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Group Policy: How to comment on each setting?

I am looking for a way to comment on each and every setting that can be made within a GPO. Unfortunately things like user logon scripts and security settings and some more can not be commented. Is ...
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Standard Firewall and Network Change Testing Procedure

I am looking for a standard that advises on the best practice for testing of the following situations: Network Changes Firewall Changes Does any standard exist? If so, please note where I can find ...
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Using Chef to backup Windows Servers configs - AD,DNS,IIS,DHCP, Exchange the lot

I have been looking at Chef as a tool for backing up config my windows servers. But from what I can see this is geared more towards *nix doesnt look like there are many scripts for backing windwos ...
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Tracking changes to firewall configs?

Myself and one other indivdual will be taking over some of the daily firewall management duties soon and I'm looking for a way to track changes on our firewall configurations for auditing purposes and ...
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Change Management Workflow Using Yum

We have a fairly strict patching process that we have to follow: Patch a development or testing machine Wait one week to see if it explodes Patch the corresponding production machine to the same ...
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Use git for multiple server configuration files

We have migrated a lot of source code over to git and are very happy with our current solution. We would like to have our server configuration files versioned on the same system, but there are a few ...
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Is there a etckeeper equivalent for Windows? AKA Windows config revision-control

I want to make a central config file repository so that I can have the changes to any config under revision control (Mercurial). This will include some GNU/Linux boxes (which will use etckeeper), the ...
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Simple test plan template for Change management

We're looking for short checklist/template for to show that the change has actually worked and hasn't broken anything. This is being introduced as part of a more formal change management process. ...
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Change Control for Servers /hardware and software updates

Anyone know of any good change control software? Mainly for logging changes to servers by the admin guys. Cheers! John
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Keeping track of changes to a System during Software/Patch Installation

Let's say I'm installing a software on Windows and I want to see all the changes it has made during its installation, what is the easiest way to keep track of system changes. The change could happen ...
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Does your change control process score change requester and/or implementers?

Does your organisation have a change process, formalising every change, from whole new system deployments to cable patches? If so does your process score those asking for changes or/and also those ...