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How to monitor bandwidth use of each device on wifi network

I have in my home a standard Comcast cable internet connection. I have it going from the wall to a cable modem, and from the modem to a late-series Linksys router, which provides wired and wireless ...
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How to enable remote access for another account on Mac remotely via SSH?

I have admin rights at a remote Mac computer. I can access it via SSH. The Mac has another user account, which doesn't have remote access. How can I remotely (via SSH) enable remote access for the ...
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FreeBSD vs Linux from an administration standpoint

I am a huge user of Linux in a all kinds of ways for servers, desktops, etc... More recently I am wanting to try working with FreeBSD for certain features it has like ZFS and such. How much does the ...
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How to interpret the output of ipconfig/all?

I am shaky on network setting up concepts. When I do ipconfig/all on my machine, I get: I need to set up a basic home network and want to understand these basic things and what is going on. I ...
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looking for internet cafe software [closed]

I'm looking for software for a customer which runs a little hotel. They installed WLAN which is accessible from each room, and I need billing/admin software for that. It should be possible to define ...
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How can I change the defaults for new accounts in Mac OS X?

Basically, I want change the skeleton of the OS X user account, in order to do the following with every new user that I create on this local machine: A custom set of Dock icons Some data already in ...
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how to view command history of another user in linux?

Can anybody show me how to view command history of another user? I am an admin on my machine. I can see normal history by viewing /home/user_name/.bash_history but i can't see commands of that ...
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Now who's using my COM port?

I am trying to figure out who's locking my COM port. Tried to search but could not find a way to figure that out. I am using XP. Was wondering if 'Process Explorer' utility provides something for the ...
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Remove password of user on OSX

As much as I would like to figure out the problem, at this point too much time has been invested in deleting a stupid key when I already had a solution (the command line creation) that works. I'm ...
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Cannot do sudo: “/etc/sudoers is mode 0740, should be 0440”

I have a problem: I don't have a root password on my mac. I just have an Admin account, which can do stuff using sudo. Now, I wanted to add my normal user to the /etc/sudoers file as well. Since it ...
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Can I create an admin privilege for just one application?

A university tries to run our software, but their users don't have admin rights. However our software requires admin rights to run. Is there a way to have their system admin create a privilege, just ...
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Why insist on rolling out an MSI package?

I have created a program in Autohotkey, which creates a few shortcut keys that a whole company with 400 people wants to have installed permanently. The way I imagine the program to work is that a ...
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How do I take control of a Drupal installation on my web space without the admin credentials?

Someone set up a website for me recently, using Drupal, and before I could get his admin credentials, I lost contact with him. Seeing as it's my web space, I do have access to the files and the ...
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How to set different window managers to different users under Linux

I want to restrict different users to different sets of window managers. For example, user A: openbox, fluxbox user B: openbox user C: openbox, fluxbox, metacity How can I do it? Additional ...
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Remote access to BIOS?

I have a home server running headless (i.e. without a monitor), using ssh for remote access. This works fine most of the time, but I still need a graphics card and still need to drag out a monitor ...
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How to Configure a Remote Home Directory on Mac OS X?

I have an iMac, an XP box, and a Windows Server 2003 home server. I don't have active directory set up. To make a remote home directory on XP, I remapped the My Documents directory to a remote file ...
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Setting permissions for specific user and groups in Linux

How can I grant permission for files to a specific user or a specific group? We have three groups: "g12" ("u1" and "u2), "g34" and "g56". g12 - should only read the file. g34 - should write and ...
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What are reasons to disallow ICMP on my server?

An EC2 Instance has ICMP services disabled by default. While it's not totally clear to me why, I think it's because it could be a potential security risk. At the moment I'm enabling Echo Responses ...
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How can I uninstall a printer that doesn't provide the 'remove' option?

I have Windows 7 (32-bit) and installed a printer. During the setup something went wrong and now I have a printer entry in the list where I can just Resolve Problems but not Remove (there is no Remove ...
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How do I give myself admin rights to a sql server instance, having forgotten the sa password?

I have lost all passwords for a SQL Server instance, how do I give myself admin access again?
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Prevent Windows 7 users from canceling shutdown (disable shutdown -a)

From Windows 7 admin account I've set up a scheduled task with max privileges that executes a .cmd file which executes shutdown -s -f -t 120 if the user happens to be logged in and its past their ...
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What's the max Windows 7 access possible to restrict tampering with single service?

I'm developing an ADHD management system for myself. Without going into detail (and as silly as it may sound for a grown man to need something like this), I need to build a me-proof service to run on ...
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How to make Windows XP boot from RAID0

My Situation I'm looking for suggestions regarding getting Windows XP to boot from a RAID0 partition. I've got XP running on an 80GB PATA drive and I've got two new 350GB SATA drives. If I Were a ...
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List of all Windows administration command line tools [closed]

I sometimes have to use Windows command line tools like netsh, route or ipconfig. Is there a place where all the Windows administration command line tools are listed? Of course, there is MSDN for ...
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How to define a common performance measure of desktop computers across a medium size company

I have 40 machines (from Windows XP to 7, different configurations) in my company and I am responsible for maintaining them. What I would like to do is to measure the impact of new updates and new ...
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GUI tools for Linux Box administration

What GUI tools do you advise to improve the usability of Linux for those accustomed to doing system administration the windows-way? Users new to Linux often get confused when they need to configure ...
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what does “Net user administrator /active:yes” do to a computer?

i just purchased a new laptop and had some issues with it... I called tech support and they had me run this command in cmd prompt by right clicking the cmd icon and selecting "run as administrator" ...
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How to see what users are doing in Windows Server 2008

If you are the Administrator and users are remotely logged into your system, is there a way for you to see what those users see?
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How to get actual creation time of a file on Unix?

I'm inspecting some files in my dedicated web server via linux cli after a hack attack and found some files have been modified with the 'touch' command to change the dates. I'm willing to get the ...
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How do you elevate permissions on a Mac Application using the GUI?

I having trouble with an application not prompting for administrator privileges (thank you Blizzard's WOW installer) and I'm looking for an OS X equivalent of Windows' RunAs. I am familiar with ...
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How to delete or resize pagefile.sys?

How to delete or resize pagefile.sys in WinXP? Changing properties in "My Computer" doesn't work, changing properties in Administrative Tools > Computer Management doesn't work either.
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Is Joerg Schilling’s “sdd” a full replacement for “dd”?

I'm trying to use sdd on my Debian system, and can't get one set of options to work. They do work in dd so I am wondering if I am specifying them incorrectly, or if sdd didn't implement them, or ...
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How do I replicate the directory structure to a remote Linux server?

I want to replicate a complex directory structure from one Linux server to another remote server start at a certain sub-directory. I don't want the contents of the files, I just want to preserve the ...
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Windows Install - How to set a password for the default user?

I get this wrong every single time I install Windows XP (which is embarrassingly often). Somewhere during the install, it will ask you for your name, and whatever you give it will end up being the ...
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Setting user/group restrictions in Windows 7 Home Premium

I'm have been requested to set user restrictions across 100+ computers running Windows 7 Home Premium. I have done a bit of research and I have found that the user restrictions I'm able to set via ...
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Determine which programs are using swap / how much

This is my first question -- I realize I may have done something wrong here, so please point me in the right direction if I have. I'm interested in figuring out which programs on my machine are using ...
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Looking for a router-like web interface for my Debian gateway

Hey, I need a web interface program for my debian gateway which has the features of a router's one. Specifically, I must be able to easily Forward ports to various clients on the LAN or the router ...
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How do you convert an existing shared drive to Alfresco?

How do you best take an existing shared drive and turn it into an alfresco one? Our office uses one central shared drive to store the following: Administration Documents. Employee Schedule (in ...
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Prevent users from closing admin RDP

I am configuring a Windows 7 computer that will be administered over RDP. The PC is not member of a domain. Is there a way to prevent users from logging in locally and kicking the admin? I have no ...
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gdevilspie doesn't work on my PC

gdevilspie is a tool that allows you to write rules to move windows to any position as you wish when you open them. I have Ubuntu 11.04 with GNOME 2.32.1 on my PC. I like the features that ...
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Windows 7 “stuck” on doing administrative actions on startup

This is going to be a little difficult to explain. This is a problem that started recently, every thing was working fine up until two weeks ago. After starting Windows 7 and logging in (I log on with ...
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Recommendation for selection an administrative software [closed]

I have a business were we sell automotive breakes, we have about 15 or 20 employees and now we want to use an administration software in the busines to do things like print parts prices, sales, income ...
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Installing VPN connection and WiFi drivers on RHEL5

In RHEL5, How to establish a VPN connection,The details I get to connect the VPN are ipaddreess ,username/password How to install WiFi drivers on RHEL5
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how to use mkpasswd to generate a password in shadow file in ubuntu 10 lucid

Today I upgrade my server to ubuntu 10 lucid, The first thing that occur to me is the new encrypted method, it's the default line ...
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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 ...