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What are suggestions for hardware,software,and active directory documentation? [closed]

There is a lot of total crap out there I don't want to waste a lot of time testing to be disappointed. I'm trying to create some physical documentation for software, hardware, active directory, group ...
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documenting a schools pcs and network (voluntary)

My daughter’s school have several networked pcs (various OS), printers, networked interactive white boards (connect to the internet, stream media etc). They have a parent who was looking after ...
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Documenting port numbers on floor plan

I want to be able to create a simple floor plan and document where all the ports are located and what there number is. Is there any good software to help with this. Preferably open source / free.
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What's new in Puppet since 2007?

I've got a copy of the Pulling Strings with Puppet book (written in 2007) but given that it has a bunch of equivocal language, I'm wonder how much has changed since then? I've found this Release Notes ...
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OFL.EXE Syntax / Documentation

Does anyone know where I can find the documentation, syntax, example usage for OFL.exe?
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IT Documentation with MediaWiki

We are looking for ways in which to further enhance our documentation and our ability to allow easy access to the information as well as editing the information. With these ideas in mind, we created ...
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Documenting the configuration of Windows Server 2003?

Are there any tools that can be used to document configuration of Windows Server 2003? By configuration I mean: Services installed Programs installed Users IIS config UPDATE1: Simplified ...
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Linux I/O buffering reference

Can someone point me to a fairly complete reference on the Linux I/O system, primarily how all the buffers and caches are handled and flushed? My understanding so far is that there are Application ...
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Where can I find thorough nginx documentation?

I'd like to use nginx to serve as the proxy on our existing host when we migrate to a new server/ip address. Everywhere I've been says to use nginx for its speed. However the documentation appears to ...
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Tool to manage IP map? [closed]

Is there a tool which can manage the maintenance of an IP map? If no, it is possible to make a Powershell script which can get hostnames and their IPs, but it'd be nice if a tool exists to do this ...
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Why should I join USENIX and SAGE?

I've recently discovered some documentation on sage.org website that would be of interest and great help to me. But in order to access to it I have to register with USENIX. Now since I'm from Europe ...
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how i can write a professional documentaion for big network

I design a big network and i want to document my design in documentation . all thing swhitch, router, server and ip address ........ and i want to simulate it and draw it if anyone have a sample of ...
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How to I Document User Rights on an existing Linux System?

Need to document user rights on an existing Linux system. What commands, actions, etc. will allow me to gather complete user profiles? User rights include, but are not limited to: File/Directory: ...
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IP address range for examples in documentations

Is there an IP address range dedicated to example in documentations ? (Like example.com for DNS)
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Database security guidelines and tips

I have been recently hired by an event-planning company to create a web application that will allow online payment for specific events and keep a list of registrants. My employers are asking for a ...
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Online modelling tool for server desing / architecture [closed]

I am looking for some online (the best is free) tool for designing our servers. We use almost 10 servers now, and it becoming mess, to remember, where, what service is running. So, I'd like to have ...
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Including email, IMs, configs, etc. in documentation or notes

The shop I work in is pretty laid-back. We're on a documentation kick, only because historically we've been very bad with it. We do a lot of our brainstorming in face-to-face meetings, and also do a ...
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What to document in my network/domain?

I am doing system admin for a small domain on the corporate network. We have our own DNS, AD, DHCP servers etc and use both HyperV and ESX. What exactly do I need to document for this sort of setup? ...
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I am about to create a site bible aka documentation of our web server?

I am creating this in ms word, to create a 3-ring binder with tabs, full of documentation of everything about our web server. What are the main categories that I should include? We have 2 servers, ...
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output MOSS 2010 configuration for documentation purposes

When writing documentations about a system I usually can use the sysinfo command on the command line to output most configurations and Hardware Specs. This saves a lot of time and makes the job of ...
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New Sys Admin job…Where do I begin?

I'm looking for some general advice here. I've decided to take my first job in a lead sys admin position...I don't start until next month, but in the meantime I'd like to prepare for the position. ...
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How to document linux server configuration?

I have about 20 linux servers which I need to document the configuration of. I do not mean the detailed configuration of services, but rather user accounts, databases, databases accounts, ip addresses,...
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Replication Documentation Suggestions [closed]

I am looking for suggestions on the best way to document replication....all publications....subscriptions....articles. I currently have 2 data centers & 35 remote locations. Any suggestions??
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Dell fumbles OpenManage installation process, forgets to write documentation?

I'm setting up a Dell PowerEdge 2950 for a small business, and I've just spent a while with Dell OpenManage Server Administrator 6.2, trying to clear the installation process of errors before I ...
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What to use for small scale server and network documentation? Must run on Linux

Does anyone know of a good program, web service, or CMS for documenting servers, IP addresses, logins, and network? Only requirement it must run on and from Linux. And it is just for a small network ...
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How to handle knowledge handover effectively?

Let's say a large enterprise opens a new office in (insert random location here) and want the new colleagues up to speed as fast as possible. Let's also say this enterprise is a very typical one with ...
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What's the best platform to publish documentation to internal users?

My team has a need to publish documentation internally. At the moment, it's spread all over the place and this means we often have to search everywhere to find something. We'd like to publish ...
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Where is a user guide for Alfresco?

Where is a user guide for Alfresco like exits for Nuxeo: Nuxeo Document Management: the User Guide
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Inventory tool to document customers services and associated network connectivity details? [closed]

Has anyone a recommendation for an inventory tool to document: customers, services associated by each customer, network connectivity details (IP, TCP, ftp, http): typically local and remote TCP ...
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How do I write man pages? [closed]

How do I write a man page? Where can I find a reference of all formatting codes? Are there any good tutorials on writing man pages? What is the most convenient way to write a man page? Should I ...
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Cisco 48 port switch template diagram

We have just taken delivery of a 'mature' 48 port switch for testing, deployment and general skulduggery. Since we are going to be constantly mucking around with the patching we need a diagram so we ...
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creating decision tree based troubleshooting documentation?

We troubleshoot a lot of server and network issues and follow a loose set of steps on what to do in different cases. With more and more people and responsibility, the need for standardization is ...
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How to document mail setup after hand-over

I've just moved a client's email services over from my host to Google Apps. I would like to hand over a document providing all they (or their agent) need should I not be available etc. How are such ...
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How to log adjustments made to a Linux machine for duplicating same steps on other machines, for documentation and for undo

I'm looking for method or methods and automation tools to log the adjustments I make to a Linux machine. Such adjustments would be: Installation of new software/software components via apt-get, ...
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Get man page out of preformatted cat page

Is there a way to get the source out of the a preformatted man page? I need to parse the man page sources on different platforms and on one pc there are only cat pages, and I don't want to write 2 ...
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ApplicationXtender?

Where can I find free technical documentation on EMC Application EXtender? This is a distributed system for "Storage, Organization, and Management of Business-Critical Information". The IT team where ...
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What's the difference between a Disaster Recovery Plan and a Business Continuity Plan?

I used to think both terms referred to the exact same thing, but one of my clients just requested to have a look at both documents. The request emanates from the security department of a very big ...
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Documenting Job Schedules?

Once upon a time, I thought I found the perfect way to document all scheduled jobs across all servers. I used Google Calendar and created a cal for each server and then added all the jobs as scheduled ...
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Where can I document useful things to know as a Mac sysadmin?

I've recently done some research on the directory service tools on the Mac (dscl, dsimport, dsexport), and would like to be able to document them somewhere for all to benefit (and perhaps where my ...
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Getting started with documentation

We haven't been doing any documentation at my workplace. I'm completely new to it and ask for some guidance getting started. I have a few questions: What are the essential documents that a ...
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How do you document your Cisco configurations?

How do you document your Cisco configurations? How much / what kind of information do you include in the description field (connects to, circuit ID, device information, etc.)? Do you use any ...
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How do you document windows server configurations?

I come from a Unix background where documenting the configuration of a service (email for example) could be as simple as grabbing a few text configuration files and a paragraph or 2 of explanatory ...
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Migrate existing documentation from word / excel to web

Backstory: We are looking at the posibility to migrate existing documentasion from a windows folder tree ( containing word and excel mostly) to a internal web site ( this is IT dokumentation, if the ...
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free tool for datacenter documentation [closed]

Is there any free tools out there that can help to better document at datacenter, for information like servers in a rack, the group port it is connected to and etc?
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How to deliver documentation for IT tools?

I'd like to deliver an IT tool for use on Windows. The thing is an ISAPI Filter, and I want to describe installation, operations, and configuration. Currently this is done in a text file, which is ...
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Unable to understand Unix 'find' commands’ manuals completely

I find the synopsis of Find's manual difficult to read Let's assume that you are finding directories with 777 permissions. Pixelbeat's suggestion is find -type d ! -perm -777 My OS/X gives the ...
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Source for documentation on circa 2000 HP hardware?

A previous employer has asked me to come by and see if I can resurrect a computer which has failed since I left -- 8 years ago. The computer in question is a HP 9000 rp2430, HP part A6889A (A Class ...
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Documentation As-A-Manual vs. Documentation As-A-Checklist

I've had discussions in the past with other people in my department about documentation, specifically, level-of-detail and requirements. In their view, documentation is a simple checklist of Y things ...
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Complex software installation documentation procedures or tools [closed]

We have to distribute and maintain a somewhat complex software application, whose installer does not (nor is expected to) install and configure every part needed on any possible kind of server. I've ...
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If you got hit by a bus, would your company be in trouble?

At work, I'm the only IT guy (do it all, and do it now type guy) for the last 10 years. If I ever got hit by a bus they would be totally screwed. I've mentioned it several times to management/...