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You make everything, Groovy


Nov
9
comment Is it possible to manage file system access per computer (or per container)?
@Evan - true but when I answered there was no mention of servers in the question. It sounded like there were a group of PCs which each had a particular folder on them that needed securing. Using GPOs to enforce file system security on clients is a pretty standard thing to do, lots of people do it to ensure things like Program Files folders are locked down properly, whilst certain sub-folders for badly written apps are opened up to certain groups, etc.
Nov
8
answered Is it possible to manage file system access per computer (or per container)?
Nov
4
comment Transferring domains when registered owner's email address is incorrect
£20 isn't a huge amount as a one-off cost to retain domains that can represent you for years to come. How much does your annual registration and hosting bill come to? Personally I'd just pay it to get rid of the hassle.
Nov
4
answered install msi using group policy
Oct
30
revised Login with usb drive
slight rewording
Oct
29
comment Steps to take to protect against the “unthinkable”
Why give anyone THE root/admin password to a domain/machine? Surely you'd be creating specific admin accounts for each person that needs them, for audit-ability if nothing else. Also, if you don't trust them enough to give them an admin account, you do trust them to create one themselves unsupervised?
Oct
29
answered Login with usb drive
Oct
26
answered Adobe Reader won't launch when logged into network user accounts (Open Directory)
Oct
26
answered AD query to see what PCs a user has logged onto recently
Oct
22
comment firefox fails to pass ntlm to apache2 running authenntlm on Centos 5.1
If you remove the NTLM trust entry from Firefox, do you get prompted for a password, if so does entering your domain login (in the form "domain\username") and password work?
Oct
20
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Oct
20
answered How to automatically set IE settings for all users?
Oct
15
answered Deploying Java via Configuration Manager / SCCM / SMS
Oct
2
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Sep
30
comment What is the single most influential book every sysadmin should read?
Definitely a great read, though parts of it have become slightly outdated over the last few years as companies have changed. Neal Stephenson (the author) has links to download the whole text here cryptonomicon.com/beginning.html personally I downloaded the whole thing years ago, and ended up buying it too. Garret Birkel (with Stephenson's permission) has annotated and updated the essay here garote.bdmonkeys.net/commandline/index.html
Sep
30
comment What is the single most influential book every sysadmin should read?
It is incredibly good at reminding you that no matter how well you run a system, how much you lock it down, how much security you put in... there is always a weak point. Don't ever forget that sitting in front of the screen will be a fallible human being who really can't be bothered with remembering all these secure passwords and complicated procedures.
Sep
30
answered Problem with Windows Service and network printers
Sep
30
comment Reduce Printer Waste and Paper Usage
We have something very similar setup at work (you can use either a PIN or just swipe your employee ID at the printer). The fact that you need to physically go to the printer and tell it to print out your queued job actually cuts down on loads of printing. You wouldn't believe how many jobs are left in the queue at the end of the day because people realised they didn't need them when they had time to think about it (queues are wiped of all jobs every midnight). It switched us from having loads of unclaimed prints piled by the printer, to unprinted jobs in the queue. Happy green planet!
Sep
29
answered google mail send as accounts.. how to block?
Sep
23
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