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Can we use a workstation as a server for hosting Hospital management software - small clinic - 6 concurrent users? [closed]

We are a small clinic and have 6 concurrent users. We are planning a Hospital Management software - Linux Platform to be implemented. Can we use a workstation as a server in this case for hosting this ...
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How to manage several Linux workstation like a cluster? [closed]

How does one go about managing a lab of Linux workstations? I'd like for users to be able to log in, run their GUI apps (LibreOffice, Firefox, Eclipse, etc), and for the computers to be able to be ...
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How do you make a host workstation boot into a Virtual Machine and shutdown Upon VM Shutdown

I'm dealing with a company that has 21 windows workstations. I'd like to install linux on them to host Windows via a virtual machine. I'd like each workstation to hide linux from the user, in that, ...
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Manage Dell workstations with OpenManage Essentials (OME)

How can I manage Dell workstations with OpenManage Essentials ? First, is it possible? Because iv read that only Dell servers can be managed with OME. I would like to inventory each Dell ...
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Can a single computer running two virtual machines be operated simultaneously by two users, each sandboxed in one of the virtual machines?

If you have one computer, is it possible to simulate having multiple computers - each being tied to it's own monitor/keyboard/mouse? For example: Assuming I have a single computer running two ...
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System File Checker vs Service Pack Reinstall

When trying to repair slow workstations, I've found that running sfc /scannow helps quite a lot in a few of my environments running really old computers. I've also seen recommendations of reinstalling ...
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Should workstations be shut off at night?

Related to this but different enough so that I think it deserves its own question. I'm the sysadmin of a small business, and by 'sysadmin', I mean 'by the seat of my pants' (still in university, not ...
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How can I find out how many workstations in my net does NOT use wsus update?

Is there an fairly easy way to find out how many workstations in my net that does not use wsus update? I have a feeling that many of my workstations does in fact not use wsus update, but instead ...
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Custom desktop shortcuts etc. in GPM?

We now have our Windows Server 2008 server up and running, with all of our user accounts loaded with roaming profiles. The users are separated using Organisational Units, as follows: Directors - ...
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Add a “Workstation Administrators” to local Administrators group on domain join

Is there a good way to solve the following? Domain has an AD security group called "Workstation Administrators", for users that should not be domain admins, but should have local administrative ...
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Removing and joining workstations to AD

When removing and re-joining a workstation from and to AD, are there any drawbacks from dis-joining it from AD, without deleting the AD object, and re-joining it back? Please detail.
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open source asset tracking auditing for servers and workstations

need something quick and free for both domain based and workgroup based auditing of pc's and their hardware. all i want is hdd size, cpu and memory. doesn't have to be pretty just easy to deploy on ...
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Best Open Source or Freeware Malware/Spyware/Antivirus with centralized management? [closed]

What are the best Malware/Spyware/Antivirus solutions? Several requirements for the solution: Open Source or Freeware Centralized Management Reporting and Remote Installation Think spybot / ...
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Windows Workgroup Machine Naming vs. User Account Names [closed]

I have managed a few small networks as a hybrid sysadmin/developer for small organizations (<25 people) either as an employee or as an independent consultant. One thing that has always challenged ...
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What's the best method for transfering files and settings to a new computer?

In trying to replace a workstation with newer one it's always a pain to get the user's files and settings to the new computer. I've tried the following with varying levels of success. FAST (Files ...