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Replicating FileZilla using Windows ftp command

After properly configuring FileZilla to communicate between servers, I tried to automate some transfers using Windows builtin FTP support ftp -s:command.file I replicated FileZilla's client ...
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Optimal procedure to upgrade Gentoo Linux?

This is how I have been upgrading Gentoo for a long time. Is this the recommended method? Any gotchas or better methods to use? emerge --sync emerge -uDav --tree world emerge -av --depclean ...
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Get extracted size from tgz before extracting

Is it possible to get the size that a tgz will take up once it's extracted, but without extracting it? I basically want tar tzf file.tgz with sizes beside them. I'm really looking for a total, so a ...
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Why does the TCP Chimney Offload feature on some ethernet cards fail to pass some network packets to the OS?

In http://support.microsoft.com/kb/942861 Microsoft reports that in some situations Microsoft SQL Server experiences network issues due to the network card having a TCP Chimney Offload turned on. I ...
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How do I tell if a certain AD user has admin rights on Windows Server 2003?

How do I tell if a certain AD user has admin rights on a Server 2003 box? I'm using Enterprise Edition.
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Receiving error “A new record cannot be created. Node is a CNAME DNS record.” when adding an MX record to Windows Server 2003 DNS

we're trying to add an MX record to a Windows Server 2003 DNS server and getting the following error: "A new record cannot be created. Node is a CNAME DNS record." The domain is xyz.com. We create ...
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How does one simular the old unix grep -S strict functionality in linux (CentOS 5.2)

I am grepping the output of a command and I wish to only return specific, strict results. I remember some iteration of grep had a strict option -s/--strict. example: command | grep -i bytes This ...
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Create a SharePoint Survey from an Excel spreadsheet

Is there a way to import information into a survey from an external datasource? I have a user who has a spreadsheet full of measures (Over 300 of them) who would like to create a few surveys in ...
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Comparison of X5570 and X7450 Xeons

I am trying to work out which is more suitable for an SQL Server 2008 installation: Two six core X7460 clocked at 2.66Ghz or Two Quad core X5570 clocked at 2.93Ghz. Ideally, I'd like to know which ...
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Using ignore.conf with logwatch

I have added the following to /etc/postfix/header_checks so that postfix will log the subject lines of every email: /^subject: / WARN This produces log entries in /var/log/mail.log like: May 19 ...
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Linux VLAN Bridge

I have home network with VLANs, one for LAN, one for WLAN and one for internet. I'd like to use bridging so that instead of configuring these same VLANs to every machine, they had own VLAN ID and ...
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OSX terminal running a command in a single window

I use my OS X machine to administer a couple of servers and like to keep open terminal.app to do this. I have my profile so i get a few tabs open as i open the terminal.app, is it possible to assign ...
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How do I determine which network adapter my computer is using?

I just put in a new network adapter card into my laptop and would like to know if it is being used. How can I tell? I'm running Vista.
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Would you recommend Windows Vista?

Windows Vista in generally considered not much of a success by microsft and I've heard many computer support shops recommend against it. The typical opinion is to stick with XP then upgrade to 7 but I ...
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How to map Windows network drives in Mac OS X (Leopard / Tiger)?

I've got a couple of MacBooks that I'd like to be able to read / write files on a shared network drive within a Windows Active Directory network. What's the best way of doing this? Also, one of the ...
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windows 2003 software raid - booting secondary disk with no FT floppy

I have a Windows 2003 Server machine, using the built in software RAID-1 support with two SATA drives. If the 2nd drives fails (that is, when I pull out the drive connector) everything works ...
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Best Practices for setting up multi-server LAMP environment

I'm looking for resources that will help me design an optimum multi-user multi-server LAMP environment. We currently have 7 servers (2 load-balanced webservers, 2 redundant clustered web-content ...
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Trusted SharePoint Authority Sites

I'm looking for sites about SharePoint (MOSS 2007) that are trusted, where the writers have actually deployed large sites. Essentially, the Joel Spolsky of SharePoint.
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How Do I Configure Exim4 on Ubuntu to Send Mail Using Google Apps?

I have an Ubuntu VPS that is using exim4 as a satellite email server set up to send mail through Google Apps. Mail meant to go to an address hosted by Google gets delivered. This means that things ...
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How to set a low process priority for everything spawned from a command prompt in XP?

As a developer, once or twice a week I run a full build on my XP dev machine. This will run at 100% cpu for 30 or 40 minutes, making my machine useless for anything other than basic browsing & ...
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Is it possible to shrink an JFS filesystem?

In the past it was not possible to shrink a JFS. Has that changed in the meantime, is somebody working on it, is it planned ...? How would it be possible to replace JFS with another FS without having ...
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Optimum implementation of new SQL/IIS setup?

We need to implement a new MS-SQL/IIS server serving intranet pages internally. At the moment we are on average seeing 22 hits per second, but each request is quite small. What would be your ...
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Progress 8 database on Unix to OpenEdge 10 on Windows?

Is it possible to upgrade a Progress 8 database to a OpenEdge 10 database, when the operating systems differ? Progress database files from version 8 need to be upgraded to version 9, and then to 10 ...
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What is important to document in an active directory server?

Later this year I will be handing over support of my church’s active directory servers to someone else and would like to know what kind of information is important to document and share. Are there any ...
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Recursive text search with grep and file patterns

Given this example folder structure: /folder1/file1.txt /folder1/file2.djd /folder2/file3.txt /folder2/file2.fha How do I do a recursive text search on all *.txt files with grep from "/"? ("grep ...
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Easy to use server 'virtualization' software

I'm about to order a fresh server and I'd like to do some virtualizing on the server so that I can have "Virtual Dedicated' servers, what application would be recomended as an easy to user and ...
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Why is Bitlocker missing from Control Panel?

I have a Dell Latitude Vista Ultimate Laptop that has Bitlocker installed on it and now I want to change the way it is set up. The trouble is that the BitLocker item in control panel is missing. All ...
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How to force Kill process in Vista? [closed]

Ok, I've tried in the task manager - it didn't worked. Then I've tried in command line by: taskkill /im name.exe /F And it says (it's a translation from polish, so it's not exact): ERROR: can't ...
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How do I restore a Windows administrative hidden share

As part of trying to release some files locked by a remote user over an automatic Windows hidden share (which I used to do via the Server control panel in NT4), I decided to skip doing a bulk net file ...
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Experience with CVS on a clustered filesystem

I would be interested in any experiences using CVS on a clustered file system with mulitple servers accessing it. I guess this is similar to what providers like SourceForge do. Currently we use a ...
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Performance Manager - what counters?

We're currently looking at moving from a traditional Server environment to a SAN/VMWare environemnt. I've been asked to gather performance statistics for our main servers - DCs, File Servers, ...
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.htaccess - Remove all cookies

I want to make an existing domain a "CDN" domain that serves all images, CSS and JS files (i.e. static files). However that domain was parked earlier and some application on that domain has set ...
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What uses are there for IRC in the professional IT industry?

This question came from a comment someone posted in an answer to another question: What do IRC clients have to do with the professional IT industry? Good question. So, do you use IRC to aid with ...
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Triggering a failover in a windows failover cluster?

In lieu of making an application cluster aware is it possible to set up a trigger based on an event appearing in the system event log to cause the server cluster to failover?
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How to configure a LAN of two System?

This is very beginner question. How to configure a LAN of two System? I have only theory knowledge of LAN. Given two computers, i have to configure a LAN. What are the steps I have to follow? What ...
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How do I destroy or reset a file association in Windows Vista?

I inadvertantly got .py files stuck to opening my editor instead of running.
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System downtime notification services

We send notifications to our clients when we are scheduling system maintenance, or if the system is down or running slow. We use several methods of communication (email, web site status message, ...
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Which is faster, and why: transferring several small files or few large files?

I soon will have a folder with thousands of files, each file on the order of a few KB. I will need to transfer these across a Windows network from one UNC share to another. In general, is it faster ...
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Is it possible to hide lost+found?

Given a partition intended solely for storing music, video and so-on, is it possible to hide the lost+found directory?
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How and where can I find a good part-time sysadmin? [closed]

I run a small (tiny for now) business, and I find I need a sysadmin for a couple of hours a month. I'm not good enough at it, and I don't enjoy it so I'm unlikely to ever be so. I'd like to hire ...
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What impact does full hard drive encryption have on performance?

We have HP notebooks here at work, and it is policy to have HP's hard drive encryption turned on to protect client databases and IP in the case of loss/theft. I was wondering if there was any ...
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Image software that can push to a network share

I am in a situation where our portable hard drive has taken a turn for the worst and now our only alternative is to push images to a network share. Unfortunaly norton ghost does not support networks ...
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Small web server hardware

Our small company is planning on setting up a web server. The website will have a SQL Server Express back end, and will probably be used a few times daily by about 10 employees logging in from the ...
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What is a Pem file and how does it differ from other OpenSSL Generated Key File Formats?

I am responsible for maintaining two Debian servers. Every time I have to do anything with security certificates, I Google for tutorials and beat away until it finally works. However, in my searches ...
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Auto Enroll all servers for RDP certificate

I am running Windows 2008, and have an Enterprise CA installed. How can I make all servers auto-enlist to get a certificate for RDP? I don't want to have to do this manually on each machine.
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Viewing logs on a remote linux server

Are there any nice tools for doing a 'tail -f' on a remote (linux) server? It would be nice to be able to do something like "taillog server_host /var/log/syslog" to view logs on various servers ...
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Are there any best practice guides for IIS and .net applications?

I'm working with a company whose infrastructure team could use some guidance for deploying a .Net application. I've seen some incredible guides for programming best practices with .net. Are there any ...
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What are my automation options with VMWare ESXi 3?

We have a brand new Dell 28-something-or-other that is running bare metal VMWare ESXi 3. I'm getting conflicting information on whether there's a command line console for things lke creating new VMs, ...
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Remote *background* GUI login to OSX workstation?

I'm wanting to be able to login in to the OS X GUI remotely, in the background, i.e. without interrupting anyone that is currently sitting in front of the machine. Apple Remote Desktop or VNC don't ...
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How to automate configuration of roaming profile paths for newly-created domain users in Windows Server 2003?

How do I setup Windows Server 2003 to default newly created domain users to be configured with a roaming profile path? Let's say I have roaming profiles stored at the path \server\profiles. Is there ...

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