Administrator is a person responsible for configuration and reliable configuration of computer systems

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Windows 7 - Network admin access to user login credentials?

In a Windows environment, does the network administrator have access to the user network password? Can he use the user LAN credentials to login to his machine when the user is away? EDIT - I ask ...
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Sending content of a file in Expect

How Can I send the content of a file in Expect? Do I have to use cat command in a way? if yes how? lets say my file is called 1.txt. example: expect "Enter command to send:" {send "???? \r"} ???? ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 Administrator Access Rights Removed

I accidentally removed the builtin/local Administrator on Security tab of one of the drive's Properties. I did changing the UAC: User Account Control: Run all administrators in Admin Approval Mode to ...
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OpenFire wont accept admin logins

We've been using OpenFire for a while to run a Jabber server for our company. The other day we went to make an account for a new employee and found ourselves mysteriously locked out of the admin ...
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Windows server files and folders permissions mess

I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 box, which is set up as a very basic file server in a Workgroup environment. We have a single Shared folder, with subfolders for each department. For some reason all ...
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Is it possible to create a Windows domain administrator with only the ability to reset passwords?

No other permissions, just the ability to reset AD passwords? Thanks!
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How do I automatically elevate privileges to install applications that require admin privileges?

I'm currently managing a large group of Windows 7 machines where no one has privileges to install applications (all 64-bit Enterprise version of Windows 7). Because no one has privileges to install ...
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net localgroup Administrators shows user names multiple times

I am seeing this kind of output when I run net localgroup Administrators MYDOMAIN\user1 MYDOMAIN\myuserid MYDOMAIN\myuserid MYDOMAIN\someotheridIdontrecognize I cannot delete ...
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Legal threat, defamation from Italy and Germany [closed]

I run a groups/forums site that is open for all and covers a bunch of interests, similar to Google Groups. Now apparently I have started to receive several "I will sue you" mails from people in Euro ...
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What does a Ubuntu Server admin need to know about CentOS

I've been on Ubuntu Server for the past several (5-ish) years, but I am seeing a lot of jobs that are looking for RHEL or CentOS experience. What differences, aside from package managers ...
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Running apache with admin permissions dangerous?

I am trying to get my apache server (OS X Lion, not server edition) to run, using a folder inside Dropbox as DocumentRoot. This works fine, as long as I run apache as admin, meaning: with admin ...
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Ubuntu 11.04, adduser myuser: admin group is missing

Hi I'm trying to add myuser to sudoers after a fresh install with root account, # adduser myuser admin which gives: adduser: the group `admin' does not exist. however this works: # adduser ...
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Users removing Administrator from files/folders permissions

We're running Windows Server 2003 R2 with Active Directory and are having an issue with network shares whereby users, in an attempt to secure their documents, remove everybody (including the ...
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403 error trying to access admin panel on tomcat 7

Im having trouble accessing my tomcat admin panel. Ive configured everything correctly as far as i can see (adding an admin/manager user to tomcat-users.xml). I can log into manager/html and enter my ...
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Denying\Allowing Remote Desktop Users in Windows 2008 Server r2

i'm managing a W2008 Server box. As for maintenance i need for some hours to deny access to all users in the Remote Desktop Users and Allow Administrators only. I've tried in gpedit.msc under user ...
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I disabled my only Administrator account? [closed]

I disabled my built in administrator and now i can't log in with the administrator account. Only a user account is left. What to do?
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Preforming an Administrative task, with a service account, via batch

Trying to install a piece of software from a network location, and everything works great except the software requires admin rights to install. Is there a way I can pre enter an admin service account ...
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Windows - New administrative user not an administrator

In Windows Server 2008, I have create a new user and added it to the Administrator group ("Administrators have complete and unrestricted access to the computer/domain.") However, in most instances ...
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Change cadmin's password

I dont get something and I need your help. I have some machines under active directory on an SBS 2008. When I install a program a prompot appears to insert administrator credentials. The username I ...
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How do I add a new full admin account to SCCM 2007?

I want to install Forefront Endpoint Protection on my SCCM server using a new service account that I just created specifically for this purpose. I'll be using a separate reporting database so I'll ...
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How to limit the normal users from accessing registry, group policy etc? [closed]

I own the admin account of my PC running, Windows XP Pro edition. There is another Non-admin account in this system. I want to limit the administrative capabilities of this account. That is, to ...
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Hiding admin panel on separate domain?

I have a large site, I was thinking of the safest way to hold an admin panel for a site and was wondering what if I put the admin panel on a separate site? Would google find my admin panel site just ...
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Nginx and Frog CMS admin url

Short background - there is a site (powered by Frog CMS) hosted on VPS with Apache installed. To cut costs a bit, I've moved to another VPS hosting with cheaper plan. I've installed nginx, php-cgi ...
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Whould changing the administrator username effect the other setting on my windows server 2008 R2?

I would like to change the default administrator username on my Windows Server 2008 R2 but not sure whether it would effect my environment badly or not. I am also connecting to my server with this ...
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Can I have a windows group with all the administrator privileges without the Remote Desktop privilege?

Currently, I am using an account in the administrators group on a machine to kill the processes and stop/start windows services remotely using a tool written in c# (wmi) but this is causing issues ...
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What's my Ubuntu Server administrator password?

I just installed Ubuntu Server here, which went fine. However, not sure what's going on here now. I installed gnome using sudo aptitude install --without-recommends ubuntu-desktop, which worked ...
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Can a batch run as admin launch another batch as limited user?

I have a batch that is being run with administrative privileges on a Windows 7 machine. That batch has to run another batch, which should access a mapped network drive. However, network drives are ...
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Administrator and Administrators Group difference Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2

Sorry if this question is not unique. 1) Is there any difference in permissions between a user in Administrators GROUP and USER Administrator. 2) If they differ, are this differences the same for ...
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local admin vs domain admin on a domain controller

I would like to create a group policy to set a specific password for all local administrator users. Now even though you can't manage local users on a domain controller ("This snap-in cannot be used on ...
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Domain administrator vs local admininstrator, and accessing workstations remotely

I am experimenting with a home domain network based on Windows Server 2008. I initially assumed that since I am a domain administrator, I should also have full access rights to workstations on the ...
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Executing Windows administrative shell commands on Windows using Python

I have a batch script using Windows shell commands to perform several administrative actions. The script is running great on Windows 7 but when i try launching it from Python 2.6 nothing happens: ...
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Prevalence of WMI enabled in real Windows Server networks

Hi I would like to get opinions from systems administrators, on how common it is that WMI functionality is actually enabled in corporate networks. I am writing an enterprise network application that ...
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/etc/hosts for single process

Is it possible to set domain names mapping directly for an executable? As if we edit /etc/hosts/ and then run the executable. Example: $ ping google.com PING google.com (74.125.232.48) 56(84) bytes ...
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Ubuntu enable user to save files in dir

I want the user 'kevin' to be able to ftp/sftp read/write/execute files in the /home/kevin/public_html dir... This shouldn't be hard, I'm just a beginner. Any advice is welcome!
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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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multiple FTP server admin tool

Over time our company has acquired a few other companies, and each one of them had their own FTP server. We are now looking into consolidating all the user accounts and data into one, but keeping ...
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Broadcast and Collision Domains

Ok...this is one very basic thing Im confused on. with regarding to hubs/routers/and switches I know hubs all contain one large collision domain (which is "bad" but can someone explain why) and a ...
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How to revoke a certificate?

As a network administrator for my company, i manage a network of more than 300 machines. All the servers in the network are running on Windows Server 2003, and i have clients that run Windows 2000 ...
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How does one launch PhpPgAdmin?

I just installed postgresql, php5 and in particular PhpPgAdmin using Ubuntu's synaptic app. The PHP is running fine, the http server (lighttpd) is working fine, and I can do pg a the command line. ...
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Network Diagrams, alternative to Visio [closed]

I often have to give presentations that include extensive use of complex network diagrams to expensive-suit-wearing types. I've always used Visio for network diagrams, but have always felt that they ...
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Best practices with managing log files on my server

My system is generating log files, e.g. for apache, nginx, tomcat, and other things and they grow pretty fast. I am looking for best practice recommendations because there are so many options to ...
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WCF service hosted in IIS7 with administrator rights?

How do I grant administrator rights to a running WCF service hosted in IIS7? The problem is, my code works fine in a test console application runned as an administrator, but the same code used from ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 - Giving local administrator full rights to all folders

Is there a quick way to give the local administrator full rights to all folders on the C drive? I am having really hard time with that, I try to give it full rights to some folders (user profiles) ...
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Best windows server administration tools [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Best windows server administration tools Hi all, I'm looking for the must-have tools to administrate a windows server (please don't mention sysinternals). Some examples ...
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Deny users in a certain group access to dovecot

I installed the dovecot-imapd package in Ubuntu, and my setup is as follows: $ sudo dovecot -n # 1.2.9: /etc/dovecot/dovecot.conf # OS: Linux 2.6.32-27-generic-pae i686 Ubuntu 10.04.1 LTS ...
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How to run a restricted set of programs with Administrator privileges without giving up Admin acces (Win7 Pro)

I have a shared system, running Windows7 X64, restricted to a 'standard user' with no password. Not everyone who has access to the system has the administrator password. This works rather well, ...
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How to add a domain user to the local admin group remotely?

I need to add a domain user in the local administrator group remotly and I have to the local admin password
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as a domain member, 'run with administrative privileges' always asks for hostname

Since we run Windows 7-clients in our windows-server domain I have a specific use case that has become more inconvenient: On the client-site, being logged-on as an user with restricted rights and ...
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Office 2010 to Non-Administrators

I have an image of Windows 7 with Office 2010 installed that I'm trying to push out to my domain users but when they open Office for the first time, it asks them for a username and password for an ...
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virtual system admin

We are a small team of developers that are developing a bunch of different applications. We are constantly struggling with the server setups and configuration. We are investigating if we need to ...