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DFS Replication not “snappy” enough (Missing files)

I have two Domain Controllers. DC01 usually contains everything and is doing great (AFAIK), however DC02 is constantly "missing" files that are clearly visible on DC01 and should have been replicated ...
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Best way to fully update a new installed Windows?

I am wondering, what is the best way to automatically update a new installation of Windows (Windows 7)? When I manually update a new install of Windows 7 SP1, I get about 45 updates. Installing ...
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How do I study for a basic linux competency test? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Linux knowledge a Junior cannot miss One of the requirements for a position I'm seeking includes some basic linux server administration. I've had some experience so I'm ...
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Upgrading CentOS does not update kernel version

I am familiar with Debian based distros and now I have to administer CentOS machines. I have two CentOS 4.4 machine and I both applied yum upgrade on them and they are both (lsb_release -a) 4.9 ...
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Maximum Number of Accounts Allowed on a Windows 7 System [closed]

I need to know what the maximum number of accounts allowed on a Windows 7 system is. A reference to something official would be ideal. (PHB Situation)
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iSeries survival guide for a Unix/Windows techie

I'm a developer working mostly on a Java application which interfaces with an iSeries back end (the iSeries is running OS 6.1). I consider myself to be reasonably strong on DBA and sysadmin topics ...
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How do you list all sites/pages on a SharePoint 2007 Web Application that a particular solution (WSP) is referenced?

Is there an stsadm() command (or some other method) that will show everywhere that a Solution is being used. I would like to get the results in a list using either the solution GUID or the fully ...
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Dump MYSQL databases to induvidual files

Has anyone got a one liner (command line) that will dump all databases to seperate dump files e.g. forumdb.dump wikidb.dump etc.
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Help with setting up access rights for an FTP server on Ubuntu Server?

I'm looking for an FTP solution that will allow me to: Setup a group that has R/W access to 2 folders in the file system (/var/www/1 and /var/www/2) Create users that inherit the rules from that ...
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Lotus Domino/Notes R6: How do I bulk change Categories in Discussion Group?

Running Domino/Notes R6 (Yes, I know I'm in the 3rd of Dante's rings running Notes). We've got a discussion group database (I think it's running the version 4 template of the Discussion Group) and ...
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How to remotely install server via root

I would like to know if it is possible to remotely install a server OS via root. If it is possible, how can it be done? This question might be strange or impossible, so I have listed my assumptions ...
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Quick and Easy Backup of Remote Server?

I'm switching from a slower remote server to a faster one. (In a nutshell.) Everything seems to have been migrated properly, but just incase some things didn't get transferred properly, I'd like to ...
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OS reinstall on a machine with Whole Disk Encryption

I have a machine that has McAfee SafeBoot Whole Disk Encryption on it. If I don't have the safeboot password, can I boot from a OS installation disk, format the disk and reinstall the OS? Will that ...
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Restrict internet access?

How do I restrict users so that, they can only go to certain websites? What devices do I need? And how to configure the settings? Please guide me. (I was thinking using firewall, set the ip ...
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OcList and dism alternative on ws2008 sp2

Is there a way to list all installed features in the console (cmd.exe). I have ws2008 without OcList.exe and without dism.exe installed. I have to list it in console view.
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Admin mode on Procurve Switches

Not being a network expert, I spent some time configuring my network, until I found my mistake: On my HP ProCurve Switch 1810G, I thought that "Admin mode" means whether the administrative interface ...
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Problem with sshd - installing is remotelly

I have really bad problem. Here is the background: I have a vps and I tried to use svn, but it fauls badly. I found in one site that the problem disappears if you reinstall ssh client and I did it. ...
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Route of education to go for systems (security or network) administration? [closed]

I am trying to look at all the available options my local technical institute provides for systems administration. There appears to be various technical bachelor course sets, diplomas of technology, ...
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Web Server sercurity (used only for web services)

I am using a Virtual Private Server for accessing Web-Services used only on the Mobile devices, there are many entries in the access and error log, even there is nothing on the web server. I am ...
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MySQL: account/db creation for users I am hosting, advice?

I've a VPS and am hosting a few peoples websites, namely people who I will have a lot of contact with although would like to provide what I can without being there to do it. I have written a script ...
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Can i transfer one MySQL database without stoping MySQL server?

I have some MySQL databases,for example: CREATE DATABASE MyDB1; CREATE DATABASE MyDB2; CREATE DATABASE MyDB3; CREATE DATABASE MyDB4; each one is databased used by another client. MyDB1 started to ...
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Finding Memory Hogs on Server?

I recently purchased a remote server plan for a few additional services that I need to run, that my previous hosting plan just couldn't support. (JIRA, another separate Tomcat instance, etc.) I would ...
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Running a batch file as an admin

Is it possible to run a batch script as an administer? We need this to be done without any user interaction, so there can't be any password prompt or UAC popups - is this possible?
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How do I add LDAP users to roles in Subversion Edge's web console?

My LDAP users aren't showing up in Subversion Edge's web console. How can I add them to existing roles if they don't show up?
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How do I remotely administer my Svn Edge site?

I am setting up CollabNet SVN Edge. So far it's great but I'm wondering how I should access the admin functions from another machine. While connected to the server, I see I can access the remote ...
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Preparation questions for entry-level Data Center technician position?

I have been in the IT field for the past 7+ years, however in recent years I have only been doing website development. I have a lot of general knowledge but everything is self taught. I currently have ...
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How to keep a (scalable) services/machine catalog?

I'm working for a growing startup company where we, already, have more than 30 servers (all linux: 60% Debian, 30% Ubuntu Server and 10% RHEL aprox.). This servers are really heterogeneous (related to ...
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How do I protect my company from my IT guy? [closed]

I'm going to hire an IT guy to help manage my office's computers and network. We're a small shop, so he'll be the only one doing IT. Of course, I'll interview carefully, check references, and run a ...
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Server 2008 Disk Management Hangs

So I have looked everywhere for the solution to this and have tried many things. There is one post on SE related to this and I tried the suggested answer but I am still having problems. We have a ...
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Confidential Documentation and the role of the Sysadmin

I've got another interesting one. I'm about to backup and reinstall the HR Administrator's PC. I suspect that the fastest way to do this is to use the Windows 7 Transfer tool, and create a backup ...
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Changing Domain Admin Password on Live Running System

I have an employee that is taking some forced time off, but I need to mitigate risks in case they go AWOL. If I change a domain admin password on a live running system can anything go wrong? I don't ...
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Postfix - how to retry delivery of mail in queue?

I have a backup mail server in case of a failure on the main one. In that case of failure, mails come on the backup server and stay there until the main one is back. If I wait some times, the ...
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Is there a web admin interface to manage MS Exchanage 2010 / AD over the web?

I run an AD domain with Exchanage 2010 for a small business. The Exchange server is authoritative for several domains that I host for clients. Some of these clients have many email addresses for ...
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Calculate highest time difference between log message in /var/log/messages

I need to calculate time difference between two log messages of /var/log/messages. As we know log messages prefixed by date & time , i want time difference between two log entries.
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is there an automated, general, way to schedule sending/receiving files

We currently have several custom (perl) processes which upload/download clients to/from clients (ftp,sftp,web,etc.). These processes send success or failure emails to various addresses. Some processes ...
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Windows Backup job fails

I currently have a server configuration that allows me to schedule backup jobs and copy the specified folders to tape backup on 4MM DDS tapes. Unfortunately this is my first experience with tape ...
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Git, Init remote repository

we are changing our VCS from Subversion to Git. Server is installed and running so far now to get things done right: If I create a local repo on my machine and want to push/clone this to a remote ...
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Would IT ever need a user's domain password?

Is there anything a Windows domain administrator might need to do while configuring a workstation for a new user that absolutely can't be done without the user's domain account password? To avoid ...
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Logging onto Windows local computer without local or network account

I have a Windows 7 Professional machine that has accidentally been removed from the active directory on the domain controller. Therefore the network does not recognize this machine and the machine ...
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How to get an text list of login names for a user group of a windows server

I must copy all login names of a specific user group of a windows server to a 3rd party system. To make it easy I need an text list of the login names. I don't like to copy the login names from the ...
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How to compare automatically that the configurations of our citrix are the same

Again and again we have problems with software running on citrix servers because they don't have the same configuration. Perhaps an ODBC-DNS configuration is wrong or some rights are missing. Is ...
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bootstrap (add node) localhost in chef

Problem. Following command line knife bootstrap 127.0.0.1 -r 'recipe[chef-client]' -x user -p password --sudo returns Bootstrapping Chef on 127.0.0.1 WARNING: Failed to connect to 127.0.0.1 -- ...
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How can one learn to read the Windows Server event viewer and know what events are normal and which are signs of potential problems?

I have been managing Windows Server 2003 machines at work, but I am a software developer. (Please don't say 'hire a sysadmin', the point of this question is my own learning). How do server admins ...
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Configuring open LDAP on RHEL 5.5: slappasswd command not found

I am trying to install open LDAP on RHEL 5.5. I have LDAP 2.3.43 pre installed, I am trying to change password of LDAP root user using command slappasswd But when I run this command I get following ...
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What is the best to do linux administration via web interfae [closed]

I have written few shell scripts which can do specific tasks . But my mangaer wants that there should be some web interface where , he can run those scripts and function using web . Now i don't know ...
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What is a free tool to collect system information from PCs on a network?

As a system admin I need a tool to collect my network PC's system information (everything: CPU serial number, PC serial number, monitor serial number, etc) is there any tool that I can install on the ...
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Gitosis & an existing repository

I've successfully installed Gitosis. I added a repositories to it. However the Gitosis docs are very sparse, so I have a question: I've got a working copy of some repository on the same machine where ...
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Manage Exchange 2007 from Windows 7

Can someone tell me what tools I need to remotely manage Exchange 2007 from a Windows 7 PC? something similar to the remote administration tools used to manage active directory. If these tools exist, ...
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Location of ilo/remove kvm IP addresses

where do you recommend to situate IP addresses of iLo(remote consoles etc.) of the corporate servers? To create some internal LAN subnet behind NAT, or to choose IP addresses and protect them with ...
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How much does single user Oracle database costs? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? I am developing software for a small firm. Application back end is Oracle. I am searching for the cheapest version ...