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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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Regression testing for firewall changes

We have a number of firewalls in place around our organisation and in some cases packets can pass through four levels of firewall limiting the flow TCP traffic. A concept that I'm used to from ...
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Software for monitoring a Windows network environment (Change Control)

I need to implement change control and auditing in a Microsoft Windows network environment. My question is in methods to audit or better yet changes made to the networking environment. This starts ...
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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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System compare tools [closed]

To enable us to do better change management tracking on our hosting platform, I need to be able to compare our production Windows 2003/2008 virtual servers with the base image they were cloned from. ...
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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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Software Release Tracking Tool

We have multiple applications and way too many environments. It is really hard to keep track of which version of what software is installed where? What I am looking for is a tool that would basically ...
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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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How to copy an SVN repository periodically without losing the target tags, and branches?

We want to download (export, checkout) a complete repository, and import to a different repository (with all the commit messages) periodically so we can implement a tag/branch strategy. Background: ...
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Change Management Software [closed]

I manage an 80,000 user CIS application written in Uniface. Every form in the application, and many of its processes, are represented by .frm files. We have hundreds of these files and 5 instances of ...
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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 ...
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Using revision control for Windows server configuration?

Does anyone have experience with Puppet or cfengine like setups for a Windows server environment? Is there such a thing? I am looking to track configuration file and file security changes over a ...
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What solutions exist to allow the use of revision control for server configuration files? [closed]

In an environment with multiple system administrators, I see a few advantages to adding the server config files into a revision control system. Most notable are the ability to track changes, who made ...
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Are there any tools to do change management with Active Directory / Group Policy?

We seem to be having a lot of problems related to "forgetting some mundane detail" while managing our Group Policy settings in Active Directory, so I am curious as to whether there are any ...