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Windows 7 equivalent of “Add-WindowsFeature”

I'm wanting to script the "Turn Windows Features On or Off" functionality for my development group so that we'll have a means of ensuring that everyone is running on the same configurations. I know ...
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How to recover a MySQL InnoDB table?

When I try to launch the Plesk administration page of you server I get the following error: ERROR: PleskMainDBException MySQL query failed: MySQL server has gone away The MySQL Server is working ...
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SSMTP to forward root@localhost mail

I would like to forward mail that gets sent root@localhost on multiple servers to our company admin account (e-mail is hosted on gmail) I have installed ssmtp on centos 5.5 via yum and configured ...
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Recoomend company to take care or webserver and wordpress management?

I'm interested in setting up a professional WordPress site but I'd like to explore the pssibilities to leave the management of the webserver and even WordPress' management to a company that guarantees ...
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How to change log rotate Extension..?

currently my logrotate configuration adds a single number after the rotated log file: mylogfile.log is rotated to mylogfile.log.1 I would like to change the extension to mylogfile.log.Current date ...
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best distribution distribution for DHCP, directory services etc

looking for a free OS that can be used to create a privateLAN. Services required are: DHCP, DNS, directory services etc.. the clients would all be windows !
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How to track user dependency on services, resources, settings and defs? (for example to be able to email dependent users if these change)

Is there industry wisdom, management and software tools (free preferably) for recording and tracking which users depend on what services, resources, settings and definitions centrally administered by ...
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How can I view detailed DNS server information with Windows XP?

The DNS management console included in RSAT for Windows 7 displays more data about DNS records, such as the timestamp of the record, than the standard view in Windows XP. Is it possible to get this ...
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Outlook - Non sending Mailbox

I want to create a Mailbox, that can be accessed from multiple users, use the exchange adress book, etc. But i don't want mails to be send. Either those mails shall be blocked or automaticly ...
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Looking for project ideas [closed]

I have just finished my last class towards my masters degree, which leaves me with a 16 week semester project. I am an infrastructure architect working with VMware and Windows and the occasional ...
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How can I access “Server Preferences” on colo-ed Snow Leopard server?

We have a colocated Mac OS X 10.6 server, and I need to create a new user on the box. (The existing users were created by me when the box was on my desk.) I'm able to connect to the machine using SSH ...
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Secure a Virtual Machine so it cannot be physically accessed?

if running a Virtual Machine on my Server in an external data center, is it possible to secure it in such a way that not even physical access could be a security leak? E.g. the administrator cannot ...
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Access Denied When Editing MSMQ Messsage Queuing Properties

I'm trying to adjust Message Queuing properties (specifically, message storage limits) via Computer Management on my machine. It fails with the following message: The properties of cannot be set. ...
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Skills to run a server [closed]

I'm going to release my website (global, hopefully successful and with large traffic :-)) in a couple of months so I'm starting to think about server. I was convinced that a managed server would be ...
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opening print server using admin account on windows 7

In windows XP you can open windows explorer using your admin credentials, but on windows 7 this feature does not work. We need to be able to connect to a remote server to view the printer queue using ...
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Choosing 10GbE switch: 10Gb uplink module on 1GbE switch means it can act at 10Gb bandwidth?

confused between choosing a switch with 10Gb ports vs 1Gb layer3 switch which has optional 10Gb uplink port. are they same? that means I want to have a 10Gb pipe between storage server and the two ...
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Map all SQL servers on a network with details

A colleague has been given a task of documenting SQL Servers for a client, that has about 200 servers (on physical and virtual hardware) with a total of about 1000 databases. What servers are on ...
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The difference between administering Mac OS vs Windows machines

What's the difference between administering Mac OS vs Windows machines in terms of : difficulties encountered access control security the number of calls to the helpdesk (is it lower?) I've never ...
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Can you share a single login / desktop session between multiple accounts?

A little bit of background first. We have many desktop applications that we have written to do various batch processes. Currently they are all running under a single account. When one of these ...
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1 web server and 1 mysql server for a site

Hello guys i need some information on how to setup 2 servers for my website. My website now runs on one remote dedicated server. apache, mysql, mail all in the same machine. Traffic is growing and i ...
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Make Apache execute script from authenticated user (suEXEC isn't suitable)

I have mod_ldap user authorization in my Apache, username 'test1' etc. I need to run all php scripts after authorization under user test1. suEXEC allows script to be executed under the user that is ...
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Proper way to manage Daemons, Debian/Ubuntu Linux

What is the best way? Or at least... an easily managed one? I am routinely creating shell and python scripts that need to always be running in the background. Any recommendations on packages that ...
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removed laptop from domain and lost access to admin account

I just removed my vista laptop from domain, but now I cannot login in with local administrator as local admin account is disabled. I have only local user account that works. What can I do to get ...
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Windows Deployment Services without a domain?

I was wondering if it is possible to use Windows Deployment Services w/o domain access The reasons why I'm not using setting up a domain (or using an existing one) are irrelevant. I was wondering if ...
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How do I discover locally installed printers on all computers

I need to create a list of computers on the network that will also tell me what printers are installed on each machine. I would then need to further filter only those that are Local drivers, and ...
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I'm getting my first server tomorrow, what should I do to set it up properly?

I have an extra computer lying around, so tomorrow I'm taking it to my dad's office and going to set it up. I plan on using it as a development box and to host some of my in-the-works projects. I'm ...
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How to administer out-of-domain Windows Server 2008 Core remotely?

I have set up a Windows Server 2008 Core Edition, with a local administrator account only. I have set up (I think) remote connection and remote administration (following this). I have set up RSAT on ...
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How to strip a Linux server distro to the core?

I am finally getting used to managing a small Ubuntu server VPS. However, I know that I there must be programs installed that I don't need. Even if it is just the overhead of the Ubuntu system on top ...
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New to systems administration [closed]

My company has the following setup Windows 2003 Small Business Server (SP2) running Exchange and Symantec Endpoint Windows Server 2008 Standard (SP2) running SQL Server 2008 and Active Directory ...
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Remote administration of customers' Windows servers, no Administrator access

I'm after some general advice and perhaps specific tools/products to assist in automating the administration of customers' Windows boxes. Here's the environment: We give customers a Windows box and ...
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How to hide the admin page?

The admin page is a page which allows me to access the database of my website. Of course, there will be a login screen there but I want to take measures that no one besides me will even ever see this ...
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View Web Analytics reports in SharePoint Foundation 2010 Central Administration

I want to look at Web Analytics reports older than 30 days in SharePoint Foundation 2010. According to TechNet, I should be able to: Log onto Central Administration as a member of the Farm ...
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is there any tool like Dameware, but for Mac?

we IT fellows must love Dameware as we can control every PC from a single place, check definitions, security logs, alerts logs, check file system information, etc etc etc ... the list is so big that ...
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Why do our CF8 Scheduled Tasks disappear randomly?

We've got a really frustrating issue with our ColdFusion 8.01 box that seems to be getting worse as time goes on. Every so often (the actually time seems pretty random - it could be 24 hours it could ...
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Puppet performance compared to CFEngine

I'm trying to decide between using Puppet or CFEngine for my configuration management system. Performance is going to be a key factor, and research on the internet suggests CFEngine uses less memory ...
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What daily checklist items are there for coldfusion, iis7, sql server administrators?

That is going to be part of a site app tool i am creating that has many different functions. But my question today, is for sql, iis, coldfusion administrators, what kind of daily checklists, do you ...
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Solaris/Unix equivalent of Event Log

What is the unix equivalent of the Windows Event Log - the tool that logs all processes that start and stop. Need not be exact - with the whole GUI and everything. Anything close would do.
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Domain Admins vs. Administrators in Windows AD DC [closed]

Having read in [1]: "Domain Admins Members of this group have full control of the domain. By default, this group is a member of the Administrators group on all domain controllers, all domain ...
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I was just curious how far system admins go in setting up the workflows for the developers

Question: I am looking for links or personal accounts of lessons & experiences on setting up sets of servers\systems for developers. In particular I am interested in the amount of automation and ...
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Tips for moving an established network environment to a more streamlined setup

Greetings, for a little bit of background the network we are dealing with is moving into it's 3rd generation of administration. That being said there are still devices/configuration's that are left ...
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Creating a bonus definition for an I.T. Manager - Any Ideas?

Not sure if this is a META question or not, but... Anyone know of a good way to define an objective bonus structure for an I.T. manager? I've come up with the following criteria, but I'm not sure how ...
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Cataloging web/db/app servers in an organisation - Excel/Wiki/?

I've inherited "ownership" of various servers (the hardware itself and server software that runs on in - lots of Apache/Oracle/MySQL) with a wide variety of configurations. I'm a developer - I've been ...
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Best way to create a common folder when creating new users that is a drop box, readable and writeable by all users

What is the best way to provide a common drop box for all users, so that any user that is a part of a particular group can read and write to and from the directory? I thought of creating a directory ...
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what are all the topics that comes under system administration?

What are all the important topics that should be covered in System administration ? Kindly list out the topics, and some links that can help me out in reading about it. When it comes to Perl ...
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Windows server administration resources for Linux administrators?

I'm a programmer who's been using and administering Linux systems (and to a lesser extent, other Unix systems) since the mid-1990's. Now as part of my job I'm ending up doing a lot of Windows Server ...
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running remote debian bash file from windows bat file

i have two machines: 1) windows xp prof., where i have a Exec.bat which takes one parameter 2) debian machine, where i have a Run.sh which also takes one parameter Now, currently i am switching ...
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There is a way to unit test servers?

I am a developper, but since I know Unix and use Linux at home, I have to handle ten webservers and hundred of websites, DNS adress, webservices, well, too many bits of informations to check. We are ...
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Best way to securely communicate passwords and credentials to clients?

Often I end up doing server administration for clients as part of developing web applications, I always set up access for myself using an SSH Key pair. I usually end up choosing a random password for ...
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Obtaining root access to linux machines [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Lost Root and other user passwords I have a number of linux machines (debian and ubuntu) left from a former system administrator. There's no way to find out root ...
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Power Shell does not like command

Any ideas what I did wrong here? I copied this script from a tutorial and get this error.... PS C:\Windows\system32> Get-Service | Where-Object ($_.status -eq "running") Where-Object : Cannot ...