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Local Account: Find Last Password Change

Is there a an easy way from the command line (or even just a setting to check somewhere) to see when a password for a local Windows account (specifically Server 2K3) expires or when it was last ...
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How to install GUI with Ubuntu Server?

Is there a GUI for Ubuntu server at install time? i installed Ubuntu Server 9.04, and logged in at the text based login prompt. i was hoping the GUI would then launch so i can configure the server. ...
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How to uninstall SQL server 2005 and fixpack on a server

I have a SQL server 2005 with fixpack 2 installed on one server on C drive. I need to uninstall it and reinstall in the E drive, can someone please help.
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4answers
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Fault tolerance on nameservers

I have 3 servers each running a nameserver and a webserver. Today, 2 of the servers went down. I thought the last server would handle all future requests from then on out, but that only seemed to ...
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14answers
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Fastest, surest way to erase a hard drive?

I'm looking for a quick, simple, and effective way to erase the hard drives of computers that my company will be getting rid of (donation to charity, most likely). Ideally, I would like a single-...
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2answers
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Tracing Emails that 'Never Arrived' with Outlook/Exchange 2003

If someone claims they never got an email, what can I do track it from the point of Exchange through their mailbox. There is the message tracking center on the Exchange 2003 server, how much does ...
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1answer
890 views

SMTP Connections in Lotus domino

Yahoo limits the number of messages that can be sent per SMTP connection to 5. (see. http://help.yahoo.com/l/us/yahoo/mail/postmaster/basics/postmaster-38.html;%5Fylt=AmQ249AWdyWDPc9ZukN6VGkIJHdG) We ...
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computer status on a network

Is there a way out there, whether through configuration of windows server 2008 or third party software to monitor a computer? Say, I have a computer on my network named WORKSATION01. I want to have a ...
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1answer
123 views

Disaster recovery preparation for DC

I have a dc holding activedirectory, dns will be adding all infrastructure related services to this box (Dhcp, certificate server, terminal etc..) I am not planning to replicate this as well, limited ...
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1answer
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Prevent service accounts from logging in locally or remotely

We have a company doing development for us in-house and they have access to several service accounts. The company rotates people in and out, and instead of requesting accounts the developers are using ...
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3answers
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How do I lock down Exchange 2007 to accept email from a specific range of IP addresses only?

I have implemented a new Exchange 2007 server running on Server 2008 in our domain. We previously used Exchange 2003 running on Server 2003 and I had locked the Default SMTP Connector down so that it ...
0
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1answer
340 views

Mailman + postfix(maildrop)

I am trying to setup mailman, Have got it running but when a user sends a mail to a mailing list. It doesn't deliver because since its passing this message to maildrop and which in turn trying to ...
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3answers
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How do I bypass pkgadd signature verification?

Trying to install CollabNet Subversion Client on Solaris x64, but I'm hung up with: ## Verifying signature for signer <Alexander Thomas(AT)> pkgadd: ERROR: Signature verification failed while ...
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3answers
137 views

simple networking/routing question

I need server A to be able to reach server C (a mail server). server B can already reach server C and server A can reach server B. Is there a few simple steps I can take to add a static route to ...
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4answers
216 views

IIS logging volume

Is there any reason to keep logging for a very high volume site? What valuable data is there to be had in the raw logs. We do keep the logs today for "just in case" could someone provide an answer ...
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2answers
228 views

How to let users administer their own e-mail accounts?

I work for a small ISP that hosts e-mail for some 6,000 users, and we're in the process of upgrading to a new Debian mail server. One of the many requests we get from our users is to be able to change ...
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1answer
500 views

IIS 6 Logging on a webfarm

Is there away in IIS 6 to programmaticly turn on/off logging in a web farm. we have 10 servers and I don't want to when needed log on to each and flip logging on, and then when we are done login and ...
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3answers
481 views

VMWare - Fault Tolerance - The *SMB* Solution?

VMWare vSphere 4 offers a new Fault Tolerance system that ... VMware Fault Tolerance, based on vLockstep technology, provides zero downtime, zero data loss continuous availability for your ...
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4answers
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How do I generate a list of windows patches and the date they were installed on a windows 2000 server?

How do I generate a list of windows patches and the date they were installed on a windows 2000 server? This is for compliance reports for auditors.
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2answers
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ISA 2006 refuses VPN DHCP requests as spoofing

I'm running ISA 2006 with PPTP VPN for my AD-controlled network. DHCP is located on the ISA server itself and authentication is done by RADIUS (NPS) located on the DC. Right now my VPN clients can ...
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7answers
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Can cron write job output to a log *by default* (instead of mail)?

We all know the right way to handle output from cron jobs is to redirect it to a file: 0 * * * * /bin/date >> /var/log/date.log 2>&1 However, sometimes admins are lazy, forgetful, or ...
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1answer
46 views

simple networking/routing question [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: simple networking/routing question I need server A to be able to reach server C (a mail server). server B can already reach server C and server A can reach server B. Is ...
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1answer
262 views

Remote desktop connection to server with TS and remote connection enabled

I have a Server 2008 install with the Terminal Server role enabled, and Remote Desktop enabled. If I try and connect to it with Remote Desktop Connection, how can I choose which sort of desktop I'm ...
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3answers
501 views

SMB Backup Solution

I'm currently running a small to medium sized network consisting of approx. 40 workstations and 30 servers (both physical and virtual) consisting of various versions of Windows 2000, XP, 2003, and a ...
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1answer
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How does XenServer store virtual machines?

Im currently building a machine that will run Citrix XenServer and host several VM's. The discussion on the comparison to ESXi has been fascinating. Im wondering - how does XenServer actually store ...
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3answers
743 views

Windows 2003 x64 Server as Workstation [closed]

I need to buy a box to be used as a development workstation and install windows 2003 x64 server on it. I will be using VS2008, SQL and similar tools on it. I bought a box from HP (HP Compaq dc7900) ...
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3answers
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adduser without creating a home directory (BSD)

Should be a very simple question: I'm on a FreeBSD server, running adduser asks for the home directory with a default in /home/username. I'd like to not bother adding a home directory, but I would ...
2
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1answer
695 views

Apache 2 Redirect Subdomains in Given List

I have a web server. Lots and lots of DNS entries for domains and subdomains are pointing at this server. Most of them, like www.foo.com, foo.com, and subdomain.foo.com, I want to keep. However, there ...
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2answers
627 views

Microsoft Licensing Scenario/Questions [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? I am a member of a team developing a third party application (APP) that listens for and services connections from ...
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1answer
2k views

Exchange Activesync - Automatically detecting server settings

When settings up a new mobile device to sync with an exchange server, it seems to prompt for an e-mail address and password and tries to detect the server settings on its own. Is there a protocol ...
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2answers
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How to import an ADMX into a GPO

I'm trying to deploy an policy for the compatabilty list in IE 8 though at this point I'd settle for just being able to use a .admx The basic problem I'm running into is when creating/editing a GPO I ...
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3answers
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Is there any CPU health testing software?

Is there any software that would test the reliability of a CPU? Like, check how all the instructions are working, verify that cache is not damaged, check for known CPU bugs, etc. I've got a machine ...
0
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1answer
284 views

SQL Server 2005: Copy database failing with unhelpful error

> Event Name: OnTaskFailed Message: > Operator: ***\administrator > Source Name: > ***_Transfer > Objects Task Source ID: > {9135C978-DD50-4418-A843-7E8FCE455181} > ...
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2answers
908 views

Modem on /dev/ttyS0 can no longer be seen on my linux CentOS

I'm having a problem here, I have a modem that worked on a linux machine perfectly. Suddenly, it doesn't work any more. Linux no longer can see a modem on /dev/ttyS0 Linux doesn't see it using the ...
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1answer
476 views

corrupted syslog messages

on one of servers running 64bit debian lenny i can see from time to time corrupted kernel messages in syslog file. they look ok in dmesg: usb-storage: device found at 21 usb-storage: waiting for ...
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2answers
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Retire a Dead Windows 2003 Domain Controller

I have a Windows 2003 Domain Controller that died (totally gone). We have decided not to replace it at this time (it was just a backup at a particular office). What do I need to do to remove the ...
2
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1answer
560 views

how to tell if a directory on ext3 is indexed already?

It's often recommended to enable dir_index option on ext3 filesystems e.g. with sudo tune2fs -O dir_index /dev/dm-1 However, existing directories on that filesystem are not converted to indexed ...
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1answer
149 views

suggested sources for recent apache on Ubuntu 8.10

I need to run the latest Apache (2.2.13) on Ubuntu 8.10, and am extremely averse to compiling from source or building my own .deb because of cloud hosting issues. Even Canonical's intrepid-backports ...
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5answers
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Which PHP (opcode) cache one should use and why?

I keep hearing about some PHP (opcode) caches like - APC, XCache, Memcache, eAccelerator, etc. But I couldn't ever figure out how to go about choosing one. Apart from performance benefit, which a ...
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10answers
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server is beeping

Walking by the server closet I noticed that one of our servers (namely the one that hosts the company software/data) is beeping: low-high repeat. As soon as it started, I backed up all of the data ...
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8answers
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Slicehost vs Linode [closed]

Slicehost.com vs Linode.com Which one do you recommend? Are there any major differences between these two? What are your personal experience?
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3answers
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How to add IP range to a server?

First of all I must say that I'm ver inexperienced server and network user. But I rented a unmanaged dedicated server. Well I didn't know what unmanaged really means, then I learned it when I needed ...
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4answers
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RAID1 or RAID10 for VMs?

I am about to retask a 2950 to consolidate some VM's on to a single ESXi server. The server is as follows Dell 2950 2x Intel X5365 @ 3.0Ghz 16GB RAM (8x 2GB ECC) 2x 73GB 10k SAS 4 x 300GB 10K ...
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1answer
37 views

How can I choose databases once in SQL Server 2005/2008 maintenance plan tasks?

Is there any way to choose the databases I want to operate on once in my maintenance plan without having to choose them for each separate task? I have a setup that precludes me from choosing the "All ...
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5answers
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An I/O operation initiated by the Registry failed unrecoverably

Every 10 seconds or so, both our web servers (windows server 2003, running iis6), report the same errors in the event log. > Event Type: Error Event > Source: Application Popup Event > ...
3
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5answers
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Access denied for user 'root@localhost' (using password:NO) [duplicate]

I am attempting to install a network management package called cacti onto Ubuntu running under Windows Virtual PC. I attempted to install MySQL as it is one of cacti's dependencies. I can install and ...
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4answers
549 views

Disaster Recovery strategy implementation

I looked a little bit around at other questions, and none of them really answered what I needed to know. What are the steps I should take towards building an efficient disaster recovery strategy, both ...
1
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1answer
567 views

Concurrent FTP access

How does FTP servers handle concurrent access to the same file, i.e. if one user is updating a file while another is reading the same file? Should I be worried about getting corrupt data? Is it ...
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2answers
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Authenticate Cisco ASA to Windows 2008 domain

My office has replaced its Windows 2003 domain and domain controllers with Windows 2008. I have a Cisco ASA 5510 which handles VPN connectivity for our remote users, still integrated with one of the ...
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1answer
156 views

Windows Server 2008 Standard VM Licenses [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing issue? I'm looking at buying Windows Server 2008 Standard. From what I can gather this will let me install the physical os and ...

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