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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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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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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KVM Guest installed from console. But how to get to the guest's console?

I'm trying to install a fully virtualized guest (Fedora 14 x86_64) on KVM (RHEL 6), using command-line only (both hypervisor and guest). It goes without errors, and without a tangible result . I'd ...
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How did I get this Windows share to prompt for login?

Or: "Is this a thing? And how would I check if it was?" In an environment without a Domain Controller, when accessing a share on a Windows Server 2008 R2 box, from a remote computer without a ...
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ESXi 5 Guests will not boot

I have a problem with Guests not booting under VMWare ESXi 5.0 on my IBM x3550M3 server. Note: Investigation eventually determined that problem was with the VMware client on a Lenovo Edge laptop, the ...
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Installing Fedora 16 guest OS on VMware ESXi 5. What type OS should I choose?

Im trying to install Fedora 16(64bit) as guest OS on my VMware ESXi 5 host... But when configuring new vm, in tab Guest Operating System there is no Fedora 16. I can choose between RedHat 6, CentOS ...
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Hyper-V limit IP address to guest

I have the following setup: Hyper-V host with 2 network cards (Windows 2012 core) One network card is for management only, with private IP address accessible locally. Called "Management". The other ...
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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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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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KVM: Can one have a graphical OS as the guess OS running on a host OS such as Ubuntu Server?

Perhaps this is a foolish question, but searching for answers proved fruitless as so many of the search terms come up in this domain anyway, but here goes: Is it possible to have a graphical OS (e.g. ...
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Which NTP source should I use in ESXi virtual machines?

I have a ESXi host running ~20 virtual machines (mostly EL6, but also one or two Windows Server 2008 R2). What is the best practice for timekeeping on virtual machines? I'm thinking about 3 ...
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Can I host a domain on a kvm guest with a private IP?

I have a server on which I want to host several domains. Let's say these: example1.com example2.com example3.com I only have one public IP (currently). I have configured all A-records to point to ...
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kvm, can't access guest from outside host

following ubuntu guide on kvm, I've a test server up and running at this ip address 192.168.0.210 (netmask 255.255.255.0). The virtual machine (same as host ubuntu 11 server) use dhcp but has a ...
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VirtualBox - Public Static IP for a Debian Guest on a Dedicated Server

Goal: I want to run a Debian-squeeze-Guest in VirtualBox and give the guest it's own public static ip. I found tons of threads about this topic, but all in all I'm now trying for 10 hours (reading the ...
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Why is allowing the guest account network access considered insecure?

I was recently interested in allowing the guest account network access as related to a research project I was doing. This was on a Windows Server OS. The outcry was amazing....people freaking out ...
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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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LibVirt (QEMU) Shutting down from inside guest

I am currently running LibVirt with Qemu on Debian Wheezy: Versions: libvirtd (libvirt) 1.2.4 qemu-x86_64 version 2.0.0 (Debian 2.0.0+dfsg-4~bpo70+1), Copyright (c) 2003-2008 Fabrice Bellard It's ...
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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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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 ...
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Setting up a web server on a virtual machine viewable from the host and all other vms running on the host

I have set up an Apache web server on a windows 7 ultimate VM guest machine. This machine also has all the software I need to develop server-side scripts (aptana, VS 2008 etc) The VM is bridged with ...
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Which CPU model to set for guest KVM when processor is Ivy Bridge?

For a KVM host with an Ivy Bridge processor, which MODEL should use for CPU>CONFIGURATION in Virtual Machine Manager? Ivy Bridge is not available.
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KVM attach drive to FreeBSD guest

Im running FreeNas on a KVM guest. I need to add (attach) a virtual drive. I run: qemu-img create -f qcow2 morespace.img 10G virsh: attach-disk freenas /space/morespace.img vdb I restart the ...
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Changing XEN VM configuration

What is the correct way to update a XEN VM configuration? In this case I want a specific domain to stop using /dev/emcpowerg and use /dev/emcpowerh in stead. I have ensured that the two devices have ...
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How do I access a website hosted on a Virtualbox guest OS from host OS

I have Windows XP, in which I have installed a Windows Server 2003 VM on Virtualbox. I have hosted my website in the guest server with IIS. I am able to access that site by using following link in ...
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ISA Server 2006 SP1 :: Allow unauthenticated users (non domain users) access to external (internet)

Now that we have applied an internal to external rule blocking all users access to the internet, other than those users in a whitelist, we have the obvious issue of non authenticated users, not on our ...
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Xen: How to install bootloader for domU (guest os)?

I tried to install with "grub-install" grub for guest os (which is debian) from host (centos). Tried with chroot, tried with deboostrap, tried with netinstaller. Centos is running on two raid ...
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Can anyone explain how does guest Customization on ESX work?

I'm using the vsphere perl sdk for this task. I'm cloning a new VM (Linux and Windows) from an existing image and all I'm interested in is changing the IP address of the new clones. In case of ...
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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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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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XenServer 6.2 guest network configuration

None of VMs I tried to install can't reach internet. I have Xensever 6.2 installed on a server with single NIC, which can be accessed via 2 public IPs. XenServer can ping google.com and seems to be ...
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MS Exchange - Public Reservations For Calendar (similar to www.youcanbook.me)

Does Exchange (or Office 365 Exchange hosting) offer any functionality similar to www.youcanbook.me, where people who are not members of an organization (and do not have login credentials) can make ...
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KVM: All network traffic to one guest (firewall)

I am currently using a VMWare ESXi 5.5 server for my virtualisation. The network setup is like this: PFSense firewall is the center of it all and connected to: LAN Network (physical NIC 1 assigned by ...
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Writing directly to a VirtualBox disk

I have a need to write to a VirtualBox guest's harddrive after a snapshot is taken (I cannot modify the original backing file (VDI, dd, whatever). I was hoping there was some way in VBox to modify ...
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how to setup VM with debootstrap

I'm having problems to configure a virtual machine with xen server. following tutorial I made this steps: make the lvm partitions (root, swap) on my host and format mount root partition on /mnt ...
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Can you list virtual hardware of a guest via the CLI in ESXi 5.0?

Can any one tell me of an ESXi line command that can be used to list the different virtual hardware components assigned to VMWare guests running on ESXi, with vcenter? E.g. I want to find out how ...
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Loss of connection to guest webserver when Host is VPN'ed

I have a redmine server set up on an Ubuntu 12 VM in virtualBox. My host machine in windows 7 64bit. I can access the redmine server from the host by putting the guest's ip address in my web ...
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How do I set up a wireless guest network

I have 2 wireless routers and a wired router. I need to have a secured wireless network (i have up and running) and i would like a wireless network for customers to use and not see our internal ...
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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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Is it possible to use a single VM image to run many guests (Windows (Server?))?

Is it possible to use a single VM image to run many guests, where each guest is a Windows Server OS (specifically Windows 2003R2 to begin with, we would evetually migrate to 2008R2 or whatever's up to ...
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Interface for accessing to guest OS via libvirt

Is there any possible (not necessary native) ways to get access (e.g., terminal usage is the main purpose for me) to guest OS with *nix using libvirt/LXC(not as libvirt module) capabilities? And I ...
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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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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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virt-top says guests are inactive

i was searching a program to show RAM and CPU usage of my KVM guests. I found virt-top which was working yesterday very good. Today i was starting it again and it dont want to work: virt-top 19:46:51 ...
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Xen hvc0 console size

Hello I got a Xen running using hvc0 for the guests. Everything works fine except for the size (lines and rows) of the console: It's always 80x25 what makes editing awkward sometimes. If the line one ...
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Can I boot a CD-ROM on a QEMU guest with a hard drive?

If I insert a CD-ROM into my server's physical CD-ROM drive, can I boot that CD-ROM in a QEMU guest to work on that guest's hard drive? I need to use a Windows 7 repair disk. This is a continuation ...
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Update kvm guests

I'm planning on setting up a new server using kvm. On the host and almost all the vm's I want to use Debian or CentOS. But there came an interesting question to my mind. Since kvm can be scaled up a ...
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How to get global ip for virtualbox guest os

I'm trying to setup ubuntu server in virtualbox. Host is Windows 7 x64 Guest is Ubuntu 11.10 x64 All I want to do is, to make this server accessible from internet. How can I do it? Please help.
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Why does this login fail for user 'Servername\Guest'?

I install SQL Server 2005 EXPRESS edition on one computer, Computer Name = 'MyServe' and Database name='MyDB',take it as database server. it is configured as both Database and Windows Authentication ...
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logon as a guest

I have a Windows Server 2003 and when trying to access one of my many computers on the network, one tells me I have to logon and it says guest then asks for a password. I know there is a way to get ...
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Pinging between two different vm's with different subnet on same host [migrated]

I am running a windows machine and i am running virtualbox on it I have two VM's for cent os. I want the two VM's to ping each other but they should have different subnets. I am not really sure how ...