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

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How can an Administrator change Mac & Window users' LAN login passwords?

As an administrator managing Mac and Windows Users, via a web application, how can I change/reset a user’s LAN password to allow them to login to their Macs and Windows? I am looking for an example ...
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Can I override a domain admin settings with my local adminaccount

My company gave me a old used computer for my personal use at home. But I am not able to access any external drives(USB) . I receive an error message as access denied. Being a local admin to that ...
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Ubuntu keep admin rights; skip entering password and sudo

I was wondering if there is a way to enter in my admin password someplace just once and keep it for my entire time logged in. I hate having to type sudo command-name* every five seconds, or typing in ...
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sysadmin tutorials? [closed]

Looking for Video tutorials for training to become a linux based sysadmin - right from setting up servers to designing a datacenter. Any structured video tutorials for the same?
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In a PowerShell script, how can I check if I'm running with administrator privlieges?

In a PowerShell script, how can I check if I'm running with administrator privlieges?
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Any reference / book on setting up Jetty on Linux box? [closed]

I have purchased a vps system recently for Java web development recently. However, I need to setup everything, configure apache, email etc. Are there any guide/reference book I can study to get these ...
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Users satisfaction with IT support

How do you find out how satisfied are users with your IT support? Surely from time to time they tell you: this and that doesn't work, that was good and you talk with users daily, etc. But do you run ...
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How do I restart a WebLogic domain remotely using Ant?

I have a setup where I'm running Oracle BPEL Process Manager in a set of WebLogic 9.2 servers. I have a release management system on another server that builds and deploys BPEL suitcases into these ...
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Protecting files from system administrator [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: protecting my files from root Hi, I am looking for a solution to allow storing files with sensitive information on a remote server in such way that system administrators ...
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How to find the cause for growing server load

I'm having load problems with my server and even though I'm a somewhat experienced Linux admin I'm out of ideas now. The problem is a slowly but steadily increasing load on the server without any ...
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Local Admin list

I have a txt file with a list of servers. I'm looking for a script that I can run that will go out to all the servers on the list and return all users and groups in the local Administrators group. ...
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Is part of the job of being a sysadmin tinkering and experimenting? [closed]

From what I've always been able to gather, management expects their sysadmins to be 'up' on new technologies, software, processes etc. I also tend to agree but like the title says, is tinkering or ...
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Toolkit & Habits for Linux Network & System Administration [closed]

I am tasked with the administration of a small office network as well as several workstations running mostly Debian and Ubuntu. There are two servers: one database & print-server, and one backup ...
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Logging Shared Folder access in Windows environment

Is there a way to log users upon accessing shared folders in Windows Server? My goal is to write a program that sort of runs in the background monitoring the shared folders and logs user information ...
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configuring cisco pix over ssh

my work comp is behind a cisco pix. i am trying to connect to a client's VPN, but the cisco pix wont let me through. figured out that i need to open port 1723. but the pix admin just wont load. so ...
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WinXP administrator password recovery

I need to login in as an administrator to my Dell Lattitude E6500 running WinXP Pro. Any ideas? Of course I don't know the password.
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Becoming good at server admin-ing [closed]

I am a programmer. I've never really been much into server stuff. Sure, I can do a few simple things, but configuring Apache to get all the potential out? Or setting up subversion? Or doing clever ...
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Modifying default website breaks ColdFusion multi instance administrator on IIS7

To recreate: Setup Server 2008 standard Install ColdFusion 8 Enterprise Multi instance Confirm that CF admin works by going to http://servername/CFIDE/administrator/index.cfm from another PC. Open ...
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Should I have multiple domain administrator accounts?

I work in a small organization with 2 servers and 30 clients. We are completely Windows Server 2003/XP. Besides me, the Director of Operations and our IT consulting company need access to a domain ...
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WebLogic 10.x - Run Admin server in the background

Like the Title says, I need to run the admin server as a windows service. Actually, I would be happy evem if there is a command to run the admin server that terminates once the server is up and ...
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Obsessive behaviors in system administrators

I have been told by colleagues (mainly non-technical) that some of my admin behaviors border on / cross the line between normal and obsessive, which sometimes leads me to wonder how screwed up I ...
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Can developers install their own software at a company like Google?

In many large companies security considerations mean that developers do not have the system permissions necessary to install their own software, which can lead to reduced productivity. How does a ...
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How can I remove a trac user's e-mail address?

We have some users that have left the company and we have suspended their e-mail address, but trac continues to send notifications to these addresses. How can I remove the e-mail address from their ...
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Cannot delete orphaned domain contorller

One of the main domain controllers harddisk failed so I had to replace it and reinstall Windows Server 2003 all over again from scratch. Luckily, I have another domain controller layer around. Now ...
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Learning about Running Ubuntu Server

I want to learn about how to run a Ubuntu Linux Server. Nothing too advanced. I simply want to learn about the basic setup and operation of a server to do the following things: SVN Apache Web Server ...
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How can I remove local administrator permissions?

I want to disable the permissions of local administrators in the machines of my domain, is this possible?, and only put administration rights to the Domain Administrators. And I want to do it with ...
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How can I modify a user’s PATH environment variable without logging out?

The question pretty much says it all; I have users who do not have permission to edit their own PATH environment variable and if they need to have it modified for some reason, they need to log out so ...
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What are the differences between Site Administrators configured in the two locations of SharePoint?

In SharePoint it is possible to configure the Primary and Secondary site collection administrators from SharePoint Central Administration. It is also possible to configure them from the Site ...
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What's the default administrator password for a FORE ES-2810 or an ASX-1000 switch?

Trying to get to know a new (to me) network and found an entire rack full of FORE ES-2810 and ASX-1000 switches still being used for... something. When I telnet to one of them, it asks for an ...
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What is the one thing you wish you knew when you first started being a system administrator? [closed]

For a new system administrator it is important to learn from those that have experience. What is the thing you know now you wish you knew when you first started? Alternately, what is the piece of ...
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What does it take for a sysadmin to have happy customers?

Backing up user directories daily, 24X7 password resets, enabling ssh single sign on, liberal amounts of storage space, a good test environment, HA clusters for controlled upgrades, good editors, up ...
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Why would permissions for Administrators group be inherited from the drive root, when it has been explicitly removed from the permissions list of the drive root? (Windows Server 2003)

I removed the Administrators group from the security tab for the drive root "C:\" on a Windows Server 2003 system, to prevent granting Full Control to all Administrators. Now, when I create a file in ...
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Linux “machine” for network monitoring - dumbed down for a Windows admin

I've looked through a few related questions, but wanted to get a bit more specific. Here's what I'm hoping for: Linux machine (VM, whatever) runs applications that can do syslogging and dashboards ...
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Odd Tools and Techniques for System Administrators [closed]

There's been a lot of questions centering on Software Tools for System Administrators. But I would like to know about any odd physical tools or techniques that you've used; Something that you never ...
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Security Admins toolkit? What's in yours? [closed]

Resource question :- I need to collate a list of security admin tools For: Web Network Wifi Server unix/Linux/windows/macosx SQL Xss Please state -links/version/os used/free v buy
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What tools should every sysadmin use that no one's heard of? [closed]

I'm wondering about tools that are powerful and that most system administrators either don't know about or don't use (but should). For one thing, I like the possibility of finding out about a tool ...
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Useful WMI admin scripts

In a comment to my response to this question , cop1152 said he loved WMI scripts. Well, so do I! What are your favourite, best, most useful scripts you'd like to share with the community? thanks.
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Legacy apps requiring administrator privileges on XP

I have a legacy Windows 95 app that needs to be run as an Administrator. This is used by students in a school domain. My predecessor set up a domain administrator account for this purpose and a ...
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Drupal admin section - Page not found

After upgrading to Drupal 6.12 I can no longer access the admin section on my site - I get a page not found error. Things I've been able to test/check: I have clean URLs enabled but trying to bypass ...
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Gaining administrator privileges in PowerShell

I only have one account on my Windows Vista machine, and that user has administrative privileges. However, when I try to execute a command within PowerShell to kill a certain process, I'm greeted with ...
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Can admin permission dialogs be spoofed?

Windows Vista, OS X and Linux (e.g. Ubuntu/Gnome) each ask for permission when certain operations are performed. I know when I've initiated such an action most of the time. Occasionally, I'm not ...
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Why is my computer sending emails

I am currently using Debian Squeeze 6.0. The administrator of my work place receives every week messages from several processes of my system: cron smartd ... The messages are send to ...
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Adding an administrator user to SQL Server 2008

How do you add an administrator user to SQL Server 2008?