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Cable management between multiple racks

I am in the planning phase of re-cabling our 5 racks in one of our offices and I would like to ask for some guidance on how you go, or would go about managing cables that goes between racks. In our ...
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Batch download of Microsoft patches

I have servers which require patches, and they cannot be directly connected to the Internet. I've run a tool offline on the servers to determine exactly which security patches I need, which returns ...
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Why is PHP Suhosin needed? Isn't PHP patched for security already?

I'm planning to set up a Linux-VPS and run a PHP site on it. I have read that it's recommended to use PHP Suhosin to patch PHP for security. But isn't PHP patched for security in every new release? or ...
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Should I touch nothing when I run production service server? [closed]

I am going to run my first public game service server later. And many people advise not to touch anything if it's running well. I agree with them. But one thing I am curious is, the security updates. ...
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Firmware Best Practices and Update Schedules

Firmware receives very little attention when it comes to updates. Out of sight, out of mind. Many devices: RAID controllers, NICs, chipsets, and even hard drives, get some benefit from being ...
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Does MS notify when an OS patch is updated?

We know the drill, every Patch Tuesday MS releases a long list of MS13-xx patches. Those typically consist of KB items for individual configurations or servers. From time to time, though, Microsoft ...
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Tracing network RJ45 / RJ11 cable from user desk to patch panel backend

I am new to these kind of work and I don't have much experience in network tracing. I have receive a new task which I was told to trace all patch cable of RJ45/RJ11 from the phone panel @ user desk to ...
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Patch for Suhosin for PHP 5.4.15 [closed]

I want to test if the latest dev-Suhosin Version for PHP 5.4.15 is stable and now I want to compile it along with PHP. According to this instructions (not the latest PHP and Suhosin but installation ...
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How to update/maintain a patched kernel?

If I patch my linux kernel with grsecurity, will I still be able to update my system with yum (or apt-get)? Won't the updates available via yum be incompatible with my patched "non standard" version ...
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.Net Framework 3.0 SP2 KB2756918 not installing

Ok, I'm about out of ideas here. Can anyone help me with this .Net Framework Patch? I am trying to install a KB patch (KB2756918) to a Windows Server 2003 R2 x86 box. Edit: Just to clarify specs: ...
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How/where to find all Update (msu) packages for Windows 7 (Enterprise)

I've been using Wim2Vhd to create native boot vhd files. (I'm using this to keep several development environments ready, I'm a developer, I know -- I need help ;-) Now the first boot always ends up ...
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How can I tell which package updates will require a reboot or service restart?

One of our boxes is running Ubuntu 8.04 LTS. Most Ubuntu package upgrades are trivial and don't affect availability much. How do I tell which packages are going to cause an outage before applying ...
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Diff and patch for big binary files

As part of my job I regularly need to upload big files (a 512 MB to 1 GB ISO, for example). In some cases, very little changes from ISO to ISO (say, a 10 MB file in a 1 GB ISO). Unfortunately, I can't ...
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Uninstalling KB2506143 (WMF 3.0) from Windows 2008R2 with Exchange 2010 SP2 doesn't work

KB2506143 was installed on Exchange 2010 SP2 machine on Windows 2008 R2. Since WMF 3.0 was installed Rollup Updates cannot be installed as they fail on starting some PowerShell scripts. Normal ...
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superceded patch - would the old one still show?

Example - if you have a Windows security patch that was released earlier in the year and you installed it. Then, if another security patch came out to SUPERCEDE that original one...would the ...
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Patch command not found [closed]

I tried to apply patch to my file with following command patch -p0 < foo.patch I got the following output bash: patch: command not found I have Centos 5.x server. Please guide what ...
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How safe are Unattended Upgrades/Automatic Updates for Ubuntu

I'm in the process of trying to keep several ubuntu box's up to date and patched (10.4.2 LTS), one suggestion I've been getting is setting up unattended upgrades ...
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How I can generate patch from RAD ready to deploy in WAS?

To use update option directly from IBM WAS-ND , I need to generate patch file from RAD ready to deploy ( already packaged ) . Example : After Deploy HelloWord.ear on WAS-ND 7.0.11 , an exception ...
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BES 5.x issues when connecting to Exchange 2010 SP2 RU4

Ever since we updated from SP1 RU4 to SP2 RU4 we have noticed that our BES devices will simply stop receiving email. This has occurred at least 5 times in the past few weeks. Today, while speaking ...
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ESX 3.5 refuses to update

I have a set of ESX 3.5 servers in 2 different datacenters. One is DR, one is production. They are on the same vlan and so I can access any of them on the private network from my vCenter server. Last ...
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Apache Security Patch update in centos version 5.4

I am running centos version 5.4 with apache version 2.2.3, I want to get latest security patches for this apache version. I checked the last update for apache via rpm -q --changelog httpd | less ...
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patch management that doesn't require RPC & SMB file sharing [closed]

I am searching for a patch management solution to replace VMware Update Manager 4.1. Version 5 and later do not perform guest OS patching. My issue is that I need to patch systems on the other side ...
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Patch Management Operations Plan

I'm developing a plan/strategy to manage patch deployment on Windows Clients using Windows Server Update Services. What are the some important things to consider in developing this plan? For example, ...
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Server Software Version and Patch Management [closed]

managing about 100 Centos Servers. Now I'm looking for a Software Solutions that can help me to "standardize" the Management of those Servers. What the Software should do: Build Inventory of ...
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Error with Plesk 8.6 after installing recent patch

This week our server was subjected an attack where files were infected with malicious code. The intrusion was narrowed down to be due to a hole in Plesk, covered by the patch here - ...
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Get rsync to generate a patch file instead of copying across files?

I'm copying lots of files that have changed from one server to another using rsync. I know I can use the -n option to do a dry run, so I can see what files have been changed. However is it possible to ...
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Is there a command that produces a diff of the permissions of target files?

Just as it sounds, I'm trying to find out if there is a (standard) command that will produce a diff of the permissions between two files and/or directory trees. Ideally it would put out a patch file ...
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How to patch Solaris

I have Solaris 10 and 11 running on my system. I want to update all of them to newest patch. I don't have license or support plan for Solaris yet (the OS is pre-installed on my server). On Solaris 11 ...
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Windows Server 2008 Services won't start after patch

After installing the run of the mill patches today on a Windows Server 2008 (Running as an AD controller and Exchange 2007 Server) the machine came back up with "configuring updates stage 3 of 3 0% ...
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What is the preferred way to distribute a small update to software?

If a product simply requires a replacement of the .EXE file, what would be the expected way to deliver this update to multiple workstations in a large enterprise? Is an .MSP file preferred? Or ...
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“The update is already installed on this system” message when trying to apply hotfixes

I was trying to install (KB2460011 and KB2516475) to windows Server 2008R2 SP1 Standard after suggested as a fix for SQL Server crashing issue and it gives me update is already installed message/error ...
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How do I patch apache?

Ok, so I am using apache 2.2.17 on an Ubuntu (Natty Narwhal) box. I need to apply a patch (mod_proxy_connect-2.2.16.patch) which I downloaded from ...
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Error in applying patch in Apache

Recently i have installing apache 2.2.21 from the source for testing purpose. After doing clean installation of apache i want to patch it with the patches provided here: ...
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VB Script for Windows Servers

I require a VB script which when run gives me the details about the latest Windows patch that was updated on the servers along with the date & time.
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Performing Patch/Delta Releases for Web Application

First, my (simplified) problem in a nutshell: My release cycle at work is, each release we currently perform a full copy/deploy of the web application. Simply put, we generate a tarball, SCP it to ...
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adding a patch to a software

I am trying to install the mysql patch available here... http://bugs.mysql.com/bug.php?id=64248 I have the mysql version 5.5.20 but I do not know how to copy the code. I am using centOS. I tried ...
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VMs restarted during backup job - due to VM patching

I wonder what will happen when the VMs are restarted while backup is running ? Our backup runs almost 12 hrs at night. And at that time, we are also going to apply the patches and reboot the VMs. I ...
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Patching Exchange mailbox server without potential data loss

I have what I think is a quick easy question. I'd like to apply a service pack to my exchange 2007 mailbox server. I don't have a CCR setup, so its a pretty standard configuration. We do have it ...
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Check that NLM is patched in Netware 6.5

We need to solve vulnerability CVE-2011-4191 "Stack-based buffer overflow in the xdrDecodeString function in XNFS.NLM in Novell NetWare 6.5 SP8 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or ...
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Tools for deploying MS patches to client computers (W7 + W2008 R2)

Are there any third party tools that will allow you to deploy patches to W7 and W2008R2 client computers over the network? We already have the patches we just need to find a way to deploy them ...
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How do you know when a Microsoft hotfix has been obsoleted by a newer patch?

Recently I ran into an issue that was fixed by applying a Microsoft hotfix for the Volume Shadow Service on Windows 2003SP2. The fix was KB929774, and when I searched to the KB one of the Google ...
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Finding and downloading all available Win2008 R2 and W7-32bit patches (without using WSUS)

Is there a way to find and download all available MS patches for: Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Windows 7 (32-bits) SP1 Without using WSUS or the 'Windows update' tool within the O/S? I basically ...
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Solaris 10 Get latest Installed patches

I'm trying to find out a way to display the LATEST patches installed in a Solaris box. I know the existence of the commands: showrev - p patchadd -p But I'd like to see a list of patches sorted by ...
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Loaded Vs Unloaded Patch Panels

What is the difference between loaded and unloaded patch panels? Is it simply that loaded patch panels come with endpoint sockets and unloaded patch panels do not?
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Implementing an NMS

We are looking to implement an NMS (netork monitoring software) in our company and have found many different products; Nagios, Kaseya, Zabbix, Zenoss, Munin, OpenNMS. The core functionality that we ...
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Solaris 11: Quick way to fetch and install patches after initial install

Is there a quick command that will fetch patches from the internet and install them?
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Oracle Security Update Patch July 2011 - How to know if i am affected?

Oracle Security Update Patch July 2011 I am using JDK 1.4.2_08, 1.4.2_19, 1.4.2_22, and Oracle DB 9.2.0.8. Can any experts tell me how to tell if i am affected, i.e. after installing the patch ...
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Oracle automatic patch download

I need to update/patch the firmware of a lot of Sun/Oracle systems quite frequently. To do that I first need to download the latest firmware snapshot by hand from Oracle's saggy and unsophisticated ...
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Installing MS09-056 (KB974571) on Live Communications Server

I've just installed this patch on a Live Communications Server 2005 server and LCS is refusing to start. I'm getting a wonderful event log claiming that the LCS instance is an expired evaluation (!) ...
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Unable to apply patch generated with diff on SunOS server

I generated a patchfile of 2 directories using this command: diff -ur source-20110125 source > mailpatch3.patch Now I would like to apply the patch, doing this: patch -p1 < mailpatch3.patch ...