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how to deactivate annoying pop up: "user accounts...use the list below to grant or deny users permission"

Question: how to deactivate annoying pop up: "user accounts...use the list below to grant or deny users permission"

pop up keeps re-appearing. Windows 10 pro. It says: "user accounts...use the list below to grant or deny users permission"
How do I deactivate it? It's not the one that notifies me if a program wants to make a change to the computer.

I have tried changing passwords, etc.


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Preferred Solution: how to deactivate annoying pop up: "user accounts...use the list below to grant or deny users permission"

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Hello , I recently changed my username in win-7, beside changing it in the "User account" panel, I also changed the user profile folder and registry entry for that, the only thing I could not change is the value in "Net users"...

The problem that I have with that is wen trying to login remotely with RDP I still need to use the old username.
I know I can add a new user but can I change the exiting entry instead? what is it exactly? what's the difference between "Net users" and "User accounts" ?

Thank you.
 

Answer:"User accounts" and "Net users"

Hi, when you first install windows it cretes a user who is registered owner , you need to change this to your new registered owner or it will crop up all over the place. Open regedit do the appropriate backup first and navigate to this key:-

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion in the right pane locate the entry for registered owner(may also have registered organisation populated as well) and right click select modify, type your new user name in the value data box.

For net user have a look through this:-
http://www.slashroot.in/command-line-user-administration-tutorial-windows-user
 

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How to remove the "Authenticated Users" "Create Folders" permission from the root of the C Drive via command-line?
I know this question has been asked many times before, but nothing works for us!
We tried the following:
Take ownership: I cannot take ownership using the Administrator account (local and Domain Admin accounts) of the root C:. Error Access Denied
Cuurent root C: owner is TrustedInstaller and acnnot be changed.
We cannot change or remove the Create Folders permission of the Authenticated Users of the root C: . Error Access Denied.
Drive C: is hidden via GPO, but many users can enter it from the File-Explorer and create folders in the root C:.
We do not want -for many reasons- to Block/ Prevent Access to C: via GPO.
We also tried to run cacls and/or icacls under the system-account (PSEXEC -i -s -d CMD). Error Access Denied.
icacls C:\ /deny *S-1-5-11:(NP)(AD)
Error Access Denied.
icacls C:\ /remove:g *S-1-5-11
Error Access Denied.
cacls c:\ /e /c /R "Authenticated Users"
Error Access Denied.
Also using GPO "Computer Configuration\Security Settings\Restricted Groups ..." does not work!
Now we have this issue on over 450 pc's on our network. Nothing work. Please help! How to remove the "Authenticated Users" "Create Folders" permission from the root of the C: Drive on command-line?


win_builder

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I just migrated data from my old WinXP computer to my new Win7 computer. I noticed that I cannot open the migrated folder c:\documents and settings\user\my documents\ - access is denied.

I changed permissions to allow administrators Full Control of this folder, and the user read/write access. I also took ownership of the folder as an Administrator. However, there is a "Deny" permission which prohibits Everyone from Listing the folder/Reading data. "Deny" permissions override "Allow" permissions, so I can't open the folder even as an Admin with Full Control + Ownership. I tried to remove the "Deny" permission, but it said I was not authorized to do so and told me to try taking Ownership to get authorization. I already have Ownership, so I'm stuck here.

Does anyone know how to remove the "Deny" permission?

Answer:How to remove Uninherited "Deny" permission on specific folder?

The data is in C:\Users not Documents and Settings, it is just a junction that points to C:\Users you need to leave it alone.

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Greetings!

I have an XP machine which I only ever user myself (as in, there are no other users on the machine, no guest account, and it logs in without a password).

I'm trying to sort out my expansive and bloated Start Menu Programs list, but it seems that there are two separate lists. One for "Joe" (the main user account) and one for "all users", I guess because some programs give the option of installing for just one user or for everyone.

All of the programs show up in the Start Menu when I click on it, but when I go into Windows Explorer to try and sort them out, there are two separate folders;

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs
C:\Documents and Settings\Joe\Start Menu\Programs

I know I can move them around in these folders (ie; putting them in related groups, such as "system tools" etc), but can I move all of them from the main user to the "all users" folder, (or vice versa) without any problems?

Thanks!
~Joe

Answer:[SOLVED] Merging "user" and "all users" start menu program lists

Yes, you can consolidate them all in one, or slit them up as desired.

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The control panel opens fine. I can access all items in the control panel
except "Network and sharing center" and the "User accounts" (I can't access this sections via the taskbar either).

What happens when I open one of the two items is I get a popup saying the
following; WINDOWS EXPLORER HAS STOPPED WORKING.

I used to be able to access these items. And one day, I just coulodn't anymore...

Anyone knows how to solve this? Thanks.

I'm using Vista Ultimate x64

Answer:Can't access "Network and Sharing Center" nor "User Accounts"

Hello Newbie,

See if running a sfc /scannow can find and fix bad system files that may be responsible for this.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Srry i know this post is a bit old but i recently just got this problem i can access the internet fine but i cant access my network settings, user settings, or see the the properties of my pc. i tried running your solution Brink but the scannow showed

"Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
C:\Windows\system32>sfc /scannow
Windows Resource Protection could not start the repair service.
C:\Windows\system32>"

i then ran sfc /verifyonly but got the same answer.

i then ran findstr /c:"[SR]" %windir%\Logs\CBS\CBS.log >%userprofile%\Desktop\sfcdetails.txt. and the txt file came up blank.

idk wat to do rite now i am at my witts end.

Answer:Can't access "Network and Sharing Center" nor "User Accounts"

Hello Jayrrus, and welcome to Vista Forums.

I would recommend that you use Microsoft Standalone System Sweeper to scan your system with at boot to help make sure that your system is malware free first.

Afterwards, you might see if you may be able to do a system restore at boot using a restore point dated before you had these issues to see if that may be able to fix them.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hello experts!
OS: Windows 7 Prof
I am having a strange problem. So, I am trying to revoke delete
permission on a folder. This folder would have multiple sub folders and files. This is what I am doing at command prompt:
icacls.exe "c:\Folder" /deny Administrators:D

It is able to remove the Delete permission on that folder. But every time I try to access it by double clicking on it, it would error out "Permission Denied". Why is this so? Am I doing something wrong here? Apparently, someone had a similar problem and
they posted it here
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7itprosecurity/thread/430f61ee-b278-4cfe-8697-f085f9842d00
Any ideas to get around it?

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I have Windows XP Pro., sp3.

When you install a new program, what determines where it is listed: All Users>Start Menu>Programs or "user name">Start Menu>Programs?

reoneill
 

Answer:What determines if a program is installed under "All Users" or "user name"?

Usually some of the programs give you an option to install it under your user name or for all users during the setup process. So say if I was installing (CVTae) a resume programming on a Windows XP computer it will after the installation process ask me if I want to install it as all users (so it will show up on the all users start menu so everyone can see it) or just for me. That's where you can decide for yourself where you want to install it.

'So usually it's the user's choice of where it's listed in most cases, but certainly not in all cases.

Hope that helps mate.
Dan
 

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Hi all,
I recently created a new user account on a win 7 home premium machine before I'd had much experience with win 7 (but years with 2000 and xp).
Instead of users\Roger\ it created users\user which I now realise is not correct. (I didn't call my account "user", either, before you ask. )
Can I fix this without deleting the profile and starting again, as I've done hours of work since that little stuff up.
Thanks in advance,
Roger.

Answer:Account "Roger" appears as "c:\users\user"

Roger I assuming you have tried change the account name in Control Panel??

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I cannot open User Accounts in Control Panel, I keep getting ...

Microsoft (R) HTML Application host has encountered a problem and needs to close.

Anyone with a fix? . My appreciations in advance!
 

Answer:"User Accounts" in Control panel wont Open-Error is "Html application Host Error"

Do you have a recovery restore install disc or partition?
You can try doing a repair or system file check...
Scan For Missing/Corrupt System Files...

Windows XP comes with a wonderful tool called System File Checker (SFC)
Itscans and verifies the versions of all protected system files after you restart your computer...
To Do This:
Click Start menu, and then click the Run icon.
In the small box that Opens, type the three letters: cmd then click the OK button.
In the command prompt window that just opened (a black background and white text), type the following command:
SFC /scannow
And then click OK
You must be logged on as a member of the Administrators group to run SFC..
You will need your Windows XP CD during this procedure if SFC needs to get an original file. Please remember that Windows XP can have multiple instances of a .DLL file and remember which version is for which program.
Notes....
I have been asked if it is possible to have a "progress meter" show when SFC runs... This is the registry hack you need. PLEASE do not go messing with your registry if you do NOT know what you are doing!
System Key: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon]
Value Name: SFCShowProgress
Data Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)
Value Data: (0 = disabled, 1 = enabled)
 

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One thing I truly despise about Vista is that prompt, You dont have permission to save here. I am the administrator and the only account on the system. I have UAC disabled as well as the whole security center in Vista. However, I still am not allowed to save files where I want to. i have downloaded an app called Take Ownership, that supposedly allows you to take ownership of any files and folders and therefore it is supposed to allow you to save anywhere. I have changed the security permisions for the folders I want to save into and still i cannot save the files were I want to. Not only is this the most annoying thing ever but I am using Avast Virus and am trying to put a new skin on it to changed its look. However, I cannot do that because Vista will not allow me to save the downlloaded skins into the directory that Avast looks for new skins in. So i have to save it to the documents folder and Avast does not look there and therefore the skin goes unoticed by Avast. Can anyone provide me with info that will allow me to stop this annoying aspect of Vista once and for all?

Answer:Stopping Vistas Annoying "You Dont Have Permission To Save Here"

Hi -

If trying to save to the c:\ root or to a folder like \Program Files, you are probably running into Vista virtualization. Here is a MS KB on the topic -

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927387

If not attempting to save to a virtualizable folder, where are you trying to save the skins and when/ where are you getting the "access denied" message?

For info, there is one user account named "Administrator" that holds permission settings greater than your admin account, but it is hidden by default. You can activate it, but keep in mind that it alone cannot do all - like install certain Windows security updates. You need you regular admin account to perform such tasks.

If you wish to activate the Vista hidden admin account, do this -

START | type cmd.exe into the start search box | right-click on cmd.exe above under programs - select run as admin. Then type

Code:

net user administrator /active:yes
Logoff your account and the user account named Administrator will be waiting for you at the logon screen. 2x-click on it. To turn off, repeat the above command, but change the "yes" to "no". Also, if you should loose the password you assign to this account, you will more than likely need to re-install Vista.

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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Hi

I'm getting this error message.
I did a google search and found this: You receive a "The User Profile Service failed the logon
But did not help me. I also did a search here and found a few topics with this error message though they didn't solve my problem either, because mine problem seems to be different.

I can login to existing accounts. But I can't login to new ones.
So when I go to the registry editor there's no folder for the new accounts. They just don't exist at all. Only the existing ones.
I create a new user account at the Users menu in Control panel and they show up at login screen. When I click them, it starts the waiting icon saying "Logging in" then after a few seconds, this error message pops up. I can click OK and then it says "logging off" and goes back to the login screen.
I do have access to an administrator account and a standard account, I can log in to both

I don't have any system restore points before this started happening. i'm using ESET Smart Security as my antivirus but I don't think it's causing the problem, I uninstalled it and it didn't work then either so I reinstalled it back.
Please help me what could be wrong?

Answer:Can't create new user accounts "The user profile service failed..."

Can you yell us when the problem started and were you on the system when it is doing this if so what were you doing when it started.

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My Windows 10 laptop has several shared drives (not folders).
They are shared with Everyone, Full Control, Password-Protected sharing is off.

I can't access them from my main PC, but I can access the Users\Public folder.

Sharing settings below...

Answer:Shared Drive: "Your user account doesn't have permission to access"

Can't access them from my Android device either. ES File Explorer says"

Login fails
This may be caused by:
- The account has no permissions

I therefore assume the problem is with the PC with the shares, not my network.

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My Windows 10 laptop has several shared drives (not folders).
They are shared with Everyone, Full Control, Password-Protected sharing is off.

I can't access them from my main PC, but I can access the Users\Public folder.

Sharing settings below...

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Hi,

I have a user listed in C:\Documents and Settings that is not listed in "user accounts".

If if simply delete it then it comes back later.

The only thing in it is a thunderbird profile which I don't believe is active anymore.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks,

Mike

Answer:Delete user that's in docs and settings but not in "user accounts".

Does the User Profile show up in System Properties?

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Everytime I type a letter, a whole spew of previouse search types drops down in a list. It's starting to get annoying, so is there a file where I can delete all the previouse searches?

cheers
 

Answer:"search for files folders" how do you delete the annoying file list?

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This bug has been present in 8 and it is still there in 8.1.

If the computer has non-interactive user accounts (i.e. accounts listed under "Deny logon locally" in Local Security Policy), these accounts are visible in the "Sign Out/Lock" menu of every regular interactive user on that machine ("regular" in this case means a member of "Users" group, not "Administrators" group).

Interactive accounts with administrative privileges do not suffer from this problem: their "Sign Out/Lock" menu only lists interactive users, as it should be.

So, is there any workaround for this issue? Or is there an alternative way to create non-interactive accounts (for network access) so that they will not appear in "Sign Out/Lock" menu of regular users?

Answer:Restricted users can "see" non-interactive accounts

Hey,

This tutorial should be what you are looking for

Sign in - Show All Users or Last User in Windows 8
Hope this helps !!

Cheers,
Harry

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I double-click and get "search" instead of "open"--only when I click a disk, like Hard Drive C: or Floppy A: or CD F: and so on.

It didn't used to do this, so I must've inadvertently changed some setting somewhere, but darned if I can find it now.

Any ideas?
 

Answer:Solved: On the "my computer" list, I double-click on disks and get "search" instead of "open"

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What is this? How can I remove it from login screen?

Answer:What is "password" user in user list at login screen?

Right click on start icon and select control panel. Select user accounts. You may see those accounts listed there. If your not familiar with them you'l be able to remove them from that screen.

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In Settings in the Security page there is a list of "Allowed users" that has a bunch of names that you've allowed to see when you are online or not (if you have configured MSN to ask when people try to add you). How can I remove names from this list? I know I can unallow/block them but then they move to the next column of blocked users - I want to remove the names altogether and clean up this huge messy list. As a sidenote some of the names indeed can be removed with right-click and choosing "Remove" but in some of them (for some totally unknown reason) the "Remove" is in gray and can't be selected.

I'm using a Finnish version so some of these translations of the different aparts of the settings may be a little off.

Answer:Cleaning up the "Allowed users"-list

Anyone?

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from some of the computers I can not give the sharing to others it says "You cannot view the list of users at this time.Please try again later"

Please help me to overcome this problem.
 

Answer:"You cannot view the list of users at this time.Please try again later"

I found this, don't know if it will help but you can look it over and see.
When I try to add new user to a shared resource, I receive "You cannot view the list of users at this time. Please try again later." Why ?

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Problem
By setting the access control in the Network Control Panel to user-level access and specify a NT domain as the authentication host, you can add user permission to your shared resources on Win9x by selecting from the user list of the specified NT domain.
However, when you try to add new user to the permission list of a selected resource, you receive the following error message:

"You cannot view the list of users at this time. Please try again later."

Resolution
There are several causes to the above symptom.
Not Logged on or Logon Not Successful
Make sure you have logged on to the specified domain and no error message appeared during logon. The domain you logon can be read from the logon dialog box.

Wrong MAPI32.DLL
Verify the MAPI32.DLL in the Windows system directory is correct:

Click on Start button. Point to Find. Click on Files and Folders ....
Enter MAPI32.DLL into the Named dialog box.
Enter your Windows system directory,e.g. C:\Windows\system, into the Look in dialog box. If you are not sure the exact path, try to enter C:\.
Click on Find Now to start search.
Right-click on the found file and click on Properties.
Click on Version ... Read more

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I am having this same issue with accessing the user accounts on a xp home machine that I have just set up. they system has possible updates from windows update at the moment. any insight to a solution would be appreciated

Answer:User accounts "internet explorer script error"

Hello and Welcome to TSF

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products, no current fix yet that I can see

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/886617

Read this
http://www.technibble.com/how-to-sto...rror-messages/

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Hi,

This is my first post...

I bought a PC from a website years ago, Cube24/7, in a bit of a rush. The website in retrospect was a bit dodgy, and based on other reviews of the site, I am lucky I got something for my money at all!

It was stated to have Windows 7 on it - which turned out to be not true. After spending my cash on a PC, I then did not want to fork out for an OS (as it did not have a default one) so, alas, I used a copy of a friend?s.

It worked fine initially, but then I was greeted with the familiar message to many of ?This copy of windows is not genuine?. At first I thought I would just ignore it, but eventually went down the route of getting a product key online. This worked fine for a while, but then required me to do it every couple of weeks...

NOW this has finally caught up with me, and I cannot access my user accounts. It comes up with an error message relating to user profiles being unavailable. I have tried many things, such as going on as a guest (which works fine) and doing a system clock back or system restore, but when it asks for the administrator?s password, I get the same error relating to user accounts.

Ultimately, I am looking for any way to restore the system so that I can access my user accounts, as I now do not really want to buy Windows 7 for the PC, if the error still occurs.

Any help would be appreciated and just contact me for queries.

Thanks

Isaac

Answer:Cannot access user accounts after months of "not genuine" windows

Hello Isaac,

You're just going to simply need to purchase a legal copy of Windows, and do a clean install an activate.

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Hi all

At my company we are currently running a server (with Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard), without Active Directory, and we have a bunch of laptops running Windows 8.1 Pro. Now we want to install Dynamics CRM which requires an Active Directory domain.

I am trying to run through every anticipated problem before I do the domain configuration. The last problem that I anticipate is the following:

Our MD's laptop is currently logging in without a Microsoft account (in other words, he uses a standard local user profile in Windows 8.1 Pro). He has a whole lot of data in this profile from a few years of work. So now, when we configure the domain, obviously he will have to sign in using an Active Directory username and password. So question 1 is, is it possible to synchronize the current local (non-Windows Live) account with the domain account? The second question is, how will this affect his data, settings, etc? And the third question is, when he's working from home, without the domain controller to authenticate logins, will he still be able to access his data and profile? In other words, what I'm really asking is, will we be able to kind of "integrate" the Active Directory account and local account as one account, but the authentication is AD based when he's at the office, but local if he's at home?

Thank you!
 

Answer:Possible to "integrate" Win8.1 user accounts with Active Directory?

When you join a domain you get a new user account/profile on the computer. All his data and settings will need to be transferred from the old local account to the new domain account. Once joined to the domain and logged onto the domain users can take the computers offsite and still log onto that same account, the domain does not have to be contacted for logins while offsite., a local account is not needed for offsite use but the previous local accounts will still exist on the laptop. That account if its not going to be used should be disabled for security though.

Now there are tools and a procedure to move a local account to a domain account if you want to give that shot, doesn't always work, and I've never needed to use it. ForensiT User Profile Wizard supposedly works well: http://www.forensit.com/downloads.html
Definitely have a backup in place first.
 

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Hi,

I just got a second hand computer from an auction, and have installed windows XP home edition and the service pack 2. my father accidentally included 4 user login profiles (the ones that appear when you first turn the computer on) instead of just the 1 for me, so I tried to delete the others. However, when i go to control panel and user accounts, i get a message saying "an error has occurred in the script on this page" and "do you want to continue running scripts on this page?" with a "Yes" and a "No" box underneath. no matter how many times i click on either the yes or no boxes, the message won't go away, and so i cant access my user accounts, and the only way to get rid of the box is to log out or shut down.

Can you please help me get rid of this???

Many thanks,
Michael

Answer:User accounts "internet explorer script error"

Hello and Welcome to TSF

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products, no current fix yet that I can see

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/886617

Read this
http://www.technibble.com/how-to-sto...rror-messages/

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I'm having a bit of a problem. As far as I know, my comouter is completely free of viruses and spyware. For about a month and half now, I've been receiving the error message "Windows cannot open user accounts control panel" every time I double-click on User Accounts in Control Panel. I've been to many sites and I'm still stumped. I think the problem lies in the file nusmrgr.cpl being damaged or defective. If anybody can't offer me some advice or point me in the direction of a download or a recommended piece of software, I would really appreciate it.

P.S.

My computer is (obviously) Windows XP and I've already tried System Restore and Roxio GoBack.

I need help!!!!
 

Answer:"Windows cannot open user accounts control panel"

HI..and welcome...
Run a online Virus scan just to be sure...http://housecall.trendmicro.com/
If you haven't got already Spybot..A-Aware..links below..
Check fpr up-dates..scan remove what they find..
Run a HJT log...www.thespykiller.co.uk/files/HJTsetup.exe
Close all windows let it scan>save to notepad>edit>select all>edit.copy>paste on your thread..
 

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I connect a Dell desktop running Windows XP to my Linksys WRT160N wireless router using a Linksys WUSB600N network adapter. I can connect to the router no problem from accounts set as administrator, but when I change an account to "limited" I can no longer connect from that account.

I'm using the Linksys monitor software utility to manage the connection.

I had the same problem with my old Belkin g router and network adapter. I didn't change network hardware solely to fix this problem, but I was hoping that would be one benefit of the change.

I'm running McAfee Security, but even when I disable this functionality I still have the same problem, so it doesn't appear that McAfee is a likely cause of the problem.

I would appreciate any suggested solutions.
 

Answer:Can't connect to wireless network from "limited" user accounts

make sure that the driver & the wireless utility are correctly installed to limited user account.
for drivers, u can right click my computer & select properties & go hardware tab & select device manager, see if there anything with question mark.
does it tell you that you can use the wireless utility or u can't even launch it?
 

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I want to run a program as administrator in a local user account.

My problem is, i have multiple user accounts in my windows7. I have bittorrent and many active torrents in my user account which have admin privileges. But for Other local users, bittorrent open in a separate account mode having no active torrents (because the torrent is running only in my user account)

Is there any way to run (or sync) the downloading of bittorrent in the stated accounts.

Regards,
 

Answer:Program to "Run as administrator" in local user accounts

unfortunately, we don't assist with torrent apps here. May want to read up on the rules page at techguy.org/rules.html.
P2P Instructions - We do not support P2P file sharing applications and any threads requesting help for such will be closed. This includes Torrents, Kazaa, LimeWire, RapidShare, Pirate Bay, and the like. If you're interested in the topic, you are free to discuss it on our site (and please visit StealingIsIllegal.com), but information on how to use them will not be provided.Click to expand...

Closing thread.

thanks,

v
 

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XP Pro SP3

I've lost/deleted files that one sees under the 'Learn About' options on the User Accounts page, eg
? User accounts
? User account types
? Switching users

I have a backup to restore files from (don't want to restore whole OS) and another computer to copy files from but don't know their location.

This is what it should look like



but I see the outline of the 'page' with a blank inside.

 

Answer:"Learn About" files missing from User Accounts

Welcome to the forums

You could try running SFC.exe and see if that fixes things - it will search, detect and repair any missing/corrupt files.

Just run "sfc /scannow" from the command prompt:

http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/windows/xp/all/proddocs/en-us/system_file_checker.mspx?mfr=true
 

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I recently installed Examsoft on my computer (a program to take exams in law school). After I installed it and rebooted my computer, some weird things happened. When I pressed Ctrl+Alt+Del, the only option available was "Switch User" and all the other ones were gone (Lock this computer, Start task manager, etc.). I eventually downloaded the registry keys that were needed to get back all the other options. The options to restart, shut down, hibernate, and sleep were also missing whe I clicked on the arrow on the start menu. I also downloaded the registry key to get those back.

However, the problem that still remains is that when I open User Accounts in control panel, the option to change the user picture is gone and on the start menu the box that is supposed to contain the picture above my username is blank. Also under user accounts, the "Manage your file encryption certificates" option is also gone. Does anyone know how I can get these options back? Thanks.

Answer:Help! "Change your picture" option in user accounts gone

I have no idea whether it would do any good but have you tried a System Restore ?

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Does "Reset this PC" -> "Keep my files" remove all user accounts and logins?
or should I use "Remove Everything" to remove user accounts and logins?
Thanks

Answer:Does "Reset this PC" remove all user accounts and logins?

NO, it did not

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I noticed a few days ago that these icons were missing: http://server6.theimagehosting.com/i...titled.128.JPG (look on the left of the picture)

http://server6.theimagehosting.com/i...titled.37f.JPG (also look on the left) PS: The "lol" profile you see there is just a test profile to see if the problem occured on that one too. It did. :(
Oh yeah, when you open the screenshots above, click on them again to see the full size version

Also, other icons missing in that same section are the ones that say "browse for more pictures" you know...

Any help is appreciated!

Answer:Small icons missing from "User Accounts"

Hi

Do you see this behavior on your desktop, in win explorer or anywhere else with icons?

There is a repair routine available, but it resets them all to how they were when you first installed XP.

DO you have TweakUI installed from Windows XP Powertoys?

Have you ran any spyware/virus checkups yet?

I would do that in SafeMode just to be sure this isn't security issue.

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Picked up a cisco a/b/g card on Ebay for my daughters laptop.

Works great, however I used to have separate user accounts (myself as administrator) and her own, just so I could ensure settings would not be changed by accident.

After installing the drivers, only the administrator account is usable. I can't seem to figure out how to configure so that they all still work. To be able to logoff and logon under a different account is what I want. It's definitely something to do with the Cisco card settings, not the computer.

Would really appreciate if someone could give me any ideas how to configure so that those accounts work.

Thanks
 

Answer:Cisco Aironet 802.11a/b/g "windows xp user accounts"

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Does "Reset this PC" -> "Keep my files" remove all user accounts and logins?
or should I use "Remove Everything" to remove user accounts and logins?
Thanks

Answer:Does "Reset this PC" remove all user accounts and logins?

NO, it did not

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Hi, I am a new member and really want to get some help from all members here. I have an Axioo netbook running Windows 7 Starter. Due to some problems the other days, I decided to run a Recovery. The recovery process ran successfully, and I eventually had a fresh re-installation of the operating system. But, the problem is, everytime I turn on my netbook, I always get this annoying notification. I didn't have any user data to restore and I always clicked Cancel to dismiss the pop-up window. However, this annoying notification always appears for every startup and I must click Cancel button to make it disappear from the screen.
My question is what should I do to solve this annoying problem? I find it uneasy to always click Cancel button for each startup.
Thanks a lot for the help.

Answer:HELP Please : Annoying "Restore User Files" Window after Recovery

Did you import your files separately? This normally only comes up when you choose to run Recovery with backup.

Have you tried clicking Restore my Files to see what it has to offer?

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Yeah, i turned UAC off because its annoying as sh*t. now i'm getting a popup in my task bar telling me it's off all the time. anyway to turn this notification off?

Answer:Annoying Notification "User Account Control is off"

Look here - http://www.mydigitallife.info/2007/0...-xp-and-vista/

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I have new Dell Dimension e310, I have myself and my wife set up as "Adminstrators" and the 3 kids as "Limited". When I did the initial set-up I checked a box that said something about keeping files private. Maybe I shouldn't have. Now when I am logged in and I down load a new program such as "Kodak Easyshare" nobody else can select pictures to make changes to them. Is there a way to allow access to these files/pictures in this program and other future programs??

Answer:User Accounts - with "limited" access

You have 2 choices: you can move the files/programs into the Shared Documents folder, or you can remove the extra security on your user ID.

The Shared Documents folder is found in My Computer. It is active under every account on the computer.

Here is a step by step from Microsoft on how to add/remove permissions for folders and files. Microsoft Support

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Whenever I try to access the User Accounts part of the Control Panel, the window comes up completely blank. I've tried registering various DLLs and I've also tried editing the registry. Nothing has worked. My System Restore has been turned off since I got this computer, so that's not an option. What should I do? Here's a link to a cropping of a screenshot of my User Accounts window:

htt.p://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y255/koreyisbored/useraccountswindow.jpg

Please help me fix this problem!
 

Answer:Blank "User Accounts" Window...

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Whenever I click on "Add or remove user accounts" in Control Panel, a blank Windows Explorer window pops up and then disappears about 2-3 seconds later. And then nothing else happens.

Just yesterday, my computer would not load my profile settings for my main account. I tried to fix that problem by copying that account's files into another account and deleting the faulty one. Now this new issue has occurred. Is there any way to figure out what's wrong and fix it?

Running Vista Business 32bit.

Answer:Can't open "add or remove user accounts"

Are you trying from an administrators account?
User Account - Delete
also
See if it can be done in safe mode

If none of the above work, try an SFC command to repair any corruption. Run 3 times if errors are found
System Files - SFC Command

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I've been having a problem with my laptop XP install for a while. I've lost the easy XP login screen at startup and now only have what I assume is the NT looking login dialogue box at startup.

When I go to User Accounts in the Control Panels I get the first "Specified module could not be found" and try to re-enable the "Use the Welcome Screen" login and save it seems to go okay, but when I try to reopen the "Change the way users login or logoff" I get the "Specified module could not be found" error again. The option to use the welcome screen never saves when I hit Apply Changes.

I thought perhaps installing Serivce Pack 3 update might help fix this but so far no such luck.

Is there a way to repair this problem without reinstalling the entire OS?
 

Answer:Win XP user accounts "specified module could not be found"

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Hi I?ve been trying to change some accounts in Comcast and I can?t get into ?user and accounts?. I called Comcast for 3 days now and the last time I called they said it was a nationwide problem. Is anyone else having this problem and how long has it been going on?

Answer:is "user & accounts" in Comcast closed for everyone?

Hello,

If they say it is a nation wide problem there is not really much help we can give on the problem. If you want to know how long it has been going on and how it effects people my best guess would be to ask Comcast

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Ok - first off - please no spankings!! I stepped on my wilie and I know it! And worse - I knew better...

This is about a fundamentally ok and up-to-date Windows 7 Ultimate system with plenty of resources and no virus or malware problems. Just a user prob...

I had (and still do) an 86 GIG user profile (like I said - no spankings!!). I've been making attempts to "fix" this and resize to something reasonable for some time now. Today I (foolishly) thought System Restore would cover me, set a restore point, and ran a script to 'clean up' the profile. Well - it sure did - now every thing is "new".... And of course the system restore fails with the dreaded 0x0800700xx error code. Have tried all the restore-fixes and nothing works. Now I don't even have the old restore files!

I'd like to get back to the old humongous profile - and IT STILL IS THERE! However it doesn't show up in "Local Users and Groups".

One repair I tried (which only sorta worked) was to log in as an Admin, and copy all the files in "AVR" (the lost one) to the new one "AVR.GBXBOX". I took several hours to copy all the files over (no spanking!!) and when I restarted, the "AVR.GFXBOX" is still the current user but only behaves somewhat like the original. But still isn't quite right: Outlook thinks it hasn't run and I had 6 email accounts I rather not have to rebuild. And other similar probs...

So with all that sad whining - my ... Read more

Answer:How do I restore "deleted" user profile (can find the file in Users)

Can you go to Start / Control Panel / User Accounts / Manage another account ? (the 'old user' account?)

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I own a system running windows 7 enterprise and have an administrator account on it.

I would like to setup a "standard user" (not admin) account for a new user.

I plan to create a folder for the user inside of which the user will be allowed to create his own subfolders and files. I plan to right click on that folder and "send it to
the desktop".

When the user double clicks that desktop icon, he'll be running windows explorer and I don't want him to be able to see or do anything using windows explorer outside of his
"home" folder other than creating or accessing items under it.

I plan to have that user's home folder be directly under the c: drive.

Questions:

Is there a better place for it (inside of "my documents", etc) or is under the c: drive as good a place as any for these purposes?

If I put the user's "home" folder under the c: drive, what should the permissions be for which users and which groups on the c: drive toplevel itself and on the user's
"home" folder so the user can do what he wants in or under his home folder, can run a few applications located in "Program Files" such as Firefox (one of the desktop icons I will be installing) and in another folder under the c: drive where I will place a few .exe files he can also run, but NOT be able to read, write, execute or in any way modify the contents of any other folders anywhere under the c: drive?

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Answer:How to setup users/groups/permissions for a user "home" folder

If you do not want a user to have access to certain folders, it is fairly simple to do. For instance, say you do not want a user to see other user's files. With your administrator account, do the following:

1. Click start menu
2. Click My Computer/Computer
3. Open C: (or whatever drive your users folder is in)
4. Open the Users folder
5. Right click your administrator user folder
6. Click Properties
7. Click the Security tab
8. Click Edit
9. (You don't want username John to open this folder ever) Click Add
10. Type in John (or the username you do not want to access the folder) and hit Enter
11. Under the Deny column, put a check in Full Control.
12. Click OK and apply to all folders (you may need to do this in safe mode to apply to every folder since some folders will be in use in normal mode).

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Hello,

I have a large home office data store synched betweendevices using Offline Files and standard Windows user account based sharing andUAC. As a result, all user?s personal data folders have a very specific namingsystem maintained for years. The new ?sign-in using Microsoft account option,?which is very attractive for synchronizing less data intensive user data, ledme to try that, but the resulting user account name was not customizable, andwas totally incompatible with our network shares. I did a full ?reset? andchanged to local accounts matching our existing directory structure. But wehave lost the ability to sync settings between the office machines as well as mobile devices.

I read the tutorial about changing from a local to Microsoftaccount sign-in route with hope that it might help.

Would changing to Microsoft account sign-in also change thenaming of the established user profile personal folders, which are the same asthe legacy ones? I am hoping, since Windows will not allow me to rename these folders,that they will also be unaffected by the change to a Microsoft account sign-in.

Please advise ASAP.

Answer:User Account Actual Name in "%Sysroot%\Users": It Matters

Kengrush said:

Would changing to Microsoft account sign-in also change thenaming of the established user profile personal folders, which are the same asthe legacy ones?



No. Changing from a local account to a Microsoft account will not change the \User\ folder for the user. When installing Windows 10, I always sign in with a local account first, "John". My user data folder gets named "John" and does not change when I switch the account to a Microsoft account.

You might also get away with changing the username to what you need if you run netplwiz. Click on the account under "users for this computer" to highlight a user, then click on properties:

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Hello,

I have a large home office data store synched between devices using Offline Files and standard Windows user account based sharing and UAC. As a result, all user?s personal data folders have a very specific naming system maintained for years. The new ?sign-in using Microsoft account option,? which is very attractive for synchronizing less data intensive user data, led me to try that, but the resulting user account name was not customizable, and was totally incompatible with our network shares. I did a full ?reset? and changed to local accounts matching our existing directory structure. But we have lost the ability to sync settings between the office machines as well as mobile devices.

Is there a way to make this work, gaining the advantages of both sign-ins?

I read the tutorial about changing from a local to Microsoft account sign-in route with hope that it might help.
Would changing to Microsoft account sign-in also change the naming of the established user profile personal folders, which are the same as the legacy ones? I am hoping, since Windows will not allow me to rename these folders, that they will also be unaffected by the change to a Microsoft account sign-in.

Please advise ASAP.

Answer:User Account Actual Name in "%Sysroot%\Users": It Matters

When you set up a new user account as a Microsoft account, be it the initial user when installing / setting up Windows or later on in Settings, the naming of the user profile folders follows certain guidelines.

A typical email address / MS account consists of a first name, last name and domain ([email protected]). Of course many users don't use their real names but whatever names are used, the syntax is mostly the same (exception: first name or last name alone is also enough, the name part of an email address do not have to be both names separated by dot).

If the name is 5 characters or shorter long not counting the separating dot, the complete email name will be used as the user profile name. MS account [email protected] would get the user profile named as kfinnIf the name is over 5 characters long, an abbreviation of the email name will be used as the user profile name. MS account [email protected] would get the user profile named as karte (abbreviation will in most cases contain three first characters of the first name followed by two first characters of the last name)If the name in the email used has only one part, usually the first name, and this name is max 5 characters long, the name will be used for the user profile as is. MS account [email protected] would get the profile named as KariIf the name in the email used has only one part, usually the first name, and this name is over 5 characters long, the name of the user profile will be the first 5 chara... Read more

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Hello,

I have a large home office data store synched betweendevices using Offline Files and standard Windows user account based sharing andUAC. As a result, all user?s personal data folders have a very specific namingsystem maintained for years. The new ?sign-in using Microsoft account option,?which is very attractive for synchronizing less data intensive user data, ledme to try that, but the resulting user account name was not customizable, andwas totally incompatible with our network shares. I did a full ?reset? andchanged to local accounts matching our existing directory structure. But wehave lost the ability to sync settings between the office machines as well as mobile devices.

I read the tutorial about changing from a local to Microsoftaccount sign-in route with hope that it might help.

Would changing to Microsoft account sign-in also change thenaming of the established user profile personal folders, which are the same asthe legacy ones? I am hoping, since Windows will not allow me to rename these folders,that they will also be unaffected by the change to a Microsoft account sign-in.

Please advise ASAP.

Answer:User Account Actual Name in "%Sysroot%\Users": It Matters

Originally Posted by Kengrush


Would changing to Microsoft account sign-in also change thenaming of the established user profile personal folders, which are the same asthe legacy ones?



No. Changing from a local account to a Microsoft account will not change the \User\ folder for the user. When installing Windows 10, I always sign in with a local account first, "John". My user data folder gets named "John" and does not change when I switch the account to a Microsoft account.

You might also get away with changing the username to what you need if you run netplwiz. Click on the account under "users for this computer" to highlight a user, then click on properties:

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Hello,

I have a large home office data store synched between devices using Offline Files and standard Windows user account based sharing and UAC. As a result, all user?s personal data folders have a very specific naming system maintained for years. The new ?sign-in using Microsoft account option,? which is very attractive for synchronizing less data intensive user data, led me to try that, but the resulting user account name was not customizable, and was totally incompatible with our network shares. I did a full ?reset? and changed to local accounts matching our existing directory structure. But we have lost the ability to sync settings between the office machines as well as mobile devices.

Is there a way to make this work, gaining the advantages of both sign-ins?

I read the tutorial about changing from a local to Microsoft account sign-in route with hope that it might help.
Would changing to Microsoft account sign-in also change the naming of the established user profile personal folders, which are the same as the legacy ones? I am hoping, since Windows will not allow me to rename these folders, that they will also be unaffected by the change to a Microsoft account sign-in.

Please advise ASAP.

Answer:User Account Actual Name in "%Sysroot%\Users": It Matters

When you set up a new user account as a Microsoft account, be it the initial user when installing / setting up Windows or later on in Settings, the naming of the user profile folders follows certain guidelines.

A typical email address / MS account consists of a first name, last name and domain ([email protected]). Of course many users don't use their real names but whatever names are used, the syntax is mostly the same (exception: first name or last name alone is also enough, the name part of an email address do not have to be both names separated by dot).

If the name is 5 characters or shorter long not counting the separating dot, the complete email name will be used as the user profile name. MS account [email protected] would get the user profile named as kfinnIf the name is over 5 characters long, an abbreviation of the email name will be used as the user profile name. MS account [email protected] would get the user profile named as karte (abbreviation will in most cases contain three first characters of the first name followed by two first characters of the last name)If the name in the email used has only one part, usually the first name, and this name is max 5 characters long, the name will be used for the user profile as is. MS account [email protected] would get the profile named as KariIf the name in the email used has only one part, usually the first name, and this name is over 5 characters long, the name of the user profile will be the first 5 chara... Read more

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I have one computer in my home network that I can not share files. I get the message below.
All of the other computer on my network would have a "popup box" where I would enter the Username and Password - but this one computer does not give me that popup.

Also I can access all of the other computer from this on ("GA-EG45M") but I can't access it from the others. Where do I go to authorize "access permissions"? All of the network discovery and sharing settings are set the same on all computers.

Answer:How do I grant permission to access Network - no user/password popup

Checked this one yet? Logon failure: the user has not been granted the requested logon - Microsoft Community

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very play Registry settings or Permissions and computer broken........[[[[[XP MODEL S?M?LAR JOBS WORKS TRY]]]]]

play registry before... speed downloads and startup automatic TrustedInstaller.....
System reserved partition FORMAT before... speed downloads and startup automatic TrustedInstaller
now lower dowload speed and   Important a thing the trustedInstaller permission

how take registry current owner TrustedInstaller??
HKEY_LOCAL_MACH?NE AND HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT AND HKEY_USERS ALL,,delete TrustedInstaller and some CLS?D subkeys current owner TrustedInstaller available
how take registry TrustedInstaller?
win 7 64 bit ultimate

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I have four computers running Windows 8.1

On three the User Accounts dialog box has the phrase, "Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer."
I have deselected that box and entered the passwords and now I log in automatically.

But on one computer in the User Accounts dialog box there is no phrase, "Users must enter..." and there is not box to deselect.
What to do?

thanks

John

Answer:"Users must enter a user name and password..."

Hello John, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Is that PC a member of a domain by chance?

If so, then the "Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer." box will not be available.

Log On User Account Automatically at Windows 8 Startup

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I want to set up two user accounts under XP which are essentially "clones" of each other, ie they both have the same desktop, settings, Outlook e-mail account details, IE options settings etc etc. In essence the only difference required is that they would each have their own private My Documents for personal data storage.

Is there any easy way under XP to create one account, configure it as required, and then just 'clone' another?( If this was a networked system, then I suppose we would be talking about 'profiles' here.) Is it perhaps just case of (say) duplicating a set of folders under Documents & Settings, and if so which ones?
 

Answer:"Cloning" XP user accounts

See if this helps, it's for corrupted profiles, but it should work as well for uncorrupted profiles. http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;811151
 

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when I create a new user account I can't log into it
error: profSvc service failed
I saw posts about changing something in C;/Users/Default User
But I don't seem to have such a folder. I defined view settings to show hidden files and also system files, but I don't see such a folder.
I only see the actual users, as well as public.

Maybe it got messed up from Eset, they have a trick for locating a stolen device, they create a fake user account, and when the thief tries to log in, you get a notification.
I think I see that fake user account listed as a folder in users, but I don't see the real account that I just created.
I don't have ESET installed anymore.

Answer:can't log into new user accounts -- and there is no "default user"

Do you have any restore points to revert back to? You can get into recovery options at the login screen by holding shift while clicking restart.
Go to troubleshooting, and it will lead you to tools to help fix the problem.

You may need to refresh your PC, or reinstall everything if this problem can't be solved.

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when I create a new user account I can't log into it
error: profSvc service failed
I saw posts about changing something in C;/Users/Default User
But I don't seem to have such a folder. I defined view settings to show hidden files and also system files, but I don't see such a folder.
I only see the actual users, as well as public.

Maybe it got messed up from Eset, they have a trick for locating a stolen device, they create a fake user account, and when the thief tries to log in, you get a notification.
I think I see that fake user account listed as a folder in users, but I don't see the real account that I just created.
I don't have ESET installed anymore.

Answer:can't log into new user accounts -- and there is no "default user"

Do you have any restore points to revert back to? You can get into recovery options at the login screen by holding shift while clicking restart.
Go to troubleshooting, and it will lead you to tools to help fix the problem.

You may need to refresh your PC, or reinstall everything if this problem can't be solved.

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I want to set permissions so the standard users on my PC aren't able to install software. It is a workstation used for POS and the employees have a general employee account but i've had issues with them installing programs leading to viruses and the like so i'd like to somehow prevent that. I'm running windows 7. Thanks in advance for any help you can provide.

Answer:deny install permission to standard user

RUn the Group Policy Editor or by installing Steady State from Microsoft.

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May I know is it possible to show domain user's "Display Name" instead of "User Logon Name" as owner in print queue? Our company's domain using generic "User Logon Name", i.e. 001, 002, 003 and so on, each "User Logon Name" will have personalized "Display Name", e.g. Mary, John etc., but a problem is when a print job printed by a user is hold in the print queue of a network printer, other users won't know who is it (the owner of the print job may shown as 001, 002 etc.) and so not able to ask that user to remove the print job. Any ideas? Thanks a lot!
 

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I wat to know how to change user name at "C:\Users".

I've changed user name at control panel following this guide:

User Account Name - Change in Windows 8[1]=User%20Accounts
But the name at "C:\Users" - which is showing Korean - was not changed.

Answer:change user name at "C:\Users"

Hello windstory,

Changing the user account's name will not change the name of it's "C:\Users\(user-name)" profile folder.

The best way to change the user profile folder's name is to create a new local user account with the name you want instead, delete the old account, and (if wanted) switch the new local account to a Microsoft account.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I wanted to enable "Run as Different User" options on some windows 7 workstations. Can someone please provide steps to achieve this ? 

Shaktisinh Vaghela

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Hi,

Please excuse-me in advance if the topic does not contain all information right away, or if it is not at the right place.

I have a problem uploading content via Filezilla under Windows 7, on an HP p6720f i just purchased. The domain is hosted by godaddy, my ISP is ATnT (their 2701HG-B box).

If i try to connect typing the domainname in the "Host" case, i get:
Connection attempt failed with "EAI_FAIL - Nonrecoverable failure in name resolution".
If i try to connect typing the DNS number in the "Host" case, i get:
"EACCES - Permission denied"

I disabled all firewalls
I tried the netsh manipulations form topic139311
as the apprentice sorcerer i am (And that's how i discovered you guys)

If anybody can help, i'll have to put your name in the website's "powered by" section... Once it is online!
 

Answer:Filezilla "EAI_FAIL" and "EACCES - Permission denied"

try some of these tests for TCP connectivity

Ping using an address shows connections are working.

Ping using a domain.name shows that DNS lookup is working as well as connectivity.

Nslookup does name resolution by both address and name

Filezilla is a FTP tool and apparently has both client and server support.
Windows/* already has FTP Client support (start->run->ftp),
so why use Filezilla?
 

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I tried to take the following steps to get the "full control" permission on a "System Volume Information" folder for a user account I had created.
right-click on the folder -> Properties -> Security tab -> Edit -> the "Permissions for <object>" dialog appears -> Add -> the "Select Users or Groups" dialog appears -> Enter the user account's name and press OK -> back to the "Permissions for <object>" dialoge -> select "Full control" for the newly added name -> Click on the Apply button
After I clicked on the Apply button, a dialoge entitled "Error Applying Security" appears, stating:

"An error occcurred while applying security information to:

...\<GUID><GUID>

Access is denied."

Behind that dialog, there was another dialog entitled "Windows Security", which states:

"Setting security information on <drive>:\System Volume Information\tracking.log"

I thought maybe Windows didn't like people to mess with such an important folder, and therefore refused to grant the permission. So, I cancelled the front "Error Applying Security" dialog. (There's another Continue button)

At this point, a new "Windows Security" dialogue popped up, saying:

"Stopping the propagation of permission settings leads to an inconsistent state, in which some objects have the settings but others don't. If you made the ch... Read more

Answer:Windows says it won't grant access permission, but it does grant.

You are looking at the permissions set on the folder. Not on the files which can have a different set of permissions. Clearly setting permissions on those files failed.

...Why are you even messing with the permissions in the first place?

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deny delete permission for user and rename file windows xp sp2

Answer:deny file delete & rename permission for user

... and the question is?

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I have Windows 7 Home Pro installed on my laptop, and I'm one of those people that likes to keep my Start Menu folder OCD-tidy.

In W7 (as I believe it was in Vista) there are two folders that handle the program shortcuts for the Start Menu. There's a user-specific one (for programs only that user can use) and the all-users one (for programs everyone can use).

C:\Users\Joe\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs
and
C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs

I'm the only user on my laptop, so I'd like to just consolidate these two folders into one to make it easier for me to sort and keep track of. Is there any reason not to just drag-and-drop stuff from one to the other? Is there one that I should use in preference to the other (should I keep everything in the "user" folder or the "all-users" folder?

I'm pretty sure I just did this without any problem in Vista, but I wanted to make sure so I don't mess anything up as I'm new to W7.

Thanks,
Joe

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I tried to create a new account on the family computer for my mother, because she was tired of using my nephew's account (He's very messy, even on the computer, and she doesn't like his clutter.)

She attempted to use it, and got the 'User Account Service service failed." error.

I deleted the account, and tried again with a different named account. Same thing.

The only accounts that seem to work are mine (Administrator) and my nephew's (Standard.)

I read a forum posting for this problem that stated the problem was because of account SIDs and the wonky way Vista goes about its business. Now, at one time I did have two accounts. Chance, and Blake. I deleted Blake because I hadn't realized that he would have permanent access to my private files after navigating to them from his account. However, this did not delete the Blake entry in C:\Users. I created another account for him, again called Blake. This created an entry in C:\Users called Blake.Home.

Now, the only entries I have SIDs for in regedit are Chance, Blake.Home, systemprofile, LocalService, and NetworkService.

There are no SIDs left over from previous accounts that could be causing this trouble.

I went to the System Properties Users tab and found three entries. Unknown Account,Chance, and Blake. I deleted Unknown Account (It was a leftover from some problems with creating a new account for my nephew.) Now the user account manager, and the System Properties User Profiles tab list ... Read more

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Hi, all.. got a problem, i've got 2 user accounts on my win7 x64,
Today when i done a reboot i've suddenly got only one account showing at the logon screen and a new item called "Other User", when i click this i can enter the 2nd user account details and i logon ok, I just want to get rid of this "Other User" and be able to choose between the two accounts like i did before, any ideas ???

Regards,
xaudiox

Answer:"Other User" accounts

Have you tried entering User Accounts from the Control Panel, and selecting the Manage Other Account link, and then the Other User account and renaming it?

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Ok I'm asking this on behalf of my girlfriend since I have no clue what could be causing this. Its really more of an annoyance than a problem.

When ever she wants to open something when using an application and the "Open" dialog box comes up, all her files are listed in reverse alphabetical order no matter how many times she sets it to "Arrange Icons By > Name" in the dialog box. It also happens when the "Save As" dialog box comes up with all the files displayed in reverse alpabetical order. When she is viewing the contents of a folder though, everything shows normally, this only happens when those 2 dialog boxes are displayed. Any one know what could cause this? Thanks.

Answer:Annoying Windows XP "Open" & "Save As" dialog box problems

Is it all folders or a specific one? If so go into the source problem folder and arrange the items the way you want and hold the CTRL button down while you hit the red X to close the window. See if that does anything for you.

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Hi all,

I have been searching the web for an answer to this question since first getting Windows 10 last year. I would like my File Explorer to open using the "List" view rather than the current default of "Details". I have seen many responses that reference how to change the default view template from Documents to Music, Pictures, ..., but none that actually address this question. Is there a way to do this at all in Win10?

I'm thinking of changing Documents template for Details to remove all columns except for Name. The Details view as it currently has been useful in the past so I hate to lose it all together.

Am I SOL in my request? Thanks in advance.

Answer:Want to change File Explorer default View from "Details" to "List"

Open File Explorer, in the menu bar click view > choose your view (mine is medium icons)

To get the menu bar (if you don't have it showing) put the cursor in the top window bar, right click, click Menu bar. On mine it's the first choice.

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This morning when I attempted to use my computer, any application (IE, OE, everything) I tried to start gave an error message (paraphrasing) “Insufficient resources exist to complete the requested task.” I thought a reboot was in order and when attempting that got “you do not have permission to shut down this computer” or something similar.

After unplugging and rebooting everything seems normal, but I’m going to run AV, anti-spyware and Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool.

Event log shows an error at the same time “the server was unable to allocate from the system nonpaged pool because the pool was empty”. Server? I’m not networked to a server….I’m sure it means something else, but what?

Recent software changes: Deleting MS Antispyware due to inability to upgrade to their new Beta 2 Defender (something do to with GDI, which I tried to fix by following info on the MS site), and downloading some critical updates from MS.

I’ve done searches on the errors and the answers don’t apply. I’ll probably revert my HD with an application called GoBack if the scans don’t find anything but thought you people might know what caused this.

Win2K is my OS.

I'll be checking for responses as I can't get response notices due to my ISP.

Thanks in advance,
Randall
 

Answer:"Insufficient resources" and "you don't have permission" errors

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Platform: Windows 7 x64 Ultimate.

I've observed that applications that normally would require UAC elevation don't display it. The application then fails with an error because of insufficient privilege. For example, if I download an installer, and run it on another system, Windows shows the standard UAC prompt asking for permission to run it at elevated privilege. On my system, some setting has become screwed up, and the prompt is not shown. Moreover, it seems to "auto-deny" the request, and the application then fails with a permission error.

Now, if I elevate the application manually, by right-clicking, and selecting "Run as administrator..." it works fine. But on a properly configured system, I don't have to do that -- the application asks itself.

As a specific example, all Firefox updates now fail automatically, because the UAC prompt never appears, and it defaults to "auto-deny." If I download the Firefox installer and run it manually (with admin privileges) it works fine. Other installers are similar -- the problem is not Firefox-specific.

So: what setting could cause this behavior and how do I correct it? Some details:
- I have a standard Windows 7 "full user" account with admin privileges.
- UAC is set to the default option in Control Panel
- It used to work as expected, but some setting has become screwed up.
- I know that a format/reinstall would fix this but I don't want to do that right now.
- Doing thi... Read more

Answer:Windows 7 UAC elevation problem -- seems to "auto-deny" most application installers?

From the run dialog, open secpol.msc. Expand Security Settings, Local Policies and Security Options. On the list to the right, scroll all the way to the bottom and review the User Access Control Policies.

Pay special attention to:
* Detect Application Installations and prompt for elevation
* Only elevate UIAccess applications that are installed in secure locations
* Behavior of the Elevation prompt for standard users
* Behavior of the Elevation prompt for Adminsitratrs in Admin Approval Mode
 

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I use XP Pro....
I keep my audio files in folders. And I don't know why every now and then when I open these folders all the files show in "Tile mode". I hate that and always convert them all to "List mode". But in a few days they go back to all showing in "Tile mode" again.

Is there a way to make all the contents of folders Always show in "List mode"?
 

Answer:Make folder contents always show as "List" not "Tiles"?

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Ok I have searched and searched for a solution to this common problem in Windows XP.

The "Recommended Programs" list that appears when you select "Open With" after right clicking a file, html in my case, is cluttered with programs I don't use.

The common suggestion is to do a regedit as shown below -

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ Explorer\FileExts\.extension\OpenWithList

However I still have some items that show up in the Open With list that were never found in the registry. To be specific they are some OpenOffice programs that opened an html file at one time. That is how they got on the list, I think they are shell extensions or something like that. I guess that is why I am unable to locate them with the regedit method.

Is there freeware utility that can clean these out in XP?
I found one called "Unassociate file types" for Vista but it does not work for me.
 

Answer:Remove Items From "Open With" > "Recommend Programs" List

Hi, thanks for your reply.
I have been using Z-Uninstall and CCleaner for a long time now. I ran the registry cleaner from within CCleaner and Glary just yesterday.

The recommended programs I want removed from the list have not been uninstalled from the PC. They were accidentally used at one time to open an html file thus the reason they made it to the list. I have cleaned out some others by using regedit, but these OpenOffice apps are not visible in the registry. They are shell extensions I think.

I am looking for a utility like "Unassociate file types" that will work on XP.
Any suggestions?
 

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Hi,

For a folder, on properties, security tab, I've set "Deny full control" for every user.

Now I cannot do anything with this folder. It's the "Bonjour" folder with the Apple app.

How can I get access again, and delete this app and folder ?

Answer:"Deny full control" on a folder, how to get access again ?

It's possible.
Solution here :

Take ownership of files and get full access in Windows 10

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Can someone please help me? I meant to deny only one folder access temporarily to another user I added, but even though I right clicked that folder, it apparently gave me the properties of the entire D:\ drive. On top of that, I ended up denying full control on 'users', which even locked out my Admin!

That said, now in "Computer", that drive does not show how much space it has left. If I right click it, I get NO security tab.

I have also attempted to go into cmd.exe and do cacls D: (anything here results in "Access is Denied" error.

I went into safemode, also got "Access is Denied" error.

Apparently, I made it so not even the admin can change the permissions or even access that drive, period.

Is there ANYTHING that I can do to override this and reset it somehow?

Answer:Accidentally set "deny" on full control, can't unset

Dunno if it'll work in Win7, but you'll have to run it as an administrator.
Here's 2 links that may help (or at least give you a start):
Reset Registry Permissions (originally posted18Oct08)
Reset Registry Permissions2 (originally posted 16Dec08)

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Hi,

For a folder, on properties, security tab, I've set "Deny full control" for every user.

Now I cannot do anything with this folder. It's the "Bonjour" folder with the Apple app.

How can I get access again, and delete this app and folder ?

Answer:"Deny full control" on a folder, how to get access again ?

It's possible.
Solution here :

Take ownership of files and get full access in Windows 10

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Yeah like the title says, I clicked "deny" on the wrong folder (on all users). Anyone know how I can change it to "allow" so windows can start again? At this point I can't start windows, however I can access cmd.

This is the folder: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon.
But I don't know what command that allows me to change the competence to "allow" while in the cmd.

Somebody please help me

Answer:Accidentely clicked "deny" on winlogon in regedit,how to fix with cmd?

Welcome to the forums.

The easiest way to fix it if you have a Restore Point is run
rstrui.exe
at the command prompt

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Friends:

I am having problems with XP Home Networking. My situation is like this: I have two PCs running fully updated XP Pro and a Belkin wireless router connected to a Motorola Surfboard cable modem. PC1 is hardwired directly to the router. PC2 connects to the router through a Belking PCI wireless card. Both can connect to the internet. The Home Network Wizard has been run on both using the same settings. When opening My Network Places, however, only PC2 can see its own shared folders. When I try to "View workgroup computers" on PC1, I get a message that says "<workgroup> is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource." ... and so on. When I try to repair the Local Area Connection of PC1, I get a message that says "Windows could not finish repairing the problem because the following action cannot be completed: Renewing your IP address." ... etc. Any of the above works successfully with PC2. Obviously the problem lies within PC1.

When I run ipconfig on PC1, I get the following:

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : smokin
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : comcast

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : comcast
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller
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Answer:"You might not have permission" and ""Renewing your IP address"

Hah! Ijust solved my own problem. To those who find this same problem, go to Add/Remove Programs and get rid of Sygate Personal Firewall. I didn't even know it was running anymore because I never saw the icon in the system tray. Amazing that so many problems occured because of one little program.
 

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Hello, all!

[Is this the right forum? I figured the "Security" in "Networking and Security" made it so this would apply here... However, not sure if it just applies to security specifically having to do with networking. If it needs moved, feel free to do so.]

I have been messing around with setting up Software Restriction Policies this evening (no AD currently (that will come later), just a bunch of computers in a workgroup), and I have run into a problem...

Here is what I have: Under enforcement, I have "All users except local administrators" selected, and for the default security level I have "Disallowed." The admin account is a created account, with the administrator account disabled, and it is in the "Administrators" group.

When I set those settings, I am unable to run programs in disallowed locations, whether it be by simply double-clicking, or by right-clicking and selecting "Run as administrator."

However, when I set the default to "Basic User," it behaves as the "Disallowed" was described... Normal users (and admin account before elevating through right-click>run as administrator) cannot run the file, but it can be run through right-click>run as administrator. Is this how it should behave?

I have been doing some looking around online for a while, and so far have only found a couple other people with this issue... Unfortunately, neither had an answer in the thread. ... Read more

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Hi all,
I wanted to prevent the guest users on my laptop from accessing D: drive. So from my admin account, I set the permissions on my D: drive to deny all for the Users group, without even looking at all the permissions listed. I thought these permissions would affect only the non-admin group....but I went wrong and now cant access any file in D: even from the admin account.
Have some serious work in that drive, and need some urgent help in getting back my data...any help would be appreciated !

Thanks !

Answer:Cant access a drive due to "deny all" permissions set by my own

Before removing users permissions, you should always add your user account to the permission list. These links may help:

Privileges problem after clean re-install

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-d...ml#post1450278

Read through the enitre thread(s). Of particular usefulness will be the posts by Barman and KarlSnooks. There is some really good information in these threads that you may find quite helpful.

James

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Hi there I have noticed that my drive letters shown in disk management are different from those being shown in "list volume" in the windows recovery console command prompt. Below are some pictures, number one showing my current partition setup with the drive letters and number two-four showing what is shown in "list volume" in the windows recovery console command prompt.

SEE PIC #1 ; SEE PIC #2, SEE PIC #3, SEE PIC #4

NOTE: If I do a "list volume" in a non recovery console command prompt the drive letters are shown as they are shown in disk management.

Answer:Drive letter in "list volume" WRE is different from "My Computer" Fix?

I believe that is normal since the recovery console assigns letters based on which partition it sees first. It is not aware of the fact that the System Reserved partition doesn't get a drive letter assigned as does Windows.

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I have a Sony Vaio Notebook running a Windows XP (Pro) operating system.
The Notebook cotains 2 drives. A "C" drive and a "D" drive.
I would like to add the "D" drive letter to the drop down menu of the "Send To" button.
Can anyone help me with this?

Thank you very much.
 

Answer:add a "drive letter" to the "send to" drop down list

Place a shortcut to the drive (or folder) you want to be the target in c:\Documents and Settings\"Your User Name"\SendTo folder. That is the directory from which the Send To menu is loaded. I'm looking at a win2000 system and the XP location may be slightly different but it's somewhere in there. If you put the shortcut in the "Default User" folder then whenever you create a new user, that user will have the same option.

Welcome to TSG -- stay a while.
 

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Hello,

I've searched the forum and could not find an answer to this problem.

I have a Windows 7 Enterprise machine where at the login screen the "Switch User" button is missing and so I am unable to clear the last user.

Just about all the results I got back on this topic was how to re-enable the "Switch User". This doesn't help because I can't login to make the change.

TIA!

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Sometimes when I try to connect to a wifi network, i enter my username/password, it tries to connect for a while then I get the same popup asking me to enter my user credentials...again.
There is never any reason specified for why I am being asked to re-enter my user credentials.
This is extremely annoying. How can I troubleshoot this if Windows does not tell me why?
Event viewer shows no error messages either.
Is there any way to get Windows to tell me why I am being asked to re-enter my user credentials?

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Recently, one of my service host processes in the task manager showed about 13% CPU usage on my i7. I manually restarted each service in its list and found my problems: Application Information refused to stop on its own, but User Profile Service, which takes Application Information down with it, solved my CPU drain. Yesterday, the windows services locked me out. When I tried to stop the problem services, I got "Error 1061: The service cannot accept control messages at this time." Fearing a virus, I tried to run Malwarebytes, but it gave me the same error message. I managed to run it in safe mode, but this did not solve the problem. As of now, I have a CPU drain and no apparent way to stop it. Can anyone help?

Answer:Services "Application Information" or "User Profile Service" high CPU

Arsenurderer said:

Recently, one of my service host processes in the task manager showed about 13% CPU usage on my i7. I manually restarted each service in its list and found my problems: Application Information refused to stop on its own, but User Profile Service, which takes Application Information down with it, solved my CPU drain. Yesterday, the windows services locked me out. When I tried to stop the problem services, I got "Error 1061: The service cannot accept control messages at this time." Fearing a virus, I tried to run Malwarebytes, but it gave me the same error message. I managed to run it in safe mode, but this did not solve the problem. As of now, I have a CPU drain and no apparent way to stop it. Can anyone help?



Hi Arsenurderer and welcome to Tenforums.
Let's get the virus possibility out of the way:

Run RKILL
RKill Download
Post the log that pops up upon completion.

Run "Scan" of ADWCleaner
Downloads - AdwCleaner - ToolsLib

Post the scan log
C:\AdwCleaner\AdwCleaner[S1].txt

If you're around now, wait for my response - do not reboot, and do not run "Clean".

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I cannot deactivate the "Sleep and charge" option. I do not need it and it perturbs the functioning of my scanner. Apparently one should have two types of USB ports: ones with the "lightening" sign (used for the "Sleep..." options) and normal ones. I have on the left of my Satellite laptop two black ports and on the right two blue ports.

I cannot find the "lightening" sign anywhere and the ?Sleep ..." icon appears every time I plug in the scanner; this happens for all 4 ports. I have entered the "Sleep..." Set up menu and try to deactivate this option but it does not work. I have tried to uninstall the "Sleep..." option, but it does not appear on the list of programs one can uninstall.

One should be able to eliminate completely options that one does not need, but I cannot manage it.
Dan

Answer:Cannot deactivate "Sleep and charge" option

Hi Dan

?Sleep and charge option? can be disabled in BIOS settings. Have you tried to do this already?

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I'm about to put together a new system and from what I can understand, when I install Vista on the new machine, my first system with the same copy of Vista will be "Deactivated" - which is ok, as my old system is going to part-heaven anyway. Is this correct?
 

Answer:Vista activation - how do "deactivate" first installation?

no, I have activated vista/xp on a few computers and the old ones never deactivated
 

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Hi,

I'm looking for a solution for stopping the Network Type PoPup which appears after changing the network (eg. new UMTS network etc.)

I found this how-to: Unidentified Networks - Set as Private or Public which automatically defines an undefined Network as punlic or private. This is a fisrt step but unfortunatelly the Popup still appears.

I need this for unattened systems that does not allow user interaction and block my network for this system.

Thank you in advance and Regards,

Alex

Answer:Deactivate "Type of network "PopUp

Hi,

I treid with The Professional Release of Win7. Here you can deactivate by Group Policies, but i did not find any way for Home Premium yet. Is it possible to find out the Reg seeting by the Group Policy Editor?

Thank you and Regards,

Alex

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Hello,

Firstly, hope I'm posting in the right section.

I would like to know if this is actually possible, i.e. the ability to deny complete access of a specific drive/partition to a newly created user account (local) somewhere in the advanced security settings or via cmd. The current situation is that I have to manually access the advanced security tab of the concerned drive/partition, add/edit the new user account(s) and then deny access to them individually, requiring too many mouse clicks and admin password inputs each time.

What I prefer instead is to be able to set up the security settings in a manner that would auto-disable access to all user accounts likely created in the future and allow access to only the currently enabled local/admin account.

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Automatically deny access of (Drives) to newly created user accounts

Welcome to the forum. Is this for a company and do you have a domain?

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Hello,

Firstly, hope I'm posting in the right section.

I would like to know if this is actually possible, i.e. the ability to deny complete access of a specific drive/partition to a newly created user account (local) somewhere in the advanced security settings or via cmd. The current situation is that I have to manually access the advanced security tab of the concerned drive/partition, add/edit the new user account(s) and then deny access to them individually, requiring too many mouse clicks and admin password inputs each time.

What I prefer instead is to be able to set up the security settings in a manner that would auto-disable access to all user accounts likely created in the future and allow access to only the currently enabled local/admin account.

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Automatically deny access of (Drives) to newly created user accounts

Welcome to the forum. Is this for a company and do you have a domain?

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If "Deny write access to removable drives not protected by BitLocker" is enabled, how can Antivirus delete/clean infected USB drive that is not encrpyted?
Seems that antivirus only can detect, but cant action.
Any advise?

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I am going 'round & 'round with this issue. I log on as limited user account for security. However, when I am on that acct, I cannot copy files to the external HP drive - I have to switch over to the admin user account to do so. In order to use the limited account for this operation, I have read that you should disable simple file sharing, (on admin acct), then rt clik on the file u want to copy - this then opens a menu with security tab where you are supposed to be able to give full control to the limited acct for that file. My admin acct that brings up this menu has those boxes to check grayed out. Also, do you have to rt click and give full permission for any file that you want to copy? (once you have this all figured out) - Seems a bit cumbersome. Any ideas anyone?? Thanks.
 

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I'd like to assign a few select "domain users" to be local admin over their test machines which log into a domain. The test machines are Windows 7 64bit and the domain is Win2k8 R2. I have been searching around for the best way to do it but I've come up short on my search.

Anyone know off the top of their head?

Thanks

Answer:Assigning "domain user" to "local admin" on select PCs

Create a new group in AD, for example, TestUsers
Add the required users to the group
Go round each machine and add the group as a member of local admins.

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Ok, this is my third attempt, after re-booting and re-booting. This is my wife's Sony, abt. 3 years old, P4, WinXP HE, 512k ram. For a long time now it has been "temperamental". Among the latest is I can no longer "switch user" as normally. Clicking Start/log off/switch user does absolutely nothing now, it merely reverts to the former screen. Start/log off/log off does work, however.
And the shortcut that I used to use, the Win logo key +L now goes to "UNLOCK COMPUTER", a pop-up message that tells me the pc is in use and locked and only I (presumably as an administrator) with the proper password can now unlock it..
Problem: what the heck is the password?
We don't recall ever setting one.
Control+Alt+Delete does nothing here. Once at this screen, my only recourse is to reboot. ("Cancel" is greyed out. I think though that a few days ago it wasn't and I could cancel. Is that my faulty memory or is this thing getting worse?)

A side note: I did recently download and utilize a reg cleaner freeware "Regseeker" which I used to delete only several items it said were not used or broken links. (It also allegedly created a back-up before deletion, but darned if I can see where or how I can get them back!)
I also disabled, thanks to another tech "advice", several services via Control Panel/Administrative Tools/Services. However, that techie claims nothing I disabled in his list should affect this.

Thanks!
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Answer:Solved: "Switch User" no longer functions. "Password"?

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