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Whould changing the administrator username effect the other setting on my windows server 2008 R2?

I would like to change the default administrator username on my Windows Server 2008 R2 but not sure whether it would effect my environment badly or not. I am also connecting to my server with this ...
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How do I limit the users a specific user can run commands in linux?

I have 2 user accounts, foo and bar I want to allow user foo to execute commands as root and any other user ie: sudo su root -c'./run-my-script' sudo su bar -c'./another-script' sudo su ...
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How to create a user without a profile on Windows 7

Can anyone tell me how to create a local user without a profile on Windows 7? I have a cron job I want to run, but I do not want this user to to show up on the list of local logins on the startup ...
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User account automatically filling up with dead.letter file

I have one user account on a server with about 400 accounts that is filling up automatically. The dead.letter file in the users home directory automatically grows until the account is full (about 10 - ...
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Is it ever good to share a userid?

On Un*x, Is it ever a good idea to have one userid that many different people log into when they do stuff? Often I'm installing software or something on a Linux or BSD system. I've developed software ...
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How to create linux account with useradd without creating mail spool

Summary Can I create a new user without creating mail spool and without modification of /etc/default/useradd ? Explaination I want to create a user that has a home directory and skeletion, but I ...
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Account management in a dual directory (Active Directory + LDAP) environment

We currently have AD and OpenLDAP deployed at our organization. I was wondering if anyone has worked in a similar setup and would like to share some of the steps taken to keep the sysadmins sane. ...
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Does www-data user need a real shell?

Interestingly enough, on my Ubuntu derivative with nginx installed with apt, the www-data user has a shell: $ cat /etc/passwd www-data:x:33:33:www-data:/var/www:/bin/sh Shouldn't this be set to ...
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Unlock User Accounts in Gnome 3 Ubuntu 12

My account is a member of the sudo group on the server, so it should have all privileges. However, when I go to 'System Settings > User Accounts' in Gnome the 'Unlock' button is disabled. What do I ...
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Using standard e-mail address as user system wide name

I'm going to re-build a very old Lotus Notes infrastructure coming from 4.x towards 8.5. I'm trying to setup Domino so that all user names should be of a single string or the internet e-mail ...
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running command with sudo gives different result

I'm connected with root via ssh on a debian squeeze server. If I execute the command: /usr/lib/nagios/plugins/check_procs -w 1:1 -c 1:1 -a '/usr/local/freeswitch/bin/freeswitch' I get the result: ...
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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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How to find all local user accounts in chef

Using opscode chef, is there a way to find or loop over all user accounts? I need to create a configuration file in each users home directory. I do not want to loop over any directory structure for ...
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AD LDAP No Password Required

I've got a question about AD accounts that have the setting PASSWD_NOTREQD enabled on them. What exactly does this setting do? From my own research, it appears that this will cause the account to ...
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Autofilling some field in all AD accounts

Is there a way to auto-fill a field or set of fields for all AD accounts in one go? For example if I want to set address field for all employees or in a specific OU? Or perhaps if I need to set their ...
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Some changes to audited AD user account not showing up in audit logs

In our Active Directory domain, we have some strange things happening to a certain user account: In the security rights for that user object, the "Include inheritable permissions from this object's ...
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Restricting access to Share using both an AD user using a specific Computer

The Environment: One AD domain that is not managed by local admins (can’t edit, can’t add GPO, etc.) Users have accounts here. Call this AD alpha This AD Alpha has a trust to a local AD domain (Call ...
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How can I get DSADD to assign home folder of newly created user account?

I use the following command to create 15 user accounts: FOR /L %i in (1,1,15) DO dsadd user "cn=Grade 6 Student %i,ou=Accounts Student,OU=School Name, dc=curric,dc=schoolname,dc=wan" -samid g6%i -upn ...
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Create restricted user on Debian server

I want to create a user account for each of the key programs installed on my debian server. For example, for the following programs: Tomcat Nginx Supervisor PostgreSQL This seems to be recommended ...
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Delay between creating AD account and seeing it in Exchange

Wondering if there is a delay between the Creating a new user account in the AD management console and the user appearing in the Exchange Management Console. Using Exchange Server 2007, created the ...
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New AD user request form and workflow

I'm wondering if anyone is providing a solid solution for creating New Network User Account Request forms, and attaching workflows to them to automate account creation? I'm currently investigating a ...
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Puppet: Enumerating all users within a group

Is there any way to enumerate an array of all users within a group within Puppet, either as a fact or something so I can do something like this? $users = enumusers('wheel') each($users) |$user| { ...
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IIS/AppCmd - create new users remotely

Is there a way to add new users to IIS remotely? I want to create new users from another web site located on another server so that I can log on to the server with these accounts to add and edit ...
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Why does IIS use the IUSR_Machine account to load aspnet_isapi.dll when it should use application pool account?

I was recently tasked with fixing a Windows Server 2003 server running IIS 6.0 that was giving: HTTP Error 401.3 - Unauthorized: Access is denied due to an ACL set on the requested resource. It ...
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How to differentiate between users and computers in EventID 4768 - Active Directory?

I monitor EventID 4768 on an Active Directory server to catch user logons. So far so good ... I observed that all events with user set to $ are computers. My problem is, that as far as I can see, I ...
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How to run Apache as another user? (as 'www', or 'apache') on my

I just recently deployed a LAMP stack that came as a package for Linode (a VPS host), I can successfully run Apache 2 but the process and all my files within are owned by root. On my shared web host I ...
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Streamline Active Directory account creation via automated web site

In my company we have high employee turnover, and hence our helpdesk receives about a dozen requests per week for new Active Directory accounts. Currently, we receive these requests simply via e-mail ...
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webmail suite recommendation [closed]

I have serveral emails in a few domains (email@domain1, email@domain2, email@domain3). Currently they are on an owned email server and I am collecting emails via IMAP protocol (i would not like to ...
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Should SSH w/o password prevent rsync a folder with read permission?

Sorry for the long question. I try to add as many details as I have. On server_1 I have a systems account user named backup which has a home directory where the cron jobs read the backup scripts. ...
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A single LDAP auth server for two companies

I run the network for a small company (mycompany.com) with 10 software developers and a laboratory (thelab.org) with 5 scientists. But the total number of people is 12, as 3 of them work both for the ...
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How to prevent user from logon of an account used for impersonation only?

Currently I have a windows service written in C# (running as LocalSystem) which creates a user account, needed for impersonation, by using the DirectoryEntry to add the user/password and associated ...
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Can a Windows Active Directory user have aliases?

I've just created a simple AD on our Windows 2008 r2 server. I've added a few employees into that directory. Now, is it possible to create some aliases for a single account. eg. name = ...
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the context of local user of AD-joined machine? Is it of domain machine account or of local machine account?

I am developer and curious how Windows server machines are used. A) I believe that they show interactive login screen but run without any user had ever logged-in. Correct? In context of ...
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Adding an existing user to a group with puppet

Is it possible to add an existing user to a group with puppet 2.7.18? We have two modules, each one defines one class : module "user" creates all users, including user foo and user bar. module ...
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How to tell where user account is logged in

In a windows 2003/2008 mixed domain, is it possible to find out where on the network a particular account is logged into? The account keeps getting locked out, and we think the account may be logged ...
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Increase the number of concurrent users on Windows Server 2008

I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 running and I am able to connect to it using 2 different users via Remote Desktop Connection. Since a colleague and me are working on the server almost all the time and ...
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OSX Account server running on Linux

We are a small startup company where we all work on Apple computers. I was wondering whether we could centralise the user accounts on a single server so anyone could log into their account from any of ...
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Linux user groups : how to create shared directory under home

I have created 3 users 'u1','u2','u3'. Now I want to provide access to u1's /home/u1/share directory users u2,u3. I don't want to create a new common group named 'shared' and add 3 users there. Is ...
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When should Windows account be in the Users group?

When you create an account in Windows through the GUI, it is automatically added to the local Users group. It is possible to remove the account from this group. For example, when using the account for ...
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Why isn't my Scheduled Task running a batch script?

OS: Windows 2003 Server Setup: The batch file basically uses 7zip to zip up a few files into a location ready for uploading into an offsite location via FTP. I have run the batch file as myself and ...
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User Permission Issues Within Domain

I have user that is in Domain Admins group. I am trying to access folder that has full permissions for Domain Admins group but for some reason I get "You don't currently have permission to access this ...
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Is there a way to restore or re-link an active directory user with a local cached version of the user from a corrupted domain?

I used to run an Active Directory installation. The AD server had died a few years back and I'd just been running on cached credentials since I didn't have hardware available to rebuild on and hadn't ...
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How to know user accounts available on LAN computer? [closed]

I would like to find out a list of user accounts on a remote Windows PC. I would like to do this from the windows command prompt. Is this possible and if so how ? Original Can we get available Users ...
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Multiple developers with a single Git account?

I've just joined an organisation that is looking to move to Git - Hooray! However, they want all the developers to commit using same user account - Boo! I'm having a hard time convincing them that ...
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same users and accounts on different machines using rsync?

I have two machines, same hardware (one should be for backup), same software (red hat 4). I need to know how to sync all the users used for ftp and email accounts. It's enough to copy the /etc/passw ...
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Where does adduser's Directory Information Go?

When I use the command adduser it asks me for all sorts of directory-like information such as: Full Name Room Number Work Phone etc. Where is this information stored and how does one retrieve or ...
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How to find out where bad login attempt is coming from for a Domain Account (Windows 2008 Server R2)

I have an account that keeps getting locked out (a domain account). I can see when the last bad login occurred and the bad login count = 5. What I want to determine is the IP address of the machine ...
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Running an administrative program under user account - domain edition

I am tearing my hair out here - could use a little help. It appears that the classic RUNAS does not function under a Domain environment. At least, I cannot get it to run in a Windows Server 2012 R2 ...
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How to modify a user association in Slurm?

I want to move a user in Slurm job scheduling system ,from its current group to other group. But there is errors when I try the obvious: sacctmgr modify user where name=example set account=groupb ...
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multiple instances of nginx in order to keep Django projects separate

I'm building an app using Django + PostrgreSQL + Nginx on Debian 6. The app has two separate components, that will later be on different machines. Component A calls one function from Component B ...