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Is there a way to log commands that a user runs in Windows 7?

I manage a large enterprise environment, and while we try to advise users not to, there are inevitably users that need to have local admin access to their machines. The problem is that some of these ...
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ILO/DRAC like device for desktop

Does anyone know if there is some price friendly hardware like HP ILO/Dell DRAC for desktop PC (home server)? I prefer PCI/PCIe form. All I need is access to COM port and remote power cycle. Thanks ...
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Looking for fast cross-platform desktop sharing application [closed]

I'm looking for a simple, cross-platform, fast, and secure way to share the desktop of a local machine with other people. For example, if co-worker working remotely shares their desktop, I'd be able ...
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What should we recycle from old pcs? [closed]

We are getting rid of about 10 old pcs but we want to make sure that we don't throw out any useful hardware. This is the list of parts we are keeping from each: working hard drives bios batteries ...
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Good default for XDG_RUNTIME_DIR?

The XDG Base Directory Specification is a very interesting spec for user directories. It also provides good default values, except for XDG_RUNTIME_DIR. Now I am writing a software that needs to ...
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Can't reach remote desktop anymore with RDC

We have a 2 backup machines that we use to manage via Remote Dektop Connection; Suddenly one of them can not be reached anymore by RDC. The other one is still accessible. I can ping the first one, ...
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Migrating Remote Desktop 2008 Users to RD 2008 R2

I have created a new server 2008 R2 remote desktop env and would like to know how to move several users over from old 2008 remote desktop env. Also is it possible to setup group policy for locking ...
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Debian server as a virtual guest?

I have a PC with lots of RAM (16GB) and a fast CPU (core i5). I would like to use this one machine both as a server and a deskop pc. So how about if I do this: I install Ubuntu on it (as GUI desktop) ...
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How to use remote desktop to a proxy server that's using Forefront TMG?

I need to get a proxy server going and I have a VM with Forefront TMG installed on it. Problem is that to access the proxy server (which I can't see, ping or access through the network) is only ...
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Linux : Display a permanent text on the desktop

I am looking for a way to display a permanent text on the desktop (xfce/gnome but if I found a way on another window manager, I catch). I was asked to show a version number on the desktop in a ...
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PC Shutting Down Without Warning [closed]

I have a Windows 7 PC that is shutting down without warning, seemingly at random. Here are the symptoms and notes: PC seemingly turns off completely. After taking off the cover it turns out the ...
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(Hardware) Machine will not boot - strange situation [closed]

We have a LGA1366 build (about two years old) that would suddenly not turn on about six weeks ago. Power was getting to the motherboard (on-board LED was on) but pressing the power button (whether ...
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Backup Laptops/Desktops To Server Fast/Simply

Is there anyway to backup various laptops/desktops connected through my network to my server. I can put any kind of operating system on this server. I was thinking maybe there is some type of ...
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Unattended Windows Vista & 7: Show the Internet Explorer Icon on the Desktop

In an unattended installation how do I tell Windows I want the Internet Explorer icon on the Desktop? Can I do this from unattended.xml? Or do I need a registry key or command?
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Desktop Folder Redirection and Shortcuts

I have a Server 2008 with a load of group policies from a previous support contractor. One in particular is confusing me. Desktop folder redirection is enabled and pointing at a network share but ...
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Software for deploying images to PC desktops in a small to medium enterprise [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Automatically Configure New Computers A few colleagues of mine are currently manually configuring and maintaining about 40 desktop computers (Windows 7) on our floor. ...
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How to find an HP desktop/workstation with PCIe power and room for double-high card

I am searching for an HP desktop or workstation with an Intel i5 or i7 processor that would support a "large" graphics card like an ATI Radeon 6850, which has two PCIe power inlets and which takes up ...
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View Desktop of all currently logged in Users on Windows Server

We're running Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise in a small research project at home. We need multiple users running Software in the background. For Monitoring purposes I'd like to have the ability to ...
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HP Compaq 8200 Elite SFF won't boot from USB drive

Can't get an HP 8200 Elite Small Form Factor to boot from USB. It's done so in the past & the USB boot drive works in a different machine (HP 8440p laptop). Have tried upgrading BIOS (from 2.09 ...
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Virtual Desktops : 8 am when everyone comes in

I'm learning about virtual desktops and I was wondering; suppose you have 1500 people in your company, almost all using virtual desktops, and they would have to start up their computers all at the ...
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How to Change Intel OEM Bios Information (e.g. Serial Number, Manufacturer?)

We purchase some of our systems (desktops mainly) through a small third-party OEM. They don't include serial number, manufacturer info., etc. in the BIOS however and this makes it difficult for ...
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Linux equivalent of OS X “Launchd”, with respect to use by non-root users?

Is there a good way for non-root users to start "managed" processes? In this case, I am using managed" to describe a process that starts up when the user logs in, is monitored by some sort of ...
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Can not see drive in Remote Desktop Connection

I did an upgrade from Windows XP to Windows 7. Since I did that I can not see my drive. Of course I set the local ressources settings and the remote settings. The operating system on my server is ...
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Newbie to ESXi, Can I run my VM on a laptop with ESXi and get to VM desktops?

Looking for a solution to use a hypervisor that allows access to the VMs that are running on itself. Basically, I would like to setup a laptop that can run 10 to 15 VMs that are already built, but to ...
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Are there any Linux Server to Linux Client XenApp equivalents available?

I am a college student with a predominantly business background looking into a business concept, which centers around remote access of Linux applications. I have experience with Citrix XenApp through ...
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Oracle SGD 4.61.915 not closing Windows 2003 application sessions

I'm using a Windows 2003 Application Server and I have followed this article: http://download.oracle.com/docs/cd/E19351-01/821-1926/z40000df1311155.html#bbjiefec but still.. when i close a application ...
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How to find out the currently active linux virtual terminal while connected via ssh?

The situation is as follows. I have a multiuser desktop machine with Debian Linux 6.0 and an ATI videocard with one monitor connected. I have root access to it. There can be several KDE sessions ...
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50 workstations, 1 .bat file on a network server, will it work?

I have a .bat file to perform maintenance on machines. I put the .bat file on a network attached server for all workstations to access it. If I were to use the windows scheduler to make that .bat ...
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Should pcs be unplugged before restoring power

We have an upcoming scheduled power outage for maintenance. UPS protects our servers. But it has been suggested that all PCs should be unplugged to prevent damage from power surges when power is ...
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Automating windows desktop deployment

I’d like to prefix this question by mentioning that I’m a Linux administrator, so managing a network of Windows desktops isn’t really my forte; however I’ve been tasked with upgrading a network of ...
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How to access shared hosting database with Java desktop application

I am new to this forum and I was looking for a solution for one of my questions. I have developed a Java desktop application. I have a database in a shared php hosting server. Is there any possible ...
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1answer
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How Do I Move Remote Desktop User Profiles To Another Volume?

I am new to Windows Server 2008 and Remote Desktops, and have a handful of users (5) accessing a suite of applications by way of Remote Desktop sessions. The server is set up with a RAID 5 drive that ...
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Can my employer watch my remote desktop session? [closed]

I have a vps that I would like to connect to from work using remote desktop, is it possible for my employer to see my rdp session? What exactly does my employer see/know in regard to my rdp connection ...
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Searching For a Desktop Security Software to harden Windows machines, anybody?

I'm a network administrator of a small/medium network. I'm looking for a software (Free or Not) which can harden Windows Computers (XP And Win7) for the propose of hardening standalone desktop ...
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Terminal Service vs Desktop

I am having a project to work out the cost that my company will have if we are moving away from using Terminal Services, and start to use a normal desktop for every user. I have 3 Windows Server 2008 ...
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How to use Remote Desktop for administration when a policy is set to start a program automatically?

On a Windows 2008 R2 server with the Remote Desktop Services role installed, I have used a local group policy to start a program automatically. How do I log into the console session to manage the ...
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Corporate Windows Domain: How to restrict selection of Wallpapers

All my users workstations are part of our corporate domain. Currently we have a group policy that forces the company wallpaper through to all workstations. This is working fine. However, we have a ...
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Remote desktop license error when connecting to a W2K8

I'm having a problem with 1 user who can not connect to any W2K8 servers (cliet OS is Windows Vista). He keeps getting the error bellow: "The remote computer disconnected the session due to an error ...
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On RHEL 6 or Fedora 14 is it possible to share or take over a graphical session without interrupting processes?

What I'm trying to do is come up with a way for a user to take over another users local session on a linux box. For example userA logs into a RHEL desktop and starts a process that lasts several ...
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How do I protect or restore a desktop setup in a grade school environment using Windows XP PCs?

I am providing IT support for a grade school which has a computer lab equipped with PCs running Windows XP Professional. Often after class, we find the desktops messed up. For example, the browser's ...
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What is the difference between a server built machine and a home pc [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: what is the difference between motherboard/processor for server and the ones for desktop ? I've been hosting stuff on my computers for the last couple of months from my ...
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running desktop in ec2

I am wondering if anyone has successfully ran any virtual windows7(or vista) OS's on their linux ec2 instance. We're getting a high memory large instance and I have one user who wants to run a .net ...
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Which Linux tool to do a full backup of pc on my LAN running windows?

I would like to backup my small home LAN computers (5 of them) using my ubuntu server (but I can change distro if needed). I've read about backuppc but I don't understand if I can fully backup a pc ...
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multiple servers porting to each other

here is the details: theres is who "servers": VPS with ubuntu 10.10x32 and home pc, win7 on win7 apatche2.2 is running with webpage on VPS game server is running DNS forwards www subdomain to PC, and ...
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what would be the ideal remote desktop support software [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: I want to take over PC's in my Active directory Domain : windows 2003 Workstations : windows 7 & few XP Any highly recommended remote desktop support softwares, ...
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Mac/Linux for system administration tasks

I've been using GNU/Linux for my daily life and my work for the last 8 years. A couple days ago, my desktop computer died. I thought about the possibility of making a change and getting a Mac. Is any ...
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can you use normal pc for rack server? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the cons to using a PC/cheap PCs as servers vs hardware designed to be used for servers? I would like to build some my rack servers based on commodity pc ...
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Flow of packets in network

I can't visualize in my mind the network traffic flow. eg. If there are 15 pc's in a LAN When packet goes from router to local LAN, do it passes all the computers? Does it go to the ethernet card ...
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Clean installation of RHEL 5.5 claims package “desktops” is missing

I'm a student worker in the CS department of my university, so please forgive me for any unprofessional descriptions. Simplified explanations are appreciated. I recently replaced some bad graphics ...
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Mounting Samba shares from Ubuntu server to the Desktop

I need to mount two Samba shares from my Ubuntu Server to my Desktop they are: [shared] path = /media/share read only = no guest ok = yes [www] path = /var/www read only = no I made two ...