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Remotely remove user from administrator group, and make it effective immediately

I am trying to write a simple powershell script that ads a domain user to the local admin group on windows machines, and then after 30 Minutes removes them. This is what I have so far. Param( ...
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What do you use for automated testing of Debian package installations and updates?

I am using a Debian repo (based on reprepro) for Wheezy and custom packages. I modify my custom packages from time to time and test them manually on different systems, e.g.: Test a) Installation of ...
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Updating usernames and passwords for 450 WordPress databases - 450 ftp Accounts and 450 MySQL user

How would you update these in a consistent, reliable manner? I'm new enough to system administration, self taught and still learning but - I have this problem to solve in no specific time and under my ...
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Deploying Remote DHCP Servers [closed]

Please don't be too harsh. I'm quite new to the IT world and any advice/solutions would be greatly appreciated. Problem: I want to deploy Cent OS DHCP servers to different remote sites. This will ...
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Using WebDAV for automated downloads

I currently manage a number of sites (at one point about a dozen, currently four, but soon growing into the dozens or hundreds) that serve a piece of software to clients at their remote locations. Our ...
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Making archive with the current date as folder name, and add 1, 2, etc if folder exists

I'm looking to configure this backup script to take the current day's date and make the directory in a mmddyyyy format, as this will be automated. However, if the directory with that current day ...
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How to automate FTPS uploads from the Windows Command Line

I'm looking for a batch script to automate the upload of MULTIPLE files at a time to an external ftps site (ftps://servername.xxxx.com).The files are located in a folder on a Windows Server 2008 ...
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pushing files via sftp

A client wants us to push data files to them on a daily basis using SFTP (FTP over SSH). We are a 100% Microsoft shop with no Linux admins on staff. I am looking for recommendations on how to do ...
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Best Software For Automated Database Backup (MySQL and MSSQL) [closed]

What is the best software that can backup mysql and ms sql databases automatically? Thanks
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Network email alerts

I would like to buy or d/l an application that will alert our sysadmin in the event of network failure, like via email and/or phone call. I've looked around the net before posting this question, but I ...
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Automatic o/s reset on a dedicated internet browsing Windows 7 pc

I have just purchased a new Acer Revo nettop PC for dedicated internet browsing. It will be the only pc on a home network. My original plan was to install one virtual PC for family browsing, another ...
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Saving multiple hibernate states on Windows

This question is related to this one: http://serverfault.com/questions/97956/automated-windows-restart-testing In order to automate testing in Windows, it could be useful to save multiple hibernate ...
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Automated windows restart testing

I am developing a program, which depends on basically all other programs in our company. As there are so many programs that could potentially change and I never get notified of the changes, I would ...
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Linux: How to automate creation of password-protected backup archives

If one doesn't want to dig into sophisticated backup solutions, it is always possible to write a shell script that gathers data and compresses it. Because of privacy issues one might want to encrypt ...
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Windows 2008: automated backup of data files

Does anyone know how to run an automatic backup of specific directories in Windows 2008? Looking at Windows Server Backup (I guess the "replacement" for NTBackup.exe) it seems like you are only able ...