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Always start NetworkManager after laptop boot with WiFi and WWAN disabled

How to make Network managers always start (after laptop boot) with WiFi and WWAN disabled? I prefer to always enable them manually after laptop boot for security and connection cost control reasons. ...
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I need to figure out how to buy a used server. What is the thing called that pulls out from a stack server an has a screen on it an keyboard?

I want to buy the computer that technicians use to repair or configure stack servers it looks just like a laptop but has hot swappable harddrives. I'm entering a i.t. program an I'd like to mess with ...
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Extremely slow PowerShell operation on laptops

We have a fleet of ThinkPad X1s, running Windows 11, that are showing the same symptoms when using PowerShell (.NET Core 7.2.2 to be exact). Very slow profile loading (Chocolatey's module tells that ...
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Connect from Azure VM to Laptop Environment

Lots of articles discuss setting up connections to your VM (RDP, SSH, Bastion). However, when you are emulating on-prem environments, usually you also need to connect back to your laptop or laptop ...
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ChromeOS or a derivative in a virtual machine

I am planning to buy a Chromebook and wanted to ask if you can install and test ChromeOS or a derivative in a virtual machine before investing that much money. I hope I will put my question in the ...
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Removing low Battery Indicator in Ubuntu 20.04

I have recently installed Ubuntu on a mini pc with a zx8350 cpu. The installation recognizes the CPU as a laptop CPU and automatically displays the "low battery" indicator even though the ...
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Getting OOPS when trying to install Rhel 7.8 on dell laptop

I've upgraded a Dell Inspiron 15 to 32GB RAM, so I could use Red Hat on it. However, when I try to boot from a USB that contains rhel 7.8 DVD ISO, I get the following OOPS: Can rhel 7 be installed on ...
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Remote Office 365 worker - laptop lockdown

We have a small Office 365 tenant of about 20 users, mix of E3 and Business Essentials. We are now migrated from a local LAN file server to SharePoint Online and OneDrive so would like to move the ...
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How many people can a normal laptop server serve? [closed]

I'm just trying to play around with my laptop by hosting a small WordPress blog on that. I wonder how many people it can serve at once. About the network, I've tested on Speedtest.net and got this ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 LTS crashes on Lenovo ThinkPad T590

I have a new Lenovo ThinkPad T590 and installed Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. It works quite good, but I also experience system crashes. Maybe the hardware is too new. Here's the syslog of one crash Furthermore ...
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"Windows does not appear to be on the drive from which it boots". Veracrypting corporate laptops

I work on the Help Desk of an org. I have been encrypting laptops with VeraCrypt for months now, but suddenly running into the message above in the title. The laptops getting this error don't have ...
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How to deal with Windows’ sleep and hibernate issues?

Windows’ sleep and hibernate seem to cause problems since forever. After resuming, drivers crash even on some of the latest ThinkPads (typically the ones with discrete graphics). Previously, we have ...
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Provisioning Windows 8/10 tablets

How do you automate the deployment of software and configuration (users etc) on tablets? The context is a number of Linx and Surface tablets that will be sent out to sites where they will be put on a ...
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How to implement a dead man switch in Windows 7?

I am looking for a way to make domain-joined Windows 7 laptops brick themselves after 90 days of no-contact with a domain controller. I do not want the laptop to wipe itself or anything severe like ...
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Business case: managing company laptops

I've been searching and reading on this topic for a few weeks now, and this is my current understanding of the situation: Use case: employees working on company laptops. They need to be able to work ...
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How can we remotely administer our "fleet" of Windows 7 laptops?

I'm working with a startup that's teaching kids to program. We've just obtained our first "fleet" of laptops - half a dozen refurbished thinkpads running Windows 7 - and I'm looking for the best way ...
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McAfee Drive Encryption issues with HP Elitebook 755 G2

Hi all (Sorry if this isn't the right forum to post on), I have a slightly frustrating issue involving a small collection of HP laptops and McAfee Encryption. We can encrypt the laptops absolutely ...
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Caching OpenLDAP credentials for offline use on laptops

Our clients (Ubuntu 14.04) can login with there LDAP login. As soon as they have no network they cannot login with LDAP. Is there a way to cache those passwords and usernames, so that the laptops ...
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Need help setting up user and computer management for small business

I work for a small business, which currently has 4 PCs, and everyone else uses laptops (about 10 other people). Some of us use Mac, but the vast majority of us are on Windows 8. We are currently ...
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Minimum Processor Requirements to set up Openstack on a Laptop/Desktop(not for Devstack setup)

I am planning to do a POC and setting up OpenStack in nonCommercial setup.I do not want to go with Devstack.I am confused as to how much is the minimum processor requirement if i plan to setup ...
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Some laptops USB not working on docking station

This is an odd one. I have two laptops (on an estate of 250) which won't recognise the USB ports on the docking station. Have swapped out hardware, and tried the disks in a new chassis and it is down ...
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Could the Input/Output or some other difference between adapters/chargers cause this? [closed]

I have a laptop and my adapter/charger could not be used anymore as the cable was cut. So I bought a new adapter but it was slightly different than the original. My original had (Toshiba's original): ...
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how to safely loan or share a laptop [closed]

I want to share my laptop with kids and (probably idiots) friends. In order to keep it secure (without rootkits, virus, keyloggers, etc) i am planing to change my windows shell to a custom one that I ...
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Why Can't I Use Laptops in 24/7 Server Environment? [closed]

I've built an Internet service that's going to handle a few hundred simultaneous users. It'll run smoothly on a grid of VMWare+Windows 2008 servers. Why can't I use laptops instead of traditional ...
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How to connect CentOS 6.3 CLI server to wireless LAN?

I'm migrating from an openSUSE (12.x) CLI home office server to CentOS 6.3. I can install the CLI CentOS 6.3 fine, but then how do I connect that to my home wifi? There is a "Configure network" ...
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X220 support for iAMT and vPro

While browsing through the lenovo PSREF (tabook) for X220 model number 4287 (page 69) I noticed models that support iAMT and vPro and models that do not. Can anyone shed some light on this. Some ...
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Backup Laptops/Desktops To Server Fast/Simply

Is there anyway to backup various laptops/desktops connected through my network to my server. I can put any kind of operating system on this server. I was thinking maybe there is some type of ...
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How to troubleshoot the suspected ethernet card failure [closed]

Sometimes one of the laptop when attached to the dock would drop the ethernet connection. By constantly pinging the default gateway usually there are no packet drops but sometimes, it results in ...
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Connecting to a Server with Laptops

We have a small office with 7 staff that work in it. We have recently got hold of a server in the bid to keep office work separate to private work. What is the best way for the laptops to connect to ...
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CPU - Virtualization Technology (Intel VT) in a Laptop [closed]

I have a Dell laptop I bought in 2006 and it has Virtualization Technology option in the BIOS. My CPU is an Intel T7200. For me, the VT option is used to use ESXi or Hyper-V on a machine, but on a ...
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Laptop as server [closed]

My client wants to use a cheap AMD E-300 ,5400 rpm disk,4gb memory laptop as a POS server and music player at the same time with dual screen. I couldnt convince him that this wouldnt be a good choice....
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Newbie to ESXi, Can I run my VM on a laptop with ESXi and get to VM desktops?

Looking for a solution to use a hypervisor that allows access to the VMs that are running on itself. Basically, I would like to setup a laptop that can run 10 to 15 VMs that are already built, but to ...
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Is there a software solution to plug off the laptop? [closed]

Is it possible to plug off the laptop by a command from the laptop, rather than by removing the adapter from power source? I am on Windows Seven, but I will also welcome any note regarding the ...
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Windows Server 2003 becomes inaccessible to certain users / machines

Windows 2003 SP2 file server - no recent network / hardware / software updates suddenly becomes inaccessible to laptop users running Windows 7 Pro. Don't know if this is relevant. Other users on ...
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irc2-ircd NickServ and ChanServ

I just set up an IRC server on my laptop for the local network. however, ChanServ and NickServ don't seem to be installed/available. How might I get them?
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How to Pre-Configure Shared Laptops' Microsoft Outlook 2010 Accounts to Connect to Exchange Server 2007 SP3?

Our IT environment provides 10 shared, Microsoft Windows 7 laptops for an office staff of several hundred people. After checking-out and logging into a laptop with an Active Directory domain account, ...
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Should laptops be put away at night?

We have a policy that everybody who leaves their laptop at the office must put it in a cupboard or cabinet when they leave for the day. To make this easier, all laptop users are also provided with ...
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Powertop reports "Bad" "Runtime PM for PCI Device"

I've noticed that powertop utility reports "Bad" "Runtime PM for PCI Device" for several devices. Seems that powertop can fix the issue but it won't tell what exactly it does to fix it. What should I ...
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How to assign different ip address on devices connected to router?

Is it possible to assign different ip address to the devices which connect to my router? When I visit cmyip.com from my psp and laptop, I see that they're the same. I need this because I'm working on ...
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Hardware Recommendation for Hospital O.R [closed]

We need to choose hardware for our operating room within our hospital for our new medical informatics system. The hardware does not need to be extremely powerful, as it's basically acting as a thin ...
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OpenBSD in a virtual box as a firewall

Is there any merit in installing a virtual machine with OpenBSD and pf (or any other simple and secure OS + iptable) on a mac laptop and routing all the traffic through that machine? I read a similar ...
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Recommended laptops for system admins? [closed]

Hey all - I'm in the market for a new laptop and wanted to get some recommendations. I'm a Linux sysadmin and this laptop is primarily for work related use, working from home, after hours, occasional ...
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How do I detect a WiFi Repeater on my network?

I work in a RV/Mobile home park in deep south Texas. I want to know how I can find the person or persons using a WiFi repeater. Is there a type of software or hardware (other than a laptop) that I ...
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Snow Leopard Server on Macbook Pro

I currently use my MBP7,1 as my primary computer, running 10.6 and Win7. I would like to switch to OSX Server so I can have a bit more control over the network services and ipfw. is it possible to run ...
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What do you do about staff and personal laptops?

Today, one of our developers had his laptop stolen from his house. Apparently, he had a full svn checkout of the company's source code, as well as a full copy of the SQL database. This is one ...
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OpenBSD firewall - netbook hardware option - pros and cons

I'm considering putting OpenBSD on a netbook for use as a firewall. I am entertaining the idea of using a netbook because it has a built-in screen and keyboard, built-in battery backup, and a ...
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What group policy settings do you apply for laptop users?

I've a number of users with laptops who take them off-site. Currently I've got policies mapping drives and the like, which won't work unless they're connected to the domain. It also takes a while ...
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Folder Redirection and Offline Files make for 1 hour logons on laptops

I have enabled Folder Redirection, and Offline files via group policy, and now laptops take an and to "applying computer settings" and then the logon itself takes an amazing amount of time. These are ...
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PCMCIA NIC with 2 ports

I have a laptop which I want to turn into a PFSense router. To do this I need a minimum of two network ports, which is fine, because I have one built in port and I can purchase a PCMCIA NIC with one ...
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How to configure postfix to dynamically choose different relayhosts?

I use my laptop at work on wireless and wired networks, at home on a wireless network, and at various other places (such as conferences, friends houses, etc). When at work I'd like postfix to use the ...
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