IT Administration

IT Administration is the processes and best practices for programming and development, and incorporates methodologies for managing activities and projects. Common methodologies include waterfall, prototyping, iterative and incremental development, spiral development, rapid application development, extreme programming and various types of agile methodology. The life-cycle "model" is a more general term for a category of methodologies, and a software development "process" a more specific term to refer to a specific process chosen by a specific organization.

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I was just reading Andrew Leniart's entertaining tale of dealing with a client's network connection issue. (Go check it out... I'll wait...)
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Ok, cool, now that you've read it, I'm sure it's something many of you have encountered—user says that they restarted something, but clearly they didn't. Made me think that in the current era where smartphones with cameras are so ubiquitous, a way to verify that the device in question actually had power would be to have the client take a photo of it and send that to you. Then you could know if A.) they were looking at the right device and B.) the power lights were really on.

Think it'd work? You ever try anything like that? Oh, and if you've got a similar SysAdmin tale, be sure to go comment on that same post!
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Have lot of quickbooks files and have no issue opening but 1 file. the same file can be opened by other users. what can be the issue. this screen pops up
SnipImage.JPGwindows 10, quickbooks 2016, the files are on server 2008
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How can I block a computer from accessing the internet completely. but leave open remote desktop connection so the user can only use the internet when remoted in the their work computer via remote desktop.
blocking IE will not be enough since the computer has other browsers.
Its on window 10
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For patching I used Tanium before on cross platforms environment.  Multiple OSs. MS, unix, mac.  Unfortunately Tanium only serves for a very large customers.  What would be an alternatives to Tanium?  
I heard Kace is great and easy to deploy?  

Thanks in advance!
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Calling all System Administrators!!

We are excited for SysAdmin Day on July 28th! To celebrate, we are compiling the best SysAdmin stories from our community. We would love the opportunity to showcase your heroic tales of crazy problems you solved to keep the tech world going in our upcoming blog piece.  

Comment below or message us before Friday July 21st at 12pm PST to have your story included.
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Thanks! We are looking for stories from within the EE community!
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Not sure if this really counts, because I wasn't the SysAdmin in this scenario; instead, I was the problematic user! But here goes: back when I was a student at CalPoly, we had access to the school's UNIX system for things like our email. I had taken the C and UNIX class, so I knew my way around the command line enough to do more than just use PINE to check my email. I also really liked the SETI @ Home project, so I got the UNIX version of the client and installed it on my account on the school's system and would just let it run.

I think maybe I had it going for a month and I have no idea what sort of resources it was taking up. I imagine it wasn't really all that bad, but eventually, a SysAdmin did shut it down and told me not to do that again...

I imagine college SysAdmins have to deal with a lot of shenanigans like that! :-D
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Some software especially filter applications the developers somehow manage to hide it from showing up in the list of program at the uninstall list, is there a way to delete them without need to contact the vendor?
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How can I test the speed between two computers on the network?
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People,

Ive got Production ESXi v5.5 servers on HPE DL 380 G7, I wonder how to reset and configure the iLO access from the ESXi server without rebooting it ?

Thanks.
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Hello - I have a DC that has become inaccessible and I need to remove it from my domain. I have already seized FSMO roles from this domain.

I have attempted to do the removal from CMD prompt.


To clean up server metadata by using Ntdsutil

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1.Open a command prompt as an administrator: On the Start menu, right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run as administrator. If the User Account Control dialog box appears, provide Enterprise Admins credentials, if required, and then click Continue.


2.At the command prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTER:

ntdsutil


3.At the ntdsutil: prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTER:

metadata cleanup


4.At the metadata cleanup: prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTER:

remove selected server mydc2

I get this error message:

PS C:\Windows\system32> ntdsutil
C:\Windows\system32\ntdsutil.exe: metadata cleanup
metadata cleanup: remove selected server mydc2
Binding to localhost ...
Connected to localhost using credentials of locally logged on user.
LDAP error 0x22(34 (Invalid DN Syntax).
Ldap extended error message is 0000208F: NameErr: DSID-03100225, problem 2006 (BAD_NAME), data 8350, best match of:
        'CN=Ntds Settings,mydc2'

Win32 error returned is 0x208f(The object name has bad syntax.)
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Unable to determine the domain hosted by the …
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I have a synology with 2 4TB HD raid 1 and 1TB of data (as per the data analyzer tool on the synology, and ThreeSize) but is the disk overview it shows 98% full

Please advice
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Client had a Attack since then when turning on PC it start with window automatic repair and from there it goes to the troubleshoot screen.
Please advice
Windows 10
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I am building a server 4 VM on it 1-domain controller 2-file 3- exchange 3-terminal
Will serve 15 employee over the next 5 year it may increase to 25
20 mailboxes may increase to 30 over the next five years
receiving about 75 per day. email in very important to the company
most of the use is light applications lick word and excel
at the moment willo may have 2 users the server remotely (cal)
Data about 250GB

What is your opinion about this quote

To batter explain my question. since there is only place for 8 drives if I go with Raid 10 I can only have 2 sets even If I go with Raid 1 for the host domain and terminal still there is only place for one Raid 10 so this means that the file server will or have to be on with the host domain and terminal set or with on the exchange set.
The other option take a less powerful machine and have a cheap machine for file but it more difficult to manage and involves more licensing. and the client runs on a limited budget
Quote.pdf
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Looking in buying a new exchange server for about 25 mailboxes and will grow to 35 wit in the next 5 years receive a lot of emails (close to hundred) and need help on hardware specifications recommended.
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Hello -

I'd like to know which version of Server 2012 is best for a standard domain controller?

Thanks,

nimdatx
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I had a drive go bad in my raid on my sbs 2008 server. I replaced the drive and now I can't run any program that requires admin rights.
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Looking for a application I caN check out my network to see if there is a issue in loss of connects delays slow connection and if, which point and what application. Any recommendations but not something that should break my pocket.
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I have a large outlook file (45GB) its slows the computer (disk 100%) how can how reduce the size of the file?
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I want to do a backup with robocopy for 3 folders would the flowing be the right way to do it?

robocopy
f:/ data \\DC2\Backup /mir /r:1 /nfl /ndl /copyall
f:/ clientdesktops \\DC2\Backup /mir /r:1 /nfl /ndl /copyall
f:/ clientdocuments \\DC2\Backup /mir /r:1 /nfl /ndl /copyall
/log+:f:\Reports\robocopy.txt
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Because:

1. People do not update their systems still.
2. People go to dodgy sites.
3. People open emails from complete strangers.

I am in no way surprised.
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some users (user and use/domain) are in computer management/groups/administrator can I remove then via group policy window server 2008?
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Looking for a article that give a understanding in the main hardware of a computer (processor i5/i7-hard drive sata/ssd) so I can make the right choice type of computers to buy depending on its use.

For example I need now a computer for a client that uses heavy outlook downloading from multiple accounts total around hundred emails per day. QB thy have on their server 75 company files and the users switch consently between files heavy printing and scanning and other light applications I was planing to go with a i5 but wondering if will be enough.
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IT Administration

IT Administration is the processes and best practices for programming and development, and incorporates methodologies for managing activities and projects. Common methodologies include waterfall, prototyping, iterative and incremental development, spiral development, rapid application development, extreme programming and various types of agile methodology. The life-cycle "model" is a more general term for a category of methodologies, and a software development "process" a more specific term to refer to a specific process chosen by a specific organization.