Guests are users of a system that do not have their own identity in that system and have less privileges than a normal user.

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Determining the name of the VMware host of a VM guest - from the guest

Is it possible to determine the name of the VMware host (ESX or ESXi) that my guest resides in, from within the guest itself? I would expect this to be possible via VMware Tools, but am not sure ...
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How to grant temporary access to server?

I've hired a remote consultant to tune up my servers. Now, I am not 100% confident about giving him root password and allow him to do whatever he wants to do on the servers. Ideally, I want to see ...
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How can I use dd to back up the whole disk from inside a linux-vserver guest?

I have a Linux-vserver guest I want to dump the whole disk of. I have no access to the host. I tried: dd if=/dev/hdv1 | gzip -c | ssh user@remote.host.net 'dd of=/path/to/file.img' bs=2048 but the ...
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A space-efficient guest filesystem for grow-as-needed virtual disks?

A common practice is to use non-preallocated virtual disks. Since they only grow as needed, it makes them perfect for fast backup, overallocation and creation speed. Since file systems are usually ...
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Best Practices for “temporary” accounts in a Windows server environment?

Are there any best practices for "temporary worker" accounts in a Windows server environment? We have a couple of contractors joining the organization temporarily. They only need access to a few ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 Virtual Network Setup

Some background: I'm very much new to networking in general, and virtualization in particular. I'm trying to set up a series of VMs as we are transitioning to a thin client setup. I have been ...
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Weird fluctuating time on a XEN linux guest

I have a weird problem with some servers here at work. We have a few XEN guests who's current time fluctuates. # date;date;date;date;date;date;date Thu Feb 25 16:00:40 PHT 2010 Thu Feb 25 16:00:48 ...
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Monthly Cloning of guest

I am setting a two guests one DEV and one TEST, what i want to do is each month have a script run that will clone(Copy) the DEV guest over top the TEST guest replacing the TEST Guest. I will need it ...
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If I'm using Workgroup based Windows networking, do I need a login for all users on all PCs if I have a guest account with Admin Priv?

I administer our small office network. If I want PC's 1-5 (PC1, PC2, etc.) to all have access to our Server (using Windows Workgroup networking (not Domain networking) that I have to have the logon ...
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Renting a dedicated, but getting a VPS. How to detect? [duplicate]

When renting a dedicated server, how can one be certain than he/she is not getting a VPS or some other virtual machine variant instead of a true dedicated hardware box? Which checks can be run ...
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Wireless guest access with HP ProCurve 420

We have a HP ProCurve 420 wireless access point hooked up to our LAN, which then connects to the internet though a gateway router. Is it possible to set up a guest SSID, which can access the internet ...
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Security effects of granting guest access to a database

I'm doing a compare of my development server with production and find one has this: EXEC sp_grantdbaccess N'guest' How would anyone take advantage of the guest user in a connection string? It ...