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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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Free Hardware and Software Logging Software

Just wondering if anyone knows of some software that will log windows based computer hardware, software, license keys for OS, Word etc. Preferable a exe that I can run that produces a html/text file ...
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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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Accessing PC localhost from Mac over WiFi

I have a web service running on the localhost of my PC. I set up an ad hoc local wifi network and I would like to access the web service from my Mac. Can this be done? What would the url to my web ...
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Disable F1 key in Windows 7 virtual PC

I have Windows Virtual PC running Windows XP in windowed (not full-screen) mode. One of the custom applications that I run in the Virtual PC makes heavy use of F1 key, however every time I press it, ...
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Infrastructure network without router

Is there any way to create an infrastructure network without a router? In other words, is there some way to make a PC behave as a router? Other PCs should be able to see this network as an access ...
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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 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 multi-...
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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 high-...
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Windows PC randomly shutting down

I have a client PC at work that appears to be shutting down randomly as of late (very annoying!). I have investigated the guts of the case, cleaned out a lot of dust, and the problem persists. The PC ...
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Good tool for searching E-Mail in Outlook? [closed]

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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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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Share Single Backup Drive with Mac and PC

I have an external 1.5TB HDD which I would like to use as a backup for both my Mac (OSX 10.5.7) and PC (Windows Server 2003). If possible, I would like to utilize Apple's built in Time Machine for ...
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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 is preventing you from deploying desktop Linux in your environment?

I work in an environment that has a fairly large Linux desktop fleet however previous jobs rarely had Linux as an option and if they did, it was limited to a few sysadmins. Now that desktop Linux has ...
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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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Desktop virtualization? How?

I'm thinking once again about the desktop virtualization in our company. Actually there are 2 known ways doing this, first one is to have users' "desktops" on the terminal server and let they use i.e....
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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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Using a dual-monitor PC and a MacBook to create a dual-monitor OS X development environment?

Here’s the situation: I have a MacBook and while I can and do connect a second monitor to it, I’d like to be able to use the larger/nicer/identical monitors connected to my PC to interact with my ...
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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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Virtual PC - Moving Physical PC into virtual environment

Greetings. I have a small Dell GX260 machine that I have been using for testing purposes. And very often during one of my experiments on the machine I mess it up so I have to re-install Windows XP ...
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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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Are there any quality resources for training users how to keep their Windows system finely tuned?

We do a pretty good job of keeping our corporate Windows devices clean from malware. Most of our Intranet applications are browser-based and our users do a fine job of following our rules of the road ...
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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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Sugestions for cleansing PC's before recycling / disposal [closed]

What procedures do people follow before recycling or disposing of old PC's? Do you: Remove the hard drive Damage it beyond repair Use a tool to completely wipe the hard drive. If so, which? Other ...
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What are the most important aspects to consider when building a new workstation?

To save some money I'm sure we would all prefer to build our own workstations. But this takes a lot more work than simply buying one off the shelf. With any luck, you'll end up with a better machine ...
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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 ...