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How to install a desktop environment onto Ubuntu Server — but without internet access or a CDROM?

I am playing around with a computer which has no CDROM drive or internet access and I have installed Ubuntu Server onto it. I have that all up and running nicely but now I'd like to install Xfce, ...
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Remote desktop is slow when connecting to a computer which is part of a domain

We have two windows 2003 machines, one is a DC and another is joined to the domain of the DC. These machines are not locally available to us so we have to remote desktop into them. When we first got ...
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Hyper-V Connect

i am installed Windows 2008 OS and on that i installed Hyper-v. i am using Windows XP desktop. By using this desktop is it possibul to connect Hyper-V. if possibul please help me.
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What's a good public access terminal solution using old PCs and remote VMs?

Has anyone had experience using VMs as remote desktops for public access terminals (e.g. an internet cafe) In our case we don't want to charge money for access but I figure this solution has a few ...
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Strip Ubuntu Desktop to become Ubuntu Server

We installed Ubuntu Desktop as our dev server, and now its sitting in a DMZ, so there is no porpuse for the whole grafic interface, since we only access it via SSH. Is there any way to strip all the ...
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Remote desktop to a VM that is on ESXi v4.0

I can't seem to get a remote session started from my pc to a Windows 2003 server vm that is residing on a VMware ESXi server. I can connect with the VMware client software and I can remote out of the ...
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Does the number of icons on a Windows XP desktop affect performance? [closed]

What effect, if any, does the number of icons on a user's Windows XP desktop have on system performance? Can a large number of desktop icons slow down a system?
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Changing the desktop/background of the login screen (Win2003)

I've got a couple of Window 2003 servers that I administer. When logining in, users are presented with a default grey background. I'd like to change this to a different colour. I've found ...
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Enterprise desktop antivirus without a Windows server

Are there any desktop antivirus products suitable for use in an enterprise environment without a Windows server? We're currently using McAfee for our Windows desktops but to get updates and alerts ...
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Way to connect to VPS w/Win Vista Home Basic, other than VNC or TeamViewer?

I need to connect to a VPS and I'm running Vista Home Basic. TightVNC and TeamViewer both require access to the VPS first, because they require that the server be set up with TightVNC or TeamViewer. ...
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All-In-One PCs or PC integrated into monitor available?

Question I am specing out a new Design Technology building for an educational establishment, the current request is for PCs "without a base unit", not sure if these would be described as All-In-One ...
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Hypervisor for 32 bit desktop

I have a Dell Dimension 4700 helping hold the floor down in the corner of my office and thought it would be useful to install a hypervisor and then use the box for something. EXSi has been my ...
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Difference b/w connecting to SQL Server from ASP.net and Desktop application In terms on CAL? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? Why purchasing a Client Access License (CAL) for every device that accesses your server is not needed in web? If I ...
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Set Windows 2008 Server wallpaper for all users

I'm logged on as the Administrator and want to set a specific wallpaper image for all users. I've done it before on 2003 Server but forget where. I think it was somewhere inside the Local Security ...
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Are there any good tools for reporting on a computer's specs?

I have a client who has a computer they want to upgrade. They are unable to tell me the specs of this computer and they're not the type of person I could walk it through with. Ideally, I'd like to ...
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No desktop after power outage

My company supports two servers overseas and there was a power outage over the weekend. The outage lasted for about 20 minutes so the UPS's couldn't hold the charge. When one of the servers came back ...
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Desktop crashing after going to screensaver

My works domain has an automatic desktop lock after 15 minutes. It is enforced by going to screensaver and having the on resume password protect option selected. I am unable to disable this option on ...
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Group Policy: Setting Desktop Access Rights

I work part time as a network/system administrator for a small school. The school uses a commercial student information system that gets updated quarterly. After the server is updated users cannot ...
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Mass virtualization of corporate desktops

I am looking into virtualizing desktops for a large office, and I haven't been able to figure out how I would accomplish access to a VM instance per user. We are considering using sunrays as our ...
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Desktop virtualization

Is there currently a proper Type 1 "desktop" hypervisor? Either free or not? This is just for tinkering around at home on some beefy Phenom machines. Basically i want to be able to run say 2 OSs on ...
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Prompt users to reset their passwords in Ubuntu?

I have a bunch of new users to deploy on our system, and as a part of the initial login I want to give them an opportunity to reset their password. How can I best do this so that we don't have to ...
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What is an appropriate desktop environment to purchase for software/systems engineers?

Some background. I have a rare opportunity in an organization of over 50,000 people to suggest a change in the way IT purchases computers. Currently, regardless of a person's role, they are given an ...
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What are the Benefits of Server Hardware? [closed]

What are the benefits of using Server Hardware versus just placing server software on top of Desktop Hardware? I've been running a small time webserver for a couple of websites, a blog and a ...
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What is a good desktop RAID 5 card?

I have a small development environment and would like to run a RAID 5 configuration on the database server. I am aware of the performance and storage implications. I would like to find a recommended ...
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Can you install a Dell DRAC card in a desktop machine?

We're thinking about moving some servers out of the office and in to a datacenter. I'd like to add remote management capabilities before we do. The only problem is our servers are mostly repurposed ...
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Remote Desktop change position of desktop icons

Sometimes i have to connect with remote desktop to remote workstations with the user's login. What happens sometimes is after closing the remote session and the user opens the local session all ...
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How to get the full GNOME desktop (CENTOS) with VNC?

On CENTOS I went to System - Preferences and then Remote Desktop. There I checked "Allow other users to view" and "Allow other users to control". The same dialog box said "Users can view your desktop ...
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Windows XP domain user's first-time login repeats initial desktop setup ad nauseam

Here's the scenario: Login to Windows XP. Let's say it is a member of domain foo. ("It is a member of domain foo.") You login with a valid username/password on domain foo. You authenticate, and then ...
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For what sort of Linux desktop is LVM striping worthwhile?

I run several Linux machines at home and at work. Most of my computing is I/O-limited, e.g., large compiler regression suites and the like. At home I also have one machine that captures ...
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Good tool for searching E-Mail in Outlook?

As a System Administrator, I tend to accumulate a lot of E-Mail. And, unfortunately, my current employer requires Windows on the desktop and Outlook for e-mail. My question is, are there any good ...
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Recommended maintenance plan for Windows PCs

I'm helping someone out with their PC and wanted to point them to to a Windows PC periodic maintenance plan. I was thinking they should: Run Disk cleanup (cleanmgr) Defragment their HD (maybe using ...
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Set Single-Click in Active Desktop through GPO

I'm trying to set Single-Click (in explorer) in some Kiosk-like PCs, running Windows XP, but I can't find any way to set it through GPO. Is there any way to do this?
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Correctly configuring soundcard in Linux

How can I correctly configure a soundcard in linux for use with a softphone. What´s the diference or correlation with ALSA, OSS and ESD. Which one controls what? I´m trying without success to ...
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Developer hardware autonomy in a managed desktop environment [closed]

I’m looking for some feedback on how developer PCs are managed within environments that have a strict managed desktop policy (normally large corporations). For example, many corporate environments ...
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My ISP has me on a static IP address, but I'm sharing my connection. What IP address should I provide for Remote login?

The company I work for wants to set me up with Remote Desktop access to one of their servers. My ISP has assigned me a static IP address; however at home I have multiple machines sharing the Internet ...
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Server versus desktop hardware for VMs and Virtual Hosts

I have been given a Dell PowerEdge 2650 with dual 2.8 Xeon, 6gigs ram, and 5x75gig SCSI drives (32 bit archtecture only). The main objective of this is to replace my current dedicated linux server ...
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Desktop sharing for training and online meetings - internal LAN use only [closed]

What is a nice way to enable desktop sharing for a bunch of users connected to terminal servers? Something like VNC display host on many clients, but the users will generally be connected to the one ...
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SSD for system and HDD for data for Desktop environnement

I have to buy some new computers for my users. Some sellers told me that it is a good idea to have a small SSD (32GB) for the System (linux or WinXP) and a SATA II (more than 300GB) for other stuff. ...
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Remote Desktop Problems

I rebooted our 2k3 server box, and it looks like its hanging for some reason and I can't connect via terminal services to investigate. Any suggestions to resolve this issue? Update Working on vpn ...
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What tool do you use to monitor your clients?

Well, we had "What tool do you use to monitor your servers?", and I wondered, do you (and should you) monitor your clients (desktops and laptops)? What tools are useful for this? It seems to me that ...
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How to determine the position of an “icon” on the desktop (windows xp)?

is it possible to read the position of a given "icon" on the desktop? Or better, store them all and be able to restore them later (for instance after a change of resolution)?
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What tools are available to scan remote desktops for certain types of files?

I need to scan about 50 desktop computers and check to see if any *.doc, *.xls, *.ppt etc... files are being stored locally. I am wondering what tools might be available for this. A quick Google ...
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What is your end user machine lifetime?

This is directly related to my question regarding leasing or purchasing in flights versus piecemeal design: http://serverfault.com/questions/18777/switching-from-piecemeal-machines-to-leases When you ...
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What default Windows setting to change to optimize for performance?

Introduction: I am responsible for more than 100 PC's in a medium sized company, and when I install new PC's with the default windows settings, I always wonder which settings could actually be ...
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GUI on Ubuntu server?

I'm primarily a developer, but as part of this I'm running an Ubuntu server for a client where he has several small to medium sized websites. Although my main development environment has generally ...
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Random workstation reboots [closed]

My windows xp pc has been randomly restarting the past few months. I had desktop support swap the hardware out (everything but the disk) but the problem persists. The system simply shuts off and ...
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What is the right amount of customization on your admin workstation?

I know many people spend lots of time tweaking their admin workstation based on the idea that it will make them more productive. I believe that a lot of this time is wasted. They do things like: ...
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Locking Desktop USB Ports

How do you lock out the USB ports on the desktop PCs so we can prevent usage of USB drives on the desktops. I should clarify that these are Windows XP desktops. We should also assume that like most ...
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Hardware vendors to avoid

There are a lot of opinions out there of which hardware vendors are good and which are not. What are the best hardware vendors to trust for company use? Server-grade: esp. harddrives and backup ...