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Why is my access being denied when I am an adminstrator on my Windows Server 2003 Installation?

I have recently been made an Administrator on our server (running Win Server 2003) and have been given all the same permissions and made part of the same groups as our other admin but when I try to ...
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Limit user resources on dedicated server

Is there a WHM plugin mode or something like that which would limit the amount of resources a user on a dedicated server can use (CPU and RAM) or ideally something which gives certain users priority ...
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How is non admin domain user able to change Administrator for local computer?

On a Windows Server 2003 / XP LAN, non admin domain users are able to manage the users and groups of the local computer including changing the Administrator password and make themselves ...
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Prevent PHP from including files from other sites directories

Currently I am running nginx 1.0.11 and PHP-FPM. Each site has it's own user/group and has their home directory in /srv/www/.... I have the PHP-FPM pools set to run as the sites' user and group on ...
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How to give permission to an account to reboot server?

I use centOS 5.7 and I need an account I have on the server to be able to reboot the server. How do I do this? Should I maybe be worried about security issues with this? The reason I need it...I ...
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How to chown when a user name contains a dash?

A user and group contains a dash: abc-def. When I try to use chown I get an error: chown abc-def.abc-def * -R chown: invalid user: `abc-def.abc-def' the user is valid and it should work... how can ...
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Permissions of httpd apache2 and running certain php commands

I ran some recursive linux command that changed the permissions to all my website files.. all files are now like -rwxrwxrwx and all dictionaries are. drwxrwxrwx I don't know if that has anything to ...
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Setting up a limited user account on Windows Server

I'd like to create a user account on a Windows Server which can read whatever bits of C:\ it needs to be able to execute programs, but have no read access to D:\ except for D:\Special. It seems that ...
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Win2008: SC SDSET - how to grant a specific local user rights to stop and start a specific local service?

Where is a useful reference for the sdset command? I can read and read, and I have yet to find a straightforward list of steps to say: Service: App User: Joe Grant Joe start/stop/restart to App ...
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Service generated content interaction with PHP

I have a daemonized service that generates content at /usr/share/service/content I need this content to be accessible from PHP. The service runs under a user named _service which belongs to the same ...
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How can I have all my SFTP users created files be in a certain group?

The problem is, they're all creating files for the website and I always have to change the group to www-data so they have permission to it. I can run a cron job, but that seems like a ghetto fix. The ...
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Debian + Nginx + Unicorn Rails 3 project permissions

Is there a security risk in running a web server like Unicorn as root? The Nginx master process runs as root, the Nginx worker runs as the limited www-data user, but I can't set another user like ...
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Executing a command as a nologin user

I've recently set up my server so that my suPHP 'virtual' users can't be logged into by using this article My issue now is that before when I ran a rake command for my Ruby on Rails application ...
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Group Policy Design and Delegation

Background: We have an Active Directory environment that is in production and we continue to move more machines and servers into it. We do not have direct access to the user objects to move them ...
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How do I grant the privilege to add users to a specific Active Directory group?

I want give a user privileges to add users to a specific Active Directory group in my domain. How can I do this?
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Root user on Ubuntu 11.10 AMI?

I am new to linux, so this may be a very simple question. I have created a modified ami using the ubuntu 11.10 as a starting point. All of the tutorials I have found say that to save an instance you ...
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running command with sudo gives different result

I'm connected with root via ssh on a debian squeeze server. If I execute the command: /usr/lib/nagios/plugins/check_procs -w 1:1 -c 1:1 -a '/usr/local/freeswitch/bin/freeswitch' I get the result: ...
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Apache2 - How to setup the directory permissions of website folder?

I'm using a CentOS for serving PHP webpages. I have various websites inside "/svr/www"... My problem is that I created folders like: /svr/www/website1.com /svr/www/website2.com And this folders ...
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VMware ESXi 4.1: how to create a new user with root permissions

In ESXi 4.1, I have SSH access enabled and a user jdoe, who is able to connect to the system via ssh. ~ $ less /etc/passwd | grep jdoe jdoe:x:3:0:John Doe:/home/jdoe:/bin/ash The user jdoe has all ...
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Multiple access level modes for accounts on linux servers

When currently working on a linux server (I sysadmin 2) I have the 3 following use-cases: End-user use (e.g. personal or normal project groups) User problem solving and low-risk changes (e.g. Apache ...
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What's the best way to allow read/write/modify rights and block delete rights on Win SBS 2003?

I'm looking for a way to prevent accidental deletion of folders and files on a Windows SBS 2003 box. The scenario is a DATA folder that all users currently have all rights except for "Full Control", ...
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Make a program un-uninstallable by Local Admin

I have a system monitoring tool/service, that runs on individual desktops in the network. On the network each user is Local Admin. I would like to make it so that only Domain Admin can uninstall this ...
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Grant user mkdir() [closed]

I have a php script where I use the function mkdir() but I get Warning: mkdir() [function.mkdir]: Permission denied How can I grant a user permission to this function? Apache/CentOS Update ...
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Allow access to particular folder inside HOME directory to other users

I have a "downloads" folder inside "tempuser" home folder ("/home/tempuser/downloads") which I want to allow "rwx" permission for a different user say "testuser". The testuser should not have any ...
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Execute CGI script as specific user with Apache

I want to run a specific (perl) CGI script on my webserver. This works reasonable, but it would work immensely better if the CGI script would be running as the currently authenticated user. Is there ...
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Linux User and Permission Management within an AD Environment

Issue: Centralized user management and user permission mangement of user access needs for resources (access to services, home directories, joining to local user groups, file system permissions, etc.) ...
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How do I give a user access to /var/www/html?

I'm new to Linux admin'ing. I created a user named webadmin and I want to give it permission to read/write in the /var/www/html directory. How do I go about doing this?
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creating security groups from scratch - best practices

I need to create security groups in AD. I can identify the groups that I need, let's say they are: Management,Finance,Sales & Engineering. And I can identify the resources that each group requires ...
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Granting privileges to mysql user not working

I am logged in to mysql as root. I can add a user like this: CREATE USER test01@localhost IDENTIFIED BY 'test01'; When I attempt to grant privileges to the test01 user, nothing seems to happen: ...
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How to set adequate permissions to a scheduled task for a service controller query?

I'm a programmer, but the problem encountered has stepped beyond the code and into the system administrator realm, at least that is what I think at this time. I will only use one bit of code to show ...
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How do I tell whether an executable has run or not?

I have an executable I am calling from a third party program. I am calling it using an administrator account with "run as a service" privileges, and the third party program logs report that the ...
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How do I set my web server to run as a specific user other than 'nobody'?

This is for an unremarkable LAMP server running Ubuntu. The reason I want to do this is because I want a php script to be able to run a linux command via the exec() function and the command I want to ...
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Remote WMI Connection Issue on Windows Server 2008 R2

I just did a clean install of Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64). I have an application that talks to the server using Remote DCOM communication and queries some WMI objects. All is good while I use the ...
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Microsoft SQL 2008 R2 login failed for user 'sa' using aspnet_regsql

I've been working on this for the better part of the morning, and looked at various answers and such, but haven't found anything. I am trying to run aspnet_regsql from the command line (as part of a ...
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How do i create a bat file to create user directory with proper rights and a script to reset it if something goes wrong

I need to create user and directories for the user and share it. The rights are set on NTFS structure only. The user must do all except change rights and take ownership this is not allowed and this ...
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Why user logons to Windows always look like the first logon

I have Windows Server 2003 and all the users have windows XP with administrative privileges in local group setting, so I want to reduce them to normal users. i.e. Currently normal user in active ...
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how to create a user with access to one home folder for read and write?

I need a user with specific homefolder. This user should read and write in his folder. And he cant read any other folder in the server.
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Domain user added locally as administrator, having permission issues

Windows 7, new computer. User's domain account is added to the Administrator group, but when running certain apps (for example, editing the hosts file using Notepad or running command prompt...) is ...
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How do you give execute permissions to Apache2 user and NOT to everyone else?

I have Ubuntu Server running and I am setting up a separate directory as a cgi-bin. I have the directory ready and I changed the file for the site. However, to get it to work, I need to change the ...
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ssh and username

I dont understand the security in this statement: SSH does no user-name matching only public key to private key matching. This is in reference to a previous post of mine where I can be user "svn" but ...
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How do I create a guest ftp user and give access to specific sub-folder with SSH?

I just got a virtual dedicated server at GoDaddy. I got the Simple Control Panel. There doesn't seem to be a way to create a guest ftp user through this control panel and I was told it must be created ...
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iptables owner match drops icmp for GIDs but not for UIDs

I have a strange behaviour of iptables that I cannot explain or understand. I have a user test which has its primary group test. I want to block any network access from this user. Now, if I say ...
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User in group with r/w access does not actually get the read/write anything

I added my user to the www-data group. I chmodded a certain directory to 774 (-R, recursively) so only the owner and the group can change something. Yet my user can't even access it. What am I ...
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Effective permissions different than that of defined permissions?

On my server, the IUSR_MYSERVER account has write access to some directories. I know this because if you check effective permissions, it says it can "Create Files / Write Data" and "Create Folders / ...
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Add user which has free/busy access to all calendars on Exchange 2010

I've been given a challenge in relation to an ongoing IP telephony project at my workplace. The coming system features a client installed on every user's computer from where they can do lookups on ...
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Can A layer-4 firewall block TCP traffic from a specific user on a multi-user system?

Layer 4 firewall is a device that can look at all protocol headers up to the transport layer and not the headers above that layer.
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How to let unprivileged user change/add route in Win7? OpenVPN client configuration

I have a Win7 laptop with OpenVPN installed. The normal user is an unprivileged user without knowledge of the administrator password. When running as an administrator, everything works fine with ...
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Active Directory Folder Effective Permissions of all users

I know that is easy to get the effective permissions of one group or user over a folder, but I want to know if it is possible to get the effective permissions for all users on my shared folder. There ...
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can I restrict access to root to only connected instance?

It will mean that if I am connected another user that will try to authenticate as root will get an error.
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Using apt-get in Linux EC2 Micro Instance

I am trying to install apt on my Linux EC2 Micro Instance. I am trying to do as it is mentioned in the first answer of this question. But when I try to edit and save the sources.list file, I am ...