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How to setup user accounts on a secondary server in High Availability?

Working with two Microsoft SQL 2012 servers in Always On High Availability configuration running on Windows Server 2012 R2. Setup works well and failover is almost flawless. However, the software ...
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How can I rename an unix user?

I have a user named hedgehog and I want him to be named squirrel, but I don't want to change his numeric user ID. How can I accomplish this?
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Account Lockout with pam_faillock in RHEL6

Previously, I asked about using pam_tally2 under RHEL6. I would like to pose this question and answer to document the recommended use of pam_faillock over pam_tally2 for the same function; What is ...
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Is this possible/advisable to establish SAMBA share across domains?

I realize this question will likely turn out rather complex and require a lenghty description. Likewise there’ll probably not be any short simple answer. I’ve got a large data-store (a SAN) that is ...
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Command line active directory query email address for username

On Windows XP in an Active directory environment - what is the easiest way for me to query a user's email address from AD given their username on the command line. (Assuming I know where it is kept ...
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You are unable to log in to the user account “user_name” at this time

I have a Mountain Lion server and two Mountain Lion clients. I have two network users. From one of the clients I can log on using either of these two accounts, from the other I cannot log using ...
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User creation on Linux Redhat

Is there anyway one can determine when a user was created on Linux? I know of a couple of things one can do,but it's an unreliable way of doing it. The first option is checking when the home directory ...
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Commandline option to create local users on Windows Server 2003?

I need to create a number of local accounts on Windows Server 2003. Previously I have created them using the 'Computer Management' gui screen but that method is very tedious and slow. Is there a ...
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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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How to check remotely the remoted logged in users on a computer, using WMIC?

I would like to know if it is posible to get the current usernames of remotely logged in users on a computer? From windows cmd? Kind of: WMIC /NODE:ComputerName ComputerSystem Get Username This ...
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Active Directory “Backup User”?

We migrated from SBS 2011 to Windows Server 2012. I have gone through our Active Directory and deleted some SBS 2011 accounts like the SharePoint accounts etc. (we don't have SharePoint on Windows ...
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Powershell - check if all users in a specific OU are disabled, disable if not

I tried to search for it but I didn't find anything. Could someone help me out with an example of a script that would do this?
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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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Wget: Is there a way to pass username and password from a file?

Is there a way to pass the username and password from a file instead of the command line via --user and --password? Background: I want to run wget via cron and don't want the username/password show ...
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Possible to name a computer the same as a domain?

If I have a domain called "HOUSE" with user "JOHN", would it be possible to rename a PC to "HOUSE" with a local user called "JOHN"? So both would then be HOUSE\JOHN. Edit: I should add, the PC is on ...
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show all users on a Catalyst Cisco switch

I am new to Cisco, I am having some difficulty: I'd like to list all user accounts. show users only displays currently logged in users. I have no problem changing the enable password, but I'd like ...
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Best Practices in Username Standards: Avoiding Problems

I'm interested in finding out what people's experiences with standard usernames is. I've always been in places that used {firstInitial}{lastname} (sometimes with a length-limit). Now I've users that ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2: User account set to not show on login

This afternoon I set up a Win Server 2008 R2 system for use with Team Foundation source code control. In order to give my team-mates the right to connect, I had to create a user account for each ...
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Securing MySQL debian-sys-maint

With a fresh (but old) install of Ubuntu and MySQL, I found I could access the MySQL via command line client without being asked for any user or password. This bothered me as the default situation, ...
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Remote Desktop Username Logon Failure - Remote Desktop only Passes local Account Domain - Win 7 Pro

Remote Desktop Logon Failure - from windows 7 across multiple VPN and NAT, to a Win 08 R2 server. Logon to the local account has been used and is good. Multiple users can hit the same account with ...
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I'm making a user for a custom java server, what do I need to take into account setting up the user?

I'm new to this process, so bear with me please. The server is my own socket server, it parses data from connected clients and saves it to a database. It won't serve data in the form of web pages or ...
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Account Lockout with pam_tally2 in RHEL6

I am using pam_tally2 to lockout accounts after 3 failed logins per policy, however, the connecting user does not receive the error indicating pam_tally2's action. (Via SSH.) I expect to see on the ...
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Change an installed program from one user to all users

I have a situation where a server was set up for a specific project and SQL Server Express was installed, but it appears to have been set for only the original installer's ID. I am now required to ...
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how to enable user login after Offline domain join?

Is it possible to add computer from remote location to AD (windows 2008R2) and enable user login? I've run DJOIN as described here: http://technet.microsoft.com/library/dd392267(WS.10).aspx but ...
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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 get additional Account Info tab in ADUC with Taskpads

as a part of delegating tasks to admins , we require to enable Additional Account tab(which shows, last password reset, SID , GUID last logon/Logoff etc) in ADUC when user properties are viewed. How ...
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Create user account on many servers

I have a users.txt with the following content: ip1 user1 password1 ip2 user2 password2 .... ipN userN passwordN I want to create one user on each of these servers. I want to use this script on each ...
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FreeRadius Accounting not working, bad passwords not cheked

I'm trying to configure a captive portal using a router with OpenWRT+ChilliSpot and an external server with Freeradius and a Web Server. ChilliSpot 1.3.0 My issue right now is that the freeradius ...
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How to find the creation date of a local user account?

I would like to get the creation date of a local user account (Win 7 if it matters). I've looked at the following WMI objects (and google of course): Win32_UserAccount Win32_NetworkLoginProfile The ...
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Lost RDP access to Azure VM after Sysprep

I made a stupid mistake. While looking for an easy way to make a backup of my Azure VM I followed directions to make a snapshot of the VM machine. In AWS (*which I am used to) a snapshot is a quick ...
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Transfer an account from a 'dead' domain

So - following from my previous question: How do I stop DFSR replication preventing a Domain Controller from advertising Domain Services?, I lost the FSMO DC, and my only other DC was in an ...
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NIS on mulithomed system serving two separate subnets, with two different dns domain names

We have problem with setting up NIS and using one NIS domain in two separate networks. Our current setup is as follows: We have one computing cluster with 20 PCs in a local subnet (192.168.0.0/24, we ...
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Show both Local and Domain accounts on Login Screen in Windows 8

Our employees use their laptops both as personal laptops and as work laptops. When they're at work they sign in to the domain and when they're at home they sign in to their laptop directly. The ...
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SSH forwarding by username [duplicate]

I want to make available a pool of dev machines to a pool of developers, where each developer should only access its own dev machine. Dev machines are on a private network, behind a NAT, whereas ...
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Restore User or Backup exec settings after demoting

Just don't mess with a server when you're not feeling focused, because you can end up something like i did: I have a server (WS2003 R2) which acts as backup server (backup exec 2010). We needed a ...
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Disallowing interactive login for specific mysql users

I want to create some mysql users for different web sites but disallow interactive connections for them. If a evil-user get the mysql login credentials of a website, creating a conexion from ...
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How can I trace the source of repeated account lockout against Exchange server?

I have an AD user account that is being repeatedly and frequently locked out, I have been able to trace the lockout to the Exchange server CAS array. However I am at a loss as to how to continue the ...
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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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“Wscript.echo” in place of Report.txt in VBS? [closed]

This script gets remote user's membership info and saves a report.txt as a result. Can this code be changed with wscript.echo in place of Report.txt. I tried to change it but i couldnt :( Thank you ...
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Trying to add a new SQL Server user throws the error "is not a valid login or you do not have permission”

I am trying to add a new user to an SQL Server 2012 database using SQL Server Management Studio. I right-click and select 'Add User' under Security -> Users, fill out the user information, and click ...
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Unstable and slow useracount-computer-combination in a windows domain-environment

I installed a new computer in our small domain environment for an old employee. After several days he complained, that his machine is working really unstable and slow. For example: the menus and ...
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SSH login with no authentication [closed]

I have an account (root, if it makes a difference) set up without a password (passwd -d), which enables me to log in with no authentication through the console. SSH however insists on a password. How ...
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Default user for MySQL [duplicate]

With a fresh (but old) install of Ubuntu and MySQL, I found I could access the MySQL via command line client without being asked for any user or password. Logging in as root requires the root ...
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User name before sudo

I got a script requiring sudo, but the script must set parameters according to the original user, such as: chown "${USER}:${USER}" dir If I set it under sudo, I just end up with chmod root:root, ...
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Including default files and folders in User's home directory

I'm using ubuntu server 14.04. I want to include some default files and folders in home directory for every user, whenever a new user account is created. How to make this. Can anyone help me in this. ...
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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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Difference between Roaming profiles, User Profile, Home Folder, and Redirected Folders?

On the network where I work, it appears at various times people have had roaming profiles, user profiles, redirected folders, and home folders. What are the purposes and differences between these? ...
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Testing Windows user accounts without actually logging into them?

We setup Windows users accounts with redirected profiles here at work, and in the past we have just logged in to the account to test them out. However, recently there has been a change in company ...
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What can I do to fix missing start menu/desktop icons for a domain user?

I'm having a problem with one user account in my domain. The domain controller is Server 2008 R2, with Win7 clients. The user's password expired, so she went through the process of changing it. We ...
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How do admins maintain user accounts across hundreds of linux servers?

Dealing with hundreds of RHEL servers, how can we maintain local root accounts and network user accounts? Is there an active directory type solution that manages these from a central location?