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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, i ...
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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 ...
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Windows Server 2008 Remote Desktop issue

I'm having a strange situation. I have a LAN where I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 server and a few other machines (Win 7, Vista). I have configured port forwarding on my router to forward port 4444 ...
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Difference between server-grade RAM and desktop-grade RAM?

What's the difference between server-grade RAM and desktop-grade RAM?
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Windows Virtual PC [closed]

Does anyone know when Microsoft is coming out with a newer version of Windows Virutal PC where it supports 64bit guess.
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Dying Dell PowerEdge 1800 graphics card - any solution?

I'm having a bit of problem... at the children's hospital where I work (Beit Cure Hospital in Blantyre, Malawi), we're using a 4 year old Dell PowerEdge 1800 tower server. About two years ago, we ...
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Secure Ubuntu Desktop for Php Developer

I just did a fresh install of Ubuntu Desktop 10.4. I would like to keep the system completely secure so that it's not vulnerable to any sorts of hacks, attacks, viruses, malware etc. All i want to ...
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Restore Windows from local system image

Back in the day (late 90s) I worked with a school who partitioned their desktop systems into two drives, the main Windows drive and a secondary hidden drive which held a system image for easy restore ...
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fedora 13 cannot enable desktop effect on thinkpad nvidia card?

according to fedora 13 release notes, fedora should support desktop effect out of box with nvidia card. my laptop is thinkpad t61 w/ nvidia 140m. but i still cannot enable the desktop effect even with ...
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Replacing 40+ desktop PCs with Virtual Machines - advisable?

We currently have 40+ desktops which are solely used for remote desktop access to run things like Visual Studio, Clearcase, and other related development tools. These are commonly used by remote ...
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How to set up rotating wallpapers through GPO

So, my guestion is "easy" in nature, not so easy in solution... my boss came up with a brilliant idea of having wallpapers changed every 30 minutes or 1 hour or something. In short, he wants active ...
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Very high density PC/rack required

I'm a server guy, specifically a blade guy and know my high-end gear well but I've got a new little challenge that I'm a bit lost on and you may be able to help. I have a server spec that will do a ...
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Running Remote Desktop over port 443

I have a server hosted behind a bunch of firewalls, and it is accessible to me only on ports 80 and 443. The hosting company is pretty sluggish wrt support, so I would like a way to get a remote ...
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Computer 'Wheel-Locks' concept

Here is the issue. At times we need to physically locate a PC. However the users tend to dismiss a pop-up notification. Additionally the PC may not be signed into and then the pop up will not ...
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Can SQL server and WSUS co-exist on same server?

Pardon me if this is a stupid question, but after reading responses from my previous question I'm looking into implementing WSUS on my network. The box I would likely implement it on runs a ...
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Disaster Recovery - using Double-Take for live replication to DR on a developer's client machine with Visual Studio running

Our Systems team is implementing Double Take on client machines for live replication to DR servers. Developer's desktops typically have multiple instances of Visual Studio open at all times which ...
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One localhost on two PCs

Today I got an idea, that testing my web apps on two different PCs would be even better if they both are near and if I could use my own localhost instead of hosting. i.e.: 1. My ASUS laptop runs ...
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Benefits of all-in-one

A large organization(1500+ users, with 5 locations) is planning to refresh desktop hardware. Is there any benefits going with an all-in-one desktop where the screen, CPU, disk drive, CD/DVD are in ...
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Would you buy a dell desktop PC? [closed]

Would you buy a Dell desktop, such as the Vostro 320? Why? Why not?
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Virtualized Desktops

We have a small office of 7 people total with 1 linux server running as our fileserver as well as our samba DC Am wondering if its feasible to upgrade our server and virtualize the desktops. The ...
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Remote desktop to a computer not on the network

I have a secure laptop that, for various reasons, is not allowed to be connected to a network. I need to remotely control that laptop from a desktop computer and be able to send files to it. The two ...
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How to disable CD-ROM and USB for normal users in Linux?

How can access to CD-ROM and USB be disabled for normal users in Linux? As a part of security policy we need to disable CD-ROM and USB access for normal users. Only root users should have the access. ...
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Windows Desktop Randomly Switches Resolution

Once per log in a specific account, Windows XP is switching to 800x600 and 8 (looks like) bit color. It then after a few seconds switches back to the regular settings. This, so far, has only happened,...
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How to activate the Virtual Desktop feature on Fortigate 100A?

We did recently update the firmware on our Fortigate 100A box and after the upgrade we tried to use the "Virtual Desktop" feature. (This isn't a new firmware feature) We can't find a way to activate ...
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How do I make wallpaper fit both monitors in dual monitor setup?

I am deploying some custom corporate wallpaper as part of a Windows 7 rollout. Some people will be using dual monitors, and the additional monitors may be either 4:3 or widescreen. I want to use the ...
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CPU for desktop/server

Which is the difference between a server and a desktop CPU ? Why should I buy a Xeon processor for a server why don't use instead a simple intel quad 4-core CPU for a desktop PC ?
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Ad Agency storage/file server +backup needed (NAS or something else?)

Looking for a "this is all you need" recommendation. We're a small ad agency with both mac & pcs that access and share files from a 3 yr old Windows 2000 box (no server software). We currently ...
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which virtualization technology is right for me?

I need a little help with this getting this sorted out. I want to setup a linux virtual server that I can use to run both sever and desktop systems. I want a linux system that is minimalist in ...
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The difference between desktop-series HDD drives and server-series

What are the main differences between desktop-series hard disks and server-series? The obvious things I can see are: durability (server hardware mostly more qualitative and have more warranty) and ...
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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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Access Virtual PC Website from Host Browser

I have Virtual PC 2007 running Windows XP. I can access a website setup on the Virtual machine from a browser in the Virtual machine. How do I setup the virtual machine so I can access the website ...
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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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Hardware recommendation for remote monitoring [closed]

We're working on a project that requires PCs to be deployed to various locations and report back various data to a central server, and are interested in a recommendation on the hardware to use. We ...