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Linux - Running The Same Command on Many Machines at Once

I have about a dozen Linux boxes that I occasionally need to run the same command(s) on. Is there an easier way (or automated way) to do this asides from logging on to each machine and running the ...
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Which permissions/rights does a user need to have WMI access on remote machines?

I'm writing a monitoring service that uses WMI to get information from remote machines. Having local admin rights on all these machines is not possible for political reasons. Is this possible? What ...
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How to Run multiple command remotely using PSEXEC?

I am try to use multiple command with psexec tools but i am only remotely entered in that computer but it won't be perform another command psexec -i \\192.168.30.135 -u username -p password cmd ...
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Best way to find the computer a user last logged on from?

I am hoping that somewhere in Active Directory the "last logged on from [computer]" is written/stored, or there is a log I can parse out? The purpose of wanting to know the last PC logged on from is ...
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fsck root filesystem on a remote machine

I have filesystem problems on a machine running Ubuntu 8.04 machine in a colocation facility. What was once a directory now looks like this: b--xr-SrwT 52 825452087 876163170 56, 97 2021-10-10 05:43 ...
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Is it possible to run a batch script remotely on a Windows machine from Linux without installing ssh?

I am looking for a way in Linux to run a batch script on a remote Windows machine. I already searched some forums and the Internet and found e.g. this question. It seems that the easiest way so far ...
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How to shutdown a virtual machine on ESXi5 over an ssh terminal session?

How can I shutdown a virtual machine when I am on the commandline of an ESXi5 host over ssh? Sidenote: To enable scripts on other machines to login to the ESXi without password, add the public ...
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How to use psexec without admin privileges on target machine?

Is it possible to use psexec to execute a command on a remote machine without having admin privileges on the remote machine? I tried running psexec \\<machine> -u <username> -p ...
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Is it possible to run a command on windows server from Linux?

I want to restore a sqlserver db backup on remote windows server from linux. I tired "net rpc" but there is nothing for execute a command or script on remote server.
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Enabling Powershell Remoting, Access is denied?

I am trying to enable Powershell remoting on a Windows 2008 R2 Server, running in workgroup mode. I ran the command Enable-PSRemoting in the PowerShell Console. PS C:\Windows\system32> ...
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There are currently no logon servers available

I am running a Windows 7 laptop that is joined to my company's domain. When I installed Windows 7, I created an account for myself, joined to the domain, and it had been working quite well even though ...
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remote desktop services, cannot RDP to session host, always get gateway

I have RDS setup as 1 server hosting broker, web access, and gateway 2 servers as session hosts in a farm called farm1. Remoteapps work fine. So does the RDP app on the in the remoteapp list. ...
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accessing workgroup computer (without manually creating user accounts)

The (common) question: How can one access network share on workgroup computer? usually has the (common) answer: One should add ("the same") local account with the same username and password on ...
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Remote command-line access to a Windows machine

I normally access my hosted dedicated server, running Windows Server 2k3, via Remote Desktop. However, that service is bizarrely unavailable today and so I urgently need an alternative method for ...
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Should I expose my Active Directory to the public Internet for remote users?

I have a client whose workforce is comprised entirely of remote employees using a mix of Apple and Windows 7 PCs/laptops. The users don't authenticate against a domain at the moment, but the ...
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RDP Connection to Windows 7 stays really slow

I have an Issue with connecting to Windows 7 via RDP. I can open an RDP Session, but regardless of any settings, the response times are really long. This in particular is the case when opening a web ...
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Execute program on remote computer using PowerShell

How can I execute a program on a remote machine using powershell?
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Install .iso file on a remote server without DVD drive access

Is there an easy way to install software located on a .iso file to a remote server which does not provide to me access to the DVD Drive? I have a license for SQL Server 2008 Web Edition through ...
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Seamless Remote Desktop Connection

My employer provides us with the ability to work from home using the Citrix MetaFrame remote desktop software. For the most part, I have no complaints; however, I was wondering if anyone knew if it is ...
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How do I manage PCs with vPro?

I ordered some new PCs with Intel vPro enabled on them, but now that I have them I'm not sure how to use it. I found some old websites about using Altiris and Microsoft SMS but those are expensive ...
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iLo and DRAC equivalents

Does anyone know of a third party solution that supports the same feature set as HP's iLo and Dell's DRAC? Or if the product is built in to the server motherboard from companies like Super Micro. ...
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Why does my PowerShell script hang when called in PSEXEC via a batch (.cmd) file?

I'm trying to remotely execute a PowerShell script using PSEXEC. The PowerShell script is called via a .cmd batch file. The reason we do this is to change the execution policy, run the powershell ...
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For IIS7 remote adminstration, it is necessary to be an admin?

I'd like to allow one of our developers the ability to remotely administer IIS7 on our Windows 2008 box using the IIS manager. This is not to manage an individual site, but IIS in general. I can ...
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Accessing IP restricted server from dynamic IP

Our servers (all CentOS) are all restricted by IP but often i am out and about and stuck on a dynamic IP address. Using a DynDNS widget I have set this dynamic IP to always sync with a DynDNS hostname ...
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Requiring SSH-key Login From Specific IP Ranges

I need to be able to access my server (Ubuntu 8.04 LTS) from remote sites, but I'd like to worry a bit less about password complexity. Thus, I'd like to require that SSH keys be used for login ...
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How do I increase the maximum number of concurrent remote connections in Windows Server 2003?

I am trying to allow more than the default of 2 concurrent remote connections to a server running Windows Server 2003. Background: I went to "Start" => "Administration Tools" => "Terminal Services ...
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Does Supermicro IPMI require OnBoard video to be enabled?

Title pretty much says it all. I am using a supermicro board with integrated IPMI support. When I connect remotely I can take control of the mouse and keyboard but the video is totally black (no ...
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Is it possible to close remote desktop session on windows remotely?

Time to time I can't login to my Windows Server 2003 because there are to many open sessions. Is it possible to close them remotely(without physical contact in server room)?
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Serial terminal over ethernet

Well, my idea is I would like to have access to grub over Ethernet/Internet, I've found two possible solutions: Converter RS232 to Ethernet (1) which looks like to have its own live, I mean it is ...
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Windows remote controle for dual monitor setup

as mentioned in some other questions plenty of remote control tools remote-support-tool There are some other options but i often run into the same obstacle I have a dual monitor setup and the ...
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problem with enabling remote management of hyper-v server 2008 r2

I just recently installed hyper-v server 2008 r2 on a dedicated server i have, but i'm having trouble enabling remote management. Running the HVRemote - http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/HVRemote - tool ...
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How do I (robustly) remotely execute tasks on Windows workstations in a domain?

I'm not even sure if "robustly" is a word. Anyway. Context: We have a few hundred Windows 7 workstations on a LAN. We use AD/GPO management pretty heavily, but there are a lot of periodic and/or ...
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Automatically reconfigure WinRM HTTPS listener with new certificate?

I am looking to enable WinRM HTTPS listeners on all of our servers for secure communication when using CredSSP between servers to get around the double-hop issue. Setting this up is fine, we have ...
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Is there a lightweight way to start an application on a remote win7 machine from linux?

I am trying to find a lightweight way to start an application on a remote Windows7 machine from linux. The following are my boundary conditions: The Windows7 system is located in the same subnet ...
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iDRAC 7 Enterprise does not work properly

I have problems with login to iDRAC via web browser to new DELL R320 server. I see this problem first time. On browser login screen looks uncomplete(Chrome, Firefox, IE) : I know where is login ...
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Ansible : using different sudo user for different hosts

Recently started using ansible. We have servers where the application is setup under different users, like in server xyz.com, unix user is xyz_user and so on. So in case of xyz.com, ansible xyz.com ...
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What are the minimal permissions for WMI access to processes CommandLine?

I have been trying to get a remote listing of running windows processes including their CommandLine/ExecutablePath attribute through WMI as a non-administrator domain user for a monitoring tool. I ...
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Allow Remote Connections to MySql Database

I have looked at this Post and it details how you can allow a connection from a remote host to the database. But the line that took me off guard was this: mysql> GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON *.* TO ...
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How can I create a non-ssh VPN on debian/linux?

I have a set of remote servers, assigned to a small IP address pool. I would like to control access to some services on some servers via ip address, rather than login/password. However, I would like ...
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Migrating server from RHEL 5.5 to Centos 6.4 remotely

We are planning to wipe our RHEL 5 HP ProLiant DL360p Gen8 server and put CentOS 6.4 on it. However, there are two major issues that may make the install different than normal: The server is in ...
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MMC and Server Manager Authentication Errors - Access Denied

I'm trying to connect remotely from my Windows 8 client to manage my Hyper-V Server 2012. I have done everything I can find to configure remote management of the server including: Added a net user on ...
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Allow connections from a remote server in MySQL

I googled this and found the answers but even after following all the steps that should have worked I still cannot connect to my SQL server from another server. this is the my.cnf, the only change i ...
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How can I use one EXE on Multiple machines?

I have one EXE on my server machine (Windows Server 2003) and now I want users on multiple computers (Windows XP) to create one shortcut on their respective machine and access this EXE. How can I do ...
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SQL Server 2008 R2 Express accepts only local connections? [closed]

Coming from question SQL Server 2008 connection tagged under sql-server-2008-express Chris S wrote in SQL Server 2008 R2 vs. SQL Server 2008 R2 Express: "The biggest different I see others ...