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How to allow a Manager to forward a users email to another user? (Self Manage)

How can I allow a Manager to forward "User A's" email to "User B". Currently I.T personelle are doing this at the server level, but we'd like to allow the managers to "Self Manage" this. Thank you.
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Manage dotfiles/configuration and ~/bin/-scripts for sets of servers

I have a few git repositories containing my config files and scripts that I use. Of course I don't use all scripts on all machines that I have access to, e.g. no music related scripts and configs on ...
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Is it good or not to include all frequently used and important addresses in /etc/hosts?

Is it generally considered a good or bad practice to include all frequently used and company's important hosts in /etc/hosts? Now I can see the following pros and cons: Pros: improved speed, ...
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Error loading interface lanplus (ipmitool on CentOS)

I'm having trouble specifying the lanplus interface for the ipmitool program. I issue a command such as ipmitool -I lanplus -U USER -P PASSWORD -H 10.16.0.253 sol activate and I am given the ...
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Mouse capture gone on remote control of CentOS 5.5 blade

I'm managing a machine through a BladeCenter management module and I've recently had troubles with controlling the mouse through remote console. The mouse has been working fine for weeks but just ...
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New Sys Admin job…Where do I begin?

I'm looking for some general advice here. I've decided to take my first job in a lead sys admin position...I don't start until next month, but in the meantime I'd like to prepare for the position. ...
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Managing servers over ssh with PermitRootLogin=no

If I can't ssh as root to each of my servers how can I make modifications in an efficient way? I am not allowed to setup ssh keys or open the sudoers file with NOPASSWD. I can't install puppet or ...
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What software is available for managing software licenses and hardware serial numbers?

I have to manage an increasing number of software licenses and hardware serial numbers across a growing company. To date this has been done using spreadsheets but this is a particularly inflexible ...
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Windows script to create directories of 3,000 files

We have some email archiving that is dumping all the emails into a directory. Because of some performance reasons with the server, I want to setup an automated task that will run a script once a day ...
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vmware - ACE, Workstation - how to manage remoe clients?

Exploring Vmware products/services and have a few questions. As I understand VM, you can use VMWare Workstation to create a VM of a target machine/box/OS. Let's call this VM, "foo". If I have 100 ...
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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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Which linux for raid/fileserver?

i will get an ibm x3500 in the next days and wondered which linux i should use. i tend to use ubuntu 10.04 server, haven't heard anything bad about it and i'm a big debian fan. there will be a raid ...
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Recommendations for remote server management software, similar to Puppet or Canonical Landscape?

We currently have five Ubuntu 10.04 LTS servers, and keeping them all up-to-date is starting to be a pain. I've been looking into solutions like Puppet and Canonical Landscape. Out of the two I ...
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Comprehensive solution for managing patches, event viewing, change management, inventory, etc

I'm looking for a solution that incorporates most or all of the following: Patch Management, Server event viewing/tracking, AD change management, ticketing and internal/external kb, remote access - ...
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IIS management console is not installed.It is necessery to install IIS 7.what to do?

Andrew, M facing the same problem.IIS Management console is not present under web management tool.Two options are there 1>IIS 6 management compatibility 2>IIS Management Scripts & Tools. checked ...
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Xen and HyperVM build question on os template [closed]

I recently built a server with hypervm and xen, now i know xen from command line, but hypervm ties into our whmcs and so its a requirement, however my question is this, when i build a new o/s template ...
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Without using a hypervisor, can a process be CPU throttled?

Using nice merely gives a "guideline" to the OS, not a hard requirement of priority (ie, if nothing else is begging for attention a nice level of 19 will utilize the full CPU). Is there a way to ...
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Management VLAN Cisco Catalyst

I have configured a couple of VLANs on a Cisco Catalyst switch with IOS, i will put all the ports that clients is connected to, into these VLANs. I want to configure the native VLAN [vlan 1] as ...
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Server Room Protocols/Server Room Management

I'm new to this site but have found the articles and feedback very useful. We have a Server Room which our Organisation owns and controls, yet there are several thirs party companies that have open ...
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WEB based HPC cluster node management

i am working on my school diploma thesis. The main goal is to create web based application where logged users could see free and busy nodes, turn them on and off, see what process they are running ...
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Can not see “Management Service Delegation” option in IIS 7

I have installed Management Services on IIS, and want to configure for Web Deploy. At Server level I can see Mangagement Service, Feature Delegation, IIS Managers, etc I also have IIS6 management ...
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Remote management interface for managing ip6tables (or an alternative firewall)

I'm working with IPv6 and have run into an issue configuring ip6tables on our main router in order to control what can come into the network. A default DROP rule in the FORWARD section has worked well ...
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I need a tutorial for IIS/ASP.Net administration

My technical support staff is only a little familiar with IIS and that's only as far as install goes. They need to install/update and configure ASP.Net web applications and WCF services that we write. ...
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Tools to manage bunches of servers

Platform: most of them are Windows Server 2003, some are CentOS 5 Say if there're many game servers, is there any tools for engineers to easily manage? Below are some requirements. allow RDP ...
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Required software for remote Linux installation [closed]

I'm managing Linux servers for my team. For each new instance, I install the following softwares: etckeeper which keeps tracks of every changes in /etc shorewall to have a simple setup for firewall ...
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Open source server monitoring

I'm running Ubuntu server and am looking or a server monitoring utility that is open source/free. We don't need any thing too fancy. Mainly we want to know when the server is offline or if any core ...
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What requirements does an IT department work space need?

i need to provide a list of workspace requirements to the IT director for my network operations team. So far I got Secure workspace - so nothing gets stolen and people cant come up to us asking for ...
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Recommended programming language for linux server management and web ui integration

I am interested in making an in house web ui to ease some of the management tasks I face with administrating many servers; think Canonical's Landscape. This means doing things like, applying package ...
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Separate RMS Server for Exchange 2007?

We are running Exchange 2007 SP2 on Server 2003. I have already installed the pre-licensing agent on the HUB servers and enabled the transport agents. I'm also running Windows 7 so there is no need ...
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Looking for a recommendation on measuring a high availability app that is using a CDN

I work for a Fortune 500 company that struggles with accurately measuring performance and availability for high availability applications (i.e., apps that are up 99.5% with 5 seconds page to page ...
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What actual or de-facto alternatives to WMI exist for Linux and Unix?

I've recently been introduced to WMI, and find it really cool. Maybe my brain's just not in gear, but what similar tools exist for *nix like WMI?
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Ticket system with multiple users in charge

I'm working in the administrative department of a large university, and I'm trying to find the right trouble ticket system. While I have tried Trac and OTRS already, there is a missing feature I need, ...
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Amazon EC2 instance, viable options and management tools for development environment

I am a freelancer and plan to work with other freelancers in the coming time. Since I would be owning the project(s), I want to own the development environment as well. We all will be working out of ...
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A tool to acquire tasks

I have several machines that I want to use them in the following way: There is a central queue of tasks/jobs(that i can define) on some machine, there are other machines that when are free of tasks ...
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Managing a test iSCSI target server

I am using a RHEL server with a few hard drives, and tgtd as the iscsi target software. I a looking for a way to allocate and deallocate space and targets with that space, without restarting my ...
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Is there any advantage setting OpenBSD as Domain Controller instead a Windows 2008?

I have an OpenBSD 4.6 installation with LDAP ports configured correctly. I can create users and other objects. But, I'm a Windows user and I know how easy is create and configure a domain controller. ...
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How should I proceed with establishing a Remote Infrastructure management system for my [small] company?

My company is having a small IT infrastructure. Details are: 125 computers One mail server One NAS and One database server We want to establish a remote infrastructure management system, where in ...
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Should a sys admin backup important data in anyway he can, even if he disagrees with the backup strategy?

Recently, one of the main file servers at our company failed. It was using a 4 disk RAID array, but apparently 3 of the disks died, and all the data on the server has been lost. Speaking to the sys ...
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Netgear FS726TP Internal VLAN

I have some Netgear FS726TP switches that are tied to a core switch using VLAN trunking. I have the switch split up so that certain ports are on certain VLANs, but we also have an "administrative" ...
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How do you keep track of installed/used software/systems/services in your organisations server infrastructure?

I'm interested in any software, experience or guidelines listed that help to deal with listing installed services, their primary user (or business person that is responsible for this service), domain ...
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I need to master VPS management

We're looking at buying a VPS here to do all our hosting from. The company we're looking at buying it from offers cPanel to perform management on it. What I'm after is some good reading material on ...
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SSH keys management system

I'm looking to switch from password based (which I starting to become overwhelmed with) to SSH keys based system. I'd like to know if there any SSH keys management system or server solution, which ...
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“Must have” tools for managing arbitrary *nix daemons and their activities

What tools do you advise for managing running daemons? This includes: Load monitoring: renice a daemon when it slows down the whole server Keeping alive: restart it when it's not functional. Maybe, ...
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Managing physical installation media storage?

Physically moving a facility and there are boxes, folders, and stacks of software installation media everywhere. How do you handle the physical install disks so they are accessible when needed? And ...
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Systems/asset management with added flavour

The question had already been asked many times here, I know, and I've done my homework. I have however never found answer for my specific issues, so I am going to rephrase: I am looking for a ...
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What to do about an IT director who doesn't satisfy their job description?

I had originally typed up a pretty long-winded preface to this question, but decided to nix it and keep this as generic as possible. Our previous director left few months ago and a new one was hired ...
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How to convince the CEO that they need a CTO in company

There is an issue I am seeing that is causing a problem with shared time in fastly growing IT department along with business matters and the CEO trying to oversee all of it. Ultimately, what once were ...
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Remotely create Subversion repositories and manage user accounts

Do you know any web application for creating and managing subversion repositories/accounts? I know there are plenty of Subversion web-based clients but none of them seems to handle server-side ...
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How can a programmer manage multiple (geographically disparate) linux machines?

I am not an admin, but I have to manage around 10 linux servers. These servers are all over the world, some are used as production servers, others as staging or development servers. Currently there ...
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Is part of the job of being a sysadmin tinkering and experimenting? [closed]

From what I've always been able to gather, management expects their sysadmins to be 'up' on new technologies, software, processes etc. I also tend to agree but like the title says, is tinkering or ...