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Windows system colors all wrong

After a recent reboot, our 2012 R2 Remote Desktop server's system colors are all wrong. It almost looks like it is in High Contrast, though it reports that it is using Basic. Here is a screen-shot ...
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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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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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Group Policy to Place Shortcut on All Users Desktops

We're looking at using a GPO to put a shortcut to a company web app on all users' desktops. Different users are on different Windows versions, meaning the location varies: c:\documents and ...
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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 can I hide the Recycle Bin on Windows Server 2012?

On Windows 8 you can hide the Recycle Bin (and other icons on the desktop) by following Charms bar > Settings > Personalization. But on Server 2012 this returns an empty window with the message "This ...
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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 remote desktop auto dysconnection due to autologin

I am working with machine that are hosting several PCs running windows 7 pro. I quite often need to connect to these PCs using windows remote desktop. This PCs need to have the autologin feature ON ...
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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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Will an average PC run a 10 concurrent write intensive request with 50MB daily database server? [closed]

As I am a average programmer who have never been purchasing any hardware myself, I have to choose a computer for a prototype database server that will be used to serve 10 concurrent request per one ...
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Ubuntu Desktop 14 on PowerEdge doesn't boot on RAID

I have a Dell 1U PowerEdge 1950, and for some reason, we cannot install Ubuntu 14.04 64bit Desktop edition on it. I know what you're thinking... why are you installing desktop? I have asked the same ...
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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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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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Lync 2010 web app Share desktop not available

We have a Lync 2010 we are attempting to set up Lync meetings with external users however when we get the meeting set up there is no option of "Desktop" under the "Share" menu. I can't find any kind ...
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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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Terminal Services 2003 Require accounts logging in to have a password

I am required to look after a Terminal Services 2003 machine. Occasionally company staff will create a new Active Directory user with no password and grant that user permission to login to the ...
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Remote Desktop working in LAN, but not over WAN

We have a server with Remote Desktop enabled, but we can only access the server from inside the LAN. Port forwarding on port 3389 is set up on the gateway/modem (Comcast SMCD3G) and canyouseeme.org ...
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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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Windows domain grant desktop access only to some users

I must grant only domain admin members to open a server desktop session. How to limit desktop access to some computers (typically servers) for some groups only?
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Completely disable CD/DVD Rom access to all users on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS?

We are using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Following is output fromuname -a command: Linux trainingmac1 3.2.0-32-generic #51-Ubuntu SMP Wed Sep 26 21:33:09 UTC 2012 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux We are training ...
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Remote Desktop - Client to Client

Hello fellow IT specialists, I have a network set up with one Domain Controller (Windows Server 2008 R2 64-bit) which is also my DHCP and DNS and AD server. I have several Windows 7 Professional ...
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Defending PCs against APTs

We are evaluating the security of the PCs used by people with access to high-value company documents. At the moment they are kept patched and run a virus checker, but we are concerned about zero-day ...
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Server for Client/Server Application [closed]

I have developed one Client/Server application. Now I am wondering that if I want to upload that application on a server, then which server will be useful here? And what configuration do I need to ...
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How do i reference redirected host drives in a remote desktop session

When I remote desktop into a server, for example, local drives and mapped network drives from my host computer appear as ON . I can access these drives using Windows Explorer, but I also need to ...
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General local PC design/specs for fast RDB (MySQL) performance?

Are the given PC specifications (below) appropriate for a MySQL database that is to be used for analytical type queries on the given database specifications (also below)? (I understand that both the ...
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Sugestions for cleansing PC's before recycling / disposal

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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Pfsense installation on Desktop Machine [closed]

I am able to install pfsense 2.1 into VirtualBox and Alix device properly. I want to know if it is possible to install pfsense on my desktop mahine directly. I mean desktop machine does not have OS, ...
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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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Best way to monitor ubuntu desktop machine [duplicate]

I'm trying to find a simple solution to monitor all desktop machines of my network (~ 35 Ubuntu desktop). I do not want to use passive monitoring like Munin or Cacti but with an active agent on the ...
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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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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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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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Simultaneous Remote Desktop Connections in Windows Server

I would like to remote control the administrator user of my Windows Server 2008 R2 simultaneously from 3 remote computers. To do that, in Group Policy, I disabled "restrict to a single remote desktop ...
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How to completely (all the packages were installed) remove or disable the tasksel desktop environment?

I accidentally installed desktop environment at the debian install. Now I'm trying to remove it but no chance: tasksel remove desktop changed only i to u if tasksel --list-tasks. sudo apt-get remove ...
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Do i need specific server to handle mac and pc users? [closed]

I have 5-6 users half use PC and another half uses Mac OS. They want to setup local file server, right now they use Drop Box for reason that in the past in their experience mac's corrupt file and make ...
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how can i recognize in pc that which domain name should be linked to which folder [duplicate]

I want to forward different domain names to single IP Address (local for testing), but how can i recognize in pc that which domain name should be linked to which folder? for example, in windows host ...
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Anybody seen this? Reboot loop when entering Audit Mode?

We have a production system in place that requires users to enter Audit Mode a few times during a computer refurbishing process. Most machines we get are in OOBE mode when we get them, and the ...
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Asset Tracking: Best Practices

We'd like to track I.T. assets across different organizations and I have a bunch of questions: What is a good, systematic method to choose a universally unique asset tag (i.e. name)? What method ...
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Could the Input/Output or some other difference between adapters/chargers cause this? [closed]

I have a laptop and my adapter/charger could not be used anymore as the cable was cut. So I bought a new adapter but it was slightly different than the original. My original had (Toshiba's original): ...
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Prevent an RD session from being knoced off when another RD Session tries to login

I would like to configure a Microsoft Server 2012 server to not log the current RD admin user out when I try to login to the same server. Only me the Admin and a developer need to access this server ...
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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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How do I find out which pairs of a CAT5e cable are actually connected to another machine?

Using Linux (Debian, to be specific) on a laptop, I want to be able to check whether, for example, the TX or RX pairs are both connected to another machine. If, say, I've only connected RX (and am ...
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How to differentiate between a Mobile phone IP address to a computer IP address? [closed]

I have a list of IP addresses, and I want to know how to filter mobile / smart phone IPs from the list...any suggestions?
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How to get rid of desktop.ini from a Windows Server 2008 desktop safely?

Useless desktop.ini icon irritates me by being displayed on my Server desktop. I don't want to disable hidden files showing globally but would like to get rid of this particular one and make sure it ...
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Whats the average lifespan of a server?

i'd really like to know what the lifespan of a server is, or could be. Is there something like lifespan in the world of PCs at all? Lets assume it runs 24/7, how many hours/days/years/etc could it be ...
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IIS 7 desktop icon cannot be renamed to “IIS Manager”

If I take the IIS manager shortcut on my desktop, which is named "Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager" by default, and rename it to "IIS Manager", it sets the name right back. However, if I ...
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Windows Server 2008 No Desktop or Start Button on User Login Server Manager Launches

I'm working at a small company and since I worked tech support about 8 years ago (and have been a Software Engineer for most of the time since then), I'm responsible for all things computer related. ...
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Does System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection require the use of Configuration Manager?

We have a relatively small organization (~15 users), and have used the ForeFront EndPoint Protection 2010 desktop client without the use of central management, like Configuration Manager. Now that ...
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Other ways of implementing Crashplan on a LAMP setup [closed]

I've got a LAMP setup running Ubuntu 12.04 server and I'd like to integrate it with CrashPlan that I use on all my other mac xserves that I'm running. The problem is that it has to run a gui ...
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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 ...