tomfanning
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IIS complains about a locked section - how can I find out where it's locked?
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Worked out these steps which fix the issue for me: Open IIS Manager Click the server name in the tree on the left Right hand pane, Management section, double click Configuration Editor At the top, ...

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Free space on ZFS file system unexpectedly missing
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Solution eventually came via the zfs-discuss mailing list - this post. It appears the output of zfs list -t snapshot changed at some point, and there was a hidden snapshot consuming the extra space: ...

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How I stop spam backscatter rendering email on my domain unusable?
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Simple answer: don't have a catch-all on your domain. In fact, don't accept mail on your server for accounts that don't exist, full stop. Just reject it outright, during the initial SMTP transaction. ...

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When was the operating system installed?
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On Windows, run "systeminfo" at the command prompt. You're looking for "Original install date".

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Windows - New administrative user not an administrator
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UAC is still turned on. This means that, while unelevated, your administrator user account is actually just the same as a regular user account. More information here.

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Windows 7 MSDN - Good forever?
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The Windows 7 out on MSDN is the RTM, or Release To Manufacturing, build. Meaning that what is on MSDN is the same thing that's being pressed on to DVDs in factories right now, ready for the launch in ...

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is it possible to check how many DIMM slots are filled in a pc motherboard, remotely?
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If you have remote desktop, just install and run CPU-Z.

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Where do files go if I lose a Remote Desktop session?
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Log on again, look at Task Manager in the Users tab. If your session is still there, right click it and click Connect. You'll be back where you started. Otherwise, your files are gone.

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server is beeping
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RAID array failure? Second power supply failure?

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nginx "starts with" regex
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Turns out that the following works. if ($http_user_agent !~* "My%20App/*") { return 403; }

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Automatic deployment with SVN on Windows?
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Have you checked out CruiseControl.NET? This can do what you're asking, and much more besides...

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Poor internal database - replace it or chuck hardware at it?
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Well... this is a while ago now, but I thought I'd record the outcome here. In the end, I stepped through the VBA line by line to deal with another problem. It was then that I realised that some ...

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Why is sometimes the exe-files locked by windows?
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Use the command "net file" on the server hosting the shared file to see what users have the file open. Use the command "net file /close" on the same box to force any session returned by the first ...

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Where can I find ready to use windows scripts that used robocopy?
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I don't have any scripts, but the built-in documentation is really easy to understand and very useful. robocopy /? | more

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Increasing fax transmission speed in Windows Server 2003
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Alternatively don't transmit them yourself - outsource. We have a provider that we send specially formatted emails to, containing outbound faxes, and their systems transmit faxes on our behalf. It ...

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Eject a stubborn disc from a MacBook
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Take it to an Apple store for them to deal with :-) That's part of what we pay the extra money for, right?

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Replicate Server 2003 DFS root to Server 2008
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Turns out you need to install the new-style DFS stuff on Server 2008 as well to make this work. Problem solved...

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How do I install a package in Debian?
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sudo apt-get install packagename In your case sudo apt-get install openssl, if I remember correctly.

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"zpool replace" hangs and locks up the pool
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Was truly backed into a corner with this. Have ended up flattening the pool and restoring files from backup on to FreeNAS 8. Feels far more stable so far - newer x64 OS, 4GB RAM probably all ...

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What are the problems with running a file server (FreeNAS) in a VM?
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You really very much do not want to do this, unless you can verify that your virtualisation platform doesn't lie to your guest OS about what it's actually written to the underlying physical disks. ...

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PPTP VPN to amazon EC2 windows 2003 instance
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Can you install OpenVPN on these instances? You might have more luck with that...

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OpenVPN Route traffic through Windows XP
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Turn on ipenablerouter in the registry to enable Windows XP to route between interfaces http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315236

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Connecting to local Sql server 2005 through Internet
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I don't recommend you do this, given past experience (i.e. Slammer) Is a VPN out of the question? Host-to-host OpenVPN perhaps?

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windows genuine advantage blocking remote desktop
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Try connecting with the /admin or /console switch (depending on what version of the client you have) mstsc /admin mstsc /console Nothing will appear different about the client from there on in, that'...

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Determine bandwidth issues for circuit not under our control
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Expanding on my comment on Dave M's answer, if you're dealing with traffic shaping here it may only be being applied at certain times of day, or when the pipe reaches a certain level of traffic for so ...

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Windows Server 2008 R2 slows internet speed
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I suggest using Wireshark to help you see what's going on on-the-wire.

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Files deleted on a Windows 2003 Network Share from a Windows XP Client
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Here's an article on Volume Shadow Copy, or "Previous Versions", as it is labelled in the Explorer UI. Should be enough to get you started.

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IIS and Apache on same box?
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I'll add to what the others have said by saying that in a dev environment it's absolutely fine - just bind IIS and Apache to different ports. (In fact, the installer for Visual SVN Server doesn't use ...

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SBS 2003 suddenly not delivering emails to outside domains
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I bet whatever server your SBS box is using as its outbound smarthost (your ISP's mail server?) has had SMTP authentication turned on. Find the smarthost in the SBS settings (Exchange System Manager ...

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What to do With Power PC Mac Systems
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Chuck a maintained *nix distro on them and keep using them? (e.g. Gentoo, Ubuntu) (I guess this is a non-starter for you if you have any irreplaceable LOB apps that are OS X-only)

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