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How to Telnet to Pop3 server?

I have an interview coming up and I want to play around with POP3 and SMTP protocol. I'm trying to login to my gmail's pop3 server account using Microsoft Telnet command line program but it's not ...
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Setting reply-to address in Domino/Notes

As background, I'm a very reluctant Domino "admin" and know very little about settings on the server. I have a mail-in database which is using the ID of the admin who set it up as the from/reply ...
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2answers
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Multi-core P2V single-core performance

We have a 4-core physical server happily running along with Win2k3, IIS6, and SQL Server 2k5. Our service provider would like us to P2V the box to ESX. We are not opposed to it, but I've gotten really ...
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Google Chrome: passthrough Windows authentication

The I.T. dept is considering allowing installation and automated deployment of Google Chrome browser to 100+ desktops. One of the requirements is for domain credentials to be passed through. The ...
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How to analyze space used by tables, indexes

We have a database that has grown organically over the past year. How can we quickly analyze the space used by each table? We would like to consider the indexes as well.
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Replacement for Linksys WRV54G? [closed]

I work at a small company that has two offices, each with its own Business DSL connection to the Internet. In order to create a LAN between the two offices, my predecessor purchased and installed two ...
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2answers
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Unable to save text config files in IIS7 on Windows 2008

My experience has been (on older setups) that I can remote into a system, edit a text file (*.config, *.aspx, *.ashx, etc...) in Notepad and save it. I am unable to do this on the new box. I don't ...
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Complete restore of linux system

I am familiar with using rsync to back up various files from my system but what is the best way to completely restore a machine. What I have tried in the past is: Do a basic format/reinstall from ...
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1answer
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How can I force exchange to send all mail outside of the organization, despite recipient policy

I have a POP3 from ISP servicing about 1/2 of my organization. I set up Exchange in our 30 person headquarters. I found a script that downloads from the POP3 on ISP to Exchange server. Everyone ...
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7answers
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Useful Logon Script Commands

Please post useful commands that you use in your logon script. Here are some that I use: map a network drive: net use v: \fileserver\apps map a network printer: RunDll32.EXE ...
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9answers
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Remote Connect to a Server through internet?

I do know how to connect remotely to another Server running Windows Server 2003 on my network. But what i would like to know is..........can i connect to another Server through the internet? If ...
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4answers
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Recommended disk/partition setup for a SQL Server

I'm looking for some advice regarding the best way to set up my disks/partitions for SQL Server. Here are some of my major concerns: How should the SQL files be seperated (data files, logs, temp)? ...
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2answers
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Mimic Picture in Picture functionality

We are currently setting up a conference/meeting/voting system. There is a PC (Call it CompA) whose secondary display is the public display which shows information,voting results, etc. There is ...
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4answers
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Change default crontab editor to nano in FreeBSD

When I edit the crontab using crontab -e it opens the crontab in vi. I'd prefer it to use nano. How can I change this? EDIT: For some reason the export command returns command not found. And ...
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3answers
639 views

GlassFish on Windows vs RedHat

I have a basic three tier web application, and I want to use GlassFish. Assuming same admin skills, any difference in having the host OS be Windows 2003 Server or RedhHat?
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5answers
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Ubuntu: Prevent X from starting (turn desktop into server)

I have an Linux (Ubuntu) virtual machine that's been setup as a desktop; it starts X and the full UI. I only need it as a server (will be accessing it via ssh) and am looking to reduce the memory ...
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6answers
366 views

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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2answers
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Add Scheduled Task to reset search indexes for Exchange 2007

I simply want to run a ResetSearchIndex -force on a schedule. What is the correct usage for the command in the Scheduled Task properties? It seems I would first need to start Powershell, then load ...
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3answers
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How do you get information about the physical drives in a HP Smart Array RAID volume

I've got a HP DL380 running and I know one of the drives has failed. (I have a cron job running cciss_vol_status) The OS doesn't see the individual drives, it just sees one big volume called ...
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5answers
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Is there a way to access Exchange accounts using IMAP - without changes to the Exchange server?

I know that you can configure Exchange to allow connections using IMAP and POP. But is there a way to let IMAP clients access an Exchange mail box, without changing any settings on the target ...
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3answers
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Internet Explorer not bypassing proxy for local addresses

I've got a machine here that's running a website. It's only really a development machine but it has IIS on it for testing purposes. Problem is that when pages get loaded in internet explorer using the ...
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6answers
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How to use a Tone Generator to trace a network cable

We have a tone generator kit for tracing network cables, but I am having trouble using it correctly. The tone generator end plugs into the network cable I am trying to trace, and then I assume I ...
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2answers
209 views

Client (desktop app) …Server (web app) - Intranet solution - should proxy situation be considered?

There's a client server application. Client - .NET 2.0 based desktop application. Server - ASP .NET 2.0 based web application. The client communicates with the server using normal HTTP requests, ...
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3answers
618 views

Hosted form of web-based file transfer tools [closed]

I'm looking for some software that will provide a service that resembles SendThisFile.com. My users generally turn to services like these when they are trying to send files that exceed the mail ...
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3answers
602 views

Combining SharePoint and Database Mirroring

This isn't a how-should-I-do-this question, just to set the stage. It's a what has your experience been? Please read through the whole question before quickly replying. I spent the day yesterday ...
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3answers
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puppet - define wildcard host in nodes.pp

Is there a way to define wildcard hosts in puppetmaster´s nodes.pp say i want all the hosts in one domain to receive a set of classes can i do something like: # nodes.pp # node basenode { include ...
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3answers
3k views

How to stop a linux server from beeping when a RAID HDD has failed

A HDD has just failed on a linux server (Red Hat Linux release 9) we support. Not a big problem since it's on a RAID (MegaRAID SCSI). We're now in the process of getting a new one to replace it. In ...
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2answers
310 views

Log multiple occurences of one HTTP header with Apache

With mod_log you can log headers sent back to the client in the access.log file with the %{Set-Cookie}o directive. But if there are multiple occurences of the same header, as is authorized by the HTTP ...
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How to make NFS more robust when the server drops devices

I have a case where I have one machine that has numerous NFS mounts. Once in a while, one of the NFS servers loses its devices due to a hardware issue that requires a reboot to fix. Then, users come ...
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2answers
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Delprof.exe old accounts except the Administrator

How do I use the Microsoft Resource Kit utility Delprof.exe to delete old profiles (older than 30 days) without deleting the local Administrator account? delprof.exe /Q /C:\\remotecomputer /D:30 ...
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7answers
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Change Run Level

I always forget how to do this, how to I change the inittab run level of a server/daemon?
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12answers
714 views

Best method to backup executives' Windows computers

An executive asked me to do some research on backup solutions for him and some other executives. Currently they have been using Norton Ghost to image their computers to an external HD, which is a ...
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6answers
712 views

Can I install Windows 7 onto a Virtual PC on a Windows XP computer?

My computer is running Windows XP. I want to test some software on Windows 7. Can I run Windows 7 in Virtual PC on an XP computer? Thanks! EDIT: The reason I ask is that the documentation for ...
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6answers
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Is there a visual bell in Linux that works in X?

I know there is such a thing as a visual bell in Vim that makes the whole screen flash instead of beeping. Several terminal programs also have the same feature. I'm looking for a similar type of ...
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4answers
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.docx owa downloading as a zip?

have an issue that for .docx files in owa are downloading as a zip file... anyone help?
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2answers
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Periodic 100% cpu with Hyperic Agent

I've been running Hyperic for a few months now and for the most part I'm pretty happy with it. I have recently noticed however that the agent process seems to hog 100% of the cpu every 15 mins for ...
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2answers
854 views

Public facing Sharepoint Instance with single public IP address?

In our current environment we have a single (ADSL) fixed IP address connecting our network to the internet. We use this for accessing our exchange webmail, hosted on Windows SBS 2003. Our sharepoint ...
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1answer
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DNS Server Configuration problem , PTR records

Hi I have a server that using Windows server 2003 , and Microsoft DNS Server. I have a problem on my DNS setting ERROR: No reverse DNS (PTR) entries. The problem MX records are: ...
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7answers
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Load balanced IIS Servers with ASP.NET InProc Session

Has anyone configured IIS 6.0 loadbalancing on win 2003 servers with ASP.NET app using InProc Sessions. How can this be achieved?
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6answers
692 views

Creating disk images with partitions as a non-root user

I am trying to build a disk image as an output from my build system (currently SCons). Creating disk images from a directory structure is very easy to do, for example with genext2fs ...
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1answer
7k views

Moving a SharePoint site to a new server/farm

Our current SharePoint WFE VM is on its last leg, we can't RDP into it or connect to it in any way. We're looking at moving our intranet which lives on this WFEs onto a new SharePoint farm. I'm ...
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7answers
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OpenFiler in large production environment

Does anyone here have any experience with OpenFiler in a large production environment they would like to share? We have about 3 TB of document images and databases and expect to grow rapidly in the ...
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7answers
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Is ITIL worth implementing?

I see from "The Joel Test for sysadmin jobs" question on ServerFault that no one said the company better be using ITIL or they wouldn't work there. In fact, no one mentioned ITIL at all. Is ITIL a ...
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5answers
1k views

Recommendation of budget Windows VPS [closed]

Does anybody has any recommendation of the above mention subject? Share with me your windows VPS if you have.
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6answers
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Method for finding unnecessary indexes of an operational SQL Server database?

Besides wasting space on the database, unnecessary indexes on SQL Server can slow down insert and update operations. Developers who lack experience in database principles sometimes tend to create ...
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7answers
1k views

Why are usb hubs only available up to 7 ports? [closed]

Why are usb hubs only available up to 7 ports? Is there something technical that prevents that? I thought USB addressing allowed 127 USB devices to be connected, so that's not it. EDIT: Thanks for ...
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3answers
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Postgresql behind firewall: Query takes too long

Here is my setup: two CentOS 5.2 boxes on VMWare ESXi 4.0. The first box ip is 192.168.22.52 on eth0 and 192.168.99.1 on eth1. The second box runs PostgreSQL 8.3 with ip 192.168.99.2 on eth0. Here are ...
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5answers
6k views

Shortcut keys nuisance in my computer

after login to my windows 2003 server terminal and start typing some thing in the notepad for some letter like E and so on..i am getting some fuctionalities if i type letter E explorer will pop up ...
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12answers
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How to reconnect to a disconnected ssh session

Is there a way to connect to an ssh session that was disconnected? We are having problems with our network connection to a remote site that we are working on separately; however, in the mean time we ...
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vote
1answer
850 views

apache <Location /test> exclude several IP addresses

I have the following configuration (beside a ReverseProxy entry) to force clients to deliver a client certificate: <Location /SSLTest/> SSLVerifyClient require SSLVerifyDepth 2 ...

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