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What is the best way to determine the physical memory in Server 08? I believe my system props is wrong

Basically, is there a concrete way of determining the amount of physical memory installed on a server other than System Properties in Windows Server 2008? I believe that attribute is either bugged or ...
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Will virtualization make operating systems administration obsolete?

I recently attended the VMWare vSphere 4 launch, where the presenter said "We are trying to make the operating system as unimportant as possible." I can see his point, with virtual appliances and ...
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Symantec NetBackup vs. Backup Exec - who wins!

Symantec sell two, fairly similar, backup products - we're a NetBackup house but should I be looking at Backup Exec? Who would win in a fight and why? :)
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Uses for a small Virtual Private Server?

I rented a small VPS (~130MB of RAM) to run an IRC bot. The bot is no longer needed so I have a VPS until the billing period ends. I also have shared web hosting but can anyone think of what a VPS ...
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Symantec Backup Exec Error 0xe0009413

I received the following error on a weekly full backup job on Symantec Backup Exec: Final error: 0xe0009413 - An error occurred during the snapshot cleanup, or could not locate a snapped volume from ...
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Possible to use SFTP to transfer files from local to local?

I know it's possible to use secure file transfer protocol to transfer files from remote locations to the local box, but is it possible to use it to transfer files from some local directory to another ...
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Several keyboard keys not working in VMWare (Host=Linux, Guest=Windows)

I installed VMWare Server 2.0 on Ubuntu 8.* and 9.*, with Windows XP as the guest system, and several keys aren't working. They either do nothing, or invoke the wrong keypress. They keys are All ...
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Apache HTTP server mapping to tomcat error

When I have Apache trying to map to tomcat I have the following worker.properties file: workers.java_home="C:/Program Files/Java/jdk1.6.0_13" workers.list=ajp13 workers.ajp13.port=8509 workers.ajp13....
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(Exchange 2003) Outlook Web Access and firefox

We are evaluating to switch our mailenable mail server to an exchange 2003 one. The web interface of mailenable is great, and works fine with firefox. I am wondering if outlook web access (exchange ...
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WMI - Win 2k8 - How do I tell what it's dependancies are?

I've got a server that'll boot and log let you term serv into it at 6 min but acutally become useful at 18 min from hitting reboot. After rooting around in the logs I strongly think it's a service ...
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How to limit screen resolution in xorg 1.5?

I have a NFS server and a bunch of diskless clients booting from that server using TFTP. They have a read-only root partition mount from the server, and read-write /home mount from the server. ...
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How do I setup Hyper-V internet access to my virtual machines

We recently switched offices, and are having trouble setting up our Server. It's a Windows 2008 machine using Hyper V. One of our virtual machines uses Team Foundtation Server. It needs to access ...
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Windows XP Pro - Can't install VLC Player? [closed]

ASUS EEEPC with Windows XP Pro. I am logged in as Administrator, I download and install VLC. Everything looks normal and the install seems to proceed normally. Except the program is never installed. ...
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CA Arcserve Configuration

I am setting up an installation of CA arcserve 12.5 for network backups. I ran a trial run of the backups over the weekend and noticed that each backup waited for the prior to complete. At the moment ...
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What is responsible of setting up the default broadcast address?

The broadcast address is apparently misconfigured on some (old) Linux embedded device that I setup (but that I don't own anymore) because it doesn't match the expected value given the IP address and ...
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What's the quickest way to format a drive (USB, HDD, Floppy) under Linux?

I had fdisk segfault and just wondered if anyone had any other options? EDIT: It was late and that was a dumb question. Good answer though!
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How do you compute the AC capacity needed for a server room?

We've got a small server room ( approximately 600 square feet in area ), and three partially-filled racks of servers, switches, et cetera. What's the best-practice way of computing the AC capacity ...
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Remote Desktop Protocol as a remote control?

I use rdp all the time - both for work and personal stuff. For my personal stuff I want to be able to rdp into a machine and have the session continue to be accessible from the host machine. For ...
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Terminal server client's printers load slowly

A user's workstation has five printers installed. When she logs on to the terminal server (win2003 r2 sp2 x64), it takes five minutes for all the printers to become available in her terminal server ...
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Automated website folder backup system needed? Any recommendations? [closed]

Hi guys is there any backup software that can take periodic backups of online website folders and store them offline on a local system. Need something robust and would be nice if theres something free ...
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Internet Explorer 6 Providing IIS Wrong Windows Account Name

I have encountered an issue between Internet Explorer 6 (SP2) and IIS, although it seems that IE6 is the primary cause of the problem. When I attempt to access one of our internal intranet ...
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Active Directory Restore Woes 0xc000006a

Hi All, I'm trying to restore our Active directory infrastructure from System State backups. This normally isn't a problem but I'm trying to do it onto a Hyper-V based server while the backup "source"...
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Linux Kernel Virtual Machines

I've been running KVM for a few of the management servers at work, I've actually been very happy with it all around, and now want to move to the next phase, and deploy some heavy services (data-mining,...
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Using Jabber to send network messages

We have a requirement to send desktop alerts to various users (compliance, production) across a network when other users have submitted content online for a report. At present we are using NET SEND ...
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WebClient service always at “stopping” state

The WebClient service always at "stopping" state. Of course the service itself does not work (I cannot access sharepoint folders using their UNC paths, for example). Tried rebooting - the service ...
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File in use when deploying .NET code in IIS6

Sometimes when deploying .NET code in IIS6 I can't rename or delete the .NET application folder because it's in use. The only thing that seems to fix it is stopping the w3svc service, doing what I ...
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Analyse IIS Log Files

I've got an IIS6 server with a boat load of log files. What good tools are there that I can't use to get a decent amount of detail from the logs?
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HTTP 401.1 all of the sudden after a server reboot

I am running SQL Server CE replication on a web server and recently replications have been failing. When I try to visit the diag utility (http://webaddress/Replication/SqlCeSa30.dll?Diag I get an ...
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Auditing on UNIX System

I'm working on a project which requires some auditing of read/write/modifications to various files. Additionally I must log ftp access, user logins, NTP/system time changes etc. Is there a nice tool ...
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What is the best way to find Conficker infected PCs in company networks remotely?

What is the best way remotely to find Conficker infected PCs in company/ISP networks?
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rack-mount goodies? [closed]

There's tons of rack-mount stuff around. What accessory you didn't know back then and now can't live without? HTTP controlled power switch with ACL has saved a lot of time. Just give customer access ...
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SQL Server 2005: Sharing processors accross multiple distributed instances

I have two instances of SQL Server 2005 Standard Edition running on two separate dedicated servers (let's call them DB1 and DB2). At the moment DB1 is very busy and DB2 is mostly idle. Is it possible ...
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win2003 way to copy folders in a smart way?

I have 2 folders, the first: C:\folder1 C:\folder1\subfolder\a.txt C:\folder1\subfolder\b.txt and the second: C:\folder2 C:\folder2\subfolder\a.txt I would like to merge them like so: ...
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Is is possible to reattach a telnet connection?

Our network involves a series of dumb text terminals which telnet into a SCO OpenServer 6 server. Occasionally, one of these terminals will crash, forcing the operator to move to a different terminal ...
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Web server monitoring software for ubuntu

I am wondienrg what is a good monitoring software for a cloud hosted ubuntu server. I would like to monitor: Traffic statistics to my website Scripts/Areas of maximum load Overall server load Uptime ...
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Configuring Fiddler to watch specific domains

I'm using Fiddler to monitor some HTTP traffic. I want to configure it to watch traffic from a few specific domains. I know that CustomRules.js can be modified to manipulate traffic passing through ...
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Two same emails arrive in postfix

I changed an MTA in postfix from sendmail, but two same email contents arrive when the same address is included in To and Cc. There did not need to be such email contents, Please Help me!. with ...
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Strange latency in my wireless connection which has “full bars”, mac mini only

I am experiencing strange latency on my mac mini (os x 10.5.6) when I'm using my wireless internet. It has "full bars". It only happens on the mac mini, not on the other two windows computers that ...
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How many resources does a mumble server need?

Given a default instance of Ubuntu Server LTS, how many additional resources are needed to run a Mumble server ("murmor") for say 10 connected users? I'm curious about: CPU consumption RAM working ...
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RAID 1 Status

In a RAID 1 that is going bad what does the status's "Current" and "dropped" mean?
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lvm+ext3 vs ext3 recovery

I would like to hear from people who have personal experience recovering crashed systems or data from crashed drives using lvm+ext3 and ext3. Which option is harder to recover from backup or to ...
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Redirect all (non-rejected) spam to a special mailbox in sa-exim

I'd like to redirect all spams (that weren't rejected outright) to mailbox of local user spam (i.e. deliver mail to spam user rather than to original local recipient). I'm using sa-exim (exim 4 + ...
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What is the best way to mount a VHD File in Vista X64?

I am looking for a way to mount a vhd file created by Vista's complete computer backup system within Vista Ultimate x64. What is the best way?
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set an expiration for ssh cache?

I use ssh to connect to a remote site (from ubuntu desktop to debian server). When I first connect a dialog pops up (probably from gnome or seahorse) asking for the passphrase, but from then on it ...
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how to get autofs to mount a partition as rw?

I got autofs to mount a partition. It works fine, except I can't get it to mount with write privileges to regular users. I tried with this in auto.master: /misc /etc/auto.misc --timeout=60 and ...
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Securing Webservers

I was reading an article about a recent website (astalavista.com) that was hacked. The perpetrator wrote down how he did it: http://pastebin.com/f751e9f5b What can we learn from this to better ...
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Can you actually restrict where programs are executed from on later versions of Windows?

I was looking here Now, it sounds promising to be able to restrict where programs are executed from, making sure they only execute from %PROGFILES% and %WINDIR%, but I have to wonder how enforceable ...
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Which linux version to install: i386 or x64?

Talking about ease of maintanence / software support does it matter what version of linux i386 or x64 version is installed? Server obviously is 64 bit however i wonder if living with 64bit OS would ...
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php as fast_cgi shutdowns without log

I'm running php5 behind a nginx proxy, as Fast_CGI, after some usage (Always while being used, not while idle. The Fast_CGI server just shuts down (no longer displays in a 'ps -A'. In php.ini ...
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Aptitude / apt-get. Any way to only show non-X dependant apps in a search?

It just occured to me that it would be good to do an 'aptitude search blah' and only have non-graphical applications shown. I know it's not a biggy but the docs don't seem to mention it and I would ...

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