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

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Permissions for copying files between datacenter machines?

I frequently run experiments in EC2 where e.g. I will check out a VM similar to our database and will want to load the production dataset into it for experimentation. I have to copy the dataset onto ...
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Server hardware specs for my web app [duplicate]

Hi can I ask some help I was developing GPS vehicle tracking system, and I was ask what server hardware needed to use in order deploy my web application.and I have no idea for the hardware to use like ...
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Local administrator user is blocking my actions

I'm a System Administrator, and here at the company there are some users that have local administrator accounts in their PC'S. I need to restart some PC's in our Domain to complete a Software ...
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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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IT department for hire/Managed IT services

My company has very small IT needs and wants to outsource most of our IT operations. We've moved some stuff to hosted services, but other things like network administration, setting up new employees' ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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New Sys Admin job…Where do I begin?

I'm looking for some general advice here. I've decided to take my first job in a lead sys admin position...I don't start until next month, but in the meantime I'd like to prepare for the position. ...
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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 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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Is is possible to have an Admin account manage both Exchange 2013 (on prem) and Office 365?

We are in hybrid mode and a few people are asking me to create an additional account for them so they can administer O365 and use a different account for on prem exchange. After troubleshooting on my ...
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In Server 2012, how do I log into the “old” administrator account?

Here's a quick run down of what I did: Installed Windows Server Essentials Experience feature/role Played around with it Uninstalled it Demoted the server as the domain controller Rebooted Now my ...
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In domain: How to disable or prevent local admin account to access network shared drive?

In windows domain environment, how do I disable local administrator account at end-user to prevent accessing network share drive such as \computer\C$ Thankyou very much.
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Windows 8.1 - Change Microsoft Account to Local Account from Administrator Account

My apologies if this should be posted elsewhere. I've searched around and cannot find an answer, and have found a few places that it seems appropriate to ask, and this is one of them. Let me know if ...
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Saltstack - Error - No Top file or external nodes data matches found

I'm trying to configure my Saltstack Architecture. I followed all the steps, but It seems not working and I'm not able to find the problem. /etc/salt/master file_roots: base: - /srv/salt dev: - ...
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Client unable to resolve nslookup after settingup dnsmasq in server

I have installed and configured dnsmasq in server box. I am able to perform nslookup in server but unable to resolve server hostname to ip in client. Giving error "server can't find puppetmaster: ...
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Want to leave a domain/set account as administrator

I have a laptop used for school but since I've graduated long ago I wanted to remove my laptop from the school's domain, so I changed the settings and now I'm under a workgroup which sucks because ...
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RtKit on my ubuntu?

Hi I just updated my ubuntu karmic Koala to Lucid Lynx and found sth strange on my file /etc/passwd. rtkit:x:120:130:RealtimeKit,,,:/proc:/bin/false Can someone tell me what it is?
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https passthrough in Apache

Every HTTP or HTTPs connection i have is received by an apache (lets name it as "SERVER A") that acts as router that redirects to other internal computers that holds other apache service. Recently ...
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How do I grant local administrator rights, but not Domain Administrator Rights?

How do I grant local administrator rights, but not Domain Administrator Rights? i.e. For user x, I want to grant install rights on the computer, but the user should not have Domain admin rights as I ...
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SQLSTATE[HY000] [1045] Access denied for user 'admin'@'localhost' (using password: YES) [closed]

I've changed the password for admin user of mysql in phpmyadmin and now I can't access neither my Plesk panel and neither mysql via ssh. The error it triggers is: SQLSTATE[HY000] [1045] Access denied ...
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How to check who reset the password for a particular user in active directory on a windows server?

I have the details about a user account when it was last modified (a password reset was done). But I would be interested to know who reset the password for this user. Is there any way I can find this ...
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How to log administrator activities in Red Hat Enterprise? [closed]

Is it better to use auditd or sudo logs to log root and other user activities on a Red hat enterprise machine?
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How to use Group Policy to control local administration access (LOCAL ONLY)

At the company I work for, we have about 75 computer users. We have a Microsoft Domain Controller in our server environment (MS Server 2012) with Active Directory. When users need to install ...
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python django venv ImportError: No module named site

I have tried to deploy a django application using apache webserver. I have enabled wsgi_module in apache. Now i have created a virtual environment and installed django in it. Also installed required ...
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Duplicated domain admin user profile?

Our domain admin logon on PCs or Servers used to have only one profile located on c:\users\administrator Somehow, now we got a duplicated profile called c:\users\administrator.domain Does ...
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Active Directory And Solution Permission/Security in MVC

I hope you guys have a great day. I got a problem when designing permission solution for my client and I really need your adivice. My project is using ASP.NET MVC 5 and we are implementing the ...
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How do I Verify installation requirements for Maximo 7.5 Installation?

I downloaded Maximo 7.5 for Windows Server 2008 R2 x86-64 to create an "Admin Workstation" (PDF). I'm getting an error when I click on "Verify installation requirements" after I run launchpad64 as ...
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How do we extract ftp client information from proftpd logs [closed]

using proftpd 1.3.4. Needs to see which FTP client is being used by end user any idea where it will be logged. or what configuration changes it will need
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Windows Server 2012 - GPO settings - Security Filtering and “Authenticated Users” confusion

So I want to add a GPO for a few computers at first then deploy this rule to all computers when everything is confirmed OK on the test systems. I am having troubles getting the GPO to deploy to only ...
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ad lds create buildin administrator

I created an Administrator user in AD LDS but cannot login with it. I used ADSI Edit to create a user CN=LDSAdmin,CN=Admin,O=MyCompany,C=CH and added it to the build in group ...
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How to add bunch of admin accounts to 20 Windows 2012 servers

Is there a quick way to add bunch of admin accounts to 20+ Windows 2012 servers? It would be way too cumbersome to rdp to each server and add accounts to the local admin group.
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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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Prevent local administration privileges for our domain users

I am looking for possible solutions to prevent local administration privileges for our domain users. Currently, we provide our domain users local administration privileges to avoid issues with ...
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Using Administrator Credentials to login as a User to Their Desktop [duplicate]

Other than memorizing and documenting each user's credentials, is there way that I can use the Windows Domain Administrator credentials to login to a workstation-user's desktop as if I were them? I ...
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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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How to store admin passwords in a way that can be accessed by multiple admins? [closed]

How to store all the admin passwords for routers, servers, desktop computers in the network if they need to be accessible by multiple admins? There are so many that they can't be memorised and they ...
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Adding a user to the local Administrator group using powershell

I would like to use PowerShell to add a specific user to the local administrator group on a machine. I would be running the PowerShell script in the context of a user that has Administration rights ...
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The user name or password is incorrect error while joining Windows domain

I am trying to add an second domain controller (DC) to my domain. The server is running Windows Server 2012 R2. After getting the error when promoting it to an domain controller I tried uninstalling ...
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winsshd restrict windows admin from managing the server

I'm installing winsshd server on client computers, and i want to give them an administrator account. but i also want to make sure they don't mess with the winsshd server configuration, which can be ...
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Why does windows xp standalone group policy apply in the safe mode to the default administrator?

I am trying to turn standalone Windows XP installed on VirtualBox virtual machine into an AppStation-style machine (only one allowed application, taskbar, start with lone shutdown option, and a ...
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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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Transition away from Domain Admin only account

In our Windows environment, our Domain Admins only have one user account. This single user account is used across the board including running on a day to day workstation. In our transition away from ...
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Windows Local Administrator Account [closed]

Would the local administrator account on Windows server be considered a user account or a system account similar to "root"?
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Can I distribute my python objects without having admin rights?

Playing at home, I learned to build my objects in python and use them in VBA with pythoncom tools. Now I want to do the same at work so colleagues (in the intranet) can load and use the same objects. ...
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Automatically run a powershell script elevated

Is there a way to run a powershell script automatically in Elevated mode? I am trying to automate some post-image tasks without user intervention, but am getting caught with the UAC. Is there a way ...