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Is there a specific name for the “.\” (dot-slash) shorthand used to log onto a Windows machine?

I guess the title just about says it all. And yes, .\, not that obsolete \. thing. :) For those who don't know, .\ is a shorthand way of saying "this computer"*see "footnote" in Windows at a logon ...
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Is it possible for a Scheduled Task to perform a graphical (interactive) logon or use a script to do the same?

I'd like to have a Scheduled Task (or a script of some sort) perform an automated interactive logon at a given time on Windows Server 2003. The reason is in this question I've asked a short while ...
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Managing Users Logging into Multiple Workstations with Group Policy or AD Settings

Has anyone found a good way within Active Directory or Group Policy in order to prevent users from logging into multiple workstations simultaneously? As a bit of background, I currently am a System ...
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Why su to root instead of logging in as root?

I've heard often that it is better to su to root rather than log in directly as the root user (and of course people also say that it's even better to use sudo). I've never really understood why one ...
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Should we disable the root user?

Should we remove the root password, disable remote login and basically require adminstrators to use sudo to perform administrative actions?
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Precached Windows Logins?

I know if a Windows users logs into a machine, and later that machine falls off the network, that the user can log in to the machine with cached credentials. Is there any way to precache those ...
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Disable usage of console-kit-daemon in Ubuntu

I administrate several Ubuntu 9.04 servers, and everytime I log in, I get the Landscape utility printout with server stats, etc. I really don't need this and it slows down my logins considerably. ...
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How to configure vsftpd to allow root logins?

I'm on SLES 10.1, and trying to configure vsftpd to allow root logins. Does anyone know how to do this? So far, I have this: local_enable=YES chroot_local_user=NO userlist_enable=YES ...
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Joining Multiple Domains in Windows 7

I'm an independent contractor with domain accounts at multiple client locations. I do my development work on a laptop and would like to be able to join the domain at each site. Under Windows XP I ...
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How to hide a trusted domain in the logon screen?

I need to create a bidirectional trust between two Active Directory domains. But management is worried that users will be puzzled out when seeing another domain name in the drop-down list in the ...
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How does a hosting company change a file on a vserver without logging in?

In my virtual server, ssh is not on port 22, I don't allow login with passwords, and I don't allow root logins. Recently, the server was not responding. My hosting company told me that my Apache ...
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Change list of allowed logon computers from batch file

How can I change this setting from a batch file? For any given user, how can I make it so they can only log onto the computer named abc? A vbs or powershell script would be my second choice.
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Can't login using ssh as root

I am trying to virtualize an old linux server, and the PtoV software requires a password login as root via ssh. However, the root login is being prevented with a "Permission Denied" error on the ...
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Which Windows remote connections bypass LSA? and what r definitions of login vs. logon session?

Having been downvoted 4 times for answering in http://serverfault.com/questions/169149/has-windows-xp-support-multiple-remote-login-session-rdp-at-a-time/169153#169153 that Windows XP supports ...
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Replace Windows logon ui (gina) with a win32 application [closed]

Is this possible to replace windows xp logon ui (i mean gina) with a win32 application? I don't talk a about writing a dll and replace it with windows original gina dll, I mean a proper interactive ...
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Email Administrator on failed login

Is there a way to have the server email me when there is a failed login? I have hundreds of hacking attempts and I'd like to know as soon as it happens. Thanks! <--- Woot! I'm making progress!!!! ...
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how to disable SSH login with password for some users?

On Linux (Debian Squeeze) I would like to disable SSH login using password to some users (selected group or all users except root). But I do not want to disable login using certificate for them. ...
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Login user picture on domain

How can I change the "user picture" for each indivudal user that is displayed during the logon for Windows Vista, 7, 2008, 2008R2 machines throughout a domain?
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Auto-login in Windows Server 2008

Does anyone know a (verified) method to cause a specific user to auto-login after a system reboot, that works on Server 2008? I've tried tweaking some registry values (I don't have the link right ...
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Remote Root Login

I know one of the first things you do to secure a server is disallowing remote root login. Passwords are pretty weak; what do people think of only allowing root login via ssh keys or other ...
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How do you implement a warning banner in Fedora?

Related to this question, how do I go about implementing said warning banner on a gnome based Fedora 11 or Fedora 12 installation? I only care about the graphical login. I used the NSA guide to ...
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Should I use a login banner and if so, what should it say?

Are interactive login banners worth having? The general consensus is that they are, but what should the banner say? Some things that are being considered (no particular order): ownership of the ...
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How does one determine active SSH and SAMBA connection counts?

I have a server that I use infrequently, so I'd like to cron a job to shutdown daily if no users are logged in via SSH and SAMBA shares. How can I determine how many active SSH connections there are, ...
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lots of failed SSH login attempts - should I be concerned? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it worth the effort to block failed login attempts Is it normal to get hundreds of break-in attempts per day? I'm managing a number of completely different root ...
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One AD user Multiple Logins

I have a department of 20 users or so, which basically work in shifts but access the same desktop and settings, I am thinking to join these computers (15 computers) to AD and create only ONE account ...
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Ubuntu Login Screen Resolution is Off

I have Ubuntu 9.04 installed in VMWare 6.52. When I login to the machine, the login screen has a strange resolution problem. Here's an example screen shot of the issue: (ugh, cant get image shack ...
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In SQL Server, how do I create a login for an existing user?

I restored a database from one SQL Server instance on to a different SQL Server instance. The database allready has users added to it. But they don't have Login's for the new SQL Server instance. I ...
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Windows Sharepoint Services Login Problem

I am wanting to try out Windows Sharepoint Services on my Windows 2008 Box at home. The Windows 2008 Server is a domain controller. I have installed IIS 7, Active Directory, SQL 2008 Standard and ...
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How to log commands/logins in linux?

I'm feeling that some people are using the root, how i can log all commands and connections times including ips made to the server (ssh) from all users? history command is not enough
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See what time a user logged into a windows box

From a Windows XP command line, how do I get the time I logged into and/or out of the current machine? I'm looking for something like the UNIX last command which lists active and previous login ...
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Windows Security Dialog not showing when logging on to my server through remote desktop

I can't seem to figure out how to enable the Windows Security Dialog when logging on to my server. It works for another server we have: I know it was somewhere in the settings, but right now it ...
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Configuring Windows Server 2003 to start the administrator account even with no session?

I need the administrator account on a 2003 machine to start without a password, or even a session. That is, once the machine is powered on, it should boot into the administrator account and run ...
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WinXP administrator password recovery

I need to login in as an administrator to my Dell Lattitude E6500 running WinXP Pro. Any ideas? Of course I don't know the password.
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MS licensing of multiple RDP sessions for non-MS products in Windows XP Pro [closed]

Question 1) and 2) were moved into separate thread Which Windows remote connections bypass LSA? and what r definitions of login vs. logon session? 3) Do I understand correctly that multiple remote ...
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Is NFS + NIS a modern good practice for Linux networks to achieve common logins and home directories?

I'm setting up a smallish network of Centos servers (less than 10) and I'd like to have common logins on all of them as well as network mapped home directories. I used to work with Solaris quite a ...
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Active Directory set up with replication — need a way to control login authentication host

I have two Active Directory servers set up with replication, ad2 and ad4. ad4 has a higher latency than ad2 as it is offsite. All clients are supposed to log in and authenticate to the ad2 server. The ...
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There are currently no logon servers available to service the logon request

I am the guy that was closest to the server :( and am actually a developer. I am getting this error, There are currently no logon servers available to service the logon request, when a machine on the ...
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Mac OS X system can connect to Samba share, but Windows XP can not

When accessing a server running Samba, Mac OS X opens a login window prompting for a username and password. With the correct username and password, I'm able to login and read/write to shares. Using ...
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Black screen when connecting via RDP to a Win 2003 server

Recently (eg. in the last week or two), when I RDP to one of our servers running Windows Serve 2003 64bit, the login screen is black. If you can guess what it is prompting, then you can still login, ...
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Can't connect to local database in SQL Server (2008) Management Studio

An IT guy at work remoted into and installed SQL Server 2008 Developer on my terminal, and at first everything seemed to be set up correctly. However, when I go into the Management Studio, I can't ...
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IIS 7.5, on Windows 7, IIS User can't log in, “Cannot read configuration file due to insufficient permissions”

I am "experimenting" with Microsoft Internet Information Services 7.5, on a Windows 7 OS, as an FTP site. I have created a FTP-site, called "Opta-site", and, enabled "Anonymous Authentication", ...
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Server 2008 blue screen after login - no desktop

I came into work today to find that our Windows Server 2008 used as a terminal server for the Thin Clients was not loading the users desktops. What I have found out is that when I login via Remote ...
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MySQL command appends '@localhost' to username

I just can't seem to figure this one out. I want to use the command line to connect to a MySQL database residing on another server. I went ahead and created the username and password for the user. ...
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How to update domain password cache over vpn

I have a machine that connects to a domain over a VPN, however it hasn't connected for months and has an old domain password (that I have forgotten) cached on it and won't let me log in to the box ...
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after vpn, not associated with a trusted sql server connection

When I sit at work every thing works fine. But when I am at home, I cant connect with a trusted connection to any sql server at work. I have tried different versions of Windows (XP, Vista and ...
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Way to automate an application that requires a graphical login?

I'm faced with a problem: Under Windows Server 2003, I need to automate an application (Sage 100) that doesn't have any automation service of its own. First attempt I found -and was impressed by- ...