A form of computer programming that — in the context of system administration — lends it self well to automating tasks.

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Script to propagate root folder inheritance to sub folders every X minutes?

Is there a batch script that I can run every 15 minutes (assuming task scheduler) that will propagate inheritable permissions to every sub folder from the root folder? A little background on why I ...
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PSExec shutdown list of servers

I have a system I inherited that used a simple psexec script and a list of servers to automatically shut down the servers in the list should a temperature threshold be reached or the UPS only has a ...
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How to add allowed relay IPs for Windows SMTP using command line or script

I have a long list of IP addresses I need to add as allowed relays to the built-in SMTP service on Windows Server 2008 R2 (IIS 7.5, but SMTP uses the old IIS 6.0 manager) I know how to add allowed ...
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script to scan through all the users' home directories and purge .log or .txt files not used in past “n” days [on hold]

I need to write one korn shell script to scan through all the users' home directories and purge .log or .txt files that have not been modified in past "n" days for . If it can display top 20 users ...
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Perl script to parse flexlm log file [closed]

I want to parse my flexlm license.log file and archiving below information into another .csv file: 1) Date 2) Time stamp 3) Licence checkout / checkin 4) Feature name 5) User name 6) Machine ...
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Old file daletion script [migrated]

I used script: #!/bin/sh for file in "$( find /var/backup/web2 -type f -mtime +1 -maxdepth 1 -exec rm -f {} \; )" do rm -f $file done exit 0 to delete files older than 24h from fixed directory. ...
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How to add current date and time to each line of the file using perl?

Here is the script which I have written.This will create a log file called DB1.log with contents which I have printed with $fh. open (my $fh, '>', 'DB1.log') || die "can't open logfile.txt"; open ...
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How to properly deploy internal self-signed scripts (Powershell)

Completely new to certificate usage so be gentle. I'd like to deploy Powershell scripts that I made to other employee computers so they can use them, but I will need to sign them in order for them to ...
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#!/usr/bin/expect not working

This is probably an easy question, however have a simple expect script that I've add the executable bit to that seems to be ignoring the #!/usr/bin/expect interpreter line. Further more, it also ...
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Bash script rsync --include-from fail

I have writted a bash script to backup folders and files from a machine to our backup server. My goal is to exclude all the files older than 6 months from this weekly backup. To do that, I used a find ...
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Using curl with cookies

I hope someone can help me out on this one. I have been trying this for a while now, with all sorts of variations and cannot seem to get this to work. I am trying to script a way to log in to ...
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Retrieve SCCM collection membership via PowerShell

I'd like to find a PowerShell script that retrieve the SCCM collections for a given computer or user. I know this can be achieve via a SCCM query, but I'd like to do this using a PowerShell function. ...
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Retrieve internet proxy server address via PowerShell

I have to retrieve the proxy server address and port via PowerShell, so I can use the Invoke-Webrequest -uri http://some-site.com -Proxy command. The expected output should looks like ...
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Why isnt this sudoer command run as root? [closed]

I want to give PHP access to a very specific script using a configuration under /etc/sudoers.d. So I did the following: visudo -f /etc/sudoers.d/99-php And entered this sudo rule: www-data ALL = ...
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PowerShell: Get-ADUser Properties with åäö

I'm trying to extract select sets of users with Get-ADUser. The users belong to companies whose names include non-ASCII characters, e.g. "Gåäördet". Unfortunately, we do have to use the company ...
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how to extract mysql version by bash script in centos 6

I need to extract the mysql version in a bash script on CentOS 6 for a minimum requirements check Example: # mysql -V mysql Ver 14.14 Distrib 5.5.43, for Linux (x86_64) using readline 5.1 # mysql ...
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iptables blocking script using arp table lookup

I need to block certain hosts (multi-OS) on our LAN from gaining internet access. I decided to try and block certain hosts by mac address via iptables but I can't use the mac address of the ...
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Logging into file doesn't write anything

I have got some script, which I want run after start computer. I set it in group policy and script is running after PC start (I checked it), but I have in script some logging to which doesn't work. I ...
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How to lock out normal (non-admin) users during software installs?

We have a lot of thin clients running Windows Embedded Standard 7 and an SCCM 2012 R2 server to manage them. The thin clients have their write filters enabled (FBWF) so machine changes are not ...
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bash script doesn't run properly in crontab but runs fine manually

I wrote a small script to determine the average IOPs per hour in which I later manually convert to a graph and spreadsheet for management to discuss a potential SAN upgrade for an upcoming expansion ...
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How can I Deny permissions to logon to Remote Desktop Session Host server in powershell script?

I am need of some assistance please. I am a system admin and I am trying to create a script that will assist with the tedious tasks I have to do with disabling a user that no longer works for the ...
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Is it possible to “hook” into IIS site binding

I have IIS hosting several different versions of the same website. Right now, I access each one with a different hostname where the binding for each site has the hostname I want configured on it. I ...
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Set-SCOMMaintenanceMode EndTime Duration Clarification

Microsoft provides the Set-SCOMMaintenanceMode cmdlet in part to manage the SCOM maintenance system. A required parameter is the declaration of how long the maintenance mode should last (-EndTime). ...
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icacls variables in batch file

I'm moving users to a new domain, file server and user name format. I'm trying to write a simple DOS batch to copy the data and set the permissions. X: is mapped to the old server and E: is the local ...
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password check in bash script calling on expect

Background: I have to copy a file from one server, to over 100 servers in a test environment. once the file is copied, it requires to have the permissions on the file changed/verified. These are all ...
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How to import custom korn shell script into Nagios monitor

Our company is consolidating our monitoring solutions (WUG, Cacti, Zabbix) to Nagios. I have used Zabbix for years, and am trying to understand how to get Nagios to report on applications that I have ...
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Remote bash script execution via ssh causes local script to stop

I have a setup which behaves in a way i cannot get my head around. So I have a local bash script generateTrafficOnHosts.sh which reads IP addresses from a file. It then calls a bash script ...
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GPO Office Installation - Script runs on PC, How could I get it to appear when a user logs in?

I currently have a GPO created that installs Office 2010 for users during startup of the PC. This script is set to run for specific PCs. Is there any way that I can get the script to appear and run ...
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Remove KACE agents using scripting tool

Is it possible to remove KACE agents using a script from the scripting menu ? If so , can someone share with us the way to do it. I found this script: AMPTools uninstall[all\all-kuid] but not sure ...
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Allow Powershell script executed on Exchange server to send mail - best practice?

I've got a single multi-role Exchange 2010 server and a need to execute a Powershell script on monthly schedule. And i really would like to send a report via email to some local company's mailbox by ...
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VBS won't execute with elevated permissions via script

I'm having an issue with running a VBS via scheduler unattended. I've been banging my head against a wall for the last week trying off and on to get this to work. I work for an MSP so we have ...
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Windows: change own password of standard user by using commandline

I want to change the password of the current logged in Windows user (no Active Directory) in a scriptable way. The users have the right to change their own passwords and already can change the ...
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Delete files by date and character count

I have an interesting problem. I need to delete directories that are older than x days but are only numerical. We have a log folder that has log files that we need to delete but other files and ...
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Script to open a webpage or at least hit a web api [closed]

I need to write some kind of script that runs on a windows server that can be scheduled to run throughout a day to open a webpage to a specific address or at least hit an HTTP api it doesn't ...
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Centos running if - then command with multiple allowed values

Is there a way to run a if command in a script that can match multiple values for example I would push a script to a bunch of servers and each server would only run the command if the servers host ...
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Logrotate executes postrotate even if file not rotated

I have a problem with my rsyslog and imfile that fails when one of my log file gets truncated.. So to workaround the problem I have modified the logrotate script as follow: ...
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Powershell - Printer settings not applying

I'm currently trying to script settings for a printer connected through a local network, a normal TCP/IP-printer setup if you will. Since I'm on my phone I don't have access to the code right now, ...
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Transfer files via Powershell Remoting (like scp in linux)

During the creation of a few powershell-based deployment scripts, I sorely missed an easy way to quickly transfer a file to another server (over the internet) via Powershell Remoting, something like ...
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How to test if two given files are identical?

Just updated the code... I get out everytime on the "else" sequence. You can download the update.sh file from my server. it only contains echo "Hallo update" Updated code (03.11.2015) ...
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How to get value of environment variable from passed command line parameter

I have to use/reference an environment variable value which will be passed as a command line argument. Something like below set myvar=%1 echo Value of %myvar% is %%myvar%% Here in %%myvar%% I want ...
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Trouble with embedding html email with PowerCLI/Powershell for gmail

I am new to Powershell, I am a junior admin for a VMware environment. I am trying to automate a weekly report for snapshots in PowerCli. I am making the script in Powershell. I have made a simple ...
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How to make a simple script that increases a number character by 1

I have to add a single command for MANY vlans, and wondering if I can generate a simple text file somehow? Then I can simply paste the text file into the network switch and it will add the needed ...
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How do I prevent Apache2 from trying to execute a file as a script?

So basically, I followed this guide about iptraf monitoring and rrdtool to the letter. I put it in /usr/lib/cgi-bin/ as usual for cgi scripts. Then, when I visit it from a browser, the images it makes ...
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Joining 150 computers to Active Directory

I am a junior system IT administrator. We have Windows server 2008 R2 standard and 150 computers with Windows 7 professional (32 bit). We have installed an Active Directory domain on the server and we ...
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Loop in a Windows batch file

I have a problem where I need to clone one virtual machine into several machines for production. The machines have names that is assigned by variables and a rdp port is also assigned by a variable. ...
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Puppet: How to write a proper “condition and condition” statement?

I wrote a "Message of the day" Puppet module which affects all proxy servers in my company. Within the template file, I have the following "if statement": <% if @hostname !~ /^haproxy\d+/ and ...
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How to import or export nagios host Data from command line

This might be a basic question for some of you but being a beginner i wanted to know how to export or import data of the current status(CPU, Memory, Diskspace etc) of the host from command line into a ...
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Turning off specific Icinga 2 notifications over HTTP

In Nagios Core, it is possible to turn off notifications for a specific service or host through the web interface. This is a simple web request, which we can also construct in a command line ...
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Linux: How to get a machine's IP address? [duplicate]

I'm using Linux CentOS 6.4 . I'm writing a shell script and I need to extract a machine's IP in order to use it in the script. How can I find the machine's IP? I'm looking for the "best" way because ...
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Need looping Powershell script to email me when site has error message [closed]

Running 08 windows server on a VM We need to be notified by email or by other means whenever the site is either 404 or goes to maintenance page. Therefore, we need the script to be constantly ...