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Active Directory - How to find what machine applied a GPO

I've got a GPO that is configured to change the local builtin Administrator's password on certain machines. I need to find what machines have applied this GPO to themselves. I've written a script that ...
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How to estimate a server specifications for this particular system? [closed]

I'm working in a college project and I'm supposed to specify the server's hardware to hold a system. The system is some kind of social network. And it is supposed to hold around 100 000 users the ...
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Users database empty after Samba3 to Samba4 migration on different servers

I have to migrate a Samba 3 to a new Samba 4 server. My problem is that the database on the samba 3 server seems a bit empty. The secrets.dtb file is only 20K whereas the “pbedit -L |wc -l”command ...
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How to know which user killed a process

Is there a way in linux to find out which user or which process killed another process? Maybe a log? I searched through /var/log and specifically on auth.log.* but I didn't find anything ...
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filter admin access by IP with httpd.conf

I am trying to filter all backend url to one IP in the httpd.conf file using this piece of code : <Location /admin> Order deny,allow Deny from all Allow from 100.x.xxx.xxx ...
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Puppet notice: current_value absent, should be present

I'm trying to add a user via puppet (v 3.2.4), and get this notice on --noop: Notice: /Stage[main]/Usergroup/Group[user_one]/ensure: current_value absent, should be present (noop) Here's my ...
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Windows: Have a new user to utilize another user profile

This is a bit tricky and hope you can help me. I'm migrating from an old domain to a new one lots of Windows Servers, now I'm in a point where some years ago somebody set up two VMs (Win 2k3) to run a ...
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Windows Server - Active Directory users: Clear Caches

On Windows Server 2008/2003, users are logging in via Active Directory. So I believe that all of them have cached local settings when they log in the first time and onwards. How/Where do you clear ...
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Copy directories modified by specific users within a certain time frame from an FTP [closed]

I am trying to cleanup a 12TB Windows FTP with several million files. Basically, I want to keep the directories that are still being used by a specific subset of users who had access, and only keep ...
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user privileges ldap scheme

I needed to create a user (it's already created) in my LDAP schema and want to give privileges of reading/writing to that user like if they were the admin but just for a specific subtree. The thing ...
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How do I add a MySQL super user with root-like permissions?

Using PhpMyAdmin on XAMPP, I want to add a super user that has the same privileges as 'root'@'localhost'. This is because I want to create a MySQL instance that my local machine will serve as a ...
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postgresql how to cd main folder [closed]

The right way to run psql is sudo -u postgres psql However, what is the right way to open the dir with postgresql files? bom@ubuntu:/var/lib/postgresql/9.1$ cd main -bash: cd: main: ...
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auto start user(not root user) process on fedora boot

I have a VM running under Fedora OS. That VM has four users lets say(A, B, C, D). That VM has one process running under each user. So when that VM is rebooted, what should I do so that those process ...
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User can't log in after I manually set MD5 hash

I'm using Puppet to manage user passwords. (Yes, I know LDAP is better, but I've been told from the higher-ups to use Puppet.) I have this class that, when run as root, changes bob's password to ...
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Changing user passwords with Puppet

I have this class that, when run, should let a user change their password. However, when I run it with puppet agent --test, it gives a syntax error at line 9, where it's setting the password, but I ...
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Postfix user issue - One user receives mail, the other one not

I just installed Dovecot and Postfix on my CentOS server. Now, with that, I created 2 local users that will each have a mail account. I did the following: useradd dexter mkdir /home/dexter/Maildir ...
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Creating user accounts with Puppet?

I'm just getting started with Puppet and I have the following code in my test site.pp file: class { 'account': { 'danny': home_dir => '/home/danny', groups => [ 'sudo', 'users' ], ...
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How to use Puppet to synchronize user passwords across servers? [closed]

I've been assigned to use Puppet to synchronize user passwords across an arbitrary number of servers, so that a user can change their password once and have that change pushed out to an arbitrary ...
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What user account should we use for scheduled tasks on a server with sensitive material?

I'm working in a team with 10 developers. We have servers set up which performs backup, automated build of software, automated deployment and more. Some of these servers contains sensentive material, ...
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How can I synchronize users in a master-slave server setup on debian squeeze?

I'm currently setting up a 1:1 replication of a linux server. To simplify the process of updating users and groups I considered changing the uids and gids on the slave server to have them all like on ...
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How do you create a new user with access to /var/www/html with ssh?

I Need new sftp login details for developers but that is restricted to /var/www/html/ using ssh. They have to be able to edit and save files, also when the user makes changes I don't want the group ...
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SSH - ftp user multiple folder permissions [closed]

I have a server with SSH access. Hope anyone can help me very quickly with permissions. I have a folder, in that folder there are 10 more folders (f1, f2, f3, f4, f5, f6, f7, f8, f9, f10). I created ...
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Windows User State Virtualization guide

Microsoft have a concept called User State Virtualization (USV) this is a solution based on redirecting some of the profile folders to a central server. For laptops it also means using offline files ...
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List sudo users in centos

How do I list all sudo users at CentOS server? There are many groups(root, wheel, adm etc) at server, and have users in it. I am looking an easy way/command to find users in all groups who have sudo ...
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Analysing user behaviour using IIS log

Recently I've decided to try to analyse user behavior on my site by using the information in the IIS log files in order to think of improvements to the site. I've tried some free tools to analyse logs ...
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The opposite of su: run a command without root privileges

I'm writing a shell script where most commands don't require root privileges. The script should be ran by the administrator. But I would like to be able to "su" to a normal user account for the parts ...
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Nginx installed from apt-get - Do I need to create my own user?

I was building Nginx from source but now I am installing using apt-get. I was wondering if it is still necessary to create my own user to run the process manually or if it does that as part of the ...
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Nagios - new user doesn't get enabled permissions

I follow simple steps from guides all over the web: a) add an user to Nagios via command htpasswd htpasswd.users username b) in cgi.cfg file add this user to lines: ...
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Can we copy some selected users to another server?

I want to run my FTP configuration with pure-ftpd-mysql on my servers. My both servers use ISPconfig with MySql replication. I use RSync to copy my data from my server 1 to my server 2 (backup ...
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SBS 2011 - User Roles appearing as if they're users?

On SBS 2011 Standard, we haven't done any customizations of organizational groups, all that is left default. However, when I'm looking at the Active Directory Users and Computers, under MyBusiness ...
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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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What is the vsftpd's user “ftp” intended for?

I have just recently installed a web server on a machine that I of course want a fpt client on as well. I have previously worked with vsftpd, and therefore I decided to use it this time as well. The ...
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I edited /etc/passwd and have strange problems

I manually edited /etc/passwd for non-root user - yeah, I know this is bad. Unfortunately I saw this (SSH failing authentication after manual edit of /etc/passwd and /etc/shadow) very late. I already ...
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Managing users with puppet or ldap?

There are multiple answers that effectively say that ldap should be used instead of puppet for managing actual users. I'm inclined to agree based on a scaling perspective. Onboarding new staff members ...
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Migrating Local Users from Server 2003 x86 to Server 2008 x64

I'll try to spare the sob story, but we have an FTP server we are trying to migrate from Server 2003 x86 to Server 2008 x64. This server has hundreds of FTP users, users that ONLY log on via FTP. ...
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Allow normal user to run PHP script as root using SUDO

How can I allow a normal user on Ubuntu to run php scripts? sudo php /path/to/script/script.php Basically the script needs to be run as root but the users does not have root privileges on their ...
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Built-in accounts and security groups in Active Directory

The OCD part of me wants to delete all of the groups that don't have any members. The part of me that doesn't want to break things says leave them alone. Right now I have all my real users in a ...
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Linux ssh user connect

I all, I have a linux Server (Ubuntu) where some user can be connect to by ssh. Is possible to know who was connected to the server? A sort of list of login by ssh of the past day. Is possible to ...
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VPS Web Server - Single or Multiple Users

I want to start the process of learning to manage my own server and leave cPanel / WHM behind. I've just purchased a VPS (Linode) running Ubunutu. I'm going to he hosting multiple sites on there under ...
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How to give Admins Access to move users to a Single OU [duplicate]

We are delegating few acceses to some admins via taskpads; So we created a OU called "Delete" and we want the admins to move all the users to be deleted to that OU; How can we do that , how can we ...
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How to get a list of frequent VPN users from a Cisco ASA 5510?

The Cisco ASA 5510 here at work is being decommissioned and I want to find out what users used it alot. I didn't set this thing up myself, but it would be nice to add the same users to the new system ...
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Proper way to create a new user [closed]

I freely admin that I am a server admin newbie, and I'd like to grant someone access to my server to help me on a project. Let's call this person 'joe'. I'd like joe to have access to only one ...
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Outlook Email Abuse - Guide for email etiquette?

I've spent a lot of time performing mail migrations for companies that either had very little IT focus, or no fulltime staff to handle common issues. As a result, policies governing email use and ...
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Saving Active Directory Passwords [closed]

I have a requirement for one of my clients that they would like all user passwords stored in the Description field of AD. Now this is all well and good initially because we use a script to roll out ...
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Connecting to samba ubuntu server from linux

In these days I'm setting up a small network with about twenty computers. The users of this network used windows before (now they use linux mint) and they need to access samba ubuntu folders simply ...
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Debian USER with read/write permissions for www

I have a Debian Squeeze server with an EasySCP admin panel. This panel set domain folders in /var/www/virtual/domain.name Every domain has a unique ID of vu2000, vu2001... Ownership of the files ...
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How to switch to another user

I created another user in CentOs named sheilay. From the default account which is root, how can I use the user sheilay in the CLI without shutting it down? What should I do?
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How to execute (some) CGI commands as root

I want to put a simple CGI script in my APACHE server. I'd like to write it possibly in C (but also in PERL, if I want). The problem is that it must contain some lines that can be executed only by ...
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switch user doesnt work, after creating user [closed]

I'm rather new to the whole setting up a server, and hardening a server thing, but I had to start today. I mainly have experience with my ubuntu desktop. Anyway, I just created a new user, that I ...
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linux ftp server with virtual users [closed]

i know there are already similar questions for this matter but the answers doesn't really make much sense to anyone who is not really technically comfortable in Linux. I've already tried articles ...