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Tools for managing code deployment/versioning for IIS / Windows enviroments

Ive got a strong background in Linux and OSX, and just left a job where I was architecting systems based on those platforms. Now I've got a Windows Server running IIS that has a number of different ...
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Method for finding unnecessary indexes of an operational SQL Server database?

Besides wasting space on the database, unnecessary indexes on SQL Server can slow down insert and update operations. Developers who lack experience in database principles sometimes tend to create ...
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What is a good modern parallel SSH tool? [duplicate]

I have heard that pssh and clusterssh are two popular ones, but I thought I would open it to discussion here and see what the community's experiences with these tools were? What are the gotchas? Any ...
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Self-healing archive file format with redundancy

When I used RAR, I had an option to add some extra recovery data in order to be able to cope with a not-perfect medium (think floppy disks). It saved my day several times, specially when dealing with ...
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Desert Island Tools? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Server room survival kit? If you could pick five commands/tools to have with you to admin a system, what would they be?
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How can I prove that a web server and site are working?

We have a web server that is in our DMZ serving up a ASP.NET web application. The application has been live for around 2 months and working great but we are getting periodic emails from users saying ...
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Troubleshooting Group Policies?

we built a plain Windows 2008 Server park a few months back, and set up a few Group Policies. Most of them seem to work fine, but once in a while I have the feeling that one or more have not been ...
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Find Sniffer on LAN

HI, What tools or techniques are available for *nix and Windows that help in finding if someone else on the LAN is using a sniffer? Having said that and strongly considering that there are tools out ...
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How to remove dead SQL Server registrations from SQL Server 2000 Enterprise Manager?

We had some databases decommissioned recently, and my SQL Server 2000 Enterprise Manager still shows the server group I originally created containing those servers. I tried deleting the entire server ...
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How to convert text file from Windows line breaks to Unix ones on Unix/Linux?

Is there a quick way to convert text file from Unix line breaks to Windows ones in Unix environment? I thought there could be a standard utility.
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How can you test an external (USB) hard drive?

I have an external drive that has had issues with corrupt data in the past. However, I'm not sure if this is a physical problem with the drive, or whether it was just a file problem. Typically, I ...
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Secure Formatting Disks

I heard about people that used tools to recover deleted data and found a lot of unusual data, that after discovered that the their brand new pc in truth was used... When discarding HD's, as sysadmin, ...
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Sugestions for cleansing PC's before recycling / disposal

What procedures do people follow before recycling or disposing of old PC's? Do you: Remove the hard drive Damage it beyond repair Use a tool to completely wipe the hard drive. If so, which? Other ...
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What do you do to verify that your network is secure?

Securing a network can be a very difficult task. There are a lot of ins and outs hardware and software wise (users aside!) What steps do you take to verify that your network is secure? What tools ...