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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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Losing trust to domain after restart

Moving my post from stackoverflow : Hello I have a domain environment in which I have a domain controller named dc1.example.com and the domain network name is ms1.example.com . In this domain I have ...
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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 ...
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Principles of creating a consistent (point-in-time) backup

As far as my experience goes, in order to create a useful, and consistent backup, one must involve the application handling the data to be backed up. I'd like to validate my findings with fellow ...
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How do you manage updates without a staging environment: CentOS 6.3

I am managing about 20 servers, many of them virtual. They are almost all different purpose, and none are clustered. I have a distributed LAMP stack, a few application servers, some build servers, a ...
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How to Deploy a Directory or WAR in TOMCAT6 using ANT?

I want to deploy directory which is extraction of .war file using ANT in Tomcat6. I have build.xml like <property name="WAR_PATH" value="E:/18-06-2013/TEST"/> <property ...
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CLI package to replace Plesk [closed]

Myself and another programmer are tasked with maintaining a few webservers. I prefer CLI tools, she prefers Plesk. However, I am adamant about not installing Plesk for quite a few reasons. I have ...
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GPO grant user permissions to install allowed software

I would like to grant users using GPO to self manage and install selected software (flash, skype, Java) but not granting users admin rights. I've looked up software restriction policies, is it the ...
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Once AD Administrative tools are deployed, how do they receive updates? How do I tell what version they are at?

I have some admins who are complaining of certain properties such as "User must change password at next logon" not taking effect. (when they re-open the properties dialog box, the checkbox is missing) ...
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Archetypical user setup for capistrano to tomcat deployment on Linux box

I'm relatively new to the CD and DevOps topics and I am trying to setup automatic deployments with capistrano, which works well on my local add hoc test environment. I wonder however how one would ...
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Software to prevent daemons from binding/listening to local ports?

Having an issue with some not-so-bright developers creating daemon processes that are binding to the (not actually reserved) local ports on our Linux servers. Those ports being defined in: cat ...
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Keeping Track of Enterprise Desktops [closed]

Part of my job is to make sure that for computers in a specific OU, whats Actually in use = whats listed in AD = whats listed in SCCM. This is for an environment with 250k PCs, but i specifically ...
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Process still running from a deleted chroot? [closed]

so I come to you with a somewhat interesting problem. I had a chroot running that had an entire lamp server installed and running on it. I tried to purge and remove the lamp server but messed up ...
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ldirectord does not transfer connections when a real server dies

I am using ldirectord to load balance two IIS servers. The ldirectord.cg looks like this: autoreload = yes quiescent = yes checkinterval = 1 negotiatetimeout = 2 emailalertfreq = 60 emailalert = ...
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IT department for hire/Managed IT services

My company has very small IT needs and wants to outsource most of our IT operations. We've moved some stuff to hosted services, but other things like network administration, setting up new employees' ...
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Should a System Administrator handle office furniture moves,setup and procurement? [closed]

I have been getting more and more requests to move furniture and today I was asked to organise furniture for a new office fit-out. How do other handle these requests? Is it often the lot of the ...
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Preventing deletion of items from Chrome History

This might be the wrong site, but I've been thinking about ways to prevent some users at our organization from deleting entries from their history, as well as prevent them from wiping their history ...
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Is there a way to specify versions for programs using Vagrant and Hosted Chef?

I am trying to improve my development workflow but am running into some major roadblocks. Currently, we develop on local Windows machines running XAMPP then after tested on an individual machine, push ...
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What are the basics of taking care for a common server? [closed]

I have been instructed to administrate a linux server, running SLES out of the box. It’s a Typo3 web server, and there are running some web apps in Tomcat, too, but there is no sensitive contents on ...
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What are the basics of running a Web Server?

This is a proposed Canonical Question about Beginning Web Server Administration. Assuming that you are a beginning SysAd, are new to WebOps, or a small team with little or no experienced Web ...
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Active Directory Administrative centre delegation with a Non-Administrator Account Server 2008 R2

I am running Server 2008 R2 in an Active Directory Domain Environment. I have created a group in Active Directory and I have delegated management authority to that group to a user. I want this user ...