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What is the most effective solution you used to label cables?

I have a long and intensive rack cleanup project coming up, and I wanted to know what your most effective methods of labeling cables are. I currently use adhesive labels from a brother P-touch ...
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Creative IP/subnet/dns schemes

I've only administered rather small networks (<=25 nodes). Usually I put the gateway .1, dns/proxy as .10, mail at .20, printers at .30-39 and so on and so forth. I never directly use IP addresses ...
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Track Recurring Purchases

I have been asked to put together a document that contains all of our yearly purchases for IT. How do people organize this. I right now have a simple spreadsheet with items on the left and months at ...
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How to organize WSUS computers folder's structure for better usage

I use WSUS for a while and my folder's structure is not that good. I would like to know how to set it up to have the best usage. For now, here how my setup is: Computers Unassigned ...
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The best cable organizing solution for the servers on the rails?

I'm looking for the best cable organizing solution for the servers installed on the rails inside a rack as well as for the equipment on the rollout carts. I believe there should be some foldable ...
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Advice for reorganization of machine room?

I am a n00b sysadmin and have been asked to completely reorganize an existing machine room with some 30-40 servers. Currently, the place is a pigsty, and wires are jumbled everywhere, so there is good ...
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multiple folder structures/views

Newbie. Setting up a server for a law firm. Want to set up the folder structure as follows: Client 1 Name -- Matter 1 (i.e. setting up corporation) -- Matter 2 (i.e. divorce) -- Matter 3 (i.e. ...
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Best way to administrate a very dynamic network

This question is related to organizing a network: We are using a virtual infrastructure (very dynamically) and native installation for our server environment. All devices are connected with cisco ...