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Is there anyway to upgrade from Win 7 beta to the RC?

I am running Win7 beta on a pc and would just like to update it to the RC. I have read that Mircosoft don't want you to upgrade and for that reason have turned upgrading off. Is there a way to upgrade ...
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PowerShell Script to Get a Directory Total Size

I need to get the size of a directory, recursively. I have to do this every month or so. I want to make a powershell script to do it.
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Why does IIS refuse to serve ASP.NET content?

My Windows Server 2003 Std server refuses to server ASP.NET content. It serves regular html just fine but anything .net, even a one line html file with an ASPX extention fails silently. Things I've ...
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Whats the best way to make your printer available trough out the VPN?

I just set up a box with a couple XEN virtual machines. One of the virtual machines is running Windows Server 2008 and will soon run our openvpn as well. Is there a way to share this (network) printer ...
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Backup Strategy for Small Group of Windows XP computers

What is the best way to backup a small network (about 40 workstations) all running windows xp pro ? The machines are spread out over 2 large buildings so it would be nice to have a solution that could ...
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Automatically Port Xen Images to EC2

I have a disk image that is running under Xen right now and I'd like to port it to Amazon's EC2. How can I do this in a way that is as simple as possible? I've got a script that can build the finished ...
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Send As Distribution Group Email Address?

We have a Small Business Server 2003, with a support distribution group. Is it possible to allow members of a distribution group, send emails from the group email address?
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How do I clean up the right-click context menu in Windows explorer?

Sometimes applications plug into the context menu that I get on right-click on files and folders in Windows Explorer. After some time this menu gets really messy and I just want to clean it up. Can ...
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GNU Screen and .bashrc

I am trying to launch GNU Screen using my .bashrc. I'm almost there: if [ -z "$STY" ]; then exec screen -dR else exec gnome-terminal fi This is wrong though! The first case works, screen ...
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Install SSL certificate on several Windows 2008 servers

Are there any tools for installing a SSL certificate across a farm of Windows Server 2008 machines?
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What security risks are there with employees using Dropbox?

Are there any particular security concerns to keep in mind with company-wide use of Dropbox file sharing / versioning / backing up, and are there specific options or settings that would be recommended ...
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How do you back up Exchange 2007 on Windows Server 2008?

There is a well known deficiency in the Windows Server 2008 backup utility that does not allow you to easily back up Exchange 2007, the way you could with NtBackup in 2k3. The Exchange team promised ...
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IIS & SMTP: Long-delayed deliveries possible

Let me start by 'fessing up: I'm a programmer, not a system admin. (Although I used to be, over a decade ago. Let's be honest: That doesn't count anymore!) We had a situation with a client last night ...
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GTK applications fail to start - xfs restart needed Options

After a recent update (Xorg was updated among other things), GTK apps stopped running in my kde4. I have a Debian unstable, updated around 22 April. When I try to run them I get the following error: ...
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Solaris 10 authentication in an AD world

I'm beginning to tire of maintaining individual system files on my increasing number of Solaris servers (was 2, now 10 and growing strong). I'm looking at the Sun Java Directory Server as a non ...
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SOHO - throttle bittorrent traffic from problem users

I manage the network in a small office (SW dev is my "real job"), and there are a couple of users who beat the hell out of our internet connection by running bittorrent. Between the almost crippling ...
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How do I get inotify-like event notifications from an NFS server?

AFAIK, the Linux implementation of NFS doesn't support inotify-like event notification from the server-side -- is there a workaround, patch, or alternative solution that can produce the same data?
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Terminal server cannot load user's profiles

Terminal server is not loading profiles; it is possible to log in with a default profile, but many things would be missing. Error message reported insuffucient resources. Noticed several terminal ...
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Virtual Machine security

Our devs want to use virtual computers for dev, but the sysadmins can't have server os's on the network. Is there a resource that talks about locking down the Virtual Computers so that they can ...
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Detecting Thumb Drive use on a Windows Machine

My company has a problem with customers potentially using thumb drives to record and access information on companies' machines which we contract with to run testing applications for us. Ideally, we'd ...
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Disconnect mapped drive with “Reconnect at logon” setting on Vista [closed]

How to disable the Reconnect at logon setting for a mapped network drive on Vista? How to disconnect already mapped drives?
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Windows Server 2008 Upgrade to R2 with Hyper V

I would like to upgrade two Windows Server 2008 servers to Window Server 2008R2 and would like to know if anyone else has done this and if they ran into any issues. I am running Hyper V on both of ...
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Cable Management Policy

We've all seen good and bad examples of cable management. What are objective, measurable requirements that can be used in a policy to maintain cabling order in the rack/server room/data center? ...
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User unable to connect to network shares

I have a user is no longer able to access all mapped network drives/shares. He was able to access them in the past. Error message indicates drive not found. Other network services are operable ...
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Setting up SSL on my server

I run a web server that hosts three different domains using named virtual hosts. What do I need to do to enable SSL connections (https) to these domains? EDIT: As Joel pointed out I forgot to state ...
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Can I disable the “Document was sent to printer” messages? [closed]

I have a few users complaining about the document was sent to printer messages that show up from the system tray. Can they be turned off?
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Microsoft Office updates fail to install

I have one computer (Windows XP) which is updating via update services. Most updates are installing successfully, however updates to MS Office are failing to install. Windows updates then pops up ...
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MMC could not create the snap-in

When trying to run the Group policy I get the above message. (MMC could not create the snap-in) Several systems are affected, all WinXP with SP3 and latest updates. Any ideas on how to get the ...
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Automatically modify iptables based on Apache log data to block badly behaved clients

Is there any tool on Linux to automatically modify iptables so as to block a troublesome client based on an analysis of the Apache log? I help run a site that sometimes get overwhelmed by requests ...
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“System cannot find the file specified” trying to reinstall network driver

After uninstalling Symantec Enpoint Protection (manually) one computer (Windows XP) has an inoperative NIC; it shows up in device manager as conflicted. I tried doing a windows repair from CD, which ...
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File delete in windows server 2003 fails sometimes

I have a few processes on server windows 2003 servers (latest service packs, etc) that exhibit the same problem: a random failure to delete a file they should be able to delete. This happens both from ...
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How can I rewrite urls (ala mod_rewrite) for free in IIS 6?

I've got an application I wrote (with cakephp) for the lamp stack and I'm moving it to a windows server. I'm having a lot of trouble with apache for windows (memory and cpu issues) so I would like to ...
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How can one perform a man-in-the-middle attack over a wireless connection?

I have recently setup a wireless network for a friend's business, and he asked me if there was any way someone could "hack" it. I assured him it would be extremely difficult once I setup a WPA2 key. ...
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Windows Server unable to synchronize NTP time reliably

Why does Windows Server (2008, in this case, but I've seen the same problem in 2003) seem to have problem synchronizing time? I've seen this error in my System log across a variety of servers: The ...
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Apache 2 startup warning: NameVirtualHost *:80 has no VirtualHosts

When my Ubuntu Apache server (Apache 2) starts up I get a warning message that reads: [warn] NameVirtualHost *:80 has no VirtualHosts However, the web server is working fine. What might I have ...
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How to utilize IPMI on Windows?

My organization is primarily a Dell shop running Windows. Most are recent models that support IPMI 2.0. (Dell 1950, for example). At a minimum I'd like to use IPMI to perform remote chassis power ...
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How to have a transparent backup server for SVN

A few friends and I were thinking about a project. We would need a server to for a SVN repository and storage for basic things, that we grab once in a while (lets say they are all art and sound ...
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Printing big files from Linux causes PostScript errors

I've been trying to make a Dell 5110cn printer to work from Linux, to no avail. I've tried sharing the printer from both a Linux and a Windows machine, and in either case, Windows clients can always ...
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Are there any risks to enabling SQL Debugging

In our current environment, developers are not allowed to use SQL Debugging against any of the QA servers. It's not clear to me why the decision was made. What factors should be considered to decide ...
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DPM Bare Metal Restore

We currently use Microsoft's Data Protection Manager (DPM) for backups in a relatively small environment, but I'm still worried about our main active directory server. I've been thinking that it'd be ...
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how to merge two ext3 partitions on ubuntu from command line?

I have a partition /dev/sdb1 and a partition /dev/sdb2 They are both in /etc/fstab with proper UUIDs and mounted as /opt and /home I'd like to merge them without losing any files Can this be done ...
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How to improve Hyper-V performance

I have a windows 2008 (RC2) server running Hyper-V with all of my company's virtual machines. Most of the machines are used to run Continues integration and test environment. Although each machine ...
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How do I debug an IIS problem where the requests queued suddenly ramps up and the server can't respond?

I have an IIS 6 server serving an application using a mix of classic ASP and ASP.NET. I'm increasingly getting problems where the number of requests in the ASP.NET requests queue (observed using the ...
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1answer
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How to add a script using Connect to a network dialog in Vista

Years ago, using RAS, I was able to add a script to run external programs and configure settings after connecting to a network such a VPN. I cannot find now that option in Vista UI neither in XP. I ...
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Reclaiming memory from SQL Server

I have an SQL Server instance who's memory usage gradually grows until windows will give it no more. It seems logical that the occasional big query result would cause the instance to grow. Is there a ...
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Severe write performance problem

[Sorry, I tried to stay short but it just was not possible] I'm running Linux 2.6.22.19 with linux-vserver 2.3.0.34 on a Fujitsu Siemens Primergy RX200 S3 for development purpose. Intel(R) Xeon(R) ...
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MySQL replication across geographically separate servers

My organisation has been looking into how to spread our servers around geographically while keeping backups very up to date, and ideally spreading the load. The initial thing I have in mind is Rails ...
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What can cause Apache HTTPD to use 100% CPU indefinitely

An application running a lightly loaded Apache HTTPD 2.0 has occasionally had problems where one (or more?) of the Apache processes took 100% CPU. We currently run HTTPD 2.2, I we may have seen this ...
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778 views

Citrix login performance

How do you go about troubleshooting application startup time in a Citrix environment? We have some users that get very fast startup time, others take forever when starting the same application on ...
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Is there a quick way to safely remove a USB flash drive under Windows?

USB flash drives are an essential tool for any admin but I find the process of safely removing a flash drive under Windows to be inconvenient (click the tray icon, find your drive in the ...

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