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Aug
28
comment redirect My Documents on Windows 7 with Samba 3.x
It's a good idea, do you know of a method to modify the registry to redirect the folders? I tried HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders but it doesn't seem to have any impact at all, even when logging back in. The closest I can find is SHSetKnownFolderPath with C++, but that's getting pretty insane. (see msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/… )
Aug
24
comment redirect My Documents on Windows 7 with Samba 3.x
I can't find any way to redirect folders on Windows 7 using a Samba 3.5 domain. Even the link you provided states "NT4 policies can only be applied to Windows NT4 up to XP machines." This doesn't appear to help with Windows 7.
Aug
24
comment redirect My Documents on Windows 7 with Samba 3.x
I think you misunderstand. I'm trying to use group policies in the most normal and boring way imaginable. "My Documents" on a network share 100% of the time. The problem with a previous commenter's suggestion to edit HKCU is that the user may use any of the 25 workstations.
Aug
21
comment redirect My Documents on Windows 7 with Samba 3.x
if users are occasionally moving from workstation to workstation, they'd have the problem again.
Aug
21
comment redirect My Documents on Windows 7 with Samba 3.x
As an NT4 domain controller. Currently, I'm testing the configuration, I would prefer to use Samba 3 because the distro support and existing docs are better, the primary admin won't be very experienced and the domain will not be growing significantly.
Dec
7
comment How do I protect business critical data against fire?
@TomTom ok, you need to rebuild your office with your data closet. If your company is only big enough for a data closet, it's still going to take time to rebuild.
Dec
7
comment How do I protect business critical data against fire?
+1 If there's a fire, you need to rebuild your datacenter anyway.
Jun
6
comment Warn: CommonName (CN) `*.xxx.yyy' does NOT match server name?
It's a bit strange to have it warn me that my config is correct. It'd be nice to know the cause so that I could suppress the warning.
Apr
2
comment APC UPS replace battery light and apcupsd reporting “replace battery”
The physical test button worked and the servers didn't go down. N.b. the UPS battery life seems to be overestimated, we probably only have two or three minutes of battery life so we ordered a replacement. Thanks for the tips.
Apr
1
comment APC UPS replace battery light and apcupsd reporting “replace battery”
Thanks for the update. apctest, perform battery calibration seems to be stuck. I'm visiting the site to try the test button on the UPS itself. I added the error message to the description.
Mar
30
comment APC UPS replace battery light and apcupsd reporting “replace battery”
I'm going to give this a try this weekend. I assume this is going to put the load onto the battery and run for a little, so there's a small chance of downtime?
Mar
30
comment APC UPS replace battery light and apcupsd reporting “replace battery”
They tell me the UPS is about 3 years old. If the "battdate" of Jan 2006 is any indication, it might have been used when it was deployed or sitting in storage for a while.
Jan
18
comment Cooling Server Closet - No A/C Is Possible
Those are maximums. If you're consuming 800W of power, you're not going to produce more than 800W of heat. 2700BTU. By my rough calculation, you'd need to exchange 223cu m/hour of air to keep the rise at 10 degrees Celsius. With those numbers, it's roughly a medium sized kitchen range fan (running perfectly with a very short hose!), and there would certainly need to be an equivalent intake fan to keep the air supply going. 100% agreed that A/C is necessary to futureproof, but if they're not going over 800W, they'll be okay with fans. Please correct me if I'm wrong(!)
Jan
17
comment DNS record for a subdomain on Dreamhost
How? isn't this what NS records are for? Delegating the subdomain's records to the nameservers at a third party? ns[1-3].dreamhost.com all have the right entries, foo.example.com just needs to instruct the resolver to consult them for the info.
May
8
comment How to set up default group permission in linux folder
It should work, the sticky-group sets the default group ownership for files created in the directory. This occurs at the filesystem level.
Apr
17
comment About the link layer of TCP/IP
You can use non-fragmenting packets of progressively decreasing size to try to learn something about the frame size of the networks you're traversing. Note that the MTU along the path will only decrease... never increase, so your knowledge will be very, very incomplete. The frame size is a hint as to the technology of the Link Layer. Another way as @coredump mentioned, for your first hop, you can use your MTU to give you a hint as to what you're on. (1500 Ethernet, 4464 Token Ring, 1492 PPPoE... )
Apr
13
comment Difficult to Delete Files in Linux
d'oh. Good spot. I never use unquoted variables in rm commands. I never noticed that find seems to be able to handle them fine. This actually works... weird... is it safe? touch important; touch "myfile -f important"; touch myfile; find "myfile -f important" -exec rm {} \;
Apr
2
comment Manual Firewall Configuration on Redhat IPTables
This looks like a good solution, it's scripting on top of Redhat's system, so nothing needs to be modified. rc.local is easy for novice admins to understand. A single script is really easy to backup, restore and port in the event the box needs to be rebuilt. An admin who understands Redhat, but doesn't know the firewall config won't be trapped by this either. Thank you :-)
Dec
27
comment ctrl-v key on AIX
the keystroke should be ctrl-v ctrl-[, I just tried it with the german keyboard layout and it doesn't work for me either(!). Switching back to the EN(US) layout, I can type the combination okay. (the German combination for ctrl-[ being ctrl-altgr-8 )
Nov
8
comment Linux Software Raid runs checkarray on the First Sunday of the Month? Why?
Thanks for the input. I'm going to pull the check out of my cron.