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Prevent local administration privileges for our domain users

I am looking for possible solutions to prevent local administration privileges for our domain users. Currently, we provide our domain users local administration privileges to avoid issues with ...
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Route 53 TCP Health Monitoring with NC

We have multiple servers which are running UBUNTU 12.04 OS. We would like to create health monitoring for all of the servers. Since none of the servers are running web server I would like to create ...
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Trends of collected metric values from data center nodes [closed]

I am trying to understand the common scenarios observed in systems administration. I've seen that some popular metrics for monitoring include, free memory, user cpu, system cpu, total running ...
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Load balancing IPTABLES POSTROUTING rules

I have an interface with 5 IP addresses assigned to it (as virtual adapters) let's call them x1,x2,x3,x4 and x5. Currently I have SNAT POSTROUTING forwarding rules from local source range to specific ...
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Can I & how do I write a standard file to a directory as the same user no matter which user I write the file as?

I am working under Linux and I have a directory, /data/history/export which has a user captain and group crew. I would like users mike, joe, and steve to ALWAYS write to this directory as user ...
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Transition away from Domain Admin only account

In our Windows environment, our Domain Admins only have one user account. This single user account is used across the board including running on a day to day workstation. In our transition away from ...
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Set SPN for all users in domain

I have a Windows 2008 R2 domain controller with more than 60 user accounts. Each time one of these users tries to connect to the DC authentication "falls back" to NTLM. Kerberos authentication fails ...
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Access to logs for not root/sudo user

What should I choose to allow staff access to logs on server. For example if I have user webmaster which should have access to /var/log/{mysql,nginx, etc...}, how can I make it? Maybe add group ...
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Active Directory control client hyper-v permissions

I've done lots of googling and the only thing I find relates to, I believe, Hyper-V server and not client Hyper-V. The scenario is that we have a domain here at the college and we are trying to use ...
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How do I give a program permission to change the system time in windows 7?

I have a some software which requires that the windows system time be synchronized with a physical atomic clock* before a certain procedure begins. Right now the user has instructions to modify the ...
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How to Seal Windows 7

I'm trying to prepare Windows 7 Template, i have used Sysprep.exe with the following options: Under System Cleanup Action, select Enter System Out-of-Box-Experience (OOBE). Tick the Generalize ...
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How to avoid a terminal server user to reboot the machine on Windows update notification?

When Windows Update promets the user to reboot (or to "show the message again in 10 minutes, 4 hours") i would like that for some users this is either not displayed (best solution) or if the user by ...
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What is a name of a technique of deduplicating and summarising of logs?

So for example, you have a stream of logs coming in somewhere (a syslog server, forwarded Windows event logs, "Typical Poor Sysadmin's Mailbox", a Splunk indexer, whatever...) Imagine this stream of ...
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Is “sudo su -” considered a bad practice?

Background I know the difference between su -, sudo su -, and sudo <command>: su - - switches user to root, requires the root password sudo su - - switches user to root, requires only the ...
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Setting up muli-project web development server

I'm trying to set up a development server that will be used for several (web) projects by different teams (consisting of different people, some of which may be involved with more than one project). I ...
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Domain users in relation to local machine's settings

The lack of terminology's knowledge make's it difficult to find an answer with search engines for the following issue. Please excuse me. The problem is as follows: In a local windows network ...
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Administration Pack Installing [closed]

I have a Microsoft Server 2008 with IIS 7 installed. I need to set it up to run PHP requests and applications, so I need to install Administration Pack and set the FastCGI within it. Keep in mind the ...
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Windows 2008 r2 not using default security groups (ie Domain Admin) prevented from changing own password

Apologies if I did not find a question similar to mine but i have searched honest! Firstly we have undertaken a no default group approach to our security on active directory. This has been very ...
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How to live a Pleskless life? [closed]

I have always used Linux with Plesk when hosting web projects. It's easy to host multiple websites and setup email accounts but I realized it's overkill sometimes. I think it uses a lot of resources ...
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Special Administration Console (SAC) in linux

Windows have Special Administration Console (SAC), same feature is available to linux? Refer http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc785873(v=ws.10).aspx
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What's a good language for linux system administration? [closed]

I've created a set of nifty set of Makefiles for repeating the steps to provision and maintain many AWS clusters. The benefits of make have been: the bulk of the execution are various shell ...
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Active Directory Country capitals (letters)

Does someone know how to solve the problem of changing all country fields at once and probably why the country field is multiplied each time I select + apply a country change until the Object is being ...
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What should I do if an necessary client application has to run on an older (vulnerable) framework?

A client needs to have .NET Framework 4 installed and not patched so their software running on their Windows 2008 R2 Server functions properly. This sparks the questions: When is it okay to ...
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How can I either through vbscript or GPO push a Windows 7 Logon Screen to all my users

I know how to change the login screen, it's easy. But I would like to figure out a way to do it through GPO or login script. I have tried running the script as the computer start-up script as well as ...
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Software and hardware upgrade - private documents migration

I am facing a problem, where I need to upgrade bunch of pc's into newer ones. The old pc's are running win xp, while the new ones have win 7 installed on them. I need to make sure, that every ...
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Limit access to local data and applications while accessing the desktop remotely

We need to access client systems (desktops) remotely to do routine troubleshooting activities, however this isn't a very secure method to do as it exposes the local data to support personnel. Also, ...
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How to administer an APC Smart UPS 6000?

I did a scan on a APC Smart UPS 6000 that is connected to the network, and it was discovered with a particular mac address and 62078 and 999 closed ports. I tried using telnet to login to the ...
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How to get all network pc hardware details? [closed]

We have a Domain in our company (win xp and 7). We need to get all hardware information (RAM, CPU, HD, ...) and IP of all systems centrally. Is there any software available to do so?
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What is the deal with Centos repos? How many?

I am a long time Debian user, now at work have to manage several Centos machines, but I'm used to 1,2 or at most 3 repos on Debian, the centos repo file is full of links, and I dare to say they aren't ...
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Windows Server 2k8 - Adding User To Admin Group But Not True Admin?

It appears that adding a user to the Administrators group does not actually grant the user full Administrative privileges on the server. I am still not able to add users to the system (Access Denied) ...
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How (not) to setup lightweight WM for occasional server management?

I'm working with our admin team to firm up all the requirements of the dev team before creating some system images. One of the things we ended up needing is a lightweight GUI setup. Knowing that the ...
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Full Information from Terminal Services Manager (tsadmin.msc) via command line

I would like to get the full session information that is presented in the Terminal Services Manager via the command line or PowerShell (so that it can be used in automation) or at the very least the ...
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Is it possible to change an Azure organisational account administrator?

My (small) company has an Azure account we use for various projects. Does anyone know if it's possible to change the Account Administrator? I've figured out how to add technical users as ...
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Auditing full access permissions on Exchange 2010 without audit being on

We are currently running Exchange 2010 SP1. I would like to see who has been granted full access or send as permissions on a specific mailbox, the issue is we do not have audit logging turned on this ...
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How to measure a sysadmin's workload? [closed]

So there is an IT company: foo In this IT company sysadmins work via a ticketing system. Everything is OK, but for one thing: The management wants to track what is the dispersion in workload. So ...
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In Linux, what's the best way to delegate administration responsibilities, like for Apache, a database, or some other application?

In Linux, what's the best way to delegate administration responsibilities for Apache and other "applications"? File permissions? Sudo? A mix of both? Something else? At work we have two tiers of ...
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hosted servers: multiple providers?

We have a hosted dedicated server, and we're looking at adding another one. We think our current provider is a touch expensive, so I'm also gathering quotes from other providers. I was asked if we ...
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Logging violations of rules in limits.conf

I am trying to log the details of the programs that where failed due to the limit cap defined in the limits.conf. My initial plan was to do it using the audit system. The idea was to track the system ...
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How can you recover a different admin account password when the default Administrator account is disabled?

If I were to create a admin domain account on a remote Windows Small Business Server (SBS), copy all permissions from the current [default] Administrator account, and then disable the [default] ...
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How to manage Linux servers and tasks?

As a developer who is managing more and more Linux servers for my various projects and tasks, I'm starting to seriously think about how to manage these servers efficiently. I have come up with such a ...
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How to find the joomla versions of all sites on my server

I have a windows server 2008 r2 and i have uploaded sites there. I need an automatic way to check what version of joomla is per site. The best is to have 1 script and after running i want to see this ...
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Debian virtualenv location

I have a question that I would appreciate some help with. I want to run a number of sites from my debian server, each with their own virtualenv. Should I be creating my virtualenv in the www-data or ...
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Changing recipient of items in the sendmail queue

From time to time, e-mails get stuck because a user has entered an invalid e-mail address. When the error is due to an obviously bad domain name it would be nice to be able to change the recipient so ...
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Should I turn off hybrid server with GPU on IDLE?

There is a server with 2 CPUs (Intel Xeon E5-2670, Sandy Bridge) and 1 AMD GPU (Tahiti XT Radeon HD 7970). There are also SSD (system and executable files) and HDD (heavy data) that connected to this ...
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How to run a website securely on a server whose administration and security is outsourced?

I'm a web developer, and don't know much about system administration and security. Would it be possible for me to set up a site that processed credit card payment, payouts, bitcoin payments, or other ...
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Upgrade to PHP 5.5.0 on Centos 6.4

I have recently upgraded to PHP 5.5.0 on Centos 6.4, in order to host a web based application and my experience with administrative tasks is limited. The problem is that i cannot install a number of ...
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Unable to change shutdown event tracker group policy; not on a domain

I see here how to disable shutdown event tracker for server 2003. I have Windows Server 2003 on a VM. When I open gpedit.msc and I do not see a path for Local Computer Policy\Computer ...
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Restoring system settings files after making bad changes?

I've installed centos in a vmware vm in attempt to learn more about system administration. Unfortunately, I was unable to ping the host machine (win7) from the vm or vice versa, even though a third ...
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Is it possible to secure the SAP Telnet Administration port (50008)?

Is it possible to secure the SAP Telnet Administration port, which is usually port 50008? I would like a SSH type connection, so that data cannot be intercepted/read and non-authorised connection ...
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I moved my (wordpress) site to a new server. Why adminer cannot login to MySQL?

I just moved my wordpress site to another vps. Everything worked fine and i used sequel pro to connect to database (via ssh) and import my data. The strange thing is that i tried to connect to MySQL ...