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How to force Chrome to use proxy settings?

We're about to deploy Google Chrome to our users. The thing is, we use a proxy server to filter HTTP connections to force users to just use a handful of websites on workplace computers. So far I've ...
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How would I administer my linksys router through ssh?

Most of the administrative tasks required some http service used over a web browser. Is there a way to perform adiminstrative tasks to my router through ssh? Sometimes having a GUI is not possible (...
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windows runas command with elevated privileges, user in admin group

I have a windows 7 user who belongs to admin group. I want to execute sc command that requires admin privileges. I DON'T want to open an elevated cmd, want to be able to simply Win+R->Enter command, ...
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Is it possible to run a software from non-admin account giving it admin privilege?

I'm using Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit. I know about the "Run as administrator". That will ask for admin password. My scenario is different. A software came with my webcam (A4 tech) works fine in admin ...
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How to install software as admin on a restricted XP user account?

What is the preferred praxis to install an application which does not distinguish between all/local users in a restricted Windows XP user account (domain based net)? Sometimes I need to install ...
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How can I make sftp accounts that can only access their home directory?

I'm using Ubuntu Server 9.10. I need to setup 6 accounts for users that will exclusively need sftp. When the user logs in, I need them to only have access to their home directory. I don't want them ...
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What is the simplest batch scheduler to set up on a small linux cluster?

We have about 10 heterogeneous machines we would like to run various jobs on. The current situation is that people log in on a machine with ssh, see if other people are running stuff on it, then use ...
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Why am I getting file system “access denied” errors when I'm the administrator?

In one case, I was just writing a test application to enumerate all files on my system, and I get an "access denied" error for "C:\Documents and Settings" (which was returned by .NET when I said 'give ...
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How do I configure a Debian so that multiple users can do administration, but not see each others' personal files?

I'm looking to set up a server to share with a group of people. The machine will run Debian GNU/Linux, and we would like to allow multiple people to do administration tasks (in particular installing, ...
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Linux - Protection from ourselves (Root)

I love Linux and everything she stands for; however, unfortunately I grew up with Windows. Thusly so I have learned very bad practices (such as NT Authority will protect me). I have several Linux VPS'...
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Recovering from renamed user home directory

I changed the name of a user home directory, but couldn't specify this as the new home directory for that user with usermod until I logged out of that user. Not having any other user accounts, I gave ...
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Error while installing RSAT (Remote SysAdmin Tools for Windows 7 with SP1)

I have Windows 7 SP1 32bit, and I can't install RSAT (Remote SysAdmin Tools for Windows 7 with SP1) x86. I'm getting error 0x80070442 each time. It's saying that the specified service can't be ...
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Windows 7 System Crash

I am using a Laptop running Windows 7. For past few days, the system crashes for no apparent reason( as much as I know) . Either the system crashes or become unresponsive which requires a hard reboot....
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log viewer on Windows, roughly equivalant to Linux's Log viewer or OSX's Console? [duplicate]

Are there any good log viewers on Windows roughly equivalent to Linux's log viewer or OS X's Console? I need to be able to tail multiple logs, with search & filtering. I've seen BareTail ...
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Windows 7: logon denied only one user session is allowed

Everything was working fine in Win7 Ultimate until one day, I could not switch users. I had to enable fast user switching in regedit for some reason and locked the computer, hit ctrl+alt+del (never ...
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Cryptographic Service error message on Windows XP SP3

Does anyone have an idea on what can be done to fix the cryptographic services on a windows xp service pack 3 machine? It might also be a wrong security setting, but I think I would have found it, if ...
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How can I limit the disk I/O priority for a process in Windows XP?

I have a setup where a Windows XP machine gets backed up to a server on the LAN, using rsync. Because of operational requirements, the backup needs to happen while the machine is in use. While this is ...
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What is the best way to manage groups of linux boxes remotely? [closed]

I'll soon have 30 boxes being used at one of our workplaces under my control and a few other groups (not as large) in separate locations. These boxes are behind a router and will occasionally need ...
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Automatic shutdown of NFSRooted machines?

I've got a server and several client computers onsite. The client computers PXEBoot and get their / via NFS from the server. The server and clients are on limited battery backup, but the power goes ...
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How to tell when a machine is fsck-ing and hasn't had a kernel panic?

I have a server with Debian on it that I regularly reboot after upgrades. Sometimes (on schedule) fsck will check a disk when the computer is booting. With the exception of sitting in front of the ...
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Want to send automatic mails from email server, That To addres has to read from email that i received.?

I want to send multiple mail automatically. I will receive mail as FROM: abc@domain1.com TO: 123@domain2.com BODY: mail contains (username@domain3.com) What I want to is take the username@...
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Elevating applications on restricted account

I have got a bunch of applications that don't quite follows Windows application writing guidelines and don't behave well on restricted accounts. There are also a few regular apps and services. ...
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Push a policy to Java clients?

This question came up when I was attempting to set the list of SSL/TLS cipher suites in a Java program. In Java, its quite painful at times to do simple things like set the list of ciphers because ...
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Mass creating users who can login via ssh keys but not with a password

I am trying to mass creating users that can login via ssh private/public keys but which can not login with users (kind of like using newusers but I want to make sure users will not be able to login ...
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Win8.1: When logged in with my default MS account many account options don't seem to work

So I'm one of those idiots who upgraded to 8.1 allowing MS to grab a really old Hotmail account which is now my default admin account (sigh). Now I am having various account settings issues like: I ...
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`emerge --changed-use` does not work for PHP_INI_VERSION

All the gentoo docs on installing PHP[1][2] mentions that I should add a line to make.conf to use the 'production' php.ini PHP_INI_VERSION="production" but that does not seems to do anything... ...
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Managing Linux Machines

I have a bunch (hundreds) of low-end machines running Linux (mostly Ubuntu and CentOS distributions) spread out all over the world that I don't like to SSH into very often. I would like, however, to ...
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Ultrasurf causing huge network latency

We run a small network with a Squid proxy. Over the last few weeks, the network has been slowing down and completely stopping for no apparent reason. We discovered that it was due to some users ...
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varios files like `MbcYHt` all over my filesystem. where are they coming from?

Recently, I noted that some directories of my server are cluttered with files like MbcYHt, KZDmv_, K40bS9, etc., i.e. always a filename of size 6 which seems to be base64 encoded. The file size is ...
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administer windows machine

I'm a linux user. And I need to administer (take care) of ms_windows machine. I would love to work with that computer as with linux box under full control. More specific: How I can control ...
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How to get to c$ with Windows 7

I'm trying to get to the admin share on a Windows 7 home machine from a Windows 7 home machine and nothing is working. I enabled file and print sharing in the firewall and even turned Windows ...
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Device manager access for non admins

Windows 7, 64bit. Is it possible to allow non admins access to edit the device manager? Currently when logged in as a non admin and I try to access the device manager I see the following; I have ...
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Prevent other Admins from accessing my computer

My Scenario I'm a developer, working with other developers in an enterprise environment. We all have administrative powers on all computers in the facility. We pull little pranks on each other some ...
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Cronjob etiquette?

I am a student at a relatively small university. I wrote a script that sends me an email when a math newsletter comes out, so I can get a head-start on the problem of the week. I plan to run it as a ...
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Windows 7: allow limited users to change network type

I'm an intern that admins Windows machines for a school in a charter school system. When I got here everything was a mess, mainly the students had admin accounts and were turning their machines into ...
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linux shell installing packages automaticc

I want to install packages automatically by running a script I can write yum install php but I want it to install another package once installation of the php package is completed Is there any ...
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Is it possible to remotely administer an iPhone from a PC?

I'm wanting to remotely connect to an iPhone (business, so no jailbroken) and control it. We have a couple of dozen iPhones, and want to be able to remotely see the screen, and interact with it. ...
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Same password in different linux machines

Perhaps this is old. How do I do to manage the same passwords in different linux machines for the same list of users? I was told that copying the /etc/shadow for every user in the new machine would ...
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creating a network between localhost and virtual machine

Ok I have this machine of mine in a network (in an external domain) and I would like to create in it a virtual machine, which should be able to connect and communnicate with the host (main machine) ...
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Logging a list of programs during the day

Just wondering if there is any way of logging a list of programs that have been run during the day (perhaps using WMI)? I'd like to write up a script that can do this. E.g. I want to be able to see ...
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Is there a way to let the user create a cron entry without opening nano

Is there a way to create a cron entry with bash where the user only have to enter the command to execute and the script does the rest. Create cron file if it isn't already created Set the execution ...
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Reset Windows 7 group policy settings

For my system, there are two accounts. I applied a few changes to a secondary account via the group policy object snap-in of Window's management console. Despite applying these changes to the ...
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LDAP management hosted on linux for windows machines

I have an isolated lan with 30+ windows workstations conected to debian server. By saying isolated means that workstations do not have (and must not have) access to internet or other networks or ...
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How to disable Wireless Administration for Belkin N150 Router?

I just discovered that although Remote Administration is disabled, I can still access And make changes to the router wirelessly! This is bad! I have already set up an admin password, but I want it to ...
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Importance of GID and UID? [closed]

Whether we could hide the presence of a file by modifiying the gid/uid?
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What is “Swap Space” and “Locked Memory” in Solaris?

I am aware of the generic concept of swap space (in Linux). Is the same applicable for Solaris (solaris zones) too? Or is the swap concept different in solaris? Is there any connection between swap ...
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How do I create a postgresql user and database from a fresh install?

I just installed postgresql onto an ubuntu box. How can I create user foo with password bar and database baz, so that foo owns baz? foo is not a unix user.
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Migrating to a new Machine

I recently assembled a new workstation at my workplace. The current one is really old, (~3 years). On the software front, the current system is running Ubuntu 14 and has a lots of bits and pieces ...
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How to save a drive's partition to a file in Windows?

I've got an usb drive with several partitions, ntfs, exfat and ext3. I would like to extract the ext3 partition to image.bin file to be independent. How could I do that in Windows?
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Inventory file parameters not being used in Ansible

I’m trying to get Ansible up and running for the first time. For some reason, the parameters I have added to my hosts file are not being used when I run a command like ansible all -m ping It tries to ...