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Suppressing the "reason" for shutdown on Windows Server
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If you do not want to change via Polices you can always issue the shutdown command to avoid the question. shutdown /s /t 0 /s = shutdown /t = time till shutdown 0 = immediely

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What is this item that came with my Cisco switch?
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19 votes

Looks like parts to hold the power cable into the switch.

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Why installing old versions of OS?
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Bleeding edge is not always the most stable is a great reason. In the case of Ubunutu the latest versions are supported for 18 months at a minimum. Where LTS versions are supported for five years (...

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How to find out how DNS is resolved on client computer?
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Your Windows machine must have some sort of mDNS resolver (Bonjour), let it be from iTunes, Skype, or other software that installs a mDNS resolver. ping will resolve correctly if a resolver is ...

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Where do ADMX files go in a mixed environment?
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When I deployed a few ADMX files for Office 2007 I used this information below to store centrally: Loading the ADMX templates If you use ADMX and ADML files on computers that run Windows Vista, ...

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Restart a MS Server 2008, without it installing updates?
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8 votes

Use the shutdown command: shutdown /r /t 0

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Any tools to automate OCR of scanned PDF files in a manner similar to Acrobat's OCR feature?
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8 votes

I have this implemented in a company document archveiving project. Scanned file is a tif file(single page). Then using Cuneiform to create a hocr file of the single tif. Then using hocr2pdf to ...

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What will happen if a PoE powered patch cable is plugged into a normal RJ-45 plug?
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The PSE (Power Sourcing Equipment) and PD (Powered Device) negotiate to see if the end device is compatible of being powered and at what standard. So plugging in a non PoE device will not damage said ...

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ESXi "autoboot" to a specific VM
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No you cannot view a virtual machines console on the physical ESXi host. You can configure how and when the virtual machines boot though. You would need VMware Workstation, Virtual Box, etc to do ...

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Company calendar recommendations?
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Not sure if you are willing to look into a complete collaboration suite. But Zimbra has awesome calendaring and not to mention the great email web client/server. They have an open source version(...

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Windows XP environment that is reproducable
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What Mikael said but I would sysprep the image so you get a unique SID if you are involved with a domain. Then it will be real easy to just copy the image, deal with the networking ids, then run ...

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UPS unable to power the 1U server
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The UPS you have is said to be "Cold-start" capable. Try these instructions: Press and hold the power button until it starts beeping. If that does not work try this: To cold start a Smart-UPS: ...

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Upgrade software package installed with GPO
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I have done option 2 and 3. Mostly use option 2 unless I know the previous MSI package gave me problems. Option 1 seems just a hack way to do things as its not designed for that. I always leave my ...

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What's the best way to relocate user home drives in Active directory?
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If you have a login script, change the login script. If you have the Home Folder settings in AD. You can select more then one user at a time and make the appropriate changes.

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What's your favorite ticketing system?
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I would have to say OTRS. First off, its open source and used by many large organizations. I have implemented it at two companies including where I currently work. I used it everyday for everything....

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ESXi 5 host-only test environment
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If by "talk" you mean the network access is only within the host itself. Simply setup a vSwitch that does not have physical NIC attached to it. Then on the virtual machine(s) set the NIC to be ...

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ESXI with non standard hardware HDD issues
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Well, I hope this is not for a production system... But to get better performance you need to get more hard drive performance. Also, need to look at your RAM usage. It could be swapping on the hard ...

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Should I get rackmounted or tower servers for in-house use?
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Tower servers are generally lower cost. I always buy rackmountable servers regardless. Converting from tower to rack is usually very pricey ($200-$500) even directly from Dell. Tower servers also ...

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What's the benefit of using "containers" in the datacenter as opposite to regular installation
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Also has to due with cooling. Cooling smaller sections of data center is more efficient then cooling a whole data center when one area can be running warmer then others.

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Best RAID configuration for a Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V virtualization server?
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RAID 10 will give you speed and redundancy, but at a higher cost. RAID 5 is considered slow for virtual infustructures and databases.

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My own server hosting?
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Managed Services would be a better term for what you are looking for. They will take your hardware and manage it for you for a fee of course. Normally for co-location they are just racking/stacking ...

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Is there a way to make many AD Users change their password at next logon? Rather than setting this for each user one at a time?
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Select all the users you want to change password. Shift or Control click to select more than one. Then right click -> Properties -> Account -> Users must change password at next logon.

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How do I find all users logged in with Server 2003?
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Computer Management -> Shared Folders -> Sessions This will show current users logged in users to any Shares (Printers/Mapped Drives/Etc). Then I usually check Open Files and notify those users.

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After making a server into a secondary DC, it no longer allows remote desktop connections other than Aministrator
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On the Domain Controller; Local Security Policy -> Local Policies -> User Rights Assignment -> Allow log on through Remote Desktop Services Add the groups you require.

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Portable, Direct Attached Storage: does such a device exist?
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Take a look at TapeSucks.com. I am using the 2 Bay Tandem AMT 1U rack mount system with 2TB drives. I take home one of the drives every night for backup. This does not solve keeping backups for ...

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can I grant rw permissions to a directory to one user on linux without modifying current ones?
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3 votes

Yes, with extended ACLs. Click here for a quick article.

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Server Room Temperature Control - Does anyone have a similar setup?
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I would recommend doing it right the first time. Do not hack together a cheap portable unit to cool your production equipment. In small server rooms I usually recommend going with a Mitsubishi Mr. ...

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Mac hosted desktop
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3 votes

Purchase a Mac Mini and have it co-located? These guys might be a great resource!

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Looking for good Open Source email server
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Take a look at Zimbra Collaboration Suite. They have FOSS (Open Source) and Network edition. Great AJAX web client interface. Overall great complete e-mail server.

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Is Tripp Lite a trusted brand for a UPS?
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For power protection on crucial systems I always stick with APC. I have/had APCs that have been running for 5+ years with just replacement batteries. Regular desktops I have used Belkin, Tripp Lite, ...

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