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NTFS “Secrets”?

A few weeks ago I was reading through the Wikipedia entry on NTFS, and noticed that it was possible to use Symbolic Links amongst a number of other features that aren't readily apparent in Windows ...
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3answers
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Two Dual Core vs. One Quad Core

For an Intel based system keeping the number of cores constant how much difference would there be between two dual core processors and one quad core processor? We run Oracle OLTP databases on two ...
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4answers
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How do I see if a port is in use on a windows machine?

I am using Windows XP pro, and I need to know if something is registered on a port. If so how can I tell what is on the port? EDIT What I mean by registered is that I am trying to test a .NET ...
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7answers
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How do I automatically run nightly backups for Microsoft SQL Server 2005?

I don't see any built in mechanism for scheduling nightly backups in SQL Server 2005. What tools are available to perform this task and how reliable are they?
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2answers
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How do you map a virtual drive letter to a local path on Windows?

All in the title. I'm looking for how to reference a local, not network, path, as a virtual drive letter. An innocuous example: C:\Storage as G:
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2answers
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Delegate permissions to subfolder in TFS project

I need to give a TFS Project Group contributor privileges to a Source Control subdirectory in a TFS project. I can connect successfully as someone from this group but can't browse Source Control, ...
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6answers
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How to increase the size of a VirtualBox Disk Image

I had created a Windows XP image disk. It is of 5 GB, but I would like to know if there is any simple way to increase the size to 20 GB.
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3answers
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yum-security for CentOS?

Last time I checked I was able to install yum-security in CentOS but since it doesn't use the official redhat mirrors I was unable to get it to actually work. Is there a way to make yum-security work ...
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3answers
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adding kickstart to a cd in windows

I'd like to add a kickstart file to a fedora DVD for an automated install. I don't ahve access to a Linux box though, just windows. How can I remaster the iso to add the kickstart file?
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2answers
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Automated Enable of Wake on LAN

Does anyone know of an automated way to enable Wake on LAN capabilities in the BIOS?
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2answers
1k views

How can you search a sharepoint library using Windows 7 Search Federation?

I'd like to create a custom search provider for a sharepoint document library on Windows 7
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5answers
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Virtualbox booting from a real drive?

I'm about to take the plunge and install Win7 RC1 on my desktop machine. However I want to preserve access to my old HDD with XP on it. I don't really want to use full dual-boot since that would ...
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1answer
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Debugging WebDAV using gvfs

gvfs (gnome virtual file system) felt the need to reimplement some of the common filesystems. I'm trying to get people onto our WebDAV shares, but I'm getting pretty cryptic errors. What I'd like to ...
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4answers
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Upgrade from Windows 7 RC1 to Official Release

Windows 7 RC is now available. What is the expiration and upgrade path for it? Upgrade to official Windows release -- will it be painless, or would it require a reformat / reinstall of all apps. ...
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2answers
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Monitor/analyze/report resource trends on a single server— perfmon +?

I'm running a handful of video streaming servers (Win2k3 Ent SP2). As my user base is starting to grow, individual users are beginning to report that they are experiencing less-than-ideal service. ...
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2answers
573 views

How to archive old mail / attachments

I need some advice on reducing the size of our mail stores by archiving PSTs (18+ month old emails) to somewhere else on the network where it's seemless to the end user (Outlook 2003/2007). I'd ...
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2answers
796 views

Minimize VMware HD space with multiple snapshots

What is the best way to minimize the HD space of VMware image when multiple snapshots are used. After taking the first snapshot VMware doesn't allow to shrink the virtual HD anymore. I'm using the ...
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8answers
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How do I copy a SQL Server 2005 Database?

In my environment I need to copy a database from one server to another. Usually a QA machine to my local box. I do not have access to QA machine. I can connect to the database, but not RDP into the ...
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3answers
391 views

How do I convert a VMWare file to VirtualBox?

I want to take an existing VMWare virtual machine and run it in VirtualBox 2.2+. Is there any utility to do this?
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1answer
213 views

Sending multiple status emails automatically with Outlook 2007 [closed]

Several years back we created a VB application that would pull user PTO information from a backend system and send out status emails to each of the users on a monthly basis. The number of users is in ...
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3answers
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Which MySQL users have access to a database?

How can I tell which MySQL users have access to a database and what privileges they have? I seem to be able to get this information from phpMyAdmin when I click "Privileges". . . ...
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2answers
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Testing RAID

How does one fully evaluate a RAID configuration? Pulling drives is one thing, but are there tools and techniques for more? I've considered putting a nail through a running drive (powder actuated ...
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5answers
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In what sort of environment do thin-client machines shine?

Are the use of thin-clients an appropriate substitute for full workstations? Are they meant for small-company IT use, or are they only useful for large implementations. What are the perks and ...
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5answers
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How do you set bzip2 block size when using tar?

I am using tar to backup a linux server to tape. I am using the -j option to compress the file with bzip2, however I can't see a way to adjust the block size options for bzip2 from tar. The default ...
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6answers
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Life span of Pentium computers

I was given the task to determine the life span of a computer with a Pentium 1 processor. One of our clients is unwilling to upgrade their computers in order for our software to run and we are ...
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8answers
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When/why to start subnetting a network?

Under what conditions does one start to consider subnetting a network? I'm looking for a few general rules of thumb, or triggers based on measurable metrics that make subnetting something that should ...
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2answers
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How can I find the answering DNS server?

Is there a way I can trace a DNS request to see where the answer is coming from? Our network has internal DNS servers that provide internal IP address resolution, and we use EasyDNS to host our ...
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3answers
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How do I change the default wwwroot in Windows Server 2003?

I know it should be in the IIS MMC somewhere, but I'm not sure where. Anyone know where to change the default wwwroot folder?
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2answers
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How do I fix an “invalid” SMTP server issue?

Note: Domains and IPs obfuscated for security. We have an internal web application that sends e-mail reports out to various vendors. Our primary exchange server (domain name co.XXX.YY.ZZ) does not ...
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3answers
550 views

Is there a good client to browse and update data in Amazon SimpleDB?

S3Fox allows you to browse your Amazon S3 files and do uploading/downloading. Is there any similar tool for Amazon SimpleDB? E.g. something like SQL Enterprise Manager.
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5answers
268 views

List of IPs that are not in DNS

What's the easiest way to get a list of windows desktops that are on a subnet but do not have names listed in the dns server?
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2answers
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Which company phone do you recommend? [closed]

In terms of handling enterprise infrastructure, bulk pricing, and overall ease of use, which phone/plan would you recommend for a company wide (or division wide) phone plan? I am somewhat familiar ...
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2answers
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What does the arxiv.org anti-bot “search and destroy” actually do?

The lanl.arxiv.org math and scientific preprint service (formerly known as xxx.lanl.gov) has a strict policy against bots that ignore its robots.txt, Robots Beware. On that page, the have a link ...
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1answer
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Why might Apache Tomcat not release the port on exit?

I have an apache tomcat server which has recently stopped releasing the http-alt port when I shut it down. I've seen this behavior when developing client server programs, but Tomcat never seemed to ...
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4answers
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How do you prevent restarting machine after critial Windows updates?

After running critical Windows updates, you are required to reboot machine within certain period. On my Windows Vista, the longest I can pause is 4 hours. Is there a way to disable reboot proprompt ...
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2answers
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How do you set up DNS in Window Server 2008 in a Hyper-V environment? [closed]

I have a laptop running Server 2008 and Hyper-V. I have created a virtual machine that is also running Server 2008, that I used dcpromo to create as a domain controller. I disabled IPv6 because I ...
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2answers
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Hardware requirements for a Virtual Server

I moved this question from StackOverflow because it makes more sense to have it here We have decided to go with a virtualization solution for a few of our development servers. I have an idea of what ...
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1answer
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Are there any decent 3rd party search tools for AD?

I'm a bit spoiled by the search tools in SAPs Common User Administration (CUA), and I want to find something similar for Microsoft Active Directory (and, if possible for Information Lifecycle Manager, ...
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6answers
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Are there any issues for having both Office 2003 and 2007 on one machine? [closed]

My machine has Office 2003 Professional installed. I am trying to install Office 2007 but there is an option to leave 2003 version. Has anyone had any issue for having a two different versions of ...
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3answers
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Explain the pros and cons of standard desktop OS

In my workplace (c. 750 desks) we have standardised on Windows XP for non-technical users. Technical users can use any OS they like as long as they support it themselves and they sort out the ...
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2answers
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ubuntu 9 index corrupted

I upgraded to Ubuntu 9 and I am now getting this error: Tracker applet There was an error while performing indexing Index corrupted. I've tried re-indexing, but the problem still shows up. Does ...
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4answers
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How do you burn an ISO image on a Mac? [closed]

Is there a utility built into the Mac software to allow for burning ISO downloaded from the internet. Or.. Is there a better utility on the Net for performing this function? Thank you, Keith
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16answers
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Linux - Running The Same Command on Many Machines at Once

I have about a dozen Linux boxes that I occasionally need to run the same command(s) on. Is there an easier way (or automated way) to do this asides from logging on to each machine and running the ...
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4answers
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Dealing with self-assigned ip address from a wireless router I can't fix

I'm running into a bizarre issue with a router on my local university. There is one wireless router near the classroom where I have most of my classes that has a dhcp server running that gives out the ...
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2answers
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Does the Windows 7 RC have any issues with the MacBook Pro on BootCamp?

I am wanting to get my feet wet with the Windows 7 x64 RC before I need to start supporting it. Has anyone run the RC on their MacBook Pro with bootcamp? Also, Have you pulled the bootcamp ...
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1answer
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How to remove or uninstall an orphaned service?

There are times when Windows Services are installed and for various reasons, that hopefully are not important to the answer, the service no longer has the installer attached to it. Therefore, this ...
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5answers
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Find how much diskspace a SQL table uses?

Is there any way to find out how much diskspace a table in MSSQL uses? Or even better, how much diskspace a single row consumes?
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1answer
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sshd_config GatewayPorts

Is there any reason why I should not set GatewayPorts yes in my sshd_config file if the hosts are only going to be internal to the network?
0
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1answer
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Is there a way to give a xen vm with windows more than one virtual cpu?

I have a quad core machine which is running debian with a xen kernel. I am running a couple linux servers on there which don't do a lot of CPU intesive stuff, but I have there a windows server 2008 vm,...
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4answers
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How do I get the Activation Key in Windows 2003 Server

I have a machine that I'm migrating from physical hardware to a VMWare server. It is Windows 2003 and the license key fell off the machine and is gone. I know when I start up the virtualized version ...

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