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A service accessing an UNC path, Win 2008R2, best practices?

I have an Apache Webserver service running on Machine A. It serves some files from machine B, by having an Alias /foo \machineB\someshare MachineB\someshare is read-accessible to "Everyone". ...
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Importance of ha.cf file in a heartbeat/pacemaker environment?

I'm having a few issues trying to understand ha.cf and how the cluster picks up on updates. For example, when creating a new cluster, I usually: Set some default options in ha.cf on node 1 - node x ...
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remote access/vpn to windows server 2012 production server best practice

I' need to access my production environment from remote ,outside the lan for emergency. I don't want users are prompted for remote desktop credencials and try to guess username and password. So what ...
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Best Practices for publishing to a web server

I have a high traffic PHP based website and have 2 web servers which sit under a load balancer. I only have FTP access to change the files on the 2 servers when I wish to make changes to the site. ...
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Seeking alternative to storing binaries in git for devops

I'm not sure how to ask this best practices question since I know many StackExchange users evidently think best practices are a bad thing ... We've got Salt and Vagrant configured to stand up servers ...
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Git hook on selected branch

How I can run a script when somebody merges branch "test" into "stable" ? In other words, I want to run a script after the stable branch is updated.
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Consequences of exposing VM storage on same subnet as VM's and hypervisor

I recently purchased a RAID array to store my VM's and segregate the storage from the host machine. Since my needs are pretty simple I've configured the VM's to bridge with the host network (I think ...
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Best Practices Analyzer for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009

We recently uncovered a potential issue with our Dynamics AX setup whereby Receive Side Scaling (RSS) was not enabled on our AOS servers, which we believe is limiting their performance (currently ...
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Cisco ASA 8.4+ redirect multiple ports - best practice?

I was wondering whether anyone could advice on best practices as to the best way to redirect multiple ports for single host in the internal network. As I understand this you can only nat a single ...
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DNS Server 2008 R2 from 2003 - Stand Alone -

We have just implemented two new windows 2008 r2 stand alone servers running dns and they took the place of our old 2003 stand alone servers. Is there residual clean up that would need to be done on ...
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Is it a good practice use LDAP for auth in a public webapp beside the app DB?

Internet app needs to be really secure. So LDAP for auth got into the game. Instead doing the traditional db with users table, we want to authenticate agains a LDAP server. How good/bad you think it ...
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S3 backup: bucket vs. volume

I've inherited a project that has been pushing encrypted (GPG) DB backups via a backup script to an S3 bucket. That's all been well and good, but now that bootable EBS instances (where the project ...
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Enable shadow copy where VHD files are stored?

Should I enable Shadow Copy on the volume that stores our Hyper-V VHDs? This same volume also has all our file shares, which is why I want to turn on shadow copy. If I do enable it, will it eat up ...
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IIS 7.5 Request Filtering - best practice rules?

Im looking for a set of best practice rules for Request Filtering similar to what UrlScan adds by default. Any suggestions or an example list of filters is much appreciated. By default IIS 7.5 only ...
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Backup Plans - How do we ensure NERC 1213 / CIP-009 compliance?

We're about to deploy two racks of servers that will be in an environment that necessitate meeting NERC CIP-009 standards. While everyone has their own methodology, how would you go about creating a ...
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Need advice on IIS (7.5/8) for web service for querying AD

In order to standardize how our internal web application talk to AD, we are creating a web service that applications can call. Our AD requires user authentication to query, so this also prevents ...
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Sensible approach for delegating mail delivery for a domain

Before I begin, I want to apologise for possible bending rules of this QA site, since this question does not fall under category of a specific problem that demands straight answer. It is rather a ...
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NTFS Permission Structure to allow Traversal but no Modification except in Leaf Nodes?

Assume there's this folder structure: D:\ --+-- Acctg --+-- Payable | +-- Receivable | +-- Fin --+-- Inv | +-- Tax | +-- Treas | ...
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Group Policy Settings for Servers Hosting SQL Server and/or Exchange

My company is in the process of building a new AD Domain for our VDI environment. Once the VDI rollout is complete, we will be migrating everything out of our existing domains into this new domain. ...
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Best practices to handle very large databases

The problem: Our new project aims to use a very...very large database. Basicly ~one million of new records have to be stored per month. This requirement gives to the enterprise application a very big ...