:/bin/sh Shouldn't this be set to ...
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Is there a decent way to manage accounts across disparate web services?

I'm in the position of needing to manage the accounts of multiple people across many different types of services, including onboarding and offboarding users. Being that we're using multiple different ...
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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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How to use iRedMail's LDAP database for user authentication?

I have a few servers set up and I'd like to centralize access for users using LDAP. I have my primary server that is hosting email using iRedMail, and there already happens to be an LDAP database that ...
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How to get additional Account Info tab in ADUC with Taskpads

as a part of delegating tasks to admins , we require to enable Additional Account tab(which shows, last password reset, SID , GUID last logon/Logoff etc) in ADUC when user properties are viewed. How ...
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Should SSH w/o password prevent rsync a folder with read permission?

Sorry for the long question. I try to add as many details as I have. On server_1 I have a systems account user named backup which has a home directory where the cron jobs read the backup scripts. ...
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Increase the number of concurrent users on Windows Server 2008

I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 running and I am able to connect to it using 2 different users via Remote Desktop Connection. Since a colleague and me are working on the server almost all the time and ...
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How to inactive windows users, 1 month after their FIRST LOGIN, instead of defining a solid expiration date for them

We want to give access to some Windows Server users so they can remotely have access to our server and download from a special folder of the server. The licenses we give to users, are time base. ...
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OSX Account server running on Linux

We are a small startup company where we all work on Apple computers. I was wondering whether we could centralise the user accounts on a single server so anyone could log into their account from any of ...
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How to add user to a group from terminal on Mountain Lion?

When I run sudo dscl . -append /Groups/com.apple.access_ssh GroupMembership $USERNAME I get append: Invalid Path <dscl_cmd> DS Error: -14009 (eDSUnknownNodeName)
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How to check remotely the remoted logged in users on a computer, using WMIC?

I would like to know if it is posible to get the current usernames of remotely logged in users on a computer? From windows cmd? Kind of: WMIC /NODE:ComputerName ComputerSystem Get Username This ...
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Obfuscated Account Names in Windows Computer Management / Groups

So our security auditors sent me an email indicating there were a few AD groups and accounts in the administrators group of one of our servers that should not have admin access to the machine in ...
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Windows 2008 Server R2- orginal Domain Profile will not show after username recovery

One of our employees came back to our firm. His username in AD was deleted over a year ago, but the his domain profile on the computer he was using is still there. When he logs in a NEW domain profile ...
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Automatically create virtualenvs for new user accounts

In Linux, how can I go about automatically creating virtualenvs for each newly created user account? Can it easily be done?
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Setting a password hint on administrator account in Windows Server 2008 R2 [closed]

I've tried to change a password on administrator account using Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\User Accounts\Change Your Password but can't set a password hint. When I clicked What is a password ...
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FreeBSD undo uppercase characters in username

I set up a FreeNAS box a while ago and against better judgement, used an uppercase character when creating my username. This has led to a directory called George. Now, when I later read that ...
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Finding DNS settings of a domain?

My client has DNS for their domain name hosted with a DNS host separate to their domain registrar. The person who setup the account with the DNS Host hasn't been contactable for over 2 years. This ...
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Autofilling some field in all AD accounts

Is there a way to auto-fill a field or set of fields for all AD accounts in one go? For example if I want to set address field for all employees or in a specific OU? Or perhaps if I need to set their ...
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Puppet: Enumerating all users within a group

Is there any way to enumerate an array of all users within a group within Puppet, either as a fact or something so I can do something like this? $users = enumusers('wheel') each($users) |$user| { ...
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What does Windows 7 local group Power Users actually do

A client wants a new bit of software. Typically they are on the cusp of signing a contract before they happen to mention it to IT in passing. A skim through the technical requirements show nothing ...
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How might you configure limited access for non-admins to troubleshoot on a production windows server running an ASP.NET application? [closed]

I would like to provide developers limited access to a production Windows Server 2008 Standard box. This is so they can diagnose problems that occur there with the ASP.NET application we are hosting. ...
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Unable to delete a user from a Linux CentOS 6.3 machine, what can be done?

When I try deleting my user (from a root shell) it says userdel: cannot remove entry 'itaig' from /etc/passwd The user isn't even displayed on /etc/passwd. [root@ab2c1 ~]# su - itaig su: warning: ...
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What do I need to be cautious of when changing a User Logon Name in Active Directory?

I'm new to my current employer, being their only Sysadmin. I'm seeing a small handful of users who have User Logon Names which don't conform to the naming convention standard which majority of users ...
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How to create linux account with useradd without creating mail spool

Summary Can I create a new user without creating mail spool and without modification of /etc/default/useradd ? Explaination I want to create a user that has a home directory and skeletion, but I ...
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How can I synchronize users in a master-slave server setup on debian squeeze?

I'm currently setting up a 1:1 replication of a linux server. To simplify the process of updating users and groups I considered changing the uids and gids on the slave server to have them all like on ...
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Give access to specific services on Windows 7 Professional machines? [duplicate]

We have some machines running Windows 7 Professional at our office. The typical user needs to have access to stop and start a service for a local program they run. These machines have a local web ...
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RequestTracker - how to allow users to create their own login or self-register?

I recently set up a new RequestTracker 4 install, and am trying to figure out how I can allow users to self-register. This is a private / LAN based system, and currently when you access the URL, ...
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Is there a way to restore or re-link an active directory user with a local cached version of the user from a corrupted domain?

I used to run an Active Directory installation. The AD server had died a few years back and I'd just been running on cached credentials since I didn't have hardware available to rebuild on and hadn't ...
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Writing to an MSMQ queue over the network from a local account?

I have this problem which involves writing MSMQ messages from machine A (Windows 7) to machine B (Windows Server 2008) which are in the same network. This problem only occurs when the message is sent ...
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Managing access to multiple linux system

A searched for answers but have found nothing on here... Long story short: a non-profit organization is in dire need of modernizing its infrastructure. First thing is to find an alternatives to ...
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Ansible playbook, create a user with the option --disabled-login

I need create a user with the option --disabled-login with ansible's playbook. The command line is: sudo adduser --disabled-login git I'm searching on Ansible's documentation. And the option ...
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adduser with -s, what is -s [closed]

Can someone tell me the difference between these 3 versions, specifically what is -s and what's the difference between the 2nd and 3rd versions? useradd -g vmail -u 5000 vmail -d /var/vmail -m ...
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Cannot view User Accounts on Linux Ubuntu 12.04

I am working on a fresh install of Linux Ubuntu 12.04 and for some reason I cannot seem to access the User Accounts. Through terminal I am able to establish ssh connection to the root account and to ...
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Can I safely delete old user folders in Windows Server 2003?

I have a Windows Server 2003 machine. When I delete a user, their folder remains in the Documents and Settings. Is it safe for me to delete those folders if I don't need any of the data in there? Or ...
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Linux user groups : how to create shared directory under home

I have created 3 users 'u1','u2','u3'. Now I want to provide access to u1's /home/u1/share directory users u2,u3. I don't want to create a new common group named 'shared' and add 3 users there. Is ...
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You are unable to log in to the user account “user_name” at this time

I have a Mountain Lion server and two Mountain Lion clients. I have two network users. From one of the clients I can log on using either of these two accounts, from the other I cannot log using ...
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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 ...