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What's the best server configuration (hardware and software) for my company?

So, here is the question: I started to work for a small company, where the system is a bit weird... 13 workers, developers mostly, two servers and a lot of cables. I would like to know what would be, ...
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IIS 7 Configuration Port / Backup

What's the fastest way to port an IIS 7 config from one machine to a new one? Including all the sites, applications, virtual directorys, ftp accounts, etc... Is there one machine.config file ...
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How can i configure mod_proxy to mask requests?

Maybe this is a noob question but usually I dont have to deal with that stuff. I just installed apache with mod_proxy and I want to use it as a forward http proxy. What i want to do is, if a request ...
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Set up Vista Business as webserver?

I have a machine with Vista Business OS on it which I want to setup as a small webserver. I have installed IIS via Windows Add/Remove components. I have disabled the windows firewall and the norton ...
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Can I reset the exim4 configuration to its initial default?

I have an Ubuntu 8.04 web server on which I had an exim4 installation. I had e-mail set up with a smarthost, but I changed it to local mail only using dpkg-reconfigure exim4-config The problem is ...
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Changes to /etc/sysconfig/keyboard without restart?

cat /etc/sysconfig/keyboard KEYBOARDTYPE="pc" KEYTABLE="uk" Question: Do you have to restart for changes to effect?
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How to setup an App_Code virtual directory in IIS7?

In IIS6 you can't setup the App_Code directory as a virtual directory. However, I found that you can setup a virtual directory within the App_Code directory and IIS6 will compile the code into the ...
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IIS 6 SMTP Configuration

I'm having a problem setting up IIS 6's SMTP service. I configured it with the options that made the most sense to me (I have zero IIS experience) and no mail is being sent. I telnetted into the ...
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What values to set for Apache 2 worker server pool management?

I recently switched from Apache 2.2 prefork to Apache 2.2 worker, but I have no idea what would be a great MPM config to start with. On prefork, I used : MaxClients 256 StartServers 190 ...
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IIS6 + PHP upload

I have a problem with gettnig attache/upload to work on our support system. We're running a IIS6+PHP5+MySQL setup for Kayako's SupportSuite, and everything is running just fine, except the ...
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How do I reference a site by ID using IIS7 APPCMD?

I know how to reference a site by name to stop and start it? For example: appcmd stop site /site.name:"Microsoft SharePoint Administration" How do I reference a site using its IIS ID? I tried these ...
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Reloading PostgreSQL after configuration changes

I've made some changes to pg_hba.conf and I want them to take affect. I've found several places where people say that I can tell PostgreSQL to reload, but there are several different techniques ...
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Two Sharepoint 2007 sites

I'm working with SharePoint 2007 and we're currently working with another organization for a long-term project. We need to access documents in their SharePoint site. After trying to figure out the ...
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Transfer Windows Server 2003 Applications and settings

I have an existing Windows Server installation with Active Directory and some other programs configured on it. Is there an easy way to transfer the applications and settings to a new machine? Thanks.
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Is there a way to configure DEP from the command line or in the registry?

I'd like to exclude a single application's executable from DEP (Data Execution Prevention) on our automated Windows Server 2008 builds. Is there a way to do this either as a registry setting or from ...
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setting up JIRA so it reports its hostname properly

I'm evaluating JIRA for task/bug tracking. Looks good so far but it keeps reporting URLs with "localhost" rather than the server name in outgoing email messages. (example below) Is there a way to fix ...
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Event ID: 861 - The Windows Firewall has detected an application listening for incoming traffic

Firstly, my machines aren't compromised any person suggesting such will be DV'd. The security logs on some of my networks client machines (all Windows Xp Sp3) get filled with these useless error ...
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How do I prevent the Windows 2008 logon screen from showing user account names?

When I logon to Windows 2008 via the console or via RDP it shows me the names of user accounts already created as clickable buttons. How do I prevent this and make Windows 2008 ask me for a username ...
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Where do I put location tag in apache2 configuration file

I want to put expiration setting similar to mentioned here. http://serverfault.com/questions/15411/apache-caching-with-modheaders-modexpires#answer-15524 However I am not sure where should I put that ...
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How do I find out if my apache server is compiled with gzip

I know that my site is not sending data gzipped. I tested that using site like http://www.gidnetwork.com/tools/gzip-test.php Now I want to know if apache is compiled with gzip module or not. Before I ...
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number of RAID levels that a single controller can support

looking for having 3 volumes in RAID1 and RAID5. does a single RAID controller PERC 6i on my DEll PE 2900 manage there volumes/disks in RAID-1, RAID-1, RAID-5?
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cfengine3 file_copy only on source side change

I am using the 'digest' copy method for all file copy promises, because of the way we package and deploy software, I cant rely on mtime for the criteria for updating files. For various reasons, I am ...
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Is there away to chain proxy.pac files via URL?

It is necessary for several of our laptops to operate on both our own and customer-based networks. This often involves switching proxy settings, which we did via a custom proxy.pac file at first ...
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What configuration changes do you make to a new Tomcat installation?

After installing Tomcat 5 what configuration changes/tweaks do you apply, and why? Be specific: name what files you edit, what settings you change and why you do it. Some areas of interest: ...
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Xmingrc Configuration

With this config file silentexit Styles { emacs maximize } I'm getting the following error ... Release: 6.9.0.31 ... D:\programs\Xming\Xming.exe :0 -clipboard -multiwindow ...
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Server configuration for small company

We're a small development company and we're currently looking for a server for our internal needs. The basic idea I came up with is that this machine will itself run nothing but VMWare or Virtual ...
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BizTalk MQSC adapter configuration error & IBM WebSphere MQ Client V6.0

I'm having trouble configuring the MSQC adapter for BizTalk Server 2006. At the moment I'm getting the following error when setting up a receive location or send port: The adapter "MQSC" raised an ...
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how to configure fedora nic to be up with no IP

I am building an IDS box with a dedicated sniffer nic which should have no IP. I can't seem to get the system to come up with no IP on the nic, it either uses DHCP or takes the same IP as the first ...
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Apache ProxyPass

I have an application whith the next structure: /application (html files) /application/css (css files) /application/img (images) /application/classes -> I want this to redirect to a application ...
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How to check if hardware RAID is configured?

I have several servers running Windows 2008 and Red Hat 5 that are capable of hardware RAID. How do I check that hardware RAID is configured?
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BUG: IIS7 managed requests

In IIS7 we can tell a module to run for managed content (thus speeding up static content serving) by: <modules> ... <add name="WhateverName" type="WhateverType" ...
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Is there any strong, well tested and general purpose puppet recipes-base to be used as starting point for customization?

I have configured a working cobbler system that successfully handles my bare metal server deployment and I'm going to start the configuration management issues using puppet (integrating it as much as ...
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How would I set up my lighttpd.conf to serve a fastcgi app on a particular evhost virtual host?

I have evhost.path-pattern = "/home/lighttpd/vhosts/%2/public" When this pattern hits a certain host, let's say 'foo', I would like to use a fastcgi server. How do I configure just one of my ...
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Sendmail configuration for a simple web server that needs mail() to work in PHP

I have a web server (CentOS 5) that I need to be able to send mail from using PHP mail() function. I have the PHP mail() function working properly. The Sendmail configuration is what I need to ...
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Can't find httpd.conf

I can't find httpd.conf I am running openSuse 11, and installed apache, its started and working.
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Bind db.x configuration files

Where can I find good, informative tutorial about configuration files in bind? I have these files (and other irrelevant ones): db.0 db.10 db.127 db.255 db.empty db.internal db.local db.root ...
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Do I need to restart/reload apache when adding a configuration file under /etc/httpd/conf.d

Do you need to restart/reload Apache when adding a configuration file under /etc/httpd/conf.d? I know that editing the httpd.conf need a restart or a reload but unsure if file placed in the conf.d ...
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How can I manually (via script and/or config text files) fine tune firewall in Mac OS X?

I'd like to fine tune the firewall rules in my Mac OS X, without a GUI I mean. I came from Linux world and I'm used to manually fine tune my firewalls, having full control on every rule, adding ...
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Debian - What to do when upgrading packages and a config file has changes?

I'm new to system administration and I'm helping admin a server for a student group. I was wondering, what is the best practice for when you're upgrading packages and a config file has changes. I've ...
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Graceful Apache restart and Keep-Alive connections

I am trying to find a way to quickly restart Apache to apply configuration changes. The goal is to: Restart without distributing currently processed requests Do this as atomically as possible, i.e. ...
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SMail configure listening port/address?

I try to configure my smail-system. I want it to listen only on localhost/127.0.0.1 But when I check my system via nmap myredirectingdomainname.com it shows me the open port 25. Can you help ...
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Firewall define program exceptions Group Policy not applying

I updated my domain's default policy to add exceptions to the Windows Firewall, under Administrative Templates < Network < Network Connection < Windows Firewall < Domain Profile I ...
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static only config for nginx?

I was trying to get a static only config for nginx working with try_files but was running into some issues. The following is what I have working right now (but does not deal with directories, showing ...
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Any Problems with many NFS mounts?

We are currently considering a solution that results in a separate mount point for every user's home directory. Whereas we used to have at most a couple mounts per file server on a client, we now ...
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service static files under nginx & HTTP-Authentication

I have an app deployed in testing mode on a server. Access to it has been restricted to a select group of users via HTTP-Authentication. That works fine. The problem is that if I serve static files ...
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Lock down XP dns settings

All, Developers usually need admin rights to the OS, so they can do their task. How do I as an admin, lock in the DNS settings on windows , so they cannot be changed, only by me? I am not an expert ...
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Linux network configuration GUI frontend

I know that this is not how a true admin would do it, but this is for a small home network and for a person who's not very comfortable with the command line iptables configuration. There's a small ...
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Managing network interfaces on RHEL/CentOS with GUI + scripting (system-config-network)

We have two load balanced CentOS 5.3 webservers that handle a decent number (~20) of individualized shopping websites. The end result being that we have to have a separate secure site per product, ...
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Windows Server 2003 DNS Forward Lookup Fails Reverse Look Up Succeeds

I really don't understand why I'm experiencing so much trouble for just creating a simple dns entry for myself. I have a Windows 2003 Server that is a Domain Controller and the DNS Server. This server ...
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php cli additional .ini files not loaded

I have compiled PHP 5.3 and everything seems to be working correctly except when running PHP from the command line. When I run: # php --ini it produces this output: Configuration File (php.ini) ...