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How do we manage our ESXi 5.1 running behind a broadband router, securely, with lowest possible extra cost

Our ESXi server is attached to a broadband router. We wish to be able to manage it fully from the Internet and in future plan to roll out hosting services on it in future. As a test we did port ...
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How to get process not responding on remote server with Powershell

I don't understand, responding is empty on remote serveur. Get-Process explorer -ComputerName vcass1 | select name,id,responding Name Id Responding ---- ...
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How do I run commands on a remote machine with admin privilege using powershell

How do I run commands on a remote machine with admin privilege (example: running as Run as Administrator) using PowerShell. So far I have tried start-process powershell.exe -verb runas ...
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Managing multiple servers behind a firewall with SSH reverse tunnel

I have 10 Ubuntu servers in different locations, behind a firewall each (local_server_1 to 10). All those servers are authorized to SSH into my public server (lets call it master) using ssh keys (in ...
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SSH remote execute command with special characters

I have a problem executing a remote command through SSH that has special character in it. I'm trying to export a database from MySQL for back up purposes. This is the command I have in my local ...
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How to Install OS without DVD and USB boot [closed]

I just purchased a used Dell F1D 1U rack mount server and would like to install Ubuntu or ESXi with Virtual Disks or anything for that matter. I'v read that Dell's have built in DRAC so you can access ...
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Remote server administration on a large scale

I need to remotely manage virtual machines (many of them) via secure channel. SSH inbound is disabled. Anyway to use some web based tool running behind SSL. It will be used to push updates, config ...
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Remote Linux installation over the network

Long story short - I have to remotely install an arbitrary Linux distro on a PC over the network. This is not a server and I will be installing a desktop environment. The problem is I don't have ...
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Why isn't phpPgAdmin connecting to remote servers?

I am currently in the process of migrating some systems, and as part of this I wanted to consolidate phpPgAdmin to a single instance. But I am unable to make phpPgAdmin connect to remote servers. ...
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Remote Computer Patch Info [closed]

I'm looking for a program that can remotely show me (From a server counsel) all the patch info and programs of the computers on my network. And whether it shows it to me via GUI or through a report, ...
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How to admin remotely a small Windows XP server

I have been asked to admin the server of a small business located in another city. The server is basically a Windows XP Pro PC being used as a file server for the 4-5 workers in the office, and I'll ...
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How do I install Server Manager on Windows 8 Professional?

I have downloaded and installed Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 8 on my Windows 8 Enterprise machine. Online resources suggest installing RSAT should also install Server Manager GUI, ...
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How can I use shared functions in a remote Powershell session?

I have some Powershell scripts for setting up IIS web applications, message queues, etc. They use a set of shared function libraries we've created - so each script starts with the line . ...
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Hyper V Server 2012 Remote Management Using Workgroup

I'm trying to remotely manage Hyper V server 2012 from a windows 8 pc, both client and server are on a workgroup. I've spent about 3-4 hours trying to get this working with no luck so far trying the ...
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Unable to connect to another computer from the Task Scheduler on Windows 7

I am getting the following error when trying to connect to another computer from the Task Scheduler on Windows 7: "The remote computer was not found." The computer that I am trying to connect to is ...
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Remote disk management on Server 2012

I am trying to use the "Disk management" MMC console from Windows Server 7 against a Hyper-V Server 2012 machine but having no luck so far. I have... enabled "Remote administration" on the Hyper-V ...
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Remote Administer Local Groups with PowerShell and WMI

How do I administer local groups on a remote server with PowerShell and WMI? For example, I would like to add and remove domain AD groups from the "Remote Desktop Users" group. This article provides ...
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is it possible to check how many DIMM slots are filled in a pc motherboard, remotely?

I am basically away from my office, but would like to check whether a pc (which has 4GB of RAM) has 4x 1GB DIMMs or 2x 2GB DIMMs. I am referring to a windows XP system. Is it possible to gather this ...
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Get OS architecture remotely via PowerShell

Does anybody know how to grab OS architecture remotely from multiple Windows hosts via PowerShell?
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Adding a local user from one Windows machine to a local group on another Windows machine

I would like to add a local user account from a remote computer to a local group on a Windows "server core" box. Neither the workstation, nor the server are in a domain. Is that possible? Will ...
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Remote execution in Workgroup network

Consider this scenario: Please don't say that it would be better if I created a Domain network; Just consider this scenario. 10 PCs are all interconnected via a switch to a workgroup network named ...
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How to install remote software NOT on a domain?

I have a situation where some software (that I wrote) is going to be deployed on 60 laptops for an event. The laptops are all running windows 7, but there is no domain controller, and they will all ...
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Manage remote linux machines

My start up is building a computer which runs debian linux and some custom programs. What is the best way to remotely access the machines without the user having to do anything? Our product is ...
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Remote reinstallation of Scientific Linux

I am trying to have a server used for a test platform configured such that it can be easily rebooted and reinstalled with our test OS, so that we can consistently get a clean environment to work with. ...
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Casual Business Computer Management

Been working a lot with local businesses who operate in a more casual manner. No Active Directory, no passwords, and free web browsing and downloading applications at will to where every computer is ...
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Allowing Domain Users to run winrm commands

Currently i have a AD/Kerberos Configured on one EC2 instance(Windows 2008 R2) and created couple of users. Each of the users has administrator privileges. When We login as a non-domain Administrator, ...
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Remote execution in a domain environment

I have a windows domain environment and it contains only Server 2008 Os's. I'm trying to execute a script or a program from 1 server on multiple servers, but I can't configure or install any ...
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Windows Server 2008 Remote Management cannot connect

I have Windows Server 2008 R2 running on a remote machine, with Windows 7 Ultimate as my client machine. I followed the instructions here ...
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which linux distro favours remote administration and remote incremental backup over vpn?

My partner runs a small accounting practise. The computer support guy has recently gone out of business, so I've been volunteered (!) to replace the aging company server. I should say that my ...
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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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Windows remote administration suite that doesn't rely on Active Directory, Domains, etc

I know there are a number of suites out there that allow Windows machines on a Domain, or in Active Directory to be remotely administrated (windows updates, program installs, maintenance, etc); but ...
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Remote Server Administration Tools on Server 2008 R2

So, I have installed the Remote Server Administration Tools on my Win7 computer, and it works well, but it is a bit slow sometimes, over our site-to-site VPN. I have a Server 2008 R2 that I login to ...
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remote desktop: acces to single application

I have a server running, on which an application is running. Now I want to gain a person access to this application only. Is there a good way to give premissions to just one applicaiton without ...
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Error trying to manage remote computers on a domain

I am having trouble managing a computer that is within my domain. Login to our DC, I right click the computer, and select Manage: After connecting to a domain joined computer(windows 7), on the ...
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Remote Logging with syslog

I have two machines running FreeBSD, bsdclient and bsdserver. I am trying to setup remote logging such that bsdclient sends all the logs to bsdserver. My syslog.conf on bsdclient goes like this *.* ...
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RSAT slow performance

We are running Win 7 SP1 RSAT with a Server 2003 DC. We mainly use it to reset AD passwords. The performance is extremely slow (one minute of non-responsiveness per password reset). How do we ...
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Confused about net use local admin behavior for remote administrative shares

I have a windows 2008 R2 server I'm trying to access remotely, specifically I'm trying to use the c$ admin share. The server is on a domain My user is in the server's local admin group My user is ...
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Linux: Can I prepare a boot-disk for another system when CPU architecture differs?

On a remote server the boot/system disk is corrupting. It is running Debian 4.0 on an Intel Core 2 CPU 4300 @ 1.80GHz. Is it possible to "prepare" a bootable disk I'll then send to my ISP to install? ...
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Admin/management software for Kiosk [closed]

I am facing to write Kiosk software, a kind of a billpayment (Windows/touchscreen/pinpad). While the billpayment itself is just a desktop application an another question is raised -- how to manage ...
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Create hosting accounts on the fly

Using VB, VBScript, ASP.Net or similar, on a Windows dedicated server, is it possible to create a new hosting account on my server and how challenging is it? With this, is it also possible to add a ...
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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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What are the minimum permissions to grant an Exchange 2007 admin to perform specific mailbox management tasks?

I would like to allow someone else to administer user accounts and mailboxes (add users, reset passwords, disable accounts) on an Exchange 2007 server. Obviously, they should not be able to disable ...
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How to dispatch a command from Windows to Windows

How do I script remote commands on other Windows computers from a Windows computer? E.g., on *nix-*nix networks, I can do ssh wu@otherbox foo, and provided the keys are set up correctly, foo runs and ...
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Remotely configuring BIND

What is an easy way to programmatically add new zone files and change the BIND configuration from a remote server?
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Why is RPC connectivity broken for the Hyper-V Manager?

I have a Hyper-V Server 2008R2 (Core) with numerous VMs running. This Hyper-V server is a member of a domain. Since the server has nothing running on it apart from the Hyper-V service, the only way ...
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Can't get XP workstations to honor remote administration policy

I am trying to set all the systems on my test network (1 x Win Server 2008 R2, 2 x Win XP SP3, 2 x Win 7) so that Remote Admin Mode is enabled, but I am having difficulty doing this with the XP ...
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Equivalent of phpMyAdmin for MSSQL?

Is there any webinterface for administrating MSSQL similar to phpMyAdmin (for MySQL)? I want a self-service setup where developers can create a database through webinterface and upload/download ...
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Reconnect a Remote Desktop connection after rebooting the host

I often find myself connecting to a workstation or server with Remote Desktop to perform a task which requires a reboot. In these cases, I usually need to reconnect after the host comes back online to ...
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How to get remote firewall administration working with Windows Server Core 2008 R2?

I'm setting up a Windows Server Core 2008 R2 installation in a VMware virtual machine before setting it up on a live VPS. I've gotten remote administration via MMC working on my computer (a PC running ...
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Remotely firing off adplus.exe on Win2k3

I've built a nice little widget that lets our Command Center people launch ADPlus.exe to capture crash dumps on failing IIS 6 App Pools. It's doing a bang-up job for us. They capture the forensics ...