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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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I am curious what technology trends are on Technology Officer's minds and what you think every company should be aware of right now.   What practices to you incorporate within your company to make sure your whole team is aware of these trends and making the right decisions?
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Amazon Web Services
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We have recently implemented veeam backup and replication solution, would like to set the best practice backup and retention policy for VM’s and files. Please suggest me to daily backups best way to rotate  and similarly weekly and monthly how many days retention to be set and rotate. please help me with best practice way to configure like first full backup and then daily incremental and weekly and monthy how to set please suggest the best backup policy and set the retention
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Hello all.

I am going to be tasked with deploying about 70 new machines to one of our client.   I am trying to figure out the best and most efficient way to do this.   They will all be HP machines running Windows 10 Pro.   I plan to provision 1 unit with every piece of application software they run.   This includes their EMR software, Trend Worry Free Business AV, Office 2016, our Remote monitoring software as well.   My question is because or product keys will it be a problem?  We are using the HP Desktop Minis for now and will probably use them going forward unless they become unavailable for purchase.  I am guessing the product key is built within the registry of the bios to activate the software.  

My question is what would be a best practice to roll out all these units.   I was thinking putting it on the domain, installing all the apps, updates, etc.   When completed?  Should I run sysprep?  I have no idea if that's even a thing anymore.   Reason being is computer name.   I will need all the new units to have new names once they are on the network and want to ensure the product keys for windows 10 are all specified to that machine.   Trend Worry Free comes from the web portal so there is no license key, same for RMM and their cloud EMR software.   Office is volume license so I don't need different keys for that.  

Also what would be a recommendation for a free tool to image the machine upon deployment so I can just plugin 5 machines at a time and boot of USB to…
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I created custom a MMC Taskpad for ADUC, and before saving, selected the options below
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but when I log as a user, I can right click on the saved mmc and select 'author', which gives me the ability to change things. I can't figure out why I can't lock the mmc.
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Does anyone know of a company that provides a hotspot device that will work international? Any type of internet connection. Asia preferred.
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Management wants to know what employees are doing if working remotely. I would like to track and store their activity while they are connected to our work server via remote access.

I need to track all user activity such as select, insert, update and delete and put it into a table in order to create a report.

The Database we use is Microsoft SQL Server 2012.
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Hi Experts,
How can I get to see the latest file I downloaded?
When I sort by date modified, it displays all folders first and after that many files, not necessary in order...
Thanks
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I got a request to see the analytics of the trouble tickets over the last year.  What would be the best reports to show this? Meeting at 1:00 central time!
Any help would be most appreciated!
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As a result of an audit, it's been suggested that we disable Dropbox and Google Drive to prevent distribution of sensitive information as an "inside job".
Yet, there are obviously more alternatives/"threats"
https://startupstash.com/dropbox-alternatives/
I can't imagine blocking these services one-by-one.
And, in the case of Google Drive, I haven't figured out yet just *how* to block it - perhaps by removing some Google app's from workstations?
I guess one could block outgoing ftp transfers....

I can well imagine that this is an unrealistic objective - given the number of "threats".
But, rather than jumping to that conclusion, I'd value other perspectives.
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Asset Tagging - picking your brain..

I want to implement simple asset tagging solution for our tech equipment (laptops and computers mostly). I found this company online where I can crate the labels, since we don't have any software or scanners it'll pretty much be just a company and some and number.

I'll then just update the inventory spreadsheet with the access tagging number for each equipment.

This will be the first i'm doing it, i'm using common sense in what I want to but i'd figure i'll ask the community to see if there's a more effective way of doing this. Honestly i don't think management will approve any software purchase in case you wonder..

thanks.
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We are starting to roll out Maas360 through Verizon at our company.  I have everything setup correctly i think as per this youtube video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQlm7gksshE&feature=youtu.be

The Apple DEP is working and my devices show up in the Maas360 Portal after registering them in the Apple Business Portal.  I have one security policy setup that should lock the phone down for public use.  I want to remove all app's but for a select few Apple ones and then add 3-4 apps from the App Store like Verizon Push to Talk and Google Maps.

I have a policy setup that locks the phone down and i see in settings that MaaS360 is installed and the restrictions are in place.  When i start the phone and activate it the Remote Management screen comes up and configures the device, allows me to set the passcode and AppleID and then releases to the home screen when it downloads the MaaS360 app.

One thing i have noticed off the bat is i don't have to put the passcode in during setup (It should be enforced) and if i do not the phone shows in the portal as not having a passcode but the MaaS360 is not enforcing it or requesting one to be setup.

The other more pressing issue is its not downloading the additional apps that i have specified in the policy and added to the app catalog.  It also does not download the app MaaS360 catalog app to allow me to manually install them and since the Apple App Store is restricted i have no way of adding the apps.  Has anyone seen this …
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I am tried to make sure that the Financial company I work for (Asset Management and Risk Management) have all the current IT Security parameters to have the top IT Security measures in place.  Instead, of going around and ask another Asset Management companies I would like to find a place (website) where it would guide me to the best IT Security standards for my company. In particular, I would appreciate if this advice would apply to all current Asset Management companies in Switzerland, Zug city.

In a nutshell, I want to know what are the other Asset Mangement companies are doing in the area of IT Security for themselves.
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I had used below command to perform windows activation:
cscript slmgr.vbs /skms "IP"
cscript slmgr.vbs /ato

And i got an prompt Windows activated

i still having prompt saying "you windows license is valid for 180 days"
But down there, it showed "Windows Activated"
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Is there a way to make Applocker work on Win 7 Professional & Win 10 Professional?
Is this a technical constraint or a paper license issue?

If technically it's not feasible, any apps whitelisting freewares to recommend?
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hi,
 got a server 2012R2- got azure backup
got 2 schedules. one to backup all files- which is done everyday
another to backup systemstate file only once in a week and its on sunday

i have attached a pic of my schedule and backup.. time does not match at all.

for files- scheduled time is 1:30am, but backup starts at 2:30 am everyday
for systemstate, its scheduled at sunday 10am, but again it starts at different time.

any ideas ? any time settings in azure backup ?
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Microsoft Surface Pro 4 blurry screen
Research: https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/surface/forum/all/surface-pro-4-display-520-graphics-flicker-blurry/4cd65b6b-6fc3-4506-87f6-102b21491f27 and https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/3025083/windows-scaling-issues-for-high-dpi-devices
Recommendation: Execute Microsoft Surface diagnostic tool to see if that correct the problem

The Microsoft Store representative said to upgrade to the latest version of Windows 10 but that did not work.

The problem appear to happen when the Surface is hot.

https://www.theverge.com/2018/2/1/16958954/microsoft-surface-pro-4-screen-flickering-issues-flickergate show what the problem looks like.
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I'm looking for a good way to periodically update the password for a local admin on the Macs across the enterprise. We have a local user created as a backup in case there are issues. We want to change that password every few months in case someone gets a hold of it.
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I have a non technical it contracting related issue and I know this isn't really the place but maybe someone can suggest another forum. I was working for an IT contracting firm, initials are "RH", and I was release from an assignment for no reason in bad faith. Anyone know of who I would contact to negotiate a resolution? I just want to work again. That's all.

thank you
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We have enabled automatic updates on a few machines in our company but the automatic udate don't seem to work. Furthermore when we force the update we get a mesage saying that the machine is up to date but in fact it is not since the version on the machine is1803 (build 9126.2315). I have attached a screen shot of the current version on my machine machine.

Any ideas?

Thanks
Racine
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Fundamentals of JavaScript
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Learn the fundamentals of the popular programming language JavaScript so that you can explore the realm of web development.

Hi All,
I have been asked to setup web filtering on our firewall in hopes of eradicating our Symantec web filtering. Does anyone have any thoughts on how to do this or what my first steps should be?
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I had this question after viewing NAS drive recommendation.


I'm looking for NAS recommendations. We currently have 2 Seagate NAS OS 4 NASes. They work quite well as long as they are on the same site we are backing up data from. However, we had one at a remote site so we could use it for offsite storage. However, we ran into an issue with the NAS throttling down during transfer. This would cause the transfer to take to long to complete. I wanted to buy another one but want to make sure not to run into the same issue.

Which NAS do you recommend? We will be looking to purchase one that will hold at least 8TB's of data and use Raid 6.
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Hi guys

I got the ITIL foundation 2011 a while ago. I'd like to do the practitioner exam now. However, I can't find anything here that says whether I can now take the latest ITIL practitioner based on the 2011 foundation I have?

Does anybody here know whether I would have to take the foundation again?

Cheers
Yash
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We have experienced organic growth within our environment for graphical rendering type use cases.  We have about 12 users that have a requirement for cpu intensive or gpu intensive workloads.  At the moment we have purchased high spec'd machines which they use locally.  Im looking at future growth and wondering what the next step up in architecture would look like.  When would we reach the tipping point in terms of price and value to moving to a more enterprise approach.

The programs we use are:
Rhino,
3DS Max
Cinema 4
Corona
Archicad
Revit LT
SKetchup Pro
Creo with Windchill
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Hi

I am trying to copy a directory from the network file share to a remote computer root drive. When i run the copy cmd using the PSTools on the remote computer it throws error saying access denied. However when i file explore the remote computer using C$ and copy it using the GUI it works. Any suggestions ???
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Hello Experts - I'm on the search for simple to setup and use helpdesk software, preferably not too expensive and able to accommodate about 80 users with one admin.  Ideally a person who needs help could just send an email to something like helpdesk@domain.com which will automatically open a ticket.  I don't need it to do inventory or anything other than track helpdesk requests and maybe do some very basic reporting like the number of tickets closed in a year.  Any recommendations?
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IT Administration

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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.