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Aug
4
comment Deploy hosts file among machines connected to a domain
@Regmi I'm not intimately familiar with how that would work, since I haven't worked with Active Directory in a while. My understanding is that you can use Group Policy to specify a startup script which can run as an administrator. Beyond that I can't offer many details.
Aug
3
comment Deploy hosts file among machines connected to a domain
The problem with that is regular users do not have write access to the directory the hosts file is saved in, so this would not work. You could perhaps include it in a startup script though.
Jul
23
comment ZFS: Removing files from snapshots?
The post you referenced is not an official policy. There is an FAQ on MSO explaining how to handle questions the user thinks are on topic for multiple sites. To summarize, cross posting is disallowed. If you decide after you post that it would be better elsewhere and you haven't gotten good answers, you can flag it to be migrated or you can delete it and re-ask, but you must tailor the post to the site you're asking on. You reposted the exact same question word-for-word without waiting, which fails the guidelines in both meta posts about cross posting.
Jul
22
comment ZFS: Removing files from snapshots?
@TinoDidriksen could you provide a reference to that meta post please? I'd like to see it. Thanks.
Jul
22
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Jul
2
comment Alternative to Windows Server?
@paradroid Samba v.3 (which is the current stable release) can act as an NT4-style domain controller. Samba v.4 (currently in development) will be able to act as an active directory domain controller. Many organizations use Samba as a complete alternative to Windows Server - it does file sharing, printing, and domain control.
Jul
1
comment Alternative to Windows Server?
Fair enough @surfasb. But in this case I think scaring the guy is exactly what we need to do, because frankly, it'll cost his company more long term to pay him to figure out some crazy home-brewed solution than it would for them to just buy Windows 7 licenses. Which I think was pretty much the point of your answer :) See also, my answer below.
Jul
1
comment Alternative to Windows Server?
You really can't merge the registry keys, because the keys are in HKCU, so they're specific to each user profile. You'd have to record the keys, then write a script which finds every single user registry hive, loads it, imports the keys, unloads it, finds the next one...
Jul
1
answered Alternative to Windows Server?
Jul
1
comment Alternative to Windows Server?
Home editions of Windows do not support Group Policy Objects.
Jun
29
comment Building a Student Storage server
Please, think of the children. Don't use Horde. It makes everybody who touched it want to cry at the ugly and difficult-to-use UI.
May
28
comment What data is collected by “Turn on logging in Communicator”?
I think it's on-topic for SU, but if you really want it migrated to SF, let me know and we can do that. It does look like there are a bunch of questions about Communicator on SF, so it'll probably be an OK fit.
May
27
comment What data is collected by “Turn on logging in Communicator”?
Why would this be better on Server Fault? I don't know much about Communicator, but it seems on-topic for SU. Is it server software? If you think it's better there, you could delete your question here and re-ask on SF.
May
18
comment IPv6 LAN to IPv4 with PFsense
Migrating to Server Fault per @Solignis's request. Hopefully you'll be able to get some more detailed responses there!
Mar
15
comment How can I logon to a user account on a domain without destroying user password?
No. NEVER ask a user for their password. This is a crucial policy in IT administration. Users must be taught that nobody, IT staff included, will ever ask for their password. This helps prevent social engineering attacks.
Jan
24
comment Best way to manage two Win 7 computers without a server
I fail to see how Log Me In will do anything useful in this situation...
Jan
10
answered Windows 7 CD keys, are they interchangable?
Dec
23
asked Process PHP files from a network share in a vmware virtual machine
Dec
21
comment How remove/de-index a page from Google?
If you have submitted the request, then the entries should be removed eventually. By signing up for a webmaster tools account, Google should now know about your site and index it, but will only index what it finds relevant. Robots.txt only affects what the bot specifically ignores. If you want to tell google about certain pages on your site, you can use a sitemap.xml file.
Dec
21
comment How remove/de-index a page from Google?
If it already has Disallow *, then search bots shouldn't be indexing anything on your site, which probably isn't what you want. If you only want to block bots from accessing those specific subfolders, remove the Disallow: * line, but keep the specific lines, so that bots can index the rest of your site, but not those parts.