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Three monitors, one laptop, broadcast different screens [on hold]

Is there anyway to broadcast a full screen of different views hooked up to the same laptop onto monitors? Basically we have a website thats a score ticker and it rotates. We have three different ...
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Damage control - stolen laptop [closed]

So... Corporate Windows 7 laptop stolen. If you could send 3 commands to the device in an attempt to control damage to the organization, what would they be? (Assume stock Windows image first, then ...
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Need help setting up user and computer management for small business

I work for a small business, which currently has 4 PCs, and everyone else uses laptops (about 10 other people). Some of us use Mac, but the vast majority of us are on Windows 8. We are currently ...
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Windows laptops similar to macbook pro [closed]

My employer provides a macbook pro with core i7, 16GB ram and an SSD drive. It is an awesome laptop. I am able to run 2 VMs, glassfish, mysqld, IntelliJ IDEA at the same time. Is there a equivalent ...
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1answer
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Minimum Processor Requirements to set up Openstack on a Laptop/Desktop(not for Devstack setup)

I am planning to do a POC and setting up OpenStack in nonCommercial setup.I do not want to go with Devstack.I am confused as to how much is the minimum processor requirement if i plan to setup ...
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Some laptops USB not working on docking station

This is an odd one. I have two laptops (on an estate of 250) which won't recognise the USB ports on the docking station. Have swapped out hardware, and tried the disks in a new chassis and it is down ...
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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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Backup laptops mac address in local network

I am looking for a good method to automatically clone directories from laptops that is currently connected to the local network to a server on the same local network at a regular interval in a small ...
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1answer
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how to safely loan or share a laptop [closed]

I want to share my laptop with kids and (probably idiots) friends. In order to keep it secure (without rootkits, virus, keyloggers, etc) i am planing to change my windows shell to a custom one that I ...
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3answers
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Why Can't I Use Laptops in 24/7 Server Environment? [closed]

I've built an Internet service that's going to handle a few hundred simultaneous users. It'll run smoothly on a grid of VMWare+Windows 2008 servers. Why can't I use laptops instead of traditional ...
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How to connect CentOS 6.3 CLI server to wireless LAN?

I'm migrating from an openSUSE (12.x) CLI home office server to CentOS 6.3. I can install the CLI CentOS 6.3 fine, but then how do I connect that to my home wifi? There is a "Configure network" ...
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X220 support for iAMT and vPro

While browsing through the lenovo PSREF (tabook) for X220 model number 4287 (page 69) I noticed models that support iAMT and vPro and models that do not. Can anyone shed some light on this. Some ...
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Backup Laptops/Desktops To Server Fast/Simply

Is there anyway to backup various laptops/desktops connected through my network to my server. I can put any kind of operating system on this server. I was thinking maybe there is some type of ...
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1answer
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How to troubleshoot the suspected ethernet card failure [closed]

Sometimes one of the laptop when attached to the dock would drop the ethernet connection. By constantly pinging the default gateway usually there are no packet drops but sometimes, it results in ...
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2answers
177 views

Connecting to a Server with Laptops

We have a small office with 7 staff that work in it. We have recently got hold of a server in the bid to keep office work separate to private work. What is the best way for the laptops to connect to ...
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4answers
562 views

CPU - Virtualization Technology (Intel VT) in a Laptop [closed]

I have a Dell laptop I bought in 2006 and it has Virtualization Technology option in the BIOS. My CPU is an Intel T7200. For me, the VT option is used to use ESXi or Hyper-V on a machine, but on a ...
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1answer
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Laptop as server [closed]

My client wants to use a cheap AMD E-300 ,5400 rpm disk,4gb memory laptop as a POS server and music player at the same time with dual screen. I couldnt convince him that this wouldnt be a good ...
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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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1answer
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Is there a software solution to plug off the laptop? [closed]

Is it possible to plug off the laptop by a command from the laptop, rather than by removing the adapter from power source? I am on Windows Seven, but I will also welcome any note regarding the ...
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3answers
383 views

Windows Server 2003 becomes inaccessible to certain users / machines

Windows 2003 SP2 file server - no recent network / hardware / software updates suddenly becomes inaccessible to laptop users running Windows 7 Pro. Don't know if this is relevant. Other users on ...
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1answer
2k views

irc2-ircd NickServ and ChanServ

I just set up an IRC server on my laptop for the local network. however, ChanServ and NickServ don't seem to be installed/available. How might I get them?
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1answer
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How to Pre-Configure Shared Laptops' Microsoft Outlook 2010 Accounts to Connect to Exchange Server 2007 SP3?

Our IT environment provides 10 shared, Microsoft Windows 7 laptops for an office staff of several hundred people. After checking-out and logging into a laptop with an Active Directory domain account, ...
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2answers
165 views

Should laptops be put away at night?

We have a policy that everybody who leaves their laptop at the office must put it in a cupboard or cabinet when they leave for the day. To make this easier, all laptop users are also provided with ...
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3answers
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Powertop reports “Bad” “Runtime PM for PCI Device”

I've noticed that powertop utility reports "Bad" "Runtime PM for PCI Device" for several devices. Seems that powertop can fix the issue but it won't tell what exactly it does to fix it. What should I ...
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2answers
728 views

How to assign different ip address on devices connected to router?

Is it possible to assign different ip address to the devices which connect to my router? When I visit cmyip.com from my psp and laptop, I see that they're the same. I need this because I'm working on ...
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1answer
517 views

OpenBSD in a virtual box as a firewall

Is there any merit in installing a virtual machine with OpenBSD and pf (or any other simple and secure OS + iptable) on a mac laptop and routing all the traffic through that machine? I read a similar ...
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5answers
2k views

Recommended laptops for system admins? [closed]

Hey all - I'm in the market for a new laptop and wanted to get some recommendations. I'm a Linux sysadmin and this laptop is primarily for work related use, working from home, after hours, occasional ...
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1answer
645 views

How do I detect a WiFi Repeater on my network?

I work in a RV/Mobile home park in deep south Texas. I want to know how I can find the person or persons using a WiFi repeater. Is there a type of software or hardware (other than a laptop) that I ...
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2answers
242 views

Snow Leopard Server on Macbook Pro

I currently use my MBP7,1 as my primary computer, running 10.6 and Win7. I would like to switch to OSX Server so I can have a bit more control over the network services and ipfw. is it possible to run ...
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What do you do about staff and personal laptops?

Today, one of our developers had his laptop stolen from his house. Apparently, he had a full svn checkout of the company's source code, as well as a full copy of the SQL database. This is one ...
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3answers
2k views

What group policy settings do you apply for laptop users?

I've a number of users with laptops who take them off-site. Currently I've got policies mapping drives and the like, which won't work unless they're connected to the domain. It also takes a while ...
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2answers
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Folder Redirection and Offline Files make for 1 hour logons on laptops

I have enabled Folder Redirection, and Offline files via group policy, and now laptops take an and to "applying computer settings" and then the logon itself takes an amazing amount of time. These are ...
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PCMCIA NIC with 2 ports

I have a laptop which I want to turn into a PFSense router. To do this I need a minimum of two network ports, which is fine, because I have one built in port and I can purchase a PCMCIA NIC with one ...
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3answers
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How to configure postfix to dynamically choose different relayhosts?

I use my laptop at work on wireless and wired networks, at home on a wireless network, and at various other places (such as conferences, friends houses, etc). When at work I'd like postfix to use the ...
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2answers
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One localhost on two PCs

Today I got an idea, that testing my web apps on two different PCs would be even better if they both are near and if I could use my own localhost instead of hosting. i.e.: 1. My ASUS laptop runs ...
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2answers
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Any tips on wiring up a laptop cart?

We are shuffling laptops between schools during the summer and rearranging laptop carts. We've used various methods of wiring in the laptops (some of which depend on the specific model and power ...
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Unable to connect to domain controller from laptop

i have a windows 2003 domain controller and am unable to get one of my laptops to join to it. When i try to change from workgroup to domain it connects, asks for for a username and password and after ...
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1answer
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Hide Windows XP message 'cannot locate server copy of roaming profile'

Does anybody know of a way of hiding the annoying Windows XP message that appears when a laptop user with a roaming profile logs on without the network connected? The message displayed is Windows ...
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761 views

Using laptops as servers

I have a bunch of old T42s lying around which I recently upgraded to maximum memory (2G). I'd like to put them to good use, and what attracted me most is the low power draw from these compared to ...
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346 views

Out of Office laptop backup solution

We have a number of laptops that are in use by traveling sale people who are rarely in the office. We are looking for a convenient backup solution for their laptops. It must be a no brainier kind of ...
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1answer
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laptop/notebook for Admin roadwarrior - requirements?

I'd like to have change of pace and still get things done which means that I'll have to look for a decent Laptop with some serious grunt that lets me develop, test and deploy. I'm new to this road ...
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2answers
199 views

Mostly offsite asset management (laptops/smartphones) - what is a good SaaS based solution? [closed]

Most of our company assets are offsite. Everyone either works at home or onsite at a customer. Most asset management/audit/remote control software concentrate on company LAN based assets. We don't ...
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4answers
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Replacing an ATA-100 hard drive

I was instructed to replace the hard drive in an old laptop, a Dell Latitude D505. I'm suspecting that there was a head crash when someone moved the laptop while it was turned on. In the ...
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How do I access the hidden “R & R” partition on a Lenovo laptop?

I have some Lenovo laptops (T410 / X201) and want to get the .wim files from the R & R partition. Anyone know how I can access it? It shows in the OS (i.e. has a drive letter assigned) but shows ...
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386 views

Laptop Backup Software (Corporate)?

I wondered if any of you who have a fleet of laptops are using anything to back them up, and if so what? In particular I'm looking for a solution that is totally hands-off once installed i.e. the ...
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5answers
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Preparing laptops for theft

With a number of laptops out there the likelihood of one being stolen is high. What methods, preferably free, can be used to secure the data on the computers? The laptops do not have any special ...
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5answers
299 views

Monitoring remote laptops [closed]

We're looking for something to monitor around 30 remote laptops that are constantly out on the road, never returning to base except for when there are serious hardware faults that need repairing. ...
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5answers
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Should I join technicians' laptops to our domain?

I have been charged with distributing about a dozen laptops to technicians at our company that will spend almost all of their time in the field not connected to our network. They may come in for ...
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Forgot laptop's entry level password

I have forgot laptop's entry level password which popups at the start....(don't know the exact terms)... I need the data which is in the laptop's hard disk...Also, the DVD drive is not working.... ...
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Is there a way to use a laptop as a physical console?

If I have a server with only power and ethernet coming out the back, and suddenly I need to adjust BIOS settings, I gotta plug in a keyboard/monitor/mouse somehow. Either the servers are all on KVM ...