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Installing Hyper-V 2012 R2 to USB gives INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE error

I have created a bootable USB flash drive of Windows Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 Core following the guides here and here. When I boot my desktop PC from the USB drive it boots up fine (after a while) and I ...
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ESXi 5 Hypervisor fatal boot error

For over 2 years now I've been running ESXi 5 just fine from a pen drive. I recently had to move the server to a new location and started seeing an issue. Once the system starts to boot, I get: ...
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How can I test for BadUSB vulnerability?

There are news that an unpatchable and unfixable USB firmware exploit is "out there". This could seem unrelated to servers but since the affected hardware from Phison is not disclosed there is a ...
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how to set linux hostname based on flashdisk volume label [closed]

i'am running live linux, which run from FAT32 flashdisk since i run a lot of pc using this flashdisk, its difficult to identify which IP for its hostname, since its ip need to be dynamically ...
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Audit access to USB drives

Is there a way to audit access to USB drives with built-in windows logging? We already do GP based auditing on our server's NTFS file system, but how do we extend that to workstations? There are no ...
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How to install ClearOS community edition 6.5.0 from USB drive?

Due to the fact that pfSense 2.1 wouldn't detect our Thunderbolt Broadcom NetXtreme BCM57762 gigabit ethernet adapter, we are having a look at ClearOS. For ClearOS 6.5.0 community edition we couldn't ...
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Bootable USB backup

I would like to create a copy of my running Linux installation onto a USB 16 GB pen drive. The current system is a basic ATX PC used as a headless server on a remote location. I would like to have a ...
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How can I disable USB removable devices except mouse and keyboard [closed]

I am the owner of a small company (4 employees) and I have Win 7 Ultimate on my machine. My other PCs are connected via LAN and they too have Windows 7 on their machine. My question is, is there any ...
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ISO2USB vs Universal USB Installer vs LinuxLive USB Creator for a CentOS 5.9 install

Is there any functional difference among these three tools, if I want to create a CentOS 5.9 bootable USB installer using a Windows box? I realize ISO2USB was more CentOS-specific, but also that ...
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Disable USB mass storage via group policy based on the time of day?

I would like to disable USB mass storage for a group of users during specific hours of the day (lets say, 9AM to 5PM). I know that with Windows Server 2008, there is a group policy that will disable ...
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Cannot initialize disk in PowerShell : Initialize-Disk throws “The disk has already been initialized”

I'm trying to change the flash drive's partition style to GPT using PowerShell, but the cmdlet throws "The disk has already been initialized" (even though I've cleaned the drive): PS ...
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Using a local USB storage pen on a remote Windows server via Remote Desktop

Using the mstsc.exe client shipped by default with recent versions of Windows (i.e. Windows 7) is it possible to access local USB storage on a remote server (assume Windows Server 2008). For example, ...
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Create a bootable USB ISO stick without formatting the stick [closed]

I know that there is a lot of software and even in Windows or Linux you can just use commands to do it, but all these alternatives needs to FORMAT the usb stick. What I'm looking for is some ...
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Pros and cons of installing ESXi on a SSD vs USB flash drive?

I'm debating on doing an ESXi 4.1/5.0 installation on a USB stick or a pair of 32GB SATA II SSDs (RAID1 mirror). According to VMWare's documentation, when ESXi is booting it looks for a 4GB space for ...
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Disabling USBSTOR.SYS doesn't block USB

In my company, we have a policy to disable USB Storage by disabling the USBSTOR.SYS via GPO. Strangely, some computers (not all) seem to be immune from this GPO, even though GP Modeling and GP ...
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Windows Server Backup “Reading Data; please wait…”

On windows Server 2008 R2 I have recently added the windows server backup (WSB) feature. Opening WSB I get the message "Reading Data; please wait...". This message fails to go away, even after ...
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How do I permanently delete a USB storage drive? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Zeroing SSD drives I have an external flash drive that I want to get rid off. I've deleted & formatted it from within Windows but I want to make sure no one can get ...
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What is a useful “transfer large things” method/medium? [closed]

Other than through the network, what does everyone use for transferring things like system images or very large files? For example, external case+hard drive like a myBook. Or, extremely large ...
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USB Image Mounting Executable [closed]

So I've used Daemon tools before to mount ISO images but I was wondering if anyone knows of a lightweight IOS mounter executable that I can put on a thumbdrive and run from any windows device without ...
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Create a bootable usb drive with simple message [closed]

This should be simple but cannot get my head around it. Want to create a bootable usb drive (FreeDos, Syslinux GrubforDos) really don't care. All I need is it to boot and display a simple message and ...
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booting FreeBSD 9 from USB stick: boot error

I am trying to boot FreeBSD 9 from a USB stick that I created following the official guidelines: dd if=FreeBSD-9.0-RELEASE-i386-memstick.img of=/dev/da0 bs=64k Booting fails with a simple 'boot ...
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New standalone ESXi 5 deployments - USB versus SD card?

Now that the old full VMWare ESX with service console is no longer, I'm redeploying some standalone ESXi servers. I'm using HP ProLiant ML and DL G6 and G7 servers. Does it make more sense to utilize ...
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Transporting files over direct mail [closed]

Our company is in need of some good methods on transporting confidential files over the mail (UPS/Fedex ect). I was thinking about a password protected jump drive but what do you guys feel is the ...
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How to write ISO image to usb memory stick from linux command-line?

I'm having trouble figuring out how I would write an ISO disk image to a USB flash memory device from the command line in Ubuntu. I have the Startup Disk Creator utility, but I need to be able to ...
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Linux (CentOS): Confirm that a disk device is a USB pen drive without logs

We have a USB pen drive connected to our server. It was connected months ago so we the log of the initial connection have since been rotated out. I know you could obtain the make and model of a ...
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Disk encryption without cooperation from system

I have a small embedded system that supports fat32. It does not have any encryption options for the files that it saves to a external usb connected disk. Modifying the source to support encryption is ...
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Should I use USB drive for Solaris 11 Express

Debating on if I should use a 16gb USB drive for my Solaris 11 Express SAN server. I intend to use Deduplication which I believe may be IO intensive for the DB. Though I can't be sure. The SAN ...
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How to get fixed USB device names in Linux

I have a relatively short question concerning USB device handling: How is it possible to map a USB device to a fixed device. I know there are ways using udev rules, but I want complete instructions ...
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Disabling USB/removable devices in software

How can I truly disable USB/removable drive support purely with software? On Windows for example I know I could disable the relevant hardware in device manager, and users would not be able to ...
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Moving ESXi installation to USB key

What's the best way to move a VMware ESXi 4.1 installation from a harddrive to a usb memory? I'm planning to install a fresh VMware ESXi on the usb key, boot it up, and then somehow transfer the ...
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How to make USB thumbdrive space visible as a datastore to ESXi 4.1 U1? [closed]

I'm trying to create an All-in-one box which consists of ESXi running from an USB stick. Inside of ESXi there will be a vm which has been given direct access to a RAID controller for sharing it's ...
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Recover a USB flash driver reporting 0 bytes

I'm not sure it's the right section to be asking this question, sorry if it's not. Last night I used openSUSE ImageWriter to create a USB bootable flash driver, however the drive is completely ...
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Updating kernel modules in initrd for ubuntu-server usb install

I'm wondering how I can update the kernel modules properly in the hd-media initrd file for Ubuntu: http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/lucid/main/installer-amd64/current/images/hd-media/ Using ...
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Server System drive on a USB stick? Good? Bad?

This is a follow up to this question. I am assembling a storage server with 14 SATA drives. I don't want to "waste" a drive for the OS system, so I thought I could isntall and run the OS from a USB ...
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Enabling USB access on HP Terminal client

I have an HP terminal client (t5550 Thin) connected via network to an ubuntu server. However, the terminal doesn't seem to support USB access to the server (as simple way to upload files, for ...
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Wyse Simple Imager. Unable to Create Product Directory

I am trying to submit a post on www.technicalhelp.de, but I receive an error: Invalid Session. Please resubmit the form. This happens if I delete temporary internet files and log out and back ...
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How to install debian from a usb thumb drive

So far I have been following the directions here http://www.debian.org/releases/stable/i386/ch04s03.html.en I downloaded boot.img.gz to my windows machine, and copied it to my empty usb key. At this ...
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How to use USB Key in Xen 5.6 Environment?

I am looking for a way to use USB key on a guest OS running on a 5.6 Xen Server environment. The catch is that I need to actually detect in the Guest OS (Win2003 Server) like an actual USB Key. ...
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Disable thumb drives, but allow other mass storage USB devices on Linux

I have a requirement to disable USB thumb drives, while still allowing other USB devices such as a portable hard drive. Is there a way to do this in Linux? I know the Windows side has some ...
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How can I start a program when a specific USB flash drive connects to my mac?

I'm currently writing my thesis at a big company, with an even bigger corporate firewall. So I've to save my work on an USB flash drive. Now I'm searching for a backup solution for that flash drive ...
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Removable media blocking strategy for Windows XP networks

Windows Vista upwards have a group policy setting to block removable media such as USB flash drives and USB mobile phones. Windows XP however lacks such a setting (or I can't find it) so I need an ...
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How to remount unmounted USB drive in Windows?

How to remount USB drive in Windows after it was unmounted, without unplugging and replugging again?
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How do you specify static mount points for removable usb drives?

I have a bunch of usb ports and hubs. When you attach usb thumb drives, Linux assigns them to virtual block devices on a first-come first-serve basis. It creates sdd, sde, sdf, and so on, regardless ...
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Can the page file in Windows Web Server 2008 be placed on a USB memory stick?

I would like to run the page file off a 512 MB USB memory stick. This is possible with Vista and 7. But on Windows Web Server 2008 I cannot see the USB stick in the drive listing for page files. Is ...
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Conditional `mount` in Linux: dev or nfs

I have a mount point — let it be /media/question — and two possible devices: a physical HDD and a remote NFS folder. Sometimes I plug the device in physically, in other cases I mount it via NFS. Is ...
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Migrate Windows Server 2008 to a new hard disk

I have a machine with Windows Server 2008. I want to change the hard disk drive, but keep everything else. I don't have a cd/dvd drive and don't want to buy it. My first idea was to make a ...
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How to clone a USB flash drive using dd?

Using 'dd' to clone a USB drive -cfdisk: resized the destination partition to be of same size made the partition bootable same 'type' ext3 ran 'mkfs.ext3' after exit cfdisk then dd ...
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fsck: FILE SYSTEM WAS MODIFIED after each check with -c, why?

I use a script to partition and format CF cards (connected with a USB card writer) in an automated way. After the main process I check the card again with fsck. To check bad blocks I also tried the ...
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Refresh devices - reconnect CF card drive by script (unplug-plug equivalent)

I plug a completely clean CF-card into my USB card-writer. Then I dd a mbr block of 512 bytes size to the device, which contains the partition table and the definition of one partition. Problem: ...
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Disable USB Storage in General But Include Exceptions for Specific Devices

There are several questions here about disabling USB storage in general via GPO but I can find no information on whether it is possible to add exceptions for specific devices. Put another way, can USB ...