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Best practice: Should I always install a fresh OS for new employees?

Absolutely you should. It's not just common sense from a security POV, it should also be practice as matter of business ethics. Let's imagine the following scenario: Alice leaves, and her computer ...
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How to install Docker on AWS EC2 instance with AMI (CE/EE Update)

To get Docker running on the AWS AMI you should follow the steps below (these are all assuming you have ssh'd on to the EC2 instance). Update the packages on your instance [ec2-user ~]$ sudo yum ...
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Best practice: Should I always install a fresh OS for new employees?

You should definitely reset/reinstall the computers. There could be malicious programs on it that would put the business at risk. Those could be viruses or trojans or something the former employee ...
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Best practice: Should I always install a fresh OS for new employees?

I'm not an IT admin, but my feeling is that you should reinstall for a couple of reasons: Local admins can take ownership of the previous user's files. You're less likely to have to deal with ...
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postgresql installation : initdb data directory not empty?

From here: If you're completely wiping & reinstalling a Postgres DB, when running initdb like: service postgresql-9.2 initdb -E 'UTF8' --pgdata="/foo/bar/" you can encounter this service error: ...
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Update Office without opening an Office application

From command prompt: "C:\Program Files\Common Files\microsoft shared\ClickToRun\OfficeC2RClient.exe" /update user This should trigger the Update GUI. You can also do this silently by adding ...
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Bootable Windows Server 2016 USB Drive

Yes. This can be done using native Windows commands like diskpart, bootsect and copy (xcopy). Here are the guides that cover the topic exactly: https://www.starwindsoftware.com/blog/how-to-create-...
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How to install python3.4-pip in FreeBSD 10.1?

With Python 3.4 and later, you can use the ensurepip module to install pip on FreeBSD and elsewhere. python3.4 -m ensurepip should install pip as pip3.4.
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Best way to make RHSCL PHP available globally

The way to import a software collection into your current shell (not launch a sub-shell) is to source the "enable" file. For example for rh-php56 on a Redhat 7 machine... source /opt/rh/rh-php56/...
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Is there a difference between foreign language windows install and language pack

The actual Windows OS is language-neutral since version 6.0 (Vista/WS2008); the various localized installation media simply have a pre-installed default language pack, to which you can add additional ...
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Mount Point Does Not Exist, Despite Creating It

This is because you created /mnt/home before mounting something to /mnt. When you did that, the "home" directory is hidden by the newly mounted /mnt filesystem. You need to: (after unmounting ...
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Bootable Windows Server 2016 USB Drive

That should be possible. Mount ISO image, say drive letter is x: Mount USB Drive, letter y: Run elevated cmd Run diskpart wipe the drive and create an active partition: Caution, this will wipe your ...
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How do you answer yes for yum install automatically

Add the following line to /etc/yum.conf assumeyes=1
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Centos 7/1503 -- Getting Error setting up base repository during installation

You have an error in the mirror URL (and extra x at x64) it should be http://mirrors.kernel.org/centos/7/os/x86_64.
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PostgreSQL Stack Builder Installation Proxy Setting on Windows

My LAN server doesn't have internet access, I also find that StackBuilder from EDB doesn't respect proxy setting on Windows (am upgrading to 9.6.2), be it IE proxy setting or the proxy setting box in ...
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Solving multilib version problems

I've hit this after interrupting yum update (during an ansible run in my case). After reading this thread I eventually fixed it with: package-cleanup --cleandupes Though before that I'd also tried ...
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Unable to install .NET Framework 4.6 on Windows Server 2012 R2 Core

Both .NET 4.6 and 4.6.1 installers attempt to use GUI functionality not available on Server Core and crash. This happens even in passive mode. Fortunately, completely quiet installation works: NDP46-...
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Update Office without opening an Office application

If you need to change the Office update channel for a client to switch them to the monthly update channel, you can run the following: "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\ClickToRun\...
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'openssl verify' outputs 'unable to get local issuer certificate'

If you want to use openssl verify, you should instead use: openssl verify -CAfile your-intermediates-and-final.pem mywebsite.crt with your-intermediates-and-final.pem with all intermediate and final (...
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Difference between CentOS-8.1.1911-x86_64-boot.iso and CentOS-8.1.1911-x86_64-dvd1.iso

The -boot images are designed for installation over the network, external disk or a file server, typically used to install large numbers of computers. Additionally, the package collections allow the ...
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Install sqlite latest version on Centos6.7

I tried this locally just now and it's work, now I have sqlite3.10.0 installed on centos6.7 : Download last version of sqlite from : http://www.sqlite.org/download.html. Or on the server using : wget ...
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Best practice: Should I always install a fresh OS for new employees?

If all machines you handle are identical (or there are groups of identical machines), make a clean install once, update the OS and install basic software the users will need. Then create a HDD image, ...
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php56w-common conflicts with older version of php (Centos)

You should do sudo yum install php56w php56w-common ... instead of sudo yum install php php-common, ...
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Install Xvfb via yum - yum repository for Xvfb?

Enable the optional content repositories by editing /etc/yum.repos.d/redhat-rhui.repo . Open the file search for optional - change enabled=0 to enabled=1 [rhui-REGION-rhel-server-optional] name=Red ...
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How to install Docker on AWS EC2 instance with AMI (CE/EE Update)

The hardest part to figure all of this out was the container-selinux requirement. Just find the latest version in http://mirror.centos.org/centos/7/extras/x86_64/Packages/ and install that first. In ...
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What device is used for a Domain Controller?

As here already mentioned, you can run Domain controller either on baremetal or as VM. I prefer VM, as it gives you more flexibility and as DC require “low” CPU and RAM you don’t waste hardware ...
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Infrastructure - management - Is moving from custom code base in place to Ansible worth it?

Since your situation obviously isn't only about finding a good way forward from your current situation but also about politics in the workplace it doesn't look as though a purely technical argument ...
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How Do I Install Net-SNMP on Windows??? (without visual studio)

Yeah, I really don't know why Net-SNMP doesn't distribute prebuilt binaries with their code. It's bizarre. Anyways, I recently built 5.7.3 for Windows 64-bit (with full support for SSL, IPv6, and ...
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How to remotely initiate netinstall of CentOS 7?

You can reinstall from grub by booting a kernel with suitable command line parameters. I outlined the process for EL6 here but there are some changes that need to be made for EL7. This is just an ...
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Best practice: Should I always install a fresh OS for new employees?

I have personal experience with non-reimaged PCs passing viruses on to new users. (And with unwanted files outlasting a user's employment, but that's a whole other story.) As Ushuru pointed out, ...
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