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SQL Server performance triage? [closed]

If you get a call/page about a SQL server performance issue, what do you do first? Start a trace? Pop up Perfmon? Open activity monitor? Each of these are useful tools, but what's your "sequence" of ...
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Best practices for upgrading Linux

I know that keeping /home in different partitions will preserve my data. But what about the user-specific configuration files? Are always forward-compatible? Are there other issues as well?
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On Windows Vista, is there a way to allow an application to always run with elevated permissions?

Here is the scenario, I have an application that requires elevated permissions to run on my Windows Vista based HTPC, but I don't want to disable UAC because the computer is always connected to the ...
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How to display last login time when logging into a Windows server?

We have been tasked with a security requirement to display the last time a user was logged into the server upon login on our Windows 2003 and 2008 servers. This would apply to local and AD accounts. ...
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File transfer using telnet

Somesimes I must work with remote host which have telnet connection but no either ftp or ssh (to use scp) also there are no netcat. Also there are no gcc (to compile netcat for example). Does ...
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Using “Run as…” as limited user to modify network connection settings? [closed]

I'm running in a non-admin account on my development workstation, using "Run as..." for all things that need administrator privileges. Thankfully under XP even the control panel applets allow that. ...
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Alternatives to Windows DFS (distributed file system)

The Win 2008 dedicated server we're leasing doesn't have Win DFS installed (and we'd have to upgrade our hosting contract to get it). Are there any alternatives available that we could install so we ...
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What is the best Off the shelf Home / small office NAS [closed]

I run a multi OS home environment and am looking for a new NAS as central storage. OS's in environment: OSX, unbuntu ( linux ), windows XP Current protocols: smb, nfs, bit-torrent, PNP, ssh Size ...
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Msnmsgr.exe - No Disk in the Drive

Running Windows 7 beta, I occasionally get a popup from msnmsgr.exe claiming "There is no disk in the drive. Please insert a disk into drive D:". There are a few suggestions on the 'net about it, ...
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ASP.NET MVC shared web hosting recommendations? (Alternatively, good Windows VPS providers?) [closed]

I am looking to deploy a small, low traffic website I've built using ASP.NET MVC that just allows it's users to fill out a form and upload a file (.doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt). The administration side of ...
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Creating an iso file in Linux

I have created iso files by using two commands: dd if=/dev/cdrom of=filename cp /dev/cdrom filename What's the difference between the two, both have worked for me.
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Renaming files in linux with a regex

I had a group of files that I'd like to consistently rename, the files are named things like "System-Log-01-01-2009-NODATA.txt" "Something-Log-01-01-2009-NODATA.txt" And I wanted them as lowercase, ...
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TFS permissions for Work Items

I've just created a new TFS project. Than team members have been added as project Contributors. However, a user (team members) doesn't have any access to the Work Items. What can I do?
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What is a RAID Controller's Sideband Cable used for?

I have some Adaptec SAS raid controllers and the fanout cable comes with an extra cable called a SideBand but I am curious what it does? I know it plugs into the backplane, but other than that I can'...
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Good resources to learn about the Windows registry

Can you recommend any introductory material about the Windows registry?
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ECC chipkill errors: which DIMM?

We often get DIMMs in our servers going bad with the following errors in syslog: May 7 09:15:31 nolcgi303 kernel: EDAC k8 MC0: general bus error: participating processor(local node response), time-...
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Setting up a postfix email server

When I set up an email server using postfix on ubuntu server, how do I make sure that it won't be an open relay??
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pop3 caching proxy [closed]

I have a really slow and unreliable internet connection at the office. I also have one email account where many people download mail from the same account without deleting them form the server. (kind ...
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Is there any way to play quicktime mov files on Vista X64 natively [closed]

Does anyone know of a x64 directshow filter combination that is capable of playing MOV files in Vista X64 when Media Player is running in X64 mode? I've tried so many its getting pretty frustrating. ...
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Suggestions for entries in a sysadmins .vimrc

At the very least I always uncomment "syntax on" in /etc/vim/vimrc
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How do I disable remote printers using group policy

When I configure a new remote desktop connection to connect to servers I often forget to uncheck the option inside of local devices and resources for remote printers. This creates exceptions in the ...
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Does named/BIND log startup errors?

Does named log startup errors if so what is the default path? The Wikipedia page for BIND speak of a configuration file verification tool - does anyone know of this?
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Comparison of Unix shells

Of the major Unix shells (bash, ksh, tcsh, zsh, others?), are there any compelling reasons to use one over another? Which is the most interactive/command-line friendly? Which is the most conducive/...
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Most common Unix/Linux shell

This question might be a little naive, but is there one shell that tends to be the most popular among Unix/Linux users? My previous company was basically standardized on tcsh, so I learned that one ...
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Any free Exchange hosts out there?

Are there any free Microsoft Exchange hosted solutions? I understand that Microsoft Exchange is a paid/licensed product, but I was curious if there might be a host that has a free hosting model (e.g. ...
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Can a Windows Home Server PC join an existing domain? [closed]

Simple question, but I've seen conflicting answers out there: Can a Windows Home Server PC join an existing domain?
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making folders with mv

so I wanted to change a folders name from uppercase letters to lowercase letters, so I did mv FOLDER folder why am I not required to make a new folder? Shouldn't I get an error like folder does ...
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Load balancing multiple sites with one load balancer

I'm wondering if it's possible to loadbalance two sites from one load balancer running HAproxy (or pound or varnish or some other *nix based balancer). We have dev.site.com that load balances to dev1....
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How do I diff two text files in Windows Powershell?

I have two text files and want to find the differences between them using Windows Powershell. Is there something similar to the Unix diff tool available? Or is there another other way I haven't ...
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Any tools for saving web pages and related links to view offline? [closed]

I am going on a vacation and will be bringing my laptop. I am trying to read during wait time (at the air port) and flight There are tons of articles to catch up. What would be a good way to save web ...
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Password best practices

Given the recent events with a 'hacker' learning and retrying passwords from website administrators, what can we suggest to everyone about best practices when it comes to passwords? use unique ...
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How long is the update delay when changing nameserver delegation, and how can I test the change?

I just changed our delegated name sever though our registrar (MelbourneIT, if it's important). The updated nameserver value shows in the whois report - does this mean that the update has completed? ...
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Is it possible/advisable to run VMware Server ESX/ESXi on a laptop?

The idea of having a small footprint hypervisor as the primary OS on a laptop or desktop where every "real" OS is a guest appeals to me. Now I realize this software is more typically used on blades ...
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MAC OS X - screencast

what can I use to record an screencast at os x leopard? Freeware are prefered. Regards
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What are .DS_Store files and why does OSX leave them on Windows shares?

Whenever I access windows shares from OSX 10.5 it leaves .DS_Store files on the remote filesystem. What are they used for, and are they necessary, and can they be prevented from being created?
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How do I disable the OSX startup sound? [closed]

Is it possible to disable the start up sound on my MacBook Pro running OSX 10.5.6? I find it can be disturbing to others at certain times.
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Can recover files I accidentally overwrote with xcopy?

Today I got the arguments backwards when issuing xcopy. This caused my source folder to be overwritten. The system is Windows 2003 with standard NTFS. No special backup solutions running. Is there ...
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GPO Randomly applying

I got a problem since a while with my XP client connected on a 2003 R2 Server Active Directory. Sometime GPO doesn't load when a user log on. Some other time, It work. I search many time on google ...
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Is geek squad a good place to work straight out of high school? [closed]

I'm getting ready to graduate (YES!) and take my A+ exam. I want to get a job before going to college and thought about geek squad. I want to be a programmer but I'm also a good troubleshooter as I do ...
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Feasability of running a Virtual Network [closed]

I used to run an Active Directory domain on my home network, but have since migrated back to a plain old Workgroup. However, since my job is in .NET software development, I'd like to be able to work ...
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Disabling user switching when admin locks screen

Well, pretty much what the subject says, is it possible to forbid users from using the "Switch User" feature when the screen is locked by an administrator? I'm not sure if user switching is a GNOME ...
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How do I locate a hosting provider that meets my criteria?

I am frequently called upon to recommend a hosting provider. Company A needs SAS certification, company B needs Tomcat, company C can work with shared hosting, company D needs a dedicated server, etc....
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Is it possible to disable or reassign the built in Windows keyboard shortcuts?

Is it possible to disable or reassign some or all of the built in Windows keyboard shortcuts? Are there any third party tools that make this task easy? Has the method to accomplish this task changed ...
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Outlook 2007 running multiple instances

I have been tackling this problem for a while now. I have a single user in a 30+ user environment running AD and Exchange 2003 Server. The user is running XP with Outlook 2007. At least once every ...
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How can I map a VMS directory on a Windows 2003 Server?

Is this even possible without compromising the server's security?
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What do you ask every new employer?

Most programmers know about the Joel test - 12 yes/no questions to quickly evaluate where a company stands in its development department. These questions are things like "do you use source control" ...
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When/why to use a web proxy/gateway?

Right now we have about a 25-30 PC network, connected to the internet with a run-of-the-mill SonicWall Firewall/Router device. There isn't much filtering / blocking other than outgoing SMTP (for ...
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Any reason to use a rack-mountable server if I lack a rack to mount it on?

I'm somewhat new to server hardware, and was wondering if there was any reason to purchase a 19-inch-rack-mountable server as opposed to a standalone (tower) system, or any difference between the two ...
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Server 2008 email on Event variables

One of the new features of Server 2008 is the ability to attach a task to a specific event in the event logs. One of the actions available is to send an email through a SMTP server. This is working ...
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Home Backup Strategy for Large Amounts of Data

Kind of similar to this question, but I wanted to talk specifically about backing up 200+GB of data. I am an amateur photographer with 3 years of high resolution PSD's and RAW files filling up my hard ...

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