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

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How to get SCCM to recognize return codes from Powershell script completion?

I'm using an SCCM 2012 application deployment to install software. The specific install type is scripted installer as SCCM kept failing for exe validation errors. The script is powershell and ...
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Automating user password creation and User privileges restriction in solaris 8

I have couple of questions. Here is the first one We are trying to automate the creation of a user in solaris 8. We provide a default password and then force the user to change the password at first ...
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Using a .PAC file for switching proxies

My question is similar to this one: I need to connect to distinct proxies depending on whether I attempt to visit internal or external sites using my organization's network. No .PAC files have been ...
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LDAP NET-IQ DRA (Active Directory) Group member of does not work

I am trying to list a couple computers, that do not have a specific group membership. This is what I have at the moment: (&(objectcategory=computer)(|(name=Computer1)(name=Computer2)(name=...
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CentOS 6 script at server boot up

I have three terminal commands that I would like to execute when server boots up. How can I achieve this? I have seen many solutions, but none of them seems to be simple and working. Here are the ...
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iptables-save syntax

My goal is to automate my iptables config, so while analyzing my current iptables rules setup on my local box for reference I get the following when using iptables-save > ./iptables.save; cat ./...
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PowerShell to remotely invoke Exchange with other credentials

I've been tasked with creating a script that is going to be run on multiple user machines throughout the network. The commands that we're ultimately going to have run will change the user's email ...
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Can't Get PSExec to work with Powershell

Last week I developed a script that would check if psremoting was enabled on specified machines. This week I began working on a script that would enable psremoting on specified machines but I can't ...
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Accept Value From Pipeline Powershell Function

I would like to create a script that tell the user whether or not PSRemoting is enabled on multiple remote machines. Here is what I have so far: function Test-PSRemoting { Param( [Parameter(...
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Identifying cached JNLP applications via batch script

I am attempting to script a solution to install JRE 7 only to systems that run a particular JavaWS application. Essentially the current application requires Java 6 and the upgrade will break ...
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How to cast as ArrayList, preset data in param block, and return as ArrayList?

As I need to be able to add and remove items from an array I need to cast it as an ArrayList as opposed to the more common options ([string[]], [Array], $Var=@()). I also need to preset it with data, ...
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bash scripting and comparing 2 directories - Beginner [duplicate]

My problem is that i have to check what files are included in the $directory, then i have to make a new file with name specified by me and compare if the name doesn't already exist in this directory ( ...
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Puppet case statements with integer range

I need to write a case using some ranges in order to write in a better way something like the following spaghetti code : if $mem < 1024 { $retvalue = "128M" } elsif $mem < 7000 { $retvalue ...
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cron and lftp issue

I have the following scripts running on raspbian. start #!/bin/bash /root/config/commands 2>&1 > /root/log/$HOSTNAME.log commands #!/bin/bash source /root/config/variables echo TestLine ...
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Copy-item with multiple filter

How can I use copy with multiple filter values? For example, it works if I specify only 1 value to filter (*.jpg) Copy-Item -Path Y:\TEST -Recurse -Filter *.jpg -Destination D:\Users\MS5253\Desktop\...
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Dynamic timezone change for OpenWrt (Chaos Calmer), NTP

I have this idea for my routers running OpenWrt, since for them there is no way of knowing in what time zone they are by default. What if there was a list of lets say three time servers each per one ...
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Kickstart not working

I'm trying to create a kickstart to automate the installation procedure but when the installation ends and I check to see the result nothing happened. I'm trying to debug it by putting read statements ...
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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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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 https://...
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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 http://proxy-...
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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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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 getTraffic....
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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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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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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: "/etc/logrotate.d/...
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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) #/bin/...
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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 css,...
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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 ...