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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 ...
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Setting up production server, what user should applications run as?

I'm trying to setup a production server, should I create a separate user to run certain application under similar to what apache does? Is it unsafe for them to run as root? OS: Ubuntu 9.10 The ...
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Unbind SVN users from the system users?

I'm quite new to Subversion but from my research I understood that SVN users are basically the Linux users. My question is how can I unbind them? Can that even be done? Thank you.
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Is a reboot required to refresh permissions after adding a user to a new group?

On ubuntu server, I've noticed more than once now that after adding a user to a group that user doesn't have group permissions until I reboot the system. For example: User 'hudson' needs permission ...
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How to set a .forward file for virtual users using exim4?

How can I set up a .forward file for a virtual mail user? My system is based on exim4, courier-imap and mysql. The homepath is the same as the maildir (for the virtual users) exim4 is run as ...
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SVN limitations - Number of users and repositories?

I would like to know if SVN has a specified limitations of how many users and repositories it can sustain? Thank you.
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redirect users to another server from one server

Hai guys, I have domain registered say www.example.com in a server... I forgot the server details (everything) related to that domain... It was hosted by another person and he is out of contact ...
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Re-assign host access permission to MySQL user

I have several thousand MySQL users all set to allow access from a specific host. The problem is that now I'm going to have two machines (more in the future) which will need to use the same account to ...
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Computers missing in “Select Users, Computers, or Groups” dialog

I have four machines in a small Windows domain and am having a problem assigning permissions properly. When I go to add a local account to a folder for access, I am presented with the "Select Users, ...
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Vsftpd User Premissions

I've an Ubuntu Server. I installed vsftpd. I want that specific user will have full premissions to /var/www/someDirectory and her child directories/files. So I created a user with this commands: ...
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Organising users in a Windows Server 2008 domain

I am planning to create a Windows Server 2008-based domain for 70 computers and 50+ users, which will be distributed across two different buildings, which are connected by a dedicated 100 Mbps line. I ...
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Users as local admins on Windows machines

I am in charge of a Windows-based network of over 70 computers at work. Servers are Windows Server 2008 and workstations are Windows Vista and Windows XP. Most users are researchers, and some of them ...
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Users satisfaction with IT support

How do you find out how satisfied are users with your IT support? Surely from time to time they tell you: this and that doesn't work, that was good and you talk with users daily, etc. But do you run ...
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how to put users' private data on separate partition in Windows 7

I am going to install Windows 7 on a machine in some days time. I wanted to know if it is easy to separate the OS data from users' data (/users in Windows 7, I believe) on separate partition during or ...
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PostgreSQL User Permissions

I'm trying make a transition from MySQL to PostgreSQL, but find the user accounts/permissions system to be quite different. With mysql, all accounts are handled internally by mysql. With postgres is ...
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OpenSolaris user permissions and problems

I'm trying to achieve the following in OpenSolaris to setup permissions on the ZFS volumes (shared using CIFS). There are some users who should belong to the sysusers group, they have access to ...
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Most efficient way to add a large group of users to AD windows 2008

I have a large number of users and I know what their password is already. I also know what their profile path is. What is the best/most efficient way to add them all at once? Thanks!
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How do I get MySQL to run at startup under user `mysql`?

I'm using MySQL on CentOS and I want it to run at startup under the mysql user. I tried /sbin/chkconfig --level 35 mysqld on from my cool-RR user, but it seems like this makes mysql try to run as ...
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Cannot log in with created user in mysql

Using this command GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON *.* to brian@'%' identified by 'password'; I try to login with: mysql -u brian -ppassword The error is: ERROR 1045 (28000): Access denied for user ...
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Variant application and user (running application) permissions requirements - Windows Server 2003

What is the best way to have users run an application, on Windows Server 2003, referencing a configuration file without the users having permissions to read that configuration file? Any username and ...
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Users in SBS Console differ from what is in AD Users and Computers

We are under SBS 08 and I just saw something weird : I opened SBS Console => Users and Groups. I refreshed the list of Users and I saw that I wasn't in it ! The list of users shown by SBS Console is ...
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How to disable “Password Never Expires” on multiple users (Windows Server 2003)

It seems that a lot of my users have the "Password Never Expires" box checked. And that bypasses my password policy. I have all my users under one OU folder, with a lot of subfolders of course. And ...
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Reactivate a user whose account was deleted from Mac but Home folder still exists?

A user's login/account information was deleted and is no longer listed under "accounts" in System Prefs on the Mac OS X Client. Their home folder is still present in /Users/ Anyone know what ...
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In Linux, is there a way of seeing which user updated a file?

Does Linux record who last changed a file (rather than created it)? If so, how do I find this out? If not, is there some way of monitoring file(s)?
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Windows Server 2003 - Every time I remote desktop in… it sits on “Applying User Settings” for 30 seconds

Every day, the first time that I log in to a relatively (otherwise) speedy windows 2003 server, it sits on "applying user settings" or something similar for 30+ seconds after a successfull login ...
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UltraEdit for Multiple Terminal Sessions

If you are using/installing UltraEdit a lot, you might have experienced that you can register it for only one user on the machine... But as I am setting up a Windows 2008 Terminal Server for several ...
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Extreme slow PC if logged on as domain user remotely

I'm using windows XP to do the development. Since I working remotely from home, I found a serous problem, some applications for instance MS excel, even just open up the start menu or My computer ...
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Local Users and Groups on Windows 2008 Server

I'm running Windows Sharepoint Services on server 2008. It's not connected to an AD so I'm using local users on the machine. When inside SharePoint and browsing for users I see all users, can I ...
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How to check who is currently logged on to windows workstation from command line? [closed]

Environment is in domain, server is Windows Server 2003, workstations have Vista and XP installed. I need the way to check remotely who is currently logged on workstation, preferably from some simple ...
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Memory usage per user in Linux?

Let's say i have 20 users logged on my linux box. How can I know how much memory each of them is using?
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Difference between profile and home path

What's the difference between a user's home path and their profile path in Windows Server 2003?
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How do I share a Git repository with multiple users on a machine?

I have a Git repository on a staging server which multiple developers need to be able to pull to. git-init seems to have a flag very close to what I'm looking for: --shared, except I'd like multiple ...
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What user/group should I make my web folders?

Server: debian4 / apache2 / php5 I have a vps and i usually only run websites that I administer, so I have loaded everything up under one username. Now I have an external developer doing some work, ...
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Managing a Mobile Work force

One of my responsibilities is to manage my mobile users, Sales, Support, Exec, etc. For those out there who do the same how do you do it? I know it's a very broad question but how do you keep them up ...
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Lab User Accounts

I work for a school division (K-12). While I am most interested in what works well on the Mac, Windows and Linux administrators must face the same issue and have analogous solutions. Most of our ...
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Users vs. Active Directory Users

What's the difference between users and active directory users in Windows Small Business Server 2003? Which should I use to manage user accounts under which circumstances?
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What are the best practices in deciding what to lock down and what to allow with corporate users?

How do you decide what is permissible to allow users control over? With a given feature or functionality (say, setting shares on a folder, attaching certain filetypes in email, installing USB devices) ...
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Where can I find data stored by a Windows Service running as “Local System Account”?

I'm using a service which stores data on disk. The service is running as "local system account". Where is the stored data for that system user? I'm thinking about C:\Documents and Settings\Default ...
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Disableing right clicking My Computer -> Properties in Windows XP

I want to make it hard for users on a domain to access things like System Properties. Is there a way I can disable things like Right Clicking the start menu, Accessing System Properties, and any other ...
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How do I change the default location for a users home directory in Vista?

I would like to move the default location of my c:\Users\USERNAME to another drive. What is the easiest way to do this and how? I know that I can move each of my "Special Folders" like Documents, ...