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Can dd-wrt do a firmware autoupdate?

I need to get a new company router but am looking for a secure but low cost solution. My first idea was to get a 20€ TP-link router and flash it with DD-wrt, but the latest firmware is a year old and ...
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How to safely update a server script, which can be anytime started by cron

I have a server script that is started by cron every 10 minutes and does some operations with database, so it can be running for several minutes. So as you see, the probability of overlapping the ...
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Cannot unblock IE9 installation after GPO blocker kit

I need to unblock the installation of Internet Explorer 9, after using the Internet Explorer 9 Blocker Toolkit in a GPO. In a way the unblocking does work, after disabling it in the GPO, but the ...
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Can saltstack update itself then run highstate

salt stack is being used with bit bucket. there are 2-3 of us who push updates to it occasionaly. I was wondering is there a way where salt stack can get the latests changes from bit bucket then ...
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Thoughts about a simple way to check remote updates lists and updating remote servers

I have been building my own Control Panel (mostly hobby) where I control hosting packages on my webservers, mailaccounts on my mailservers, DNS records etc. I also use this to monitor my servers. I ...
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When does Ubuntu automatic updater run?

I'm setting up a system with Ubuntu 13.10 Server. I'd like to enable automatic updates, but I really don't want it rebooting the server or restarting services at random times. I cannot find any ...
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how to cancel an automatic restart in windows server 2012 after installing windows updates

Here's the thing - the "shutdown -a" option doesn't work, there is no "Restart Later" button, just a countdown timer of 15 minutes and no way to cancel it. What should I do? I read somewhere that if ...
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Better alternative to batch file for automatic Git-Pull on windows server

I have a set of web servers, and to keep the files up to date on the server, I use a windows scheduled task. The task calls a batch file which executes a git-pull command. This seems simple enough, ...
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Concern about “apt-get update” in production server

I have a server which is getting a bit outdated as I haven't updated it since a few months. I wanted to try cron-apt but first wanted to do it manually, so I issued a sudo apt-get update as a ...
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Nginx and automatic updates

I'm on Ubuntu 12.04.1 with unattended-upgrades configured for automatic security updates, and I installed Nginx by first adding deb http://nginx.org/packages/ubuntu/ lucid nginx deb-src ...
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Automatic updating of newer JRE on GNU/Linux

How can a GNU/Linux machine be set up to automatically update a newer version of the Java Runtime Environment (JRE)? The difficulty is wanting to use a newer version of Java (Java 7, at present) and ...
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Plesk Updates Overwriting my PHP.ini

This may be more relevant on stackoverflow, if so please migrate it :-) I have had to disable automatic updates in Plesk on my Windows server as everytime an update is installed, my php.ini ...
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What are best-practices for running Windows Update on a Hyper-V server with running VM's?

I have four VM's running on a Windows Server 2008 R2 box - not 'core.' What is the best way to install Windows Updates on that server? Do I need to shut the VM's down first in case it wants a reboot? ...
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Windows Unattended: Hide the “Windows Updates are Disabled For This Computer” Message?

In autounattend.xml I can set <ProtectYourPC>3</ProtectYourPC> to disable automatic updates. However, after installing, Windows still complains loudly that updates are disabled. By ...
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Automatic updates - WSUS and Group Policy

I have 2 GPOS on my W2K3 domain: 1 is for the servers, where AU is disabled the 2nd GPO is for desktop, where AU is enabled (with limitations - NA for the question). I manage my AU's using ...
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Automatic Updates occurring unintentionally

My boss and I were sitting in our server room today when we all of a sudden heard one of our servers go into hyper-speed, indicating that it was restarting. You can imagine the immediate "oh crap" ...
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How can I automatically update Debian Squeeze?

I want my VPS to be always up-to-date with latest updates. Is there option to enable automatic updates with apt-get or some other way?
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Good practice for managing package updates for lots of CentOS servers

As part of my job I manage a few tens of CentOS 5 servers, using puppet for the main set up. About half of our servers have a standardised set up for hosting various django sites, while the rest are a ...
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How can I prevent Terminal Server Users from restarting the server after an Automatic Update?

We have a Windows Server 2003 terminal server, and our IT department does not want to disable Automatic Updates. The problem is, when an update gets applied that requires a reboot, users get a popup ...
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Most efficient way to install Windows Hotfixes on a isolated computer

I have a standalone W2K3 machine which I need to update with microsoft hotfixes. I also have a clone of this machine which I can connect to the internet. What I'd like to do is: a) Run some tool on ...
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automatically create subdomain, virtualhost and etc when add user

there is the way, how to automatically create the subdomain, virtualhost for apache, sharing configuration (samba), etc when I add a new user? I want it's work like the web hosting service, when we ...
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How to set up an application web update to complete if logged in from a user (non-admin) account

Is there a good way to configure Adobe Flash and Java Runtime to update on Windows 7 whenever a new update comes out. I would like for that to happen automatically, even if the current user does not ...
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AVG unattended update from local directory

I've created a mirror for update files of free AVG antivirus. How do I make it update from there periodically? Is there a command line parameter or a special program for that? AVG version used: ...
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Update KB951847 (3.5 SP1 and Family Update) fails on Windows Server 2003 repeatedly

We have a Win2K3 server that is perpetually stuck on the following update: Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1 and .NET Framework 3.5 Family Update for .NET versions 2.0 through 3.5 ...
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Bypass installing updates on shut-down

So with the cold weather, we're experiencing rolling blackouts in industrial sectors to keep residential heaters going. Every two hours for 15 minutes, we go dead. The last couple times this happened, ...
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Non-MS program updates in a domain

I have an AD domain and I don't want my users to have admin privileges on their local computer. I have WSUS for Windows updates and stuff but what about Firefox, Flash and other third party program ...
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windows server automatic restart problem after updates

I had my servers configured by group policy to download updates and notify for install. Unfortunately it seems microsoft did publish a recent update on the 2nd of course which cause the servers to ...
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Block specific windows update hotfix

I'd like to let windows auto update enabled, but block a specific patch that causes us problems from being installed. Is that possible? Anyone knows how to do that? Thanks
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Anti Virus automatic update problem with linux squid proxy

I am using RHEL 5 linux server with 10 Windows XP client machines, I installed bit defender internet security 2009 in my windows machines, My Problem is automatic updates are not performing, I get ...
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Building a WSUS server: where to start?

Rather than having all of my computers go out to the internet and download their Automatic Updates, I am seriously considering building a WSUS server. That is, a Windows Update server. I have read ...
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Is it possible to install Mac OS X Server on a Mac Mini without hacking it?

I'd like to have a Software Update Server (SUS) for my clients. Since this service would not be critical, redundancy and availability are not an issue for me. Given the fact that SUS is only ...
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Flash Plugin - How to disable automatic updates on a computer that is offline?

Note: This is only marginally related to another question I asked earlier about Adobe Reader, and only because I am trying to achieve the same basic effect for a different piece of software on the ...
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Adobe Reader - How to disable automatic updates on a computer that is offline?

I have a computer at a location that is currently without internet service. I just did a fresh install of XP SP3 and am in the process of loading basic software that will be required later. Among ...