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How should one go about hosting a local test website in IIS8, and testing http bindings in browser? [closed]

Given the latest version of IIS at the time of writing is IIS8, how would one go about adding a new site through the IIS manager, set up HTTP bindings, and test the setup in a browser? This ...
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What kind of “sysadmin stuff” should I show to students during a talk?

A teacher asked me If I could talk about my job as a linux sysadmin in his class. The course is called "Introduction to Operating systems" and i've been given 45 minutes to talk. The students are ...
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Route of education to go for systems (security or network) administration? [closed]

I am trying to look at all the available options my local technical institute provides for systems administration. There appears to be various technical bachelor course sets, diplomas of technology, ...
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Rootkit security and learning? [closed]

Long time ago, my server was brute forced and a root kit was installed on. Since then, I have bunch of root kit checkers and Im always changing my password. However, without fully understanding how ...
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Network administrators: Is it important to have a Master's Degree? [closed]

I'm graduating soon with a Bachelors of Science in CIT and I was wondering if it's worth the trouble of going to Graduate school or not. It doesn't seem like it's really necessary so I'd like to hear ...
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Networked hard drive placement and a school network

I've been asked by a local school to help out with a network setup. The school has an office and a computer room. The office has a switch which connects to the modem. (it has about 40 ports. Dell ...
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Recommendations For Learning SendMail ASAP? [closed]

I'd like to master SendMail operations as quickly (and cost-effectively) as possible. Are there any books or online course that could help here? Thanks, M
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What metaphors have you used to convey complex technical terms to the layman or beginner?

As sysadmins, we are constantly forced to convey complex technical terms and situations to the layman or beginner. I was just wondering what metaphors each of you may have devised to describe things ...
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Force iPad to use proxy for all connections

I'm attempting the first iPad deployment for a school district and have run into a showstopper. First, web proxy settings are per wifi network, and there's no way I can see to deploy a blanket proxy ...
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HP-UX (PA-RISC|Itanium) virtualisation on (x86-64|x86)

I'm looking for a way to run HP-UX (for educational purposes), but I don't have HP hardware right now. These options are not very suitable for me: HP TestDrive program - Looks like it was ...
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What are some essential concepts I need to know as an inexperienced server administrator?

I (as this title implies) am very new to this server configuration stuff. I have recently been pushed to learn how to configure developing/production environments. My history with actual ...
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Not Letting Users Prints Certain Powerpoint Files

We have a bad problem of people forgetting/not caring enough to print handout versions of sometimes very large powerpoint presentations. Is there a way to force them to print handout versions of ...
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Luminis and Google Apps Single Sign On [closed]

We are a community college that is plodding forward with a Google Apps for Education implementation. There is support for Single Sign On and a fair amount of documentation for implementing it. We ...
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How/when do you study?

Would be interesting to find out how other sysadmins are educating themselves. I find myself in the need of constantly learning new things. I prefer to spend more time on the subject and know it ...
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Determine Who Dropped a Database?

I have a SQL Server 2005 database that has been deleted, and I need to discover who deleted it. Is there a way of obtaining this user name? Thanks, MagicAndi.
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How did you go about studying for your LPI certification? [closed]

http://www.lpi.org/eng Additionally, how much does each test cost?
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Keeping up with security

After some comments made to another question, I wonder how many administrators actually go to websites like Packetstorm? Do you keep up to date with the latest threats coming out? Finally what are the ...