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Change last logon for user(s) in Active Directory

Is there any way to artificially change the "lastLogon" and/or "lastLogonTimestamp" for a user? I have a script that disables and/or deletes old users and I want to make sure it is getting the dates ...
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Installing git to be used in a multi-user system

I need to install git on a Ubuntu server that will be shared and accessed by multiple users. I assume I will use git+ssh, so each user will have a system account, but how do I go about installing git ...
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Implicitly add users to a group in UNIX through membership of a second group

I have two groups on my machine, groupa and groupb - in groupa I have two users, user1a and user2a. I would like to grant to members of groupa the privs to access groupb resources (run commands, view ...
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How to create user “nginx”?

Im just installed nginx from source but when run /etc/init.d/php_cgi start, there is a message:Starting php-cgi: spawn-fcgi: can't find user name nginx ...one more I dont know about their ...
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which database should I use?

I would to have a database that: 1) stores all the property addresses and names in all counties in only a single state, so efficiency is a factor. 2) allows for multiple people to access the ...
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Which version of Windows Server 2008?

We are looking into getting a server as we currently have only a workgroup and over 30 users and 25 workstations. We want to setup a domain so we can setup group policies for everyone without ...
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How to get all logged in users in an active directory environment?

Sometimes you want to write an email to all users that are currently in the office. You could now just insert all the email addresses into a mail but you might not know who's in the office your you ...
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Remove a Linux user with only his UID

I would like to remove (or rename) an Ubuntu user I created but the usual solutions don't work as there is a question mark in the username. $ sudo usermod -l myuser my?user usermod: user 'my?user' ...
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Windows 2008 R2 domain account question

I have a stand alone server on a workgroup that is not part of the primary company domain. I want to add a domain account to the administrator group of this stand alone server. Is this possible?
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Ubuntu login page: where to specify users list shown

Using Ubuntu 10.04.1 Desktop (Latest) After the boot process, GDM shows the graphical login screen along with a list of users that can log in. Clicking a name will ask for its password. I would like ...
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Openfire Users/Groups and Sessions admin area malfunctioning: “Domain cannot be null”

I'm running Openfire 3.6.4 on a Debian Lenny (x86_64) system with about 40 concurrent users, which was installed via the .deb packet and ran fine for about a year. Then, some of my users complained ...
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Best way to create a common folder when creating new users that is a drop box, readable and writeable by all users

What is the best way to provide a common drop box for all users, so that any user that is a part of a particular group can read and write to and from the directory? I thought of creating a directory ...
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Is there a log on windows server that shows when a user account was created and which user created it?

I'm trying to track down when a user on our system was created, is there any way to tell this in Windows Server 2003?
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Start ruby script at boot as particular user

wondering how I can have a ruby script started at boot, as a particular user. This is on centos, so I imagine i need to create a service. ?
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Missing Active Directory Account for Mailbox

We have an Exchange 2007 environment running on an Server 2008. I recently found a mailbox in the Exchange Management Console pointing to an Active Directory account, but the user account isn't ...
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How can I consolidate multiple MySQL servers? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to copy user priviledges with MySQL? I recently migrated a bunch of under utilized physical servers to one powerful server running Xenserver. I then turned one ...
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Can't login to Cygwin sshd server with a non-administrator user account

I'm having some difficulties logging in to my Windows 2008 server (a DC) running Cygwin sshd. I can log in fine with an account that is a member of the Domain Admins group, but when I try with a ...
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Users getting this compile error

Hi I am setting up multiple users using sungrid on an EC2 cluster and have run into this error. Anyone know what it means? /usr/bin/ld: cannot open output file helloworldmpi: Permission denied ...
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move local users from windows 2003 to windows 2008

hi I want to move local users account form windows 2003 to windows 2008.( users dont exist in domain or AD) I create a list of users , I will set new password for them , but is there any way to create ...
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Two Windows Server domains, two users, same permissions

I work for a small company, owned by a bigger one. I have a user in my parent company's domain - DomainA\MyUser. Now we have bought our own server and want our own domain. I have created a user in ...
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Restricted Groups - Locks down workstations and servers too much

I am a developer not a sysadmin but I was recently asked to lock down the workstations - in terms of stopping users from adding software. I followed the online articles on adding domain admins and ...
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User account for running websites on linux

I have seen many blogs and articles recommend me that do not run the website on Linux under root user. Should I create different account for running website? How about backends like MySql like ...
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Authentication failed of pure-ftpd

I installed pure-ftpd on Ubuntu 8.04 using aptitude install pure-ftpd What's the step to add users? I'm new to pure-ftpd and PAM authentication. but I followed pure-ftpd documentation to do pure-pw ...
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How to “jail” a ftp user inside its home directory (proftpd)?

I have a user named "ftp3" that belong to group "ftpusers-temp". The home of that user is home/FTP-shared/temp In proftpd.conf I have the following 2 directives: DefaultRoot /home/FTP-shared ...
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whats the point of @localhost entries for a mail server

After recently setting up a mail server I am now adding the users that I need. As part of the tutorial I followed I created root@localhost as an account and also a bunch of aliases ...
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How can I limit the login times in linux for certain users?

How can I limit the login times in linux for certain users? For example I have to a user that only needs to be enabled from 8am till 5pm? Is there a way of automating this. My environment is a Centos ...
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How do I Make a Copy of Local Group?

In Server 2003: I would like to make a copy of a pre-existing local group on the server and then modify its users. How can I make a copy of a group? (with a new name, of course) Alternatively, is ...
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Limit unix users file access

I just created a new user on my server, but I only want this user to have access to var/www/ and all the files/folders inside that. They should be able to access no other files on the server except ...
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Giving user exact amount of MySQL databases

If I wanted to grant user 'abc' to create exact amount of databases ( for example 10 ) how would I do this ? Or anything similar maybe?
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Best user portal? [closed]

Anyone recommend a good user portal, looking to create a portal for users to provide them some self help material. Has to be REALLY simple!
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Linux users traffic measurement

I want to measure traffic(upload) made by each user on a linux system. Each users runs a rTorrent instance on a specified port. Also users could make traffic through the ftp server (vsftpd). Is ...
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Local user on PC1 as an admin on PC2

This is the scenario: PC1, joined to a domain, has a local user (localuser1) PC2, joined to the same domain Is there a way to make localuser1 be an admin on PC2?
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How can I get a list of linux users/group?

I need to get and filter the linux users list like: username1 username1_group username2 username2_group ... usernameN usernameN_group I've tried, but only that I've found is: cat /etc/passwd | ...
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show user list command cisco 5500 ASA

simple issue.. I'm a noob I am running a cisco 5500 ASA which is used to manage a VPN, I need the command used to check the current user list. I think it might be an 'access-list', if so I have no ...
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How to limit access to Exchange 2003 Mobile Activesync server by user?

So I was asked to set up an Exchange Activesync mobile gateway. That's done. It's a separat eExchange 2003 front-end server configured for SSL, and I've put an off-domain ISA server in front of it. ...
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How do I config postfix to use multiple google apps user accounts?

I have a postfix installation and have setup relaying through google apps, but when I send mail to postfix it relays it to google apps using the ONE account I have specified in the main.cf. Is there ...
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Deployment and Ownership issues

As an extreme newbie, I am having difficulty managing ownership and permissions on my first box. What I can't figure out is how to deploy using one user, we will call him deploy and operate my php ...
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SQL 2005 Security - Users: What are they used for? (and other various questions)

I am not a DBA and so dont really know anything about SQL 2005 security settings, etc. I am attempting to set up an empty copy of our database by generating the full database from SQL Management ...
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How can I show user's privileges in MySQL?

I know that I can set user's privileges in the following simple way: grant all on [database name].[table name] to [user name]@[host name]; But how can I see existing privileges? I need to see data ...
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Modern security awareness campaigns

I'm looking for different ways to do security awareness for 'normal' users. As they usually have not much attention span and not a single bit of interest on the subject, they usual formal means of ...
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Where is the “right” place to copy applications and scripts so they are accessible to every user on ubuntu?

I'm configuring a build machine using Ubuntu 9.10 Desktop as the platform. The first user and of course admin is "developer", and then I created lots of user accounts so people could access shares ...
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What is the purpose of multiple users?

In setting up an apache web server on my linux box, I've been told to make a separate user who has permission to use (and whose home directory is) the files in the /www directory. Additionally, I've ...
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Powershell script to pull users from an ad group and create folder with permissions

I saw a question that was similar however the answer they got was in vbscript. (http://serverfault.com/questions/33861/powershell-command-prompt-create-folders-from-ad-group-members) I need to create ...
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Setting up network of linux servers for multiple user access

looking for a good/best practice soln for dealing with multiple users, accessing multiple linux servers within a network... the users will be accessing the network remotely, tunneling behind the ...
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Centralize authentication and user's home folder

We have about 7 Linux servers and from time to time we setup a new one... For each new install we have to create the same users and ask them to change their default passwords to new ones ... Plus for ...
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Are there internet users connecting with HTTP/1.0?

Are there internet users connecting with HTTP/1.0? Such as over a proxy. Because I'm going to block HTTP/1.0 since most of the bots are using HTTP/1.0.
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Should Web Designers be aware of their hardware? [closed]

Love to get some community input here: Should web designers have basic knowledge of their hardware? Basic concept of things like RAM, processors, HD speed, anything. While they don't need have an ...
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SSH public key authentication - can one public key be used for multiple users?

I am wanting to deploy a RHEL5 server using Kickstarts and for security I only want to allow remote clients to ssh to the server as the user 'Developer' (I have already configured the sshd config to ...
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Users can't send mail through smtp

I have my own mailserver, it used to be hosted by Hostgator but now I have a VPS. From my home location I can send and receive mails as much as I want. It even works on my phone. My other users also ...
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Easiest option for sharing users across linux machines?

On windows there's active directory. On Linux there are several options, but what's the dead simplest option to set up? I'd like to manage users and groups centrally, but don't need anything fancy ...