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How do I safely update a shared FoxPro database over CIFS on Linux?

My customer has a bunch of FoxPro database files shared on a Windows server. I need to make modifications to them from a Linux box, where the share is mounted with Samba. My code already acquires ...
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How do I get back into my system when I have forgot my password for the “Lock My PC” tool?

I am using a PC locking software(Lock My PC) to prevent unauthorized access to my desktop computer at my office, but after I changed my password, it seems that I forgot it. is there any trick to get ...
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How to turn off display but not lock the screen in Windows 2012 R2

For various reasons I want my server to: Automatically turn off the display after 10 minutes of inactivity. Never go into sleep mode. Never lock the screen automatically. So, if I were to leave my ...
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How to prevent windows from locking/Sleeping (Without admin previliges)

I know it is possible to disable auto log out from control panel. I want to know is there a way to prevent windows from locking/ sleeping with out changing any security options.
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Release flock for a single command in bash script

I have a script that is launched by cron every day. The launch command looks something like this: flock -n /tmp/mylock.LOCK /path/to/script/script.sh Script script.sh updates configuration files for ...
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Screen (not Lock Screen) Timeout Stuck at 1 Minute

I recently got a new laptop (Lenovo T440p with Windows 8.1 Pro) and was having the following issue: the screen would lock (screen would go black and require a password to get back in) after 1 minute. ...
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Toshiba Satellite c55-a-1rg no bios password prompt

Have an eerily similar issue like the individual here: Toshiba Satellite L75D-A7280 BIOS doesn't ask for set administrative password Tried the solution posted there, did not work. My bios is ...
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How to distinguish automatic screen locking and locking the screen with Win+L?

In Windows it is possible to lock the screen in multiple ways: You can press Win+L to lock the screen immediately You can configure the screensaver to pop up after a certain amount of idle time and ...
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How to lock a file in Windows?

Is there a way to lock a file with in-house means so it can't be deleted or overwritten? For testing of copy scripts I need to lock files temporarily to check the error handling in the scripts. Till ...
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Lock a folder so that user can't access but software can

i have a situation here i need to lock a folder (password protect) so that user can't access it without password application/software can access that folder.. :) What i can now: i know i can lock the ...
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Set screensaver lock delay from registry or command line [duplicate]

I have a few Windows 7 machines in my network, and I don't have GPO or an AD. I do however have a tool that can push commands or registry changes. Is there a command string or a registry tweak that I ...
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“Console lock display off time-out” not working

I followed the advice of numerous tutorials to enable the "Console lock display off time-out" setting in advanced power options, and I have changed my currently active plan to time out after 1 minute ...
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Unlock PC with Windows Task Scheduler

I need to set up a Scheduled Task to unlock Windows 7 PC at specific time. And second Task, to lock at other specific time. Is this possible by cmd.exe command, or I need to use some third party ...
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How to screen lock/unlock xubuntu over ssh

I'm running the latest Xubuntu, and I'd like to be able to lock the main screen from a remote ssh session, and then also unlock it. I know I can lock from the console using xflock4 - I presume there ...
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Lock fillable pdf form

So i got this pdf file to fill out. I wanna export it to a normal, non-fillable pdf using Acrobat Reader. I cant manage to do it. I tried printing it and select export to pdf in printer setup, ...
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Unable to lock Windows PC by either closing laptop of shortcut

I am trying to lock my Dell XPS 15 by using Windows + L but this doesn't seem to do anything. It used to work and now it doesn't. I previously experienced this problem and had to recreate my user ...
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How to track a file from NFS in Linux is being locked?

I've some codes on a NFS which is shared with two load balancer servers. Sometimes the waiting time of a request is getting longer and I suspect the files may be getting locked with a request while ...
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Why does Windows 7 only lock the computer upon stopping the screensaver? [closed]

On Windows 7, when I leave my station unattended, the screensaver starts. After a certain time -- although not exactly with starting the screensaver -- as soon as I leave the screensaver, the station ...
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Will IIS8.5 do a better job for WebDAV data sharing than Apache in terms of performance and file locking?

Right now I am using Synology's built-in WebDAV function, which I think is based on Apache server. The issue i am having are basically slow transferring speed and missing file locking ability. The ...
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How to sync file locks with SVN

I currently have two SVN servers running on Debian based systems. One of which is the master server, the other is a slave. The repositories on both servers are identical. All reads made from the slave ...
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Excel: Can't set user-specific editable ranges in protected sheet

I have created a spreadsheet in which all the non-data-entry-cells have been locked and subsequently protected with the 'Protect Sheet' and 'Protect Workbook' buttons. So far, so good. However, I want ...
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Dell Precision M4300 Lock 9 Character

What does it mean when character that looks like a Lock with a 9 in it on the upper part of the Dell Precision M4300 keyboard lights up?
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Audio from headphones is muted after screen is locked or sleep mode (Windows 8.1)

FINAL SOLUTION Apparently installing the Hotkey utility from CLEVO (which can be also found on Sager's drivers page) is enough. Latest version is 8.0100. I still have to find a way to fix the problem ...
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How to turn off auto locking of Outlook 2013 on Windows 8?

I've got a computer here with Windows 8 and I'm having an issue that whenever I leave my computer for inactivity and return back and open Outlook (which was active before) I have to enter my E-mail ...
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Remotely lock a computer

I provide temporary computers to businesses but sometimes they are very slow on letting me get them back. I was wondering if there was any way I could have a computer receive a command as soon as it ...
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How to lock the JPEG files to be uncopyable

I have many JPEG files (pictures) on my USB flash memory. I give it to my customers to look at those pictures and choose one (then I make their order based on that selection). I want they can look at ...
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Enabling “fast user switching” for XP domain PC for when a session is locked

We have a shared PC which is often left unattended for long enough for it to go to the lock screen. Other users who need to use it are confronted with the lock screen (which does not have the "switch ...
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Lock Computer after X minutes, non user editable

Case: I have younger siblings who have a linux computer. They are not allowed to access this computer without parental approval and entry of a password. Their solution is to disable my locking ...
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How to lock Access 2010 record after it has been saved?

How can I create a macro to permanently lock a record once it has been saved? My problem: Every Access 2010 lock command that makes the saved records un-editable, also locks the 'New Record' form ...
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How to Lock A Remote PC for Not to be logged by users

After the restart Remote PC, we need to run a VBScript on Remote PC before Users log in. Becuase sometimes, users log in and VBScript doesnt work properly :( So Remote PC must be locked by us. How can ...
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How do I open a pdf file with PDF X-Change Viewer so that I can still modify the pdf source?

Whenever I open a pdf file with PDF X-Change Viewer it locks up the source pdf file to edits. Is there a way to open the pdf (with PDF X-Change Viewer) so that it doesn't lock-up the source file --- ...
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Is there a way to shut down and lock a pc at a predetermined time?

I have a 14 year old boy who's obsessed with his gaming pc so much that he stays awake all night sometimes and sleeps all day. Normally that would cause havoc with his schooling but he's being home ...
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Why does my account keeps getting locked? What does the log Event 4648 means?

I have this problem I just cant seem to find the source. My AD account keeps getting locked. Using lockout status and looking at the netlogon log i figured out which PC it is. I know which process is ...
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Write-protect, lock or freeze a partition (on Windows XP, 7, 8 x86-x64)

I'm looking for a way to deny write permissions specifically to other software (potentially malicious) OR if this isn't feasible, then lock/freeze a partition across XP, 7 and 8 OSs. The ideal ...
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Locking Android Tablets - How fool proof is it?

I am the IT manager for a large retailer. We are thinking of purchasing hundreds of Android tablets for our workforce instead of low end laptops, what we used to buy traditionally. The primary use for ...
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Lock screen after auto login Debian/Ubuntu

My situation: 1. Need auto login for my wheezy. 2. Sometimes I'm away of my pc, when it reboots, need to lock the screen after auto login. When I type /usr/bin/gnome-screensaver-command -l it locks ...
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Windows not getting idle, what do to?

My Windows 7 has since started to not go idle. I have a screensaver, blank screen and screen lock configuration and it is ignoring all of it. I would like to know how could I find out what is causing ...
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Run a batch file when I lock/unlock my computer

Is there a way I can run a batch file upon locking my computer, and then run another batch file when I unlock it? (Windows 8.1) Thank you!
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Will cron.daily wait for jobs to finish before starting the next one?

This page http://wiki.ci.uchicago.edu/I2U2/WebalizerConfiguration suggests renaming /etc/cron.daily/logrotate so it comes after /etc/cron.daily/webalizer - webalizer should be done before logrotate ...
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Microsoft Excel 2007: When trying to save - “File in use. Try again later”

When I open an Excel document from server, edit and then try to save the changed document, I get the message that "path\filename is in use. Try again later". I can use "save as" and save a new ...
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Unusual and sudden slow login and lock screen in Windows 7

I have Windows 7 Professional on my laptop (since 2011, not updated). It was working fine, but suddenly the login screen has an unusually long please wait time, and lock screen takes about a minute or ...
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My Backups are all flocked up

I have cron job that runs an rsync command that does a remote backup every two hours. In the event that the previous remote backup is still running, I've encapsulated this rysnc command inside of a ...
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Require Password after Login [duplicate]

I have a SSD for boot up ands its fast. I do not want the computer waiting for me to load all of my programs and services. I am the only user on my account. Is there a way to require the password ...
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Why is Google Chrome locking my SD card from being ejected?

A couple times now I've been unable to eject an SD card I've inserted while Chrome was running. Lockhunter says that Chrome has something open. Both times Gmail has been one of the tabs. This time ...
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How do I configure the SlickRun Magic Word to lock my computer?

I want to setup a magic word in SlickRun to lock my computer like Win+L would do. Can someone please help me out with this request?
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TeamViewer 8 - Log into locked session

I want to use TV8 between my home & work PCs (both running win7 pro). The problem is that my work pc is configured to lock after 5mins of inactivity and to relog back again you have to press ...
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How to find out which file or folder is being locked by process in Windows OS? [duplicate]

Once in a while, I run the task manager and see several processes with the same name (e.g. comskip) running at the same time in the background while looping or using most of computation power (because ...
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Where does Windows store icon positions?

Where do Windows XP/Vista/7/... save the positions of the icons on the desktop? Is there a built-in way to save the positions? Can I lock the position of certain items?
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How to automatically lock Dropbox files to prevent multiple users from working simultaneously?

We use Dropbox to sync files we're working on between multiple computers. Is there a way to automatically lock a synced file on other computers when one user opens it for editing, so it's impossible ...
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Locking file on samba to prevent edit conflict?

I am trying to setup a samba server following these: Advanced Disk Shares Samba-HOWTO-Collection The idea is to only allow one account, one collection opening a file at once. If another ...