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administrator

1. Property law a person authorized to manage an estate, esp when the owner has died intestate or without having appointed executors
2. a person who manages a computer system

administrator

A person responsible for managing a computer or network and who has full access to the hardware and software. Users are generally the administrators of their own computers, because fresh out of the box, whoever sets up the machine can create administrator privileges for the user.

If the machines are company owned, users are given fewer privileges. For example, they cannot change certain permissions or internal files. See root level, privilege and access rights.

There Are Different Kinds of Administrators
In an organization's IT department, technicians often have administrator titles. See data administrator, database administrator, network administrator and system administrator.
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For example, there have been cases in which an administrator undergoing a state agency survey needs immediate advice or a quick "policy" and has gotten an immediate response from their peers.
It's hard as an administrator to get away from your inbox," he acknowledges, "but you've got to do that.
To provide maximum control and reliability, storage administrators historically built SANs as completely isolated networks, in which each application or user group had its own physical SAN fabric.
After nearly 13 years in long term care, including the past eight as the administrator at Dove Healthcare Nursing and Rehabilitation in Eau Claire, Wis.
Registered students who occupy a building would get a dialogue with administrators, but the school wouldn't shy from expulsion.
Administrators falsified proficiency test results and course grades and changed records to improve students' class rank and grade-point average, he said.
As discussed, a managed compliance agreement is a formal agreement between a taxpayer and a tax administrator that establishes a simplified procedure for reporting use tax liability.
Law enforcement administrators know that they should plan for future events or assignments.
Bennett explained how, while still a high school coach, he removed himself from consideration for a coveted job when the interviewing administrator made it perfectly clear that winning was all that mattered.
Simply doing a mediocre job, or the emergence of someone better suited for the position, are not sufficient cause to remove or demote a school administrator in Buffalo.

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