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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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Apple Remote Desktop Script Resource

Can someone recommend a resource where I can download scripts to use to manage my new mac babies, (400 units, and about 10 xserves). I would like to do things like rename desktops, create accounts, ...
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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 ...
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System administration standard

I have been given the responsibility to manage a team of 4 system admins. They are managing 70+ servers. They don't yet have written processes/procedures/practices. I don't much about system ...
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how-to deploy files to several nodes on network automatically?

need to push(deploy) few batch files to the machines on a network. All nodes are running Windows. The batch files contain some commands to initialize an env on each node. what ways can this be ...
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Combining like programs on same server

I have several different applications I need to run to server my website. To use the least amount of servers while still maintaining good performance, which of the following can I put on a single ...
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As an admin, what tools do you use to log what you do to your boxes? [closed]

I am more of a linux applications developer than an admin. Over time, I've built servers and maintained them, sometimes to offer services, mostly just to develop the applications I work on. Way back ...
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Best way to administrate web-app? [closed]

i'm looking for the best and safest way to administrate my mysql-databases etc. on my server. any advice on this? thanks
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builtin Administrator Security tab missing

I have server 2008 with service pack 2. The security Tab of the builtin Admin is missing. What have I done to cause this?
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How should a small company administer their web server?

We currently have our website hosted by a small company that is actually a reseller for Rackspace. They act as our server administrators. They configured the servers, handle the backups, if there is ...
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How are OS/softwares/updates installed on end-machines in a company

How are softwares installed on end machines in a company. Going to each machine physically and installing looks very unweildy from administrator point of view. An obvious solution would be to install ...
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Configure a guest account on Windows XP to restrict file browsing access

I want to create a protected user account on Windows XP so the user cannot browse the C:\Program Files\ folder. I want to install an application in C:\Program Files\, which they can run by clicking ...
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Unintentional port forwarding

Hi I had setup port forward from port 80 to 8082 some days back. My mistake - I don't remember how I set that up. curl IP_ADDRESS //forwards to port 8082. Would like to remove this setting curl ...
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Kill / Run Processes Remotely on Network

We have fairly small windows (XP/7) based network of about 15 machines. I have developed a few software applications that we use internally which are updated regularly. To update the software, the ...
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RHEL Based Training for Power Users?

I have a group of "application administrators" who manage a fairly large student information system. The group as it stands has daily interaction with a UNIX prompt (mainly AIX, but some Linux and ...
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Port reporter alternative

I need to have timeline of all port usage by applicatins. There was Port Reporter but it doesn't work correctly on newer Windows Systems. Is there any alternative to it ? I need to see all things ...
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Running a Windows server without an administrator in charge

I am dissolving my business as a Web Developer, and handing over all continuous work to successors. For one client for whom I have developed a number of web apps over the years, I set up a Windows ...