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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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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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Hello Experts - I'm thinking of hiring a part time helpdesk person to assist me with some basic IT stuff like installing software, answering helpdesk calls etc.  I'm not sure what hourly compensation would be fair for someone who is relatively inexperienced, maybe just out of school, and doing this maybe 20 hours per week.  This would be in an architectural office near Trenton NJ.  Would appreciate any feedback, thanks!
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This one always frustrate me.  Simple command to see all the domain or forest details. And it doesn't show the list all the servers or sites.  
For example: Get-ADDomain | Format-List
Gives me
ReplicaDirectoryServers            : {server1.company.com, server2.company.com, server3.company.com, server4.company.com...}   how to get all servers?

Same for this:  Get-ADForest | Format-List

Gives me:
GlobalCatalogs        : {server1.company.com, server2.company.com, server3.company.com, server4.company.com...}  how to get all servers?
Sites                 : {site1, site2, site3, site4...} how to get all sites?

I'm probably missing something very simple.  Just annoying issue!
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Is it beneficial to have VMWare tools to be installed on Windows Server CORE Domain Controller?  Would there be any benefits doing it?
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Hi,

Ii it possible that the "last activity date in the Office 365" for mail activity is wrong? I just export the csv file and it shows my last activity date is last Friday but I have sent email Saturday.

What MS considers as last activity date?

Thanks
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Can someone help to produce a simple script/batch?  Need to script rename file in the certain path.
So the c:\folder\filename.pdf, will be c:\folder\folder_filename.pdf

Appreciate anyone's help!
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I want to install gcc-3-runtime on solaris 11. But, always fails.

$pkg install gcc-3-runtime
No updates necessary for this image.
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How can I use procexp64  to tell  WHEN a specific window was opened?

For example

At 10:00 AM I open MS Word Test.docx and it is the only window open.
At 10:05 AM I customize Word's Quick Access Toolbar by taking the "More Commands" option which opens a second "Word Options" window with bunches of choices that are not related to this question.

ProcExp64 has a "Find Window's Process" tool which is a circular icon that I call the "magic bullseye".

I drag the bullseye over the Test.Docx window and see the process is WINWORD.EXE with PID =6160
But, I drag the bullseye over the Word Options window, and I see the the same PID=6160.

Is there anyway to get ProcExp to give me the time each of the two windows were first opened?

I am trying to get better at using procexp, so do not give me answers that are specific to the  MS Word example.  I want answers that apply to multiple applications.

And, if ProcExp cannot do what I want, are there other spy tools that can?

rberke

P.S.  Recently I have been troubleshooting an annoying problem.  At night I close my laptop lid but the computer keeps running.  In the morning there is a message that popped up. It would be very useful to know when the message first appeared. But, this EE question  should focus entirely on the general question "when did a window first open?" .
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Does anyone have a quick reference on CORE 2016 installation?  Quick steps involved.  Just want to make sure all my CORE DCs are all the same build.
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Hey guys,
 We are considering to provision all our Domain Controllers as CORE edition servers 2016.   Wondering on others experience from manageability standpoint.  
How do you guys manage it.  Say you need ADUC, DNS, DHCP, AD Sites-services, etc, etc.  
I'm thinking to have at least one Regular Domain Controller with GUI interface.  Others are OK to have CORE.  Thoughts?

Thanks in advance.
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What is the reason for multiple BAD_ADDRESS in DHCP?  Description - This address is already in use.  I deleted them already few days back.  They came back for some reason.  About eight of them.
And it seems they show up after a an abrupt power outage we had.  Not sure if related.

Server 2016 Domain Controller.
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Can someone point me to the proper way on how to decommission a domain controller?  Windows 2016 AD.
Thanks in advance.
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Any recommendation on how to fix manually created connection in AD Sites and Services?  All my connections are automatically generated.  One however, created manually for known reasons.  I don't want to remove it in case it breaks something.   How would you normally fix that.   I want all connection sites to be healthy auto-generated.
Ideas?
Thank you!!
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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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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.