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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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How do I remotely install, configure and maintain SNMP?

I'm looking to remotely install the SNMP and SNMP WMI Provider services on Windows Server 2008 R2, configure specific options for the Agent, Traps, and Security tabs, then make sure these services and ...
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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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Tools for Remote Control of Linux over internet [closed]

I am looking for some tools which can give remote control of a Linux machine over Internet. As of now I know of TeamViewer, but it looks like too expensive when used commercially. I being part of a ...
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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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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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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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Howto initiate Windows Update on server core from a PS remote session?

When I am logged in via remote desktop on a Windows Server 2012 R2 Core machine I can trigger the windows update by running sconfig.cmd. This however fails when its getting called within a PS remote ...
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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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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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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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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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How do I launch a command on a remote computer with an invalid domain trust? (using local creds)

I intend to use WMIC to reset the trust of a machine that is remote, and off the network. All of the following variations result in an "access denied": The following works fine: net use ...
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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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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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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 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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Windows Server to Server copy, executed remotely, process overview

Ok so I've got 3 servers in this example Server_A, Server_B, Server_C I want to move data over the network from Server_A to Server_B by executing a batch script on Server_C, it would be something ...
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Remotely determine how long a user has been idle

How do I determine how long it's been since a user with files opened on my server has been actively using their workstation in a Windows Active Directory environment (XP, 7, 8 clients and Server 2008, ...
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Tweaking Ansible output

I want to use Ansible to collect information from a number of servers. The information should be postprocessed locally, so it should be presented in a certain format. Other than grep and sed and awk ...
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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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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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Possible to use a console cable from a Cisco ASA and use it interactively with ESXi?

I'm creating procedures to deploy a Cisco ASA and an ESXi machine to remote locations where no local tech contacts are available. I think it may be a wise idea to connect the console cable from the ...
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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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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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Remote Administration of Server Core WS2008R2 via MMC on Win7

I have searched and found a couple threads that deal with this topic, but they never quite got to solution. They just seemed to peter out. I have executed the much recommended: netsh advfirewall ...
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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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Shutting down a Windows Workstation Remotely (from Linux)

I have a system comprised of, let's say 10 Windows 7 Professional workstations, joined to a domain. As part of an "emergency" system shutdown procedure, I'd like a mechanism of triggering a remote ...
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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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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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Should I add my user account to local admin group to manage remote Windows hosts? (Server 2012)

I have setup a few Windows Server 2012 VMs and am experimenting with my first Core install. I intend to manage these servers with Server Manager and PowerShell. As I understand it, I either need to ...
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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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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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Is there any way I can administer a Mac OS X Server 10.6 from a client running Mac OS X 10.4 or 10.5?

This is really annoying... I need to administer a Mini Server running Mac OS X Server 10.6. Should be easy by using the Server Admin Tools I thought, but no. To administer a server running Mac OS X ...
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Any way to centrally administer cygwin updates?

Is there a way to centrally administer cygwin, i.e. run remote updates on multiple boxes from a central 'admin machine'? basic goal: keep sshd up to date on all instances stretch goal: keep ...
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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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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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How do I configure IIS6 server to allow remote IIS administration

I'd like to use my win7 desktop to administer a remote IIS6 server. How do I configure each machine to enable of the IIS Manager on winows 7. Bonus Question: include instructions for II7+ too.
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Manage client workstations with Remote Powershell via SSL

I am looking for a solution to remotely manage around 100 workstations. I will be connecting to these systems to complete several local system tasks. (3rd party updates, security auditing, incident ...
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Target name resolution error when Hyper-V 2012 server is managed remotely

I have just set up a new Hyper-V 2012 Server and connected it to the domain. I attempted to follow the Microsoft documentation to allow remote management via server manager. I enabled remote ...
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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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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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Powershell Get-Process : Couldn't connect to remote machine

Been struggling with this for a couple days now. I'm getting the following error: PS C:\> get-process -ComputerName Win2012r2 get-process : Couldn't connect to remote machine. At line:1 char:1 ...
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Remote management issues

I have HyperV Server 2012 R2 installed and I've opened ports in the firewall to allow remote snapins to connect. They mostly work, but, for example, the logical disk manager connects and shows ...
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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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Running one-off interactive programs remotely over SSH

I've got a series of production servers that I'd like to be able to run certain utilities on without having to SSH into the machine. Unfortunately, some of those programs (top and iotop I've tried so ...
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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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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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IP KVM switch, or serial console box for remote admin?

We have a small server farm (11 now, may add more in the future) of HP Proliant DL160 G6s. They all run either Linux (server only, no X11) or VMware ESX. We had intended to get models with iLO, in ...
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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 ...