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

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Check what has been done in a given time period [on hold]

Is it possible to check what a server administrator has actually done during routine maintenance by viewing event logs etc? I'm trying to establish what the administrator is actually doing as I ...
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Linux based security for companies - how much do you do? [on hold]

So if your company is mostly Unix/Linux based on the server side (but mostly Windows on the client side), how do you go about securing the network and all workstations? I assume that you have a ...
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Windows Server 2008 Send an email on reboot

I want to send an email when a Windows Server reboots or shutdown unexpectedly. I was reading that one way to achieve that is look for event id 6008 on System's log, and then send the alert. What ...
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Windows Server 2008 send an alert using Powershell

I want to send an alert with Powershell. But I want to know if there is another way to send an alert, other than email. Thanks. P.S. I can't send emails because I don't have an smtp server, and due ...
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CVE RSS security vulnerability feed/alerts for specific software? [on hold]

I've found myself responsible for maintaining PCI compliance on our servers. I get reports from our scans and then react based on the information in the scans by applying patches or updating ...
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Remote users attempting to gain access to root mysqld

I have just reviewed my syslog file and notice a TON of entries of the following: Aug 25 13:06:17 ssrv001 mysqld: 150825 13:06:17 [Warning] Access denied for user 'root'@'61.160.232.48' (using ...
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Windows 10 not allowing admin privileges to help desk account [on hold]

I have created a Active Directory domain using Samba 4 on CentOS 7. I have created an account specifically for doing "admin" stuff, it is in the Domain Admins group, Enterprise Admins and a group I ...
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Is there an Effective Permissions option for “Administrators” group on a Windows server?

A file or a folder in a Windows server has the option of Effective Permissions or Effective Access where you can provide an user or a group and it will check what kind of permissions this user has. ...
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Ocsinventory custom plugin not updating a new added field

I made a custom plugin for ocsinventory and it worked alright. The hostname gets updated on the plugin alright, but not the ipaddress that I added later. Here's the structure of the table: ...
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Lost all local admin rights on domain joined computer

I'm in an unusual predicament in that there is no account I can use to add local admin rights to a computer with the exception of the Administrator account - which is disabled. On a new domain I'm ...
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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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Grant a user remote admin rights for dns management Windows Server 2008?

Im connecting to a remote dns server trough a APS.NET app. if i use the default admin account it works fine but when trying to use a other admin account named DNS i get. [Exception: Unable to enum ...
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Domain admin unable to do admin tasks on workstations

Our domain administrator account has got a problem. When we try to run a certain program with out domain administrator it gives an error that the file is not found. If i run it with another account ...
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How can we remotely administer our “fleet” of Windows 7 laptops?

I'm working with a startup that's teaching kids to program. We've just obtained our first "fleet" of laptops - half a dozen refurbished thinkpads running Windows 7 - and I'm looking for the best way ...
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local admin vs domain admin [closed]

I'm working to learn administrative account functions. My questions specifically is a difference between domain and local administrator accounts. When logging into a server or workstation remotely for ...
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List all who have exchange admin access?

Is there a way to list all accounts that have Exchange (Exchange 2010, if it helps) admin access ? Thank you.
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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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Server migration from America to Europe

I have this kind of a situation where I have a server located in North of America, however, a majority of my clients are from Europe. So, I found a few companies which provide servers which are ...
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Windows Smtp Server administrator login

I newly setup Windows SMTP Server on Windows Server 2012 R2. Any account exception Administrator can send email. But in the case of Administrator account, mail server said "535 5.7.3 Authentication ...
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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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Is it possible to give a application ADMINSTRATIVE rights to run properly but under a STANDARD user account?

I have some applications that REQUIRE ADMINISTRATIVE RIGHTS in order to run properly. But these programs are to be used by STANDARD users without ADMIN rights. Do I have to set something up in the ...
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What users should have access to sudo? (node, php, ftp…)

Before I begin, feel free to suggest a better title for this question. I've registered on Digitalocean and installed a LEMP stack. This is my first time configuring a server from scratch. Even though ...
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Trying to install program as non-admin user but Windows 2008 doesn't accept admin password

I am running Win 2008 Standard Ed. I am logged in as a user (non-admin) and am trying to install a program (via an install.exe file). Windows will prompt for an Admin userid and password which I do ...
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Run as Administrator popup via Skype for bussines drops remote connection

Does anybody know why Skype for bussines drops connection on situation where remote computer asks Administrator rights? As soon as user enter cancel the connection is retrived. How to prevent that? ...
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What creative sysadmin resumes have you seen / made? [closed]

Upon an job advertisement's request, I'm brainstorming creative ways to present a sysadmin resume, and thought I'd augment my own ideas by seeking examples. What creative ways have you seen a resume ...
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Leaving Company [closed]

I know this is not server related, but I am not sure what site to ask - any direction would be appreciated. I am currently working as an IT Engineer for a small IT company (me and the boss) in a ...
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Domain Administrator Login - Unknown Source

I'm trying to clear out all traces of old legacy settings from a new Domain I've inherited. One of my pet hates is using the Domain Administrator account for tasks, services, etc. I've managed to get ...
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Saltstack: different versions for Master and Minion

I've a little-big problem. I've an architecture with dozens of servers, everyone having a different OS. My Master is on an Ubuntu Server 14.04 and its version is 0.17.5. My Minions are of different ...
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disabling ip_forward for ubuntu server

This is the state of my server right after booting: root@vzu01-ubuntu:~# uname -a Linux vzu01-ubuntu 3.16.0-30-generic #40~14.04.1-Ubuntu SMP Thu Jan 15 17:43:14 UTC 2015 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 ...
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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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Savvy user uses batch file to disable admin share

A user on my network (my predecessor in fact) disables the admin shares with a batch file that runs every time the computer starts up. I would like to disable this without the users knowledge. I would ...
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AWS IAM Administrator and Developer

Creating an Administrators Group Using the Console advises not to grant an access key to the IAM user I create for myself, intending, I'm guessing, to grant least privilege. However, in addition to ...
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Security policy: servers without root/administrator password

I am considering running public web and application servers with blank root/Administrator passwords, and I'm wondering whether this might be a bad policy. I see several advantages of having no ...
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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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I can't confirm Customer Account on Account Information Magento Backend

I have an website running with Magento. I trying to confirm the customers accounts on Magento Backend > Customer Information > Account Information. I can activate accounts, but not confirm. For ...
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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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Local administrator user is blocking my actions [closed]

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 ...