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How to best tune a Windows development machine?

How to best tune a Windows PC for development purposes?
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How do you configure sendmail to reject Email with a Date header too far from real time?

A friend of mine using (I believe) qmail has it configured to reject, as SPAM, any incoming Email with a Date: header that is too far from real time. I can't figure out how to do this with sendmail. ...
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How to Find a file in FreeBSD

I'm trying to locate all copies of example.filename on my FreeBSD server. What's the best / easiest / most efficient way to do this?
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What are some cool things I can do with Backtrack?

I've been interested in trying out BackTrack for a while, but I'm not sure how to use most of the tools. I know there's a lot there, but is there a simple, graphical way to monitor activity on my ...
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If I install Windows7 RC, will I need to repave later?

I'm thinking of installing Windows7 RC. I'm wondering if the auto-updates along with a production licencense will be sufficient to convert the RC to the RTM. Or will I have to reinstall?
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What are the key problems to be addressed when moving between different hosting providers?

We have between 100 - 200 servers at two sites located in a 3rd party hosting provider. (Not a company anyone would recognise.) Various technical staff are proposing moving to another hosting ...
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How to monitor a windows log file in real time? [closed]

There is a already question that asks about opening a large log files. But my intention is different. Is there any application that monitors a log file and updates as it is updated in real time? ...
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How to migrate from SQL Server 2005 to 2008

How do you migrate SQL Server 2005 databases to SQL Server 2008? Is it as easy as backing up 2005 databases and simply restore in 2008? Are there any compatibility issues? Is SQL Server Reporting ...
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What do I do if .NET Framework is not installing?

When I try to install .NET Framework 3.5 on Windows Vista 64bit Home Premium edition it did not work. The Windows Update error code was 643. How do I fix this problem and install it?
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How to best optimize an Oracle database for writes?

How can I maximize the write performance without impacting reads?
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Does SMTP greylisting a) stop much spam and b) stop much legitimate mail?

I've just set up an SMTP server on a relatively little used domain using Postfix and enabled greylisting with SQLGrey. So far it seems to be working OK, and while there's the slight irritation of ...
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Method or tool to migrate Bugzilla to Team Foundation Server (TFS)

What's is the best method or tool Bugzilla posts to the Team Foundation Server (TFS)?
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What is a good sendmail log analyzer?

We had a recent event where one of two servers running sendmail stopped sending mail, and built up a 7000 message queue before we noticed / fixed it. It's fixed now, but we don't know why it failed, ...
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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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Optimal UNIX File System Partition + Setup Strategy

When partitioning a new system disk(s) for UNIX, what is your prefered strategy for both desktop and/or servers? Please include disk partition layout, file system format(s) and options, mount points, ...
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How to mount a CD/DVD ISO in Windows 7?

Does Windows 7 have native support for mounting CD/DVD ISO images? If not, what is the best tool to use for that under Windows 7 64-bit? I am looking for a solution to allow installing MSDN ...
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How to mount a Virtual Hard Drive in Windows 7

One of the features of Windows 7 is the ability to mount a virtual hard drive (from Virtual PC) as an actual drive within the OS. What are the steps for doing this?
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Is Windows 7 RC stable enough for limited production deployment?

With the Windows 7 RC out today, and it being good for a year before expiring makes for a compelling argument to deploy it in limited production usage internally. I tested the Windows 7 Beta and was ...
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Should I compress old files to save disk space?

What are the pros and cons on compressing old files on a disk? I've read that compressing old files will degrade the performance when accessing the compressed files. I've got gigabytes of old files in ...
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Exclusive of cost, what is the ideal monitor set up for a team of programmers?

Given a new office, new desks, and very little limitation on per-person costs (within reason - virtual reality helmets are not likely) what is the ideal number, size, and orientation of (presumably ...
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Tutorial on user and group management in Linux?

Is there a good tutorial out there on how to do user and group management in Linux? For example in Ubuntu; I've been trying to find how to alter GECOS information about each user on command line, ...
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Is there any overhead in setting up multiple web sites in IIS?

One of our server administrators set up 1 web site per web application. This is mainly to have different host headers per application. (We also create DNS entries per application, allowing the web ...
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Windows 2003 ODBC Issues - Error 10055

Using data integrator for ETL's pulling data from DB2 to SQL Server, after some time, will get these odbc errors: Communication link failure. comm rc=10055 - CWBCO1003 - Sockets error, function ...
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Recommendations for automatic computer inventory [closed]

For someone looking after a small 50 Windows PC network (Mainly XP - some Vista), are there any tools that can do an automatic inventory of the network e.g. OS Memory size Hard drive type and size ...
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Mac OS X: how to run GUI apps on a headless machine

Is there a way to run a GUI app, like iTunes, when not logged in to a computer directly? Thus, I'd like to be able to start a program, then log out, or (preferably) run a GUI program directly from an ...
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What are some good, free “virtual machine” apps? [closed]

I've been out of the virtual machine market for a while. Back in 2005, I used Microsoft Virtual PC 2004 (not free) and the current version of VMWare (not free). What are some good, free solutions? ...
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“Access Denied” when trying to connect to remote IIS server from my local workstation

I am currently writing an application that connects to IIS server and spiders through the virtual directory to collection information. When I try to connect from a Windows XP SP3 with IIS 5.1 machine ...
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How to clear Exchange mail queues using PowerShell

I needed to clear a bunch of messages out of the mail queue this morning, and thought it would be super nice to be able to query the queue(s) using Powershell. Any scripts out there? Note: this is ...
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What is the most reliable way to send a zip file via email? [closed]

I often have clients email zip files to me only to find out that their corporate firewall has stripped the attached file. What is the most straight-forward way to send a compressed file through email ...
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What is a good 64 bit physically small server? [closed]

I've got a 5 year old shuttle machine. It's 32 bit, only takes 2gb of ram and is old. I'm looking for a replacement machine that is a similar size, is 64bit and supports at least 8gb RAM. I'm not ...
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rsyncing a bootable backup

jwz mentions PSA: Backups a backup system that's fairly clever. Your backup method is to essentially restore to the replacement drive. This seems to work simply on OSX. What all do I need to do to ...
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8answers
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Free hex file viewer [closed]

What's the best free hex file viewer for windows?
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Is wireless wake on lan possible?

I don't really have much to add to the question in the title.. Is it possible to wake a computer via a wireless network card? (Assuming that a wireless card doesn't consume enough power to make ...
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Schedule reboot at the specified time

How to schedule a Windows server to reboot at a specified time? It's about a Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008.
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What are some good uses of Autorun (autorun.inf file) for USB drives? [closed]

I mostly use that right now just to give my USB drive a name and an icon. What else can you do with this?
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Is there still a place for tape storage?

We've backed up our data on LTO tapes for years and it's a real comfort to know we have everything on tape. A sister project and one of our data providers have both moved to 100% disk storage because ...
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What is a good defrag tool for Windows? [closed]

The built-in defragment tool of Windows is not the best one. I heard that there are a ton of better ones out there - but which one is really good?
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What are good tools to show disk usage (for Windows)? [closed]

I like to use TreeSize and WinDirStat. What else is out there, and why should I use it?
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12answers
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Shell command to monitor changes in a file

I know there was a command on Unix that I could use to monitor a file and see changes that are getting written to it. This was quite useful especially for checking log files. Do you know what it is ...
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How can I download an executable file inside the company network when it's been locked down?

This might seem like a silly (or nefarious) question at first glance, but allow me to elaborate... We have implemented all sorts of measures on the company network and proxy to prevent the download ...
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2answers
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Free SSL VPN client

What is the best free SSL VPN client that works on 64 and 32 bit windows clients?
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1answer
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I don't see images in Outlook. I just see a red X

Outlook 2003 will get into a situation where it will no longer render images in the preview pane or the message window. If you reply to the message, then you will see the image. How do I fix this?
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1answer
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Is there anyway to upgrade from Win 7 beta to the RC?

I am running Win7 beta on a pc and would just like to update it to the RC. I have read that Mircosoft don't want you to upgrade and for that reason have turned upgrading off. Is there a way to upgrade ...
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2answers
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PowerShell Script to Get a Directory Total Size

I need to get the size of a directory, recursively. I have to do this every month or so. I want to make a powershell script to do it.
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who has the best online prep MCSE study materials? [closed]

I'm studying for my Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) on my own and was wondering who you could recommend for study materials? I did shell out a bunch of money for a local class and when it ...
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Why does IIS refuse to serve ASP.NET content?

My Windows Server 2003 Std server refuses to server ASP.NET content. It serves regular html just fine but anything .net, even a one line html file with an ASPX extention fails silently. Things I've ...
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1answer
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Whats the best way to make your printer available trough out the VPN?

I just set up a box with a couple XEN virtual machines. One of the virtual machines is running Windows Server 2008 and will soon run our openvpn as well. Is there a way to share this (network) printer ...
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6answers
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Backup Strategy for Small Group of Windows XP computers

What is the best way to backup a small network (about 40 workstations) all running windows xp pro ? The machines are spread out over 2 large buildings so it would be nice to have a solution that could ...
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4answers
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Suggestions for recovery toolkit [closed]

For someone looking after a small 50 Windows PC network (Mainly XP - some Vista), what is a good set of recovery tools that can put installed on a USB drive (or perhaps CD?) to enable us to ...
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1answer
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Automatically Port Xen Images to EC2

I have a disk image that is running under Xen right now and I'd like to port it to Amazon's EC2. How can I do this in a way that is as simple as possible? I've got a script that can build the finished ...

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