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Sysadmin related Twitter tags

What are your favorite (active!) tags for sysadmin related things? Examples (obviously MS biased...): #sql #sqlserver #windows #microsoft
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Linux I/O buffering reference

Can someone point me to a fairly complete reference on the Linux I/O system, primarily how all the buffers and caches are handled and flushed? My understanding so far is that there are Application ...
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Best system administrators reference for managing .NET applications

We develop all our solutions in .NET. Some of the concrete technologies we use are ASP .NET MVC, WCF and Windows Services. Our system administrators, who obviously have the responsibility on making ...
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How to grok man pages

man pages often look like a wall of text when you open them, with huge amounts of options and often not much context. But they are a great mine of information for how to use the commands. So how do ...
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Finding an Excel spreadsheet to plan GPO deployment

My boss gave me a spreadsheet that he says he found from MSFT somewhere. The problem is the spreadsheet is for 2003 GPOs and I need to find one for 2008. The spreadsheet lists all of the available ...
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Solaris kstat - great tool, not much reference?

I am trying to use kstat for Solaris 10 monitoring, but it is pretty tough trying to find reference materials on what the individual codes decode to and what they mean. Can anyone recommend a good ...
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Resource reference passing in puppet

Is it possible to pass puppet resource references to other resources? My use-case is to build a jenkins build pipeline with puppet. To chain jenkins jobs into a pipeline I need to pass the successor ...
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Good reference for Cisco Resilient Ethernet Protocol [closed]

I have been trying to understand Cisco's Resilient Ethernet Protocol, but am unable to find a proper source to read from. I checked the Cisco site and also their White Paper on REP. But none of ...
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Deploy an Excel spreadsheet which uses the solver on both 32bit and 64 bit installations [closed]

I have an Excel spreadsheet which uses the solver add-in. I've developed it on a Windows 7 64 bit machine. The spreadsheet relies on some VBA code to set up the solver so I need a reference to solver. ...
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High quality reading about storage systems [closed]

I've decided that I might want to venture into storage systems. Essentially, I'm going to be out of the workforce for 2 years in a developing country as my wife works for the UN. I'm thinking that ...
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Book Recommendations for Technical/Solutions Architecture [closed]

I wish to learn more about Technical and Solutions Architecture. Specifically, I'm concerned with designing HA, Fault-Tolerant Scalable web-based solutions (enough buzzwords ;-). Its a topic I'm ...
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Windows Service Ports

Is there a file on Windows 2008 similar to the /etc/services file in linux?
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What is your favorite System admin reference webiste and blog? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the Sysadmin-Related Blogs & Mailing Lists you monitor? References based on OS, Networks , Tools (more interested in OpneSource and free but useful tools) , ...
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ADO Library Reference in Office Application between x86 and x64

I'm running Office 2003 (specifically Excel) on both a Windows XP 32-bit OS and Windows 7 64-bit OS. I have an excel file in which is referenced: "microsoft ado ext. 2.8 for dll and security". When ...
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Complete user guide to Xen 4.2 [closed]

Is there a complete guide to Xen 4.2? So far I've tryed googling without success could anyone give some good reference preferably freely downloadable.