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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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Considering HA for company's DNS infrastructure.  We have hybrid on-prem and cloud Azure setup.  Thinking off having a primary DNS on-prem Domain Controller and secondary on Azure as a failover.  Anyone has a similar setup and can suggest something.
 Please do.
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Greetings! I have well over 15 years in the I.T. world specifically in working with Servers & Workstations, I am considering branching out to another field in the I.T. world specifically in the Cyber Security. I have minimal I.T. Security related experience and knowledge.
Q4U: What Cyber Security Certification would be ideal for a novice like me?
There are so many and I would like to focus on the one that will open the doors to that side of the I.T. world.
Thank you in advance!
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I appreciate the feedback i've received thus far. I've demoed multiple products, and have narrowed down the list to about 6 products. What would you recommend, based on personal experience, from the following:
SolarWinds RMM
Atera
Pulseway
Kaseya
NinjaRmm
LogMeIn Central

My core requirements include: remote access (unattended), anti-virus, remote script execution, patch management, asset management, reporting, and performance monitoring

Thanks in advance!
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When should I use internal Active Directory DNS Conditional Forwarders vs. Stub Zones?  What are the difference?
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Are there any best practices on how many okta servers required to have on -premises based on number of users and locations?
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What concerns in a work environment are there with letting users add a network switch to their desk that is connected to the rest of the company network? For example to add ports for a persona printer issues from company, instead of dropping another network drop?
Does adding a switch like that typically introduce security concerns?
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How do everyone handling old user accounts in Active Directory?    Do you disable it and move to another OU?  Delete? Other options?
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Since when the Active Directory doesn't accept same display names?  I have the 2nd jenny jones and it doesn't want to take it.  Unless I will do something else (2nd jenny) or whatever.

I remember I was supporting university with 3000 users and it wasn't an issue.   Is it recent in 2016 AD?
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Hello,

Looking for help in searching for email via PS based on specific criteria and/or range.

Date range from to to
recipient : address known
subject: wild card use to match "*fishing*" or "*water team*"

Get-messagetrackinglog -ResultSize Unlimited -Start "12-16-2018 7:00:00AM" -End "12-18-2018 10:30AM"  -recipients:jdoe@domain.com | where{$_MessageSubject -like "*fishing*"| select-object Timestamp,sourcecontext,source,eventID,MessageSubject,Sender,{$_.Recipients} | format-table  

Above doesn't work for just one subject wildcard, while I haven't even gotten to include the 'or' other criteria yet.

Some assistance on syntax would be truly be appreciated.  Note on premise 2010 Exchange. Thank you.
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Experts, I need your help.

Our support team relies on remote assistance (msra.exe) for end user support. There is a bug in windows 10 v1803 and 1809 that affects this component and I am trying to make Microsoft aware of it. I have used the feedback app already half a year ago, but Microsoft has not done anything about it.

I created a Technet thread and I ask you to upvote that thread to let Microsoft know that several people care.
I case you think "why should I care?": msra.exe is a free and built-in way for easy end-user assistance, it is a must-know for admins in my opinion.
My thread holds steps to reproduce the problem and anyone should be able to confirm it within less than 5 minutes.

Points for anyone who reproduces this and upvotes that thread: https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/ie/en-US/c1f4acda-e579-49bb-92af-22d73f9204ca/remote-assistance-msraexe-will-need-45-seconds-to-connect-from-win10-1809-or-1803?forum=win10itprogeneral
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Dear Experts

We have to send sms to international customers, the content will have the rating on product OR the service for example 1 for excellent and 10 for poor.
2. The feedback from the customer to be replied to be for the same SMS number which being used to deliver it to them (please note: we will not provide the separate number for the reply instead the feedback to be for the same SMS no which it delivered).
3. Feedback/reply sms from the customer should not be charged to them.
4.  We would like to have detailed reports and the journey of each customer with respect to the feedback /trend analysis for example month 1 poor is his/her feedback and later after few months based on services 5 later the feedback is excellent, we would like to measure this.
We are located in india, please let us know if above is possible and refer few good sms such service providers please, thanks in advance.
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I have a GPO that I have created that is meant to install an application using an .msi file. In the GPO I have configured the Software Installation that is using the DC as the source. It has been moved up the link list, and is enforced and Link Enabled. As of this time, it is only assigned to my user for testing purposes. But when I log in to a computer, it does not install the specified software.

Any help is greatly appreciated.
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There service provider (unfortunately) is GoDaddy (Cpanel). He says that a lot of his emails don't get to the recipient. He gets no bounce messages. He says the recipients have checked their junk mail folder. How do you trace a problem like this?
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Is there an ISO standard (eg: ISO27001) or  Terms of Reference
that recommends the best practice for IT Security & CISO
reporting structure.

https://www.securityroundtable.org/whats-the-best-reporting-structure-for-the-ciso/
Above link gives various suggestions but will need something authoritative like
ISO standard or Terms of Reference to support
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It seems like legal departments have been getting more and more picky about EULA agreements.
Vendors are reluctant to change their boiler plate. The IT people are getting ulcers waiting for
the EULA to be agreed to and signed off. Two questions:

Is there a reason legal departments seem to be becoming more persnickety about EULA terms
for enterprise software?

Has anyone on EE found a way to more efficiently work with their legal department and vendors?
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Need better solution for backing up data to a network drive.  Powershell or batch script is ok, just the logging is less than desired.  Needs to be able to run on Windows server OS and handle large amounts of data (2 TB - 8 TB).  

FreeFileSync and SyncToy were great applications that worked well for this simple purpose.  Make a folder pair and configure the kind of sync between the folders.  I am fine doing in a script, just do enjoy the ease of use there.
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error "you are not authorized to do message tracking"
I added myself to local domain admins group in directory, but still got the same error.

is that something do check in mtstore.nsf ??
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Linux. I need to set up a script that I can run via cron in the middle of every night to copy / back up specific folders into another directory. I want all folders, files and permissions and attributes copied. The goal is to have a 24 hour old copy that I can restore in case a user screws up their files. Example:

/usr/home/thisuser/web_master would be copied / backed up to /usr/home/mainuser
/usr/home/thisotheruser/web_master would be copied / backed up to /usr/home/mainuser
/usr/home/andanotheruser/web_master would be copied / backed up to /usr/home/mainuser

Each night, the copy / back up would overwrite the one from 24 hours ago.

How do I set this script up, and what type of file extension should the script be?
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I'd like to come up with some clever tagline or rhyme for having our users reboot on Thursday.  After we push security updates to endpoints, I want the users to reboot, so I'd like a clever tagline.  For example, if I wanted my users to drink more water, I could say something like, "It's Thirsty Thursday, please make sure you drink plenty of water today!"  Or if I wanted my users to attend a meeting on Tuesday, "It's Technology Tuesday, please come to our technology meeting today!"

Can someone come up with a clever idea because "Reboot Thursday" or "Restart Thursday" just doesn't have a good ring to it!
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We are restructuring the ownership of documents with new staff/teams being formed.

We currently have IT Applications teams (who run IT Quality Management & still running it), IT Security Governance
(new team), IT Infra Ops.

In general practice (or commonly adopted out there), which team or person owns the 4 documents below:
1. IT Application Delivery Framework :  applications PM, IT Security governance, IT Quality Managemt, or ?
2. Vendor & Contract Management Framework : applications team, IT Security governance, IT Procurement or ?
     (a mix of IT applications, infra, security vendors but most of the vendors are applications vendors)
3. Project Management Methodology : applications PM, IT Quality Management, IT Security governance or ?
4. DR Plan : We don't have a DR team;  so hv to choose betw IT Ops, applications team, IT Security governance or ?

Any authoritative references (eg: NIST, big four consulting firms papers) will be helpful.
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enable message disclaimers in Domino server side and change the desclaimer message.

I don't want to use client policy for message desclaimer..
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what exactly is the difference between lotus notes/domino database move vs user move to another server
when should be it be used.
my agenda is to move a user from from 1 serverA to serverB so I can accumulate space on serverA.

and when deleting got a message
after a user move when trying to approve for mail file deletion,
 Both the signer and the author of this request must have Delete Document privileges in the Domino Directory.
I am a member of "local domain admins" in domino directory and this "local domain admins" group has delete document privileges on names.nsf
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Quick question.  What level is the ISO 27001 Lead Auditor certification considered.  Beginner,  Intermediate or Advanced?
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I am asking for recommendation on MSP and/or RMM platforms solutions or software--please provide your recommendations based on your personal experience and why you recommend it over any others--thanks.
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Hi! I have Windows 10 professional installed on a laptop. I used admin account to install a software on the laptop, and want to let people use it under standard account (without admin permission). However, when I login with standard account and double click the executable, I am always asked for admin user name and password, such that a standard account wouldn't able to execute it.

I made the following attempt, but didn't work: change the file folder of the installed software to give the specific standard user full control, and find the related folder in registry then give full control to the specified user.

I notice that there is third party tool like this that may make it work: http://www.robotronic.de/runasspcEn.html 
However, I am wondering: is there native way in Windows 10 to allow standard user to run this application?

Thank you!
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IT Administration

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Solutions

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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.